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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Three motorcyclists killed on Chicagoland roadways in 24 hours

arlingtoncardinal.com Richard Mitchell killled Tuesday in Schaumburg, Ronald Bizeau Jr. killed midnight Tuesday/Wednesday in Chicago, Kory Marks killed Wednesday in Island Lake ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel live online town hall Friday 1:30 p.m.

Questions online at cityofchicago.org/askchicago or join in the conversation on facebook at facebook.com/ChicagoMayorsOffice and on twitter at @ChicagosMayor, #askchicago

Chuck Goudie/I-TEAM: Greece debt crisis impacts Chicago

abclocal.go.com/wls Chicago currently has more than $320 million in foreign loans, including bonds that pay for airport construction, that are underwritten in Greece ...

Gunman approaches, shoots 2 teens in Park Manor neighborhood

chicagotribune.com 18-year-old man (critical) and a 16-year-old girl (good condition) shot while standing on the sidewalk on the 500 block of East 74th Street at about 10 p.m. Wednesday ... facebook.com Northern Illinois FireGround Photos ...

Juan Bautista, 16, shot and killed in drive-by shooting

chicagotribune.com Victim standing in alley on the 3700 block of South Albany Avenue at about 9:50 p.m., when a dark-colored SUV drove by ...

Natural Resources Defense Council: Illinois beach water ranks among worst in nation with high bacteria, study finds

suntimes.com The worst city beaches include South Shore, Rainbow Beach, Jackson Park Beach (63rd Street Beach), Montrose Beach and 31st Street Beach ...

Police issue alert Bridgeport of attempted abduction near Healy School

chicagotribune.com Incident occurred June 24 about 12:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of South Parnell Avenue near Healy Elementary school; suspect described as male/white, in his early 20s, 5'7" to 5'-9" with close-cut blond hair, wearing a copper-colored shirt and blue jeans. He was reported driving a gray four-door car with tinted windows; black 4-door in another instance ...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

2 adults, 5 children displaced after facade from building in Austin collapses

chicagotribune.comOnly facade collapsed oof of the building on the 600 block of North Lockwood Avenue ...

Officials: Worker commits suicide in Waukegan post office

chicagotribune.com Man died of multiple stab wounds from self-inflicted wound post office at 326 N. Genesee St ...

Chicago Woman, Amy Schwartz, Believes Beach Violence Covered Up

nbcchicago.com "There's a fight breaking out on the beach because there's nothing but animals covering this beach today"; she witnessed a woman being beaten by a gang while walking from Oak Street Beach toward North Avenue Beach on Memorial Day ...

Bill Clinton to visit Chicago today

abclocal.go.com/wls Hosting the "Clinton Global Initiative America" Speakers include U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour ...

Motorcycle vs. truck crash near Schaumburg Airport kills motorcyclist Richard Mitchell

arlingtoncardinal.com Irving Park Road and Mitchell Blvd crash about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday ...

Lura Lynn Ryan died with George Ryan at her side in Kankakee

abclocal.go.com/wls Fourth time George Ryan was released from prison to visit his ailing wife ...

Cicero Police: Home Engineered Into Marijuana Growing Plant

chicago.cbslocal.com Home in the 5000 block of West 32nd remodeled to create the right atmosphere to grow about 1,000 cannabis plants; Ryan Geru and Christopher Newman charged ...

Navy SEALs in Chicago for Chicago Navy Week

abclocal.go.com/wls VIDEO: Swam with fish at the Shedd Aquarium --for Chicago Navy Week 

Motorcyclist Ronald Bizeau Jr. hits construction sign, killed on Harlem Ave, Chicago

chicagotribune.com Transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, from 6100 block of North Harlem Ave; pronounced dead at 1:40 a.m. ...

Two Monkeys, Five Dogs Seized from Home in South Suburban Lansing

arlingtoncardinal.com None of the animals had food or water; cramped in cages ...

Chicago Police Commander credited for arresting Dimitri Stephen, 19, man with gun on Mag Mile

chicagotribune.com Near North District Commander Kenneth Angarone, working on recent mob crime activity, walked toward a group, Dimitri Stephen ran and tossed a gun about 6:45 p.m. Monday ... 800 block of North Michigan MAP/SAT

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Friend of murdered rap artist Marquis Lovings, 30, aka Keyz, describes shooting in Rolling Meadows Cook County Court case for suspect Patrick Taylor, 42

triblocal.com/rolling-meadows After he said he couldn't open the safe, two armed men put pillows over everyones' heads; witness said Patrick Taylor fired fatal shots in apartment at 4400 Euclid Avenue ...

More than 100 minors ticketed at two underage drinking parties in Des Plaines

triblocal.com/des-plaines One party held inside a Des Plaines car wash on the 700 block of South First Avenue ...

Emanuel: Medical Records Company Allscripts Will Bring 300 Jobs To Chicago

chicago.cbslocal.com/ Electronic health records company with headquarters at the Merchandise Mart ...

Palatine police cracking down on smoking violations

dailyherald.com Fines for smokers range $100 to $250, under the state's Smoke-Free Illinois Act; owners of public place with violations can face fines from $250 to $2,500 ...

Bolingbrook man, Fred T. Spangenberg, 53, charged with attempted murder of his wife

chicatribune.com Allegedly stabbed his wife in the back at their residence on June 7, then left in a minivan ...

Chicago-based Boeing: 787 Dreamliner is in final phase of flight testing

abclocal.go.com/wls Should be ready for delivery in August or September ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_787_Dreamliner ...

2 teen gang members shot in Albany Park

chicagotribune.com Boys age 15 and 16 shot in face in the 4100 block of North Kimball Avenue at about 2:40 p.m.; drive-by shooting, black vehicle ...

Lura Lynn Ryan, wife of former governor George Ryan, dies at age 76

chicagotribune.com Last Friday, Ryan's lawyers petitioned an appellate court to allow Ryan to leave prison and visit his wife in the hospital but the court refused the request ...

