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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of #PatchChicago's crime-n-shame.
Homewood Police, District 153 to Hold School Shooting Drill

Homewood Police, District 153 to Hold School Shooting Drill

The drill will test first responders on the scene of a staged incident.
FBI Releases Photo of Suspect in Bank Robbery

FBI Releases Photo of Suspect in Bank Robbery

The suspect reportedly leapt over a counter and displayed a handgun before demanding the cash from a teller at BMO Harris Bank in Homewood.
Armed Robbery Reported in Homewood

Armed Robbery Reported in Homewood

Few details are available at this time.
Need Help from Flossmoor Fire? Department Charges Some for Its Services

Need Help from Flossmoor Fire? Department Charges Some for Its Services

The Flossmoor Fire Department is one of 15 in the suburbs that charges for its help.
Police Nab Man Wanted for 5 Bank Robberies

Police Nab Man Wanted for 5 Bank Robberies

The suspect robbed the Chase Bank at 3480 W. 183rd St. last week, and is believed to be responsible for several others in the south suburbs.
Man Robs Hazel Crest Bank, 5th in 10 Days

Man Robs Hazel Crest Bank, 5th in 10 Days

The suspect robbed the Chase Bank at 3480 W. 183rd St. Thursday, and is believed to be responsible for several others in the south suburbs.
Homewood Man Guilty of Stabbing 3-year-old Son to Death

Homewood Man Guilty of Stabbing 3-year-old Son to Death

An argument between Gregory Sandifer and his girlfriend escalated to Sandifer stabbing the woman—and his son.
Juvenile Electrocuted Climbing on Metra Train in University Park

Juvenile Electrocuted Climbing on Metra Train in University Park

Few details are available about the incident.
Homewood McDonald's Robbed: Police

Homewood McDonald's Robbed: Police

The robbery occurred Friday, May 30 at the McDonald's on 183rd Street.
Clerk Shot in Armed Robbery at 7-11 in Homewood: Update

Clerk Shot in Armed Robbery at 7-11 in Homewood: Update

Police have not located the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Sunday night.
Homewood Police Find Balloon Filled with Cocaine

Homewood Police Find Balloon Filled with Cocaine

The balloon was spotted on a porch roof on Gottschalk Avenue.
Homewood Man, 33, Dies after Industrial Accident in Chicago Heights

Homewood Man, 33, Dies after Industrial Accident in Chicago Heights

The man died from injuries sustained when struck in the head by steel tubing.
Police Hunt Gunman Who Shot Flossmoor Resident, Thornton Teacher

Police Hunt Gunman Who Shot Flossmoor Resident, Thornton Teacher

Police said teacher and Flossmoor resident Michael Brown was shot in the back while driving through Harvey Saturday. He was listed in stable condition Monday.
Murder Confession Scrawled on Sheet Rock in Homewood?

Murder Confession Scrawled on Sheet Rock in Homewood?

An eerie discovery found in the 1800 block of Terrace Road.
Flossmoor Man Held in Connection with Double Homicide

Flossmoor Man Held in Connection with Double Homicide

Justin Hamilton, 23, is accused of shooting two south side teens in the head Saturday morning.
South Holland Teen Jailed After Incident at Joliet Casino

South Holland Teen Jailed After Incident at Joliet Casino

The teenage girl allegedly battered a security guard.
Homewood Woman Working For Chicago DOT Charged With Embezzling More Than $741,000

Homewood Woman Working For Chicago DOT Charged With Embezzling More Than $741,000

The 24-year veteran of the Chicago Department of Transportation was taken into federal custody Wednesday morning.
Former Markham Deputy Police Chief, a Frankfort Resident, Gets 5 Years in Fed Pen For Lying During FBI Rape Investigation

Former Markham Deputy Police Chief, a Frankfort Resident, Gets 5 Years in Fed Pen For Lying During FBI Rape Investigation

The embattled former deputy chief was accused of raping a prisoner but instead claimed he had consensual sex with a different woman.