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Sunday, July 31, 2011

NORTHERLY ISLAND CONCERT The Budweiser Superfest concert tonight

The Budweiser Superfest concert tonight at Northerly Island beginning at 7 pm. Expect additional traffic in the area.

Paul McCartney Concert tonight at Wrigley Field

The Paul McCartney concert tonight at Wrigley Field beginning at 8 pm. Expect additional traffic in the area.

1 dead killed in Englewood, 4 wounded in Saturday/Sunday overnight in Chicago

chicagotribune.com Kenny Garner shot and killed about 12:15 a.m. in the 5900 block of South Union Ave; one wounded in Heart of Chicago neighborhood in the 2200 block of South Paulina about 11:11 p.m.;  two shot in the 4400 block of West Walton St, West Humboldt Park neighborhood about 11:50 p.m. Saturday; and one shot in the 1200 block of Avers Ave Humboldt Park about 12:00 a.m.  ...

Daniel Johnson, 32, shot, killed Saturday about 5:17 p.m. while standing with friend at 71st St and Ridgeland Ave

chicagotribune.com Unknown offender pulled out gun and shot Daniel Johnson in the abdomen; died after transport to Northwestern Memorial Hospital; no immediate arrests ...

Man shot, runs a block before collapsing on Southwest Side street, dies at Mount Sinai Hospital

chicagotribune.com Jose Cuevas Guevara shot in alley in 2600 block of West Montgomery Ave about 8 a.m. Saturday and ran with face and chest wounds to 4100 block of South Rockwell St and collapsed; pronounced dead at 8:40 a.m. ...

Sunday’s Ride to Remember From West Side to Soldier Field: 1,000 bikers ride to remember fallen Chicago police officers

suntimes.com At finish, bagpipes played “Amazing Grace” during a moment of silence; Garry McCarthy addressed the crowd gathered in front of the memorial at Gold Star Park ...

cpdmemorial.org Official Chicago Police Memorial Foundation ...

Chicago police officer grazed by bullet near LaSalle St and 43rd St

chicagotribune.com Male police officer age 43 in good condition ...

Chicago PMI Shows Slowing Growth In July; production and new orders fell

foxbusiness.com Chicago PMI slowed to a reading of 58.8 in July from 61.1 in June ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purchasing_Managers_Index The Chicago-PMI survey registers manufacturing and non-manufacturing activity in the Chicago region. Investors care about this indicator because the Chicago region somewhat mirrors the nation in its distribution of manufacturing and non-manufacturing activity ...

Tim Graham iPhone video of lightning strike on FOX NEWS

video.foxnews.com Video from lightning strike during violent storm system hitting Chicago on Thursday July 28, 2011 ... arlingtoncardinal.com Two Working Fires for Schaumburg Fire Department Apparently Caused by Lightning ... 

Former U.S. Senator and Inverness resident Peter Fitzgerald: U.S. could face European-style ‘catastrophe'

dailyherald.com Fitzgerald: “Sure, I agree with the Republicans in cutting and capping, and I think a balanced budget amendment is a laudable goal, but it isn't enforceable” ...


Ecstasy discovered on traffic stop, prompts search warrant for man's apartment; heroin, cocaine, handgun, scales found

chicagotribune.com Milton Brown, 36, of 7300 block of West Ogden Avenue arrested; admitted gang member previous felony convictions ...

DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group directs major drug bust at La PLaya Canina restaurant in Glen Ellyn

glenellyn.patch.com/articles/multiple law enforcement agencies seized $120,000 worth of cocaine and  arrested seven individuals at La Playa Cantina located at 690 Roosevelt Rd. in Glen Ellyn ... dupagemeg.com (DUMEG official website) ...

Threat and bragging gets shooting suspect Jesus S. Valois arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery

chicagotribune.com At Fiesta del Sol festival Thursday, Valois, 19, saw victim Tony Mireles, who he shot about 20 times in August 2010; bragged about shooting and challenged victim ...

Experimental airplane crashes near Aurora airport, kills pilot John Morrison of Aurora

chicagotribune.com E-Racer plane crashed about 7:48 a.m. near Granart Road and Camp Dean Road in Big Rock Township, Kane County ...

Des Plaines Man James Galambos, 19, charged with killing 15-Year-Old Sergio Torres in Peterson Park neighborhood

arlingtoncardinal.com Teen shot in the back in 3200 block of west Peterson Avenue after Galambos fired into a group that did not responded to his gang sign and questioning ...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Malcom Brown, 23, charged in heroin death

dailyherald.com Allegedly Brown provided the heroin that apparently killed a man who was found dead by a fellow user Thursday morning in Carol Stream ...