Lura Lynn Ryan hospitalized in 'grave' condition

abclocal.go.com/wls Wife of former Governor George Ryan has lung cancer ...

Aaron Leonard, 19, shot dead at Roseland bus stop

chicagotribune.com Shot in the head about 2:40 a.m. near the intersection of 107th Street and Michigan Avenue ...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Vernon Hills man, Alex Kudrikov, 23, charged with drug and traffic offenses after he's found unconscious behind the wheel

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ Paramedics tapped the glass of his car Saturday, blocking traffic in the 4300 block of North Marine Drive; Kudrikov, in the girl with his passed out girlfriend, became combative with paramedics as he was wakened ...

VIDEO: Tom Hanks walks down 'movie lane' at WGN

wgntv.com/entertainment Interview and walk down memory lane ...

Illinois Officials React to Verdict

nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room Mark Kirk: "Today's verdict is a stark reminder that no one is above the law." ...

Aurora boy, Julian Alcantar, 8, drowned at Apple River Canyon State Park, northwestern Illinois

dailyherald.com Swept away by deep water currents ...

1 dead, 2 hurt when Checker Cab hits parking garage in Streeterville

chicagotribune.com Cab truck pedestrian and parking garage near Columbus and Illinois, pedestrian killed, passenger extricated ... abclocal.go.com/wls Video at scene ....

‘Stunned’ Blagojevich found guilty on 17 counts

suntimes.com The jury of 11 women and one man deliberated for nine days before finding Blagojevich guilty on all but three charges he faced at his second trial ... chicagotribune.com Finding he abused the powers of his office ...

Can't repay $21.4 million and taken over by federal government: Chicago venture capital fund paid more than $1.2 million to former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s son

suntimes.com Almost $51 million borrowed from SBA; while Patrick Daley was paid more than $1.2 million by Cardinal Growth L.P. and its general partner, Cardinal Growth LLC. between 2002 and 2009 ...

Shooting: 6 injured at Ricky's 141 Club in Dolton

chicagotribune.com At least two people were seen firing weapons at 14141 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL ... facebook.com Northern Illinois FireGround photos ...

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon' filmed in Chicago opens Tuesday

dailyherald.com Flimed at more than a dozen Chicago locations and pumped $20 million into the local economy ...

Oscar Sanchez, of Elgin, found dead in 25 feet of water in Lake Marie in Antioch

chicagotribune.com Man was boating; his family said jumped into the lake, they threw him a life jacket, but he couldn't reach it ...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

1 killed, 1 seriously injured in Romeoville plane crash

dailyherald.com Crashed near Lewis University Airport about 2:45 p.m. ...

Dump trailer on dump truck lifts and strikes overhead sign

facebook.com/ChicagoAreaFire Dump lifted at high speeds and hit overhead sign -- destroying sign and causing dump trailer to separate from cab on outbound I-94 near the Dan Ryan/I-55 split on Saturday, June 25, 2011; no injuries ...

5 cops hurt breaking up fight that led to 13 arrests in Little Village

chicagotribune.com Fight just before 4:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of West 25th Street ...

Tires slashed on 30 to 40 Chicago Pride Parade floats overnight

suntimes.com Criminal damage occurred overnight at a storage facility near 48th and Halsted ... chicagotribune.com Damage to 51 floats, including Rep. Kelly Cassidy's float, occurred between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. ... HATE CRIME? NO, SUSPECTS, NO ARRESTS ... gayliberation.net Gay Liberation Network promoting parade as opportunity for Anti-War/Pro-Civil Liberties Outreach and support for Wikileaks Private First Class Bradley Manning ...

Aurora woman suffers severe burns, 4 others injured, including 2 firefighters in apartment fire

dailyherald.com 4 a.m. fire at 96-unit building at 905 2nd Avenue, Aurora ...

Elgin soldier, Timothy John “T.J.” Hansley, 21, dies after serving in Iraq

dailyherald.com Suffered traumatic brain injury last year during training exercise involving a grenade ...

1,300 customers without power in Melrose Park after outage Saturday

chicagotribune.com Power out from 11 a.m. to about 12 noon near North Avenue and 9th Avenue; no information on cause available ...

McHenry County closes two beaches: Indian Trails Beach in Lake in the Hills and Lehman’s Beach at Lehman’s Lakeside Resort

triblocal.com/crystal-lake Lake Killarney East in Lake Killarney was placed on advisory ...



Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says NRA, Palin a part of 'government-sponsored racism'

wlsam.com McCarthy: "Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow ... what did they all have in common? Anybody getting’ scared? Government sponsored racism." -- accessibility to firearms in America is an extension "of government-sponsored racism" ...

10 injured, shot or stabbed, in Chicago Friday/Saturday overnight

chicagotribune.com No suspects in custody for any of the incidents ...

Nevada report: 2 killed when semi-trailer hits Amtrak train from Chicago

chicagotribune.com Crewmember of California Zephyr en route from Chicago to Emeryville, California and truck driver at Nevada highway crossing killed ...

Corey D. Coleman, 22, charged with two felony counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, Schaumburg

chicagotribune.com Attempted to sell heroin to an undercover Schaumburg cop ...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Youth baseball coach Brian Jones collapse dies at baseball field in Monee

chicago.cbslocal.com Jones’ son, Ryan, was on the field when his dad fell to the ground ...

Corey Griffin "Fat Rat" captured in Brent, Alabama

chicagotribune.com Chicago "bundle runner" in the West Side heroin trade; one of Chicago's most wanted fugitives ...

ABC7 Chicago FOIA request reveals fights before North Avenue Beach shutdown Memorial Day

abclocal.go.com/wls City originally said gangs, fights were not the reason for the closure ... arlingtoncardinal.com City emphasized heat illness as the reason ... suntimes.com Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Speculation that violence or gang trouble played role in decision to close beach “was not shared with me.” ...

Best Buy to downsize, sublease space after weaker sales, increased online competition

chicagotribune.com Aim to shrink average retail space from 45,000 to 36,000 sq ft; Amazon.com threat ...

Richard Gutierrez, 13, shot, killed; older boy shot in chest in Chicago Lawn neighborhood 4:45 p.m. Wednesday

chicagotribune.com Richard's brother happened to arrive on the scene while police and paramedics were treating the two victims in near West 62nd Street and Sacramento; two teens ask gang affiliation before at least one fired shots ...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Suburban Cook County February blizzard expense $372K

suntimes.com Chicago spent $37 million clearing the roads of 20-plus inches of snow that fell over two days ...

Sergio Chaves, accused of planting bomb at Evanston police, was hoping to receive reward

chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking Chavaes admitted to leaving fuse-activated device, which included a .22-caliber round and 40 nails, in an alley ...

Chicago planning to increase number of undercover police at upcoming Taste of Chicago

suntimes.com Responding to recent mob attacks, 'covert' video surveillance will also be used as it has been before to track, deploy and prosecute the law ...

Parolee Jeremy Colanto shot dead in Bridgeport

chicagobreakingnews.com Passenger in a black van jumped out and opened fire in the 3100 block of South Green Street at about 10:18 p.m. 

Police searching for missing girl, Tamesia McCants with heart defect

chicagobreakingnews.com Described as female/black with a medium complexion, 5'3" 125 LBS with a small scar under her chin and a mark under her left eye and forehead ...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Motorola Mobility's state tax break conditions on employment may be more leniant

chicagotribune.com May be allowed  to reduce the size of its workforce and still get the credits ...

4 injured at police-involved shooting near Grand Crossing Park at 76th and Ingleside

abclocal.go.com/wls On Father's Day about 6:30 p.m. police say the man had a weapon and confronted them ...

Wheaton toddler Zoie Zurawski drowned Saturday in pool near Montgomery

chicagobreakingnews.com Girl found unconscious about 11:40 a.m. in the 0-99 block of Aldon Road near Montgomery, Kendall County ... dailyherald.com Wheaton toddler's drowning ruled an accident Sunday ...

Paul McCartney Show Sells Out in Minutes Monday, Second Show Added

arlingtoncardinal.com Second date scheduled August 1 ...

Infant girl Tiniya Coleman killed in West Side, Austin neighborhood house fire

chicagobreakingnews.com Tiniya Coleman found  in a first-floor bedroom by Chicago firefighters about 2:00 a.m. ... 800 block of North Laramie Avenue

Tyrone White, 5, dies after Chicago FD divers pull him out of Jackson Park harbor

chicagobreakingnews.com Incident reported at about 4:22 p.m. Father's Day at outer harbor in the 6500 block of South Promontory Drive with parents on scene ...

Female teen, fatal crash victims identified after Prospect Heights stolen car vs. tree crash

arlingtoncardinal.com Elizabeth Solis, Jessica Ferrer identified as female victims killed in fatal Honda Accord crash at Camp McDonald Rd and Maple Ave early Saturday morning ...

Chicago Police: Intoxicated man, Stewart Gibbs, tried to operate on his own dog

suntimes.com Black Doberman with large, open wound at right ear; charged with animal cruelty ... 200 block of North Clinton Street

'Explosive device' found at Evanston satellite police station on Howard St.

chicagobreakingnews.com Cook County Sheriff bomb squad responded Saturday and found an explosive device at the back of the building ...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

FBI looking for weight-loss doctor Gautum Gupta charged with fraud

latimes.com Received almost $25 million in submitted claims to Blue Cross/Blue Shild of Illinois and Illinois Medicaid for services not medically necessary ... Last known address 1600 block of North Mulford Road, Rockford, Illinois

'NASCAR on the water' on Fox River Thunder on the Fox

dailyherald.com Powerboat racing just north of Gail Borden Public Libreary with Forumula Two and Forumula Three powerboats ...

Prospect Heights Honda Crash: Autopsies Today, 1 Victim’s Identity Released, Freddy Najera

arlingtoncardinal.com 3 killed, 1 injured at Camp McDonald Rd and Maple Avenue about 3:10 a.m. ...

Elgin man, Francisco Cruz, guilty of attacking Fox River bike trail joggers near Elgin

dailyherald.com Guilty of aggravated battery in a public place, two counts of unlawful restraint ...

2 dead, 3 seriously hurt in Lyons crash

chicagobreakingnews.com 4:30 a.m. crash: 2 ejected, 3 extricated ... 1st Avenue and West 47th Street

Head-on crash at 87th and 49th, Oak Lawn

Northern Illinois Fireground Head-on crash overnight Saturday/Sunday/6-19-2011; two transported to hospital ...

Proposed Dominick’s Police Outpost Discussed at Business Association Meeting

evanston.patch.com Proposed-response to recent shoplifting-related violence against security staff and employees, and reportedly increased levels of alcohol theft by juveniles ... 1910 Dempster St.

Chicago PD, Evanston PD hold outdoor public roll call

evanston.patch.com Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington and Chicago Police 24th District Commander Michael Wick, met for a joint roll call on Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Popeye's Chicken on Howard Street; exchanging info to focus on "hot spot" crime areas ...

Yankees beat Cubs, 4-3

suntimes.com/sports Govany Soto hit into a rally-killing double play ...

Two male robbers get 'substantial' cash in SW Side currency exchange robbery

chicagobreakingnews.com Took cash and a cordless phone; police reviewing security video ... 3600 block of West 63rd Street

Flight delays: "network connectivity" problem disrupts United Air Lines

chicagobreakingnews.com Thousands of passengers stranded Friday night, fixed Saturday morning ... newssun.suntimes.com Delays could last for days ...

Taste of Chicago today through July 3rd

(Taste Of Chicago Street Closures) Today through July 3rd: Columbus(Monroe to Roosevelt), Congress(Michigan to Columbus),Jackson(Michigan to LSD)...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Off-duty Chicago PD officer serving as a clown at fundraiser, shoots and kills teen who tried to rob him

chicagobreakingnews.com Still in his clown outfit, about 10 pm Friday after event, went to his car; teen robber approached him ... West 87th Street and South Damen Avenue

Michael McSweeney, 18, and Jeffrey Stolzenburg, 19, of St. Charles, charged with impersonating a peace officer

chicagobreakingnews.com Used PA system and siren noise while in Chevy near Randall and Silver Glen Roads, South Elgin at about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday ...

Golf club and cricket paddle-armed gang attacks soccer players on Thornwood Ave, Glenview

triblocal.com Gang references made, at least 3 arrested (David Deloya, 18; Jonathon J. Hernandez, 18; and Connor P. Schmitt, 18) after incident in field near St Catherine's Labourne Catholic Church ...

4 injured in 2 shootings in West Side/East Garfield Park, South Side/Washington Park

chicagobreakingnews.com Friday 1 p.m. on the 700 block of North Trumbull Avenue 2 men and woman shot; 3:20 p.m. on the 6000 block of South Prairie Avenue 1 teen shot ...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pfleger, Preckwinkle join war on drugs protest

abclocal.go.com/wls Video: 45-50K per year to keep someone in jail ...

Baby Western Grey Kangaroos viewable at Brookfield Zoo

abclocal.go.com/wls Once the size of jelly beans growing in mother's pouch, now the joeys are visible to the walking about ...

CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein meets Chicago bicyclists during Bike to Work Week rally in Daley Plaza

gapersblock.com Mayor's Chicago 2011 Transition Plan calls for a public bicycle share system with thousands of bikes, and 2.65-mile elevated greenway Bloomingdale Trail ... bloomingdaletrail.org ... 

Chicago FD paramedic revives retired police sergeant in West Side fire

chicagobreakingnews.com Firefighters and paramedic Carlos Hernandez found Berklin Fowles, 62, unconscious in a house in the 4900 block of West Concord Place ...

Dawn Marie Fital, 45, found dead in suitcase in pond behind a Hobart, Indiana Toys "R" Us

suntimes.com "Boyfriend" Greg Noack, who lived with Fital and ex-husband in apartment has been arrested ...

Crash at Michigan Ave and Grant critically injures one person

chicagobreakingnews.com Crash officially at Michigan Ave and Balbo at 6:53 a.m. ...

1 teen killed, 2 wounded in separate South Side shootings -- East Pilsen neighborhood fatal, Chatham, Park Manor neighborhoods wounded

chicagobreakingnews.com 17-year-old boy, Niko Santiago, was shot dead 10:40 p.m. in the 2000 block of South Canalport Avenue ...

No bail for Darien Harris, 18, in gas station shooting death of Rondell Moore, 23

chicagobreakingnews.com Accused of shooting two people working under the hood at a gas station at the 6600 block of South Stony Island Avenue ...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Autopsy: Will County man, Dwight Jones, suffered blunt force trauma

chicagobreakingnews.com Had not been seen since Friday; relatives found home in disarray, body in bedroom, Volkswagen Jetta (A234576) missing ... 13000 block of 184th Place ... Citizens with information urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit at 815-727-8574 or can anonymously report information at willcosheriff.org 

Early morning train from Harvard to Chicago hits dead cow just after 6 a.m. near Woodstock

nwherald.com Train damage to cables under locomotive, swapped out and fixed ...

Unknown substance sickens 5 Lansing firefighters, displaces Lansing family

suntimes.com Odor call, then firefighters suffered skin irritation, itching and sore throat; Hazmat Level 2 alarm ... 3300 block of Anne Street

Shot, killed -- Pedro Gonzalez III is third person shot on block in Humboldt Park in 3 days

chicagobreakingnews.com Day after a person was shot at street memorial for Jovany Diaz, Gonzalez -- while chased by police -- pulled out a gun and was shot by police officers ... 1400 block of North Kolin Avenue

White House study: 83 percent of Chicago arrestees test positive for drugs

suntimes.com Chicago outpaces Atlanta, Charlotte, Denver, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, New York City, Portland, Ore., and Sacramento for criminal drug use ...

Chicago foreclosure activity rises in May from April, but not as bad as May 2010

chicagotribune.com 3,561 homeowners in Cook County were seriously delinquent in their mortgage payments ...

Addison village planner Gary J. Reschke, 56, charged with child porn

chicagobreakingnews.com Geneva police charge Reschke with 12 counts of aggravated child pornography possession and three counts of unlawful possession of child pornography ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Police kill man, Sean Brown, 18, after carjacking in Roseland neighborhood

chicagobreakingnews.com After motorist was robbed at gunpoint of his Ford pickup truck at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday ... Near 107th Street and Michigan Avenue

Teen mugged by mob near Ogilvie near Ogilvie Transportation Center

chicagobreakingnews.com Approached by seven men or boys about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, one hit in back of head, one armed with gun, take valuables, cell phone ... 100 block of North Clinton St

Mariela Cristostomo, 8, who followed biking rules, killed in hit-run in Chicago Lawn neighborhood

chicagobreakingnews.com Died 12 hours after she was hit by an SUV ... 3300 block of West 62nd Place

Rob Lowe to play alleged killer Drew Peterson in Lifetime movie "Drew Peterson Story"

popwatch.ew.com Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco will costar as former Illinois police sergeant Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who disappeared in 2007 when she was 23 ... chicagotribune.com/entertainment Drew Peterson says he's a little disappointed ...

NFL, Chicago Bears look into porn event ad featuring Chicago Bear Major Wright, draftee, others

abclocal.go.com/wls Chuck Goudie: Rosemont wants to put the event in a corner at the convention center so as not to arouse the public ...

Boy, 14, shot in both legs on South Scottsdale Ave, Scottsdale neighborhood

chicagobreakingnews.com Didn't know the shooter ... 8300 block of South Scottsdale Avenue

Man, 19, fatally shot on South Pulaski in Lawndale neighborhood

chicagobreakingnews.com Shot multiple times while standing on sidewalk about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday ...

Max J. Dobner, 19, of Aurora killed after blowing stop sign and crashing deep into a house in North Aurora; no residents injured

dailyherald.com Crashed into a baby's bedroom about 4:15 p.m. near Route 31 and Mooseheart Rd ...

Rodney Steele, 32, charged with hit-and-run striking of police officer

chicagobreakingnews.com Flees in 2006 black Jaguar S-Type during safety belt check in 1500 block of North Kinsbury --  wanted in a warrant for a pending bribery and weapons case at the Markham courthouse ...

Illinois reports 1st positive West Nile virus test south of Peoria

chicagobreakingnews.com Delavan, Illinois mosquito batch about 25 miles south of Peoria in Tazewell County ...

Chicago Sun-Times reporter witness shooting at memorial for slain teen Jovany Diaz

suntimes.com Scrawny, 6-foot-tall teenage Hispanic gunman fled ... chicagotribune.com Mourning slain Humboldt Park teen ...

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Palatine Area Catholics Respect Life organization banned from parade over banner from last year

dailyherald.com Group won't be permitted to participate unless they eliminate a banner showing a fetus that they carried last year ...

Cheryl Luchetta, 41, of Elmhurst charged with attempted murder of 7-year-old son

chicagobreakingnews.com Gave potentially lethal combination of drugs, cut her own throat, passed out and called 9-1-1 in the morning ... MAP/SAT ...

Naperville police investigating vandalism, seeking public's help

dailyherald.com Three vehicles damaged with sharp object, blue paint poured on one vehicle, license plate stolen ... Callers to (630) 420-6006 may remain anonymous ...

Search for Mark Lewis continues in homicide case found dead Wednesday in Naperville condo

naperville.patch.com Naperville Police Department name Mark Lewis a person of interest in connection with identity theft and forgery; sister sustained multiple head injuries due to blunt head trauma ...

Matthew Schaffer, 33, convicted of Wheeling armed robbery, aggravated criminal sexual assault and home invasion

triblocal.com/wheeling Arrested after he pawned the victim’s Cartier watch in Chicago ...

Paul McCartney to headline Wrigley Field July 31; tickets on sale June 20

arlingtoncardinal.com 'On the Run' tour includes two Yankee Stadium concerts, one Comerica Park (Detroit) one Wrigley Field concert and one The Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati) concert ...

Two Chicago Heights fisherman Booker Kennedy, 74, and Curtis Scott, 51, drowned in Monee Reservoir

chicagobreakingnews.com Booker Kennedy’s  body found in water about 11:15 p.m. Sunday; Curtis Scott’s body was found about 1:30 p.m. Monday ... Northern Illinois FireGround Photos on Facebook.com MABAS Dive Box at 27000 South Ridgeland -- drowning victim ... MAP/SAT ...

University of Illinois at Chicago police officer Adolfo Arreola and cousin Jason A. Gomez sue 'Real Housewives' cast members

chicagobreakingnews.com Mother-in-law sprayed in eyes with champagne, confrontation, then fight with castmembers of RHONJ at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino bar in Punta Cana -- serious injuries ... video.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey ... hulu.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey

Florida hit-and-run death convict Ryan LeVin turns himself in at Stateville for parole violation regarding 2006 Cook County hit-and-run of police officer

chicagobreakingnews.com Surrendered to authorities for parole violation at about 10:50 a.m. at Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet after he was allowed to leave house arrest in Florida for separate case involving the hit-and-run death of two British tourists ...

Rolling Meadows woman Guadalupe Romero, 27, crashes Jeep Liberty into husband's Ford Explorer, and runs it into a tree

arlingtoncardinal.com Crash pins female, adult passenger in SUV vs. tree crash; she's transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital ...

Chicago Board of Trade north and south buildings up for sale

chicagotribune.com CME Group will retain ownership of east building that houses CME's financial trading floor; a long-term lease planned for the agricultural trading floor in the north building ... MAP/SAT/Street View

Man charged with attempted robbery of 99 cents, judge sets bail at $50,000

chicagobreakingnews.com Arrested 1 block from convenience store he attempted to rob, found with methamphetamine ... MAP/SAT/Street View ...

Torrence Wright, 20, dies Saturday 8:17 p.m. after being shot in head at party at 1:43 a.m.

chicagobreakingnews.com Shot at street party at Back of the Yards neighborhood, 5200 block of South Wood Street ... MAP/SAT/Street View ... chicagomediascanner.com Nine wounded four others killed overnight Saturday-to-Sunday ...

Joliet woman, 20, loses control of car, plunges into DuPage River in Channahon

channahon-minooka.patch.com Witnesses on Shepley Rd heard tires squealing and trees breaking, but did not see the accident ... Northern Illinois FireGround Photos MABAS15 Channahon ... Car in The Dupage River ... MAP/SAT ...

B-17 Bomber Liberty Belle Crash Lands in Oswego, 7 Escape Unharmed

arlingtoncardinal.com Map 5 miles southeast of Aurora Municipal Airport where B-17 World War II vintage bomber crash-landed in corn field ...

WARNING, ALERT: Major League Baseball (MLB) warns teams about violence in downtown Chicago

wlsam.com Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden: 150 cops on the street? is reassignment "The hiring has been abysmal at best" ...

SICKO: Chester Nelson, 36, of Rogers Park arrested, accused of forcing disabled woman from Crystal Lake to work as prostitute

chicagobreakingnews.com Woman abducted June 6, escaped after 4 days of being forced to work as a prostitute; arrested in the 5500 block of West West End Avenue ... Arrest location MAP/SAT/Street View ...

Des Plaines man dead of apparent suicide after standoff with police on Phoenix Drive

dailyherald.com Husband refused to talk to police after domestic battery call to 1500 block of Phoenix Drive about 5:30 p.m. ... MAP/SAT/Street View

Metra cancels 6 UP West Line trains when combo of sick days, vacation days, personal days causes shortage of engineers

nbcchicago.com Canceled: Outbound trains #13 and #17; and inbound trains #10, #16, #24, and #28 ...

Monee Reservoir drowning victim: 1 dead, 1 missing

UPDATE: chicagomediascanner.com Two Chicago Heights fisherman Booker Kennedy, 74, and Curtis Scott, 51, drowned in Monee Reservoir  ... chicagobreakingnews.com Unidentified man drowns in 46-acre lake used for fishing, canoeing and kayaking ... Northern Illinois FireGround Photos on Facebook.com MABAS Dive Box at 27000 South Ridgeland -- drowning victim ... MAP/SAT ...

Man jumps from moving CTA Red Line northbound train near Dan Ryan, gets electrocuted on third rail

chicagobreakingnews.com Sunday 3:40 p.m. near 76th Street on the Dan Ryan, man on the southbound tracks ... MAP/SAT ...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Shedd Offers Free Admission Sunday June 12 through Friday June 17

arlingtoncardinal.com General admission free; passes with more features offered at discount ...

First full day of juror deliberation for Blagojevich case is Monday

sacbee.com Jury of 12 consists of 11 women, including bartender, school teacher, marketing director, dietitian, church choir director ...

Police release surveillance photos of robbery of Billy Corgan's brother, Jesse Andersen

wlsam.com Photos capture three of the five suspects in the strong-arm robbery ... FLASHBACK: chicagomediascanner.com Smashing Pumpkin's Bill Corgan's brother, Jesse Andersen, mugged on Red Line train ...

Lake Shore repaving between Belmont and Irving Park Road begins tonight

chicagobreakingnews.com Two lanes will be closed in each direction, with two lanes open near Wrigleyville ... MAP/SAT ...

West Englewood man, Karl Morley, 48, charged with burning, stabbing adult stepson,

chicagobreakingnews.com Threw a caustic substance on victim in June and stabbed victim with screwdriver in May ...

Janusz Kopycinski, 30, charges upgraded to felony for spitting, swearing at Mayor Daley last month

chicagobreakingnews.com Charges upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony because Kopycinski had prior conviction for attacking police officers, and because two officers were injured during the Daley incident, which was his last official exit from City Hall ...

Lighter & mattress, bad combination: Extra-alarm fire at Wilson Windsor Apartments

chicagobreakingnews.com Third floor apartment, 2-11 at 4:45 a.m., EMS Plan I  ... abclocal.go.com/wls VIDEO; used lighter for illumination to see under mattress ... 915 W. Wilson MAP/SAT/Street View ...

2 shot on porch on South Side, Englewood neighborhood

chicagobreakingnews.com Hit in the buttocks and leg ... 5600 block of South Wood Street MAP/SAT/Street View ...

No bond for Maniac Latin Disciples gangbanger Antonio Bucio, who shot 2 girls near Avondale Park

suntimes.com Shot at Latin King gang members after flashing gang signs, but hit 2 young girls playing in a sandbox ... FLASHBACK: chicagomediascanner.com 2 girls, age 2 & 7, serious-to-critical after they're hit by gang gunfire near Avondale Park ...

Teen jumps from Michigan Ave bridge into Chicago River

chicagobreakingnews.com Police received a call about 5:30 p.m. Saturday that someone was getting ready to jump, several teens watched ... myfoxchicago.com Cold water, unsanitary conditions, flees scene ... MAP/SAT/Street View ...

Suicide mom Amy Fry-Pitzen last seen at Sullivan's Foods in Winnebago, son Timmothy Pilzen still missing

couriernews.suntimes.com Suicide note next to body of missing boy's mother in Rockford Motel says Timmothy Pitzen is safe, but he's still missing after one month ... Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Timothy should call their local police or Aurora investigators at 630-256-5500. CrimeStoppers callers can remain anonymous by calling 630-892-1000 ... Rockford Motel MAP/SAT/Street View ... Sullivan's Foods Winnebago MAP/SAT

Crest Hill youth soccer coach Darrell J. Stephenson, 24, charged with having sexual contact with 12-year-old boy

wgntv.com Suspect may have had "inappropriate" contact with other children; citizens with any information are urged to call police at 815-727-8574 ... Crest Hill MAP ...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Illinois State Trooper Jason Heinzl is top ticket writer with 5,005 in 12 years

suntimes.com A record 79,724 tickets were written on the highways in and around Chicago in 2010 ...  more interesting traffic ticket statistics ...

Jon Adams and Mathias Padalino, both 21, of Orland Park charged with bomb threat and attempted bank robbery

chicagobreakingnews.com Attempted robbery took place Aug. 20, 2010 with bomb threat to the Chase Bank at 15100 Lagrange Rd near Orland Square ... MAP/SAT/Street View ...

Jovan Richardson, 23, fatally shot in head while driving Cadillac through West Garfield Park neighborhood

chicagobreakingnews.com Shot while driving south on Kilpatrick, approaching Jackson Blvd ... MAP/SAT ...

Maya White located one day after her nephew found safe

abclocal.go.com Under investigation; no explanation why she took the nephew ...

Juan L. Carbajal, 35, of Harvard, Illinois charged with sexual assault of juvenile female victim

nwherald.com Immigration hold, which means he's illegal immigrant or the case could change his immigration status ...

