Many south and southwest suburbs saw increased tax revenue from video gambling last year compared with 2015. Most south and southwest suburbs that allow video gambling saw tax revenue generated by the machines increase last year, according to new figures from the Illinois Gaming Board.
John Granat Jr. and his best friend, Christopher Wyma, were both found guilty Wednesday afternoon of two counts of first-degree murder in the bludgeoning deaths of Granat's parents in September 2011. After closing arguments were made in Room 110 of the Bridgeview Courthouse, it took a jury of seven women and five men just under two hours to find the younger Granat guilty.
A man with black electrical tape as a fake mustache allegedly robbed an Alsip bank Wednesday afternoon, FBI officials said. The robbery happened about 3:20 p.m. inside a TCF Bank branch at 12001 S. Pulaski Road, FBI officials said.
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