Grand Crossing shooting victim identified as Maurice Thomas

chicagotribune.com Maurice Thompson, 26, shot at corner of Cottage Grove Avenue and East 79th Street about 3:30 a.m.; no immediate arrests ...

Bicyclist killed after he traveled into traffic in Maywood

chicagotribune.com Harold Moore. 79, killed at 9th Ave and Fillmore St shortly after 8 p.m. Friday ... 

Update: 2 dead, 2 arrested in Chatham neighborhood shooting

chicagotribune.com Two people were taken into custody near 86th Street and Ingeside Avenue after pursuit from 83rd and Cottage; police witnessed shooting of Kenneth Taylor, 24, and Moneet Baker, 22, about 3:30 p.m. Friday ...

Friday, July 29, 2011

Metra train hits, kills pedestrian near Naperville

chicagotribune.com Metra BNSF Train 1272, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 4:55 p.m. struck and killed a passenger a little after 4:00 p.m. ...

1 man dead, 1 woman wounded in Chatham neighborhood shooting Friday afternoon

chicagotribune.com Two people were taken into custody near 86th Street and Ingeside Avenue  after pursuit from 83rd and Cottage; police witnessed shooting ...

53-year-old Oswego woman was found dead in her room at Sybaris Pool Suites in Frankfort Friday morning

triblocal.com/frankfort Frankfurt police rsponded about 9:08 a.m. to the scene at 7500 W. Lincoln Hwy; could be accidental, could be suspicious ...

VIDEO: 787 Dreamliner open to public at air show at EAA AirVenutre Oshkosh

abclocal.go.com/wls Dreamliner landed Friday morning Oskosh, Wisconsin; Nippon Airways, a Japanese carrier, is scheduled to take the first delivery of a 787 by late September ... www.airventure.org ...

Man found shot in crashed vehicle in Humboldt Park neighborhood dies

chicagotribune.com Police responded about 12:26 a.m. to the 3700 block of West Chicago Ave, and found man with gunshot wounds to torso and legs ...

Illinois Gov. Quinn to Sign DREAM Act

nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room Sponsored by state Senate President John Cullerton, will make scholarships available to undocumented students via a privately-funded Illinois DREAM Fund ...

5 protesters arrested trying to stop home eviction in Addison

suntimes.com Misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass to property and obstructing justice for Holly Krig, 37, of Norridge; Jorge Ortiz, 19, of Chicago; Christopher Poulos, 25, of Arlington Heights; Toussaint Losier, 19, of Chicago; and Rory Fanning, 34, of an unknown address ...

15-year-old boy seriously wounded in Marquette Park

chicagotribune.com Shot about 10:15 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Campbell Avenue; no immediate arrests ...

33-yr-old woman shot in back of the head on West Side, Lawndale neighborhood

chicagotribune.com Shot about 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the 3100 block of West Douglas Boulevard ...

Roofer Craig Oleksy, 50, dies on job at River North building after becoming tangled in rope

chicagotribune.com Chest became crushed in tangled rope while equipment was lowering at accident in the 300 block of West Superior Street; prounounced dead about 3:55 p.m. Thursday ...

Family therapist, Priscilla Davis, 39, of Dolton, charged with false billing to DCFS

chicagotribune.com Arrested, charged with billing for services she never provided ...

2 men wounded in Marquette Park neighborhood shooting

chicagotribune.com Shot in the 7100 block of South Washtenaw Avenue about 2:45 p.m. Thursday ...

Antioch man, Anthony Cerone, 35, charged with abducting, assaulting teen girl

triblocal.com/antioch-fox-lake Arrested by Antioch police after he abducted 16-year-old girl at knife-point in Antioch Walmart parking lot Wednesday and forced her to drive to Best Western Regency Inn parking lot -- scene of sexual assault ...

Paul Braboy, 29, charged in shooting death of 17-year-old girl, Dazaray Brent

chicagotribune.com Police responded to the 6600 block of South May Street about 2:59 a.m. Tuesday after Dazaray Brent was reportedly shot in the chest; Brabay arrested soon afterwards at his home ...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveils Chicago budget website

abclocal.go.com/wls City turning to Chicago residents and asking for helpful ideas to solve the huge budget ... www.chicagobudget.org ...

Man injured in construction accident near Lake St and Ogden Ave

chicagotribune.com Man, apparently construction worker, fell into 8-foot-deep hole in street near Lake Street and Ogden Avenue about 10 a.m., transported to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition ...