Four people were killed and at least 9 wounded in overnight shootings on Chicago's South and West Sides

chicagobreakingnews.com 9:24 p.m.:  19-year-old was fatally shot in 1400 block of South Trumbull Ave,, 9:25 p.m. A 23-year-old man shot and killed in the 300 block of South Kilpatrick Ave., 9:45 p.m. girl stable after she was shot by a man on a bicycle 3400 block of South Hamilton, 10:45 p.m. A 17-year-old shot in right knee in 6600 block of South Drexel, 10:46 p.m. man and woman shot at South Michigan Avenue and East 47th Street 11:57 p.m. Two boys shot in the 1300 block of West 79th Street 12:48 a.m. 17-year-old boy shot sitting on a front porch in the 6600 block of South Langley Ave 1:43 a.m.  20-year-old man shot in head at street party in the 5200 block of South Wood Street (died Saturday night1:45 a.m. Man and woman found shot dead in car in 2700 block of West Polk Street 2:15 a.m. Man grazed in leg in 5500 block of South Lowe Ave ...

Rwanda President Kagame's visit to Chicago draws protest in front of Hyatt Regency

abclocal.go.com/wls 'Dr. Congo needs justice' protest during a speech at the Hyatt Regency; Kagame's expected to discuss the economic and social progress in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide, while protesters believe he is responsible for millions of genocidal deaths ... MAP/SAT/Street View ...

Caterpillar threat 2 months ago, now CME Group threatens move after Illinois tax hike ... will the Merc flee Chicago

businessweek.com CME Group, owners of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, said this week it is studying a possible relocation out of Illinois ... investors.com The state legislature's tax hike on corporations from 4.8% to 7% costs CME an extra $50 million a year ...

Arnulfo Saldana, 49, and Hugo Sanchez, 38, of Washington State held after seizure of 800 pounds of marijuana

chicagobreakingnews.com Police were tipped off about drug activity near 58th Street and Pulaski Road in the West Elsdon neighborhood east of Midway Airport ... MAP/SAT/Street View ...

Nicole Robinson, 37; unidentified man in 30's gunned down, killed in Lawndale neighborhood, West Side

chicagobreakingnews.com Police responded to report of sound of shots fired; found GSW victims in 2000 Chevy 4-door ... 2700 block of West Polk Street MAP/SAT ...

Chicago police investigate attack of woman jogger on lakefront near 31st Street

abclocal.go.com/wls Stopped to rest and man attacked; didn't seem to be going for iPod she was carrying ... MAP/SAT ...

Jonathon Banks, 19, shot in the face Friday, dies early Saturday at Mount Sinai Hospital

chicagobreakingnews.com Fight during dice game ...1400 block of South Trumbull Ave MAP/SAT ...

Victor M. Ponce to serve 7.5 years for sexual contact with minor

nwherald.com Crime took place at the girl’s Carpentersville home ...

Julie Gorczynski, 17, killed in crash involving a Jeep Liberty and Toyota, 135th Street and 88th Avenue in Orland Park

chicagobreakingnews.com Driver Julie Gorczynski was reported to be without a seat belt at the time of the crash 10:23 p.m. Friday  ... Pin-in crash, 3 ambulance response, second female passenger transported with life-threatening injuries ... 135th Street and 88th Avenue MAP/SAT/Street View ...

Off-duty cop, landscaper chase down suspect, Saul Chavez, in fatal DUI

suntimes.com 66-year-old insurance agent, William McCann hit, then dragged 150 feet ... Off-duty police officer Zachary Cuatchon and Adalberto Aceves catch him down in foot chase ... 3200 West Wilson Ave MAP/SAT/Street View ...

Bobby Simms, 22, caught in the act of armed robbery at knifepoint -- Chicago police observed

chicagobreakingnews.com Pattern of attacks against tow truck drivers ... MAP./SAT/Street View ...

Bridge lifts today for the 2011 boat season

(Bridge lifts) Bridge lifts today for the 2011 boat season. Ashland to the Lake from 0800-1400hrs.Expect additional traffic.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Rachel Miller, 8, of Crystal Lake dies from car vs. bike crash

dailyherald.com Rachael Miller was pronounced dead at 5:04 a.m. Friday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge ...  FLASHBACK: chicagomediascanner.com 12-yr-old girl airlifted after she was hit by car in Crystal Lake ... North Ave and Millard Ave MAP/SAT ...

Missing girl Maya White drops off nephew, 3, but takes off -- so she's still missing person

chicagobreakingnews.com About 7:30 p.m. Friday Maya White, 14, dropped off her nephew Elijah at a home near Devon and Western avenues and called to say where he was -- Elijah home safe ... Any citizens  with information about Maya are urged to call police at 312-746-8365.

Ryan LeVin, sentenced to house arrest in Florida for two counts of vehicular homicide, to be jailed in Illinois

chicagobreakingnews.com Extradition for parole violation stemming from 2006 incident in which he ran over a Chicago police officer, and then led police on high-speed chase on Kennedy Expressway ... blogs.wsj.com/law Checkbook justice? Son of family that runs wealthy direct-sales jewelry company; "It is an unbelievably light sentence," says Michael Seigel, University of Florida law professor ... miamiherald.com While on probabation for running over Chicago police officer, LeVin fled from Florida crash and initially denied fatally striking two men with his Porsche 911 ...

Shedd Aquarium dolphin calf born from Tique June 3 died Thursday June 9, 2011

suntimes.com Necropsy performed by Shedd veterinarians and pathologists inconclusive ...

Man shot in car traveling southbound on Lake Shore Drive about 3:30 a.m. Friday

abclocal.go.com/wls Treated and released from Rush Univestity Medical Center ... MAP/SAT/Street View ...

Audit finds $90 million revenue error in Cook County books

suntimes.com Accounting errors resulted from “improperly” duplicating journal entries recorded during 2009 fiscal year under Cook County Board President Todd Stroger; staffer responsible fired ...

Chicagoan singer Jennifer Hudson hospitalized, released after food poisoning illness in New York

radaronline.com Severe abdominal pains after performing on Good Morning America ...

Eric Gilford pleads guilty to first degree murder of pregnant wife Kristine Gilford and intentional homicide unborn son

chicagobreakingnews.com Kristine Gilford grew up in Arlington Heights, met Eric Gilford online in January 2010 and married in February 2010 ...

Drive-by shooting of teen by in Southwest Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood

chicagobreakingnews.com Shot in back; transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn ... MAP/SAT/Street View 

Metra: Possible fare hike as early as this fall

chicagobreakingnews.com Metra warned its depleting its capital funds used for purchase and maintenance of equipment for day-to-day operations ...

Keith Alexander, 18; Marcus Clark, 18; third teen, 16, charged with robbery, aggravated battery and mob action for Chciago Ave and Wabash Ave attack

chicagobreakingnews.com/Group of five allegedly attacked other teens about 8 p.m. Tuesday ... FLASHBACK: chicagomediascanner.com 3 arrested after new mob attack on Chicago's Near North Side ...

United Airlines to bring 1,300 jobs to Chicago in transfers to operations center in Willis Tower

abclocal.go.com/wls Total 4,000 employees in Chicago ...

Chicago teens robbing teens in Gage Park neighborhood: 2 teen girl offenders sought

chicagobreakingnews.com Two robberies: May 23 @3:50 p.m. on the sidewalk in the 5500 block of South Mozart Street; May 27 @ 3:20 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Troy Street ... 5500 South Mozart Street MAP/SAT/Street View ... 5800 block of South Troy Street MAP/SAT/Street View

Martin Regan, 35, drowns in St. James Lake near North Webster, Indiana,

chicagobreakingnews.com Martin Regan, a teacher in the Chicago area, was recovered Thursday approximately 46 feet on the bottom of the lake after going under during a swim ... MAP/SAT ...

MISSING: girl Maya White, 14, and nephew Elijah Williams, 3, she was pulling in wagon

chicagobreakingnews.com Mother was driving alongside because wagon wouldn't fit in car; when she waited at stoplight, children never caught up ... Pulaski Road and Wilson Avenue MAP/SAT/Street View

Mark J. Nelson, 26, alleged bank robber at PNC Bank on Sheridan Rd, Zion

triblocal.com/gurnee Police caught up with Nelson in high-speed chase after he fled in Jeep; almost $15K found in his possession ... MAP/SAT/Street View ...

Catholic priest/prison chaplain Eugene Klein charged after passing messages for mob hitman Frank Calabrese Sr.

suntimes.com Conspiracy to defraud: Priest helped with treasure hunt of valuable violion -- received a map from Calabrese through a prison food slot ... justice.gov U.S. Department of Justice press release: Klein met with Calabrese while a chaplain at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo. [PDF] ...

Vernon Hills mans, Ronald Stolberg, charged with murder of his wife

dailyherald.com Called police and said he found his wife dead, but allegedly she died from asphyxiation during fight with Rohusband Ronald Stolberg  ... triblocal.com/vernon-hills Rachel Stolberg was pushed so hard her teeth bit into her lips ...

Pace Bus fire at the Metra station on Lake-Cook Rd, Northbrook

chicagoareafire.com Bus fire in Northbrook ... East of Home Depot, 655 Lake Cook Rd near Metra station MAP/SAT ...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Sweetheart Scams" Organized ring of mothers and daughters

arlingtoncardinal.com One suburban man gave away nearly $400,000 ...

Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana guilty of Denmark plot, but not guilty of aiding the Mumbai attacks

chicagobreakingnews.com Rana's acquittal on the Mumbai charge spared him a life sentence ...

DeKalb County lawyer, Reema Bajaj, 25, of Sycamore, accused of prostitution

chicagobreakingnews.com Pleaded not guilty to an alleged act that occurred within 1,000 feet of a school in August 2010 ... suntimes.com Photo/mugshot of attorney Reema Bajaj ... bajajlawoffices.com Sycamore law office?

HazMat response for chemical spill in Hillside on Mannheim Rd during thunderstorms Wednesday night

chicagobreakingnews.com Hydrofluoric acid chemical spill ... MABAS Level 3 HazMat Alarm ... Specific chemical use at scene not available, but HF is highly corrosive acid used for glass etching and metal cleaning; hydrofluoride gas is severe poison Wikipedia Hydrofluoric acid ... MAP/SAT/Street View

Death investigation in Vernon Hills after man reports his 54-yr-old wife is dead

triblocal.com/vernon-hills Lake County Major Crimes Task Force called in to investigate after police response to 300 block of Farmington Lane about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday ... MAP/SAT/Street View

Arlington Heights, Robert Adams man finds $17,021 outside Chase Bank ATM in Rolling Meadows

dailyherald.com Rolling Meadows police, Chase investigate and determine money was headed for Midlothian Walgreens; misplaced by Loomis international armored truck company ... MAP/SAT/Street View

Dick Durbin on Weiner

politics.blogs.foxnews.com Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin: "Don't murder someone who's already committing suicide (quoting Pres. Woodrow Wilson) ... He has serious problems that will not go away soon." ... 

Thunderstorm outflow winds cause storm damage Wednesday night

arlingtoncardinal.com National Weather Service warned about outflow heading south from Highland Park hours before thunder and lightning hit suburbs ...

Naperville police/fire check for well-being discovers homicide victim Cathleen A. Lewis

chicagobreakingnews.com Homicide investigation: Blunt trauma due to assault ... 2200 block of Worthing Drive, Naperville MAP/SAT/ Street View ...

Smashing Pumpkin's Bill Corgan's brother, Jesse Andersen, mugged on Red Line train

chicagobreakingnews.com Robbed of his iPod by three boys and a girl 'Tom Boy' who asked what he was listening to ... Next stop was Chicago Avenue CTA platform they fled, he chased ... MAP/SAT/Street View

Rapper Lupe Fiasco calls out President Barack Obama as "the biggest terrorist"

nbcchicago.com Lupe Fiasco: He wants to stop ..."The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists" ...
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