Quinn defends appointing Alderman Ed Burkes' daughter to $117,000-a-year state post

chicagotribune.com Jennifer Burke hired for the Illinois Pollution Control Board; Friends of Edward M. Burke campaign fund loaned Quinn $200K during his campaign for governor and donated more than $52K since Burke's wife Justice Anne Burke swore Quinn into office following ouster of Blagojevich ...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

U.S. marshal serving warrant fires at fleeing armed suspect, who was arrested after fleeing into residence on North Drake Ave

chicagotribune.com Member of Maniac Latin Disciples broke his ankle during foot pursuit into residence in the 1800 block of North Drake, where he was arrested ...

Ellean Hughes, 27, Nike Town worker on Michigan Ave, accused of stealing $20,000

chicagotribune.com Allegedly credited the returned funds to a personal debit card -- $19,239.14 since beginning of the year ...

New baseball team deal at Alexian Field, Schaumburg

triblocal.com/schaumburg Schaumburg Flyer's owe nearly $1 million; new team name will be announced at September Fest during Labor Day weekend ...

Tilted Kilt wants a patio at Schaumburg establishment, but residents like Amy Schutzenhofer say waitress are distraction to drivers

triblocal.com/schaumburg After being open for only one week, Chuck Hunt, 66,  says, "The men that come in there want more than just hot wings.” ... 1140 E. Higgins Rd, Schaumburg MAP/SAT ...

Ground Hog Day bell tower in Woodstock damage by lightning strike Wednesday night

http://triblocal.com/woodstock/20Bell tower struck about 11 p.m. with resulting damaged masonry near observation deck ...

Divorce documents: Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support

suntimes.com Walsh’s attorney, R. Steven Polachek, called the claim of a $117,437 debt “unfounded.” ...

50 full-time Chicago cops to be deployed to rail, bus stations

chicagotribune.com Officers will come from fall class of Chicago Police Academy and will be detailed to public transportation by spring 2012; average 59 robberies per month so far in 2011, compared to 48 per month in 2010 ... ...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Illinois congressman Luis Gutierrez Arrested Near White House in Dream Act and Immigration Protest

latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics In handcuffs Tuesday for peacefully protesting the Obama administration's deportation policies and his inability to push forward the DREAM Act ... en.wikipedia.org DREAM_Act ...

Ronald Stolberg, charged with killing wife, Rachel Stolberg, released after his mother puts up $300,000 for bail

triblocal.com/vernon-hills Charged with killing wife in their home in the 300 block of Farmington Lane, Vernon Hills about June 8, 2011 ...

Antwon Carter charged with 2010 killing of Chicago Police Officer Michael Bailey

chicagotribune.com Carter was on parole for aggravated battery to another police officer when he allegedly shot Bailey, who washing his car after work, during the attempted robbery ...

James Ewing, of downstate Gifford, killed in motorcycle crash with Tri-State median near Russel Rd

dailyherald.com Pronounced dead at Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after crash about 9 p.m. Monday ...




Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index: Home prices in Chicago area up in May

suntimes.com Home prices in the Chicago metropolitan area rose 1.7 percent from April, non-seasonally adjusted. But prices fell 8.1 percent from May 2010 ...

Rogers Park Woman, Sharon Walsh, dies six days after rescue from Lake Michigan near West Albion Avenue

chicagotribune.com Rescued Wednesday at about 10:45 a.m.; died Monday at 5:37 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital, Evanston ...

Winnetka seeking at least $38,000 from a resident whose contractor ruptured underground heating oil tank that spilled into Lake Michigan, closed beaches

chicagotribune.com Spill was reported at 10 a.m. on July 19 when strong smell of gasoline was noticed at Elder Lane Beach; plumbing contractor broke old tank in the homeowner's basement ...

Postal Service studying closure of 13 Chicago and suburban post offices

chicagotribune.com No office will close before December; nationwide almost 3,700 under consideration ...

Police shoot, wound 13-year-old holding BB gun on North Kedvale

chicagotribune.com/news/Police were responding to a call of "shots fired" and approached the boy carrying a pistol in the 4200 block of West Cortez Street to interview him because his description matched that of the gunman; residents say he wasn't carrying anything ...

17-year old girl shot in the back in West Chesterfield neighborhood

chicagotribune.com 17-year-old girl shot and critically injured just after midnight in the 8800 block of South Indiana Ave ...

Two farm workers electrocuted, 8 injured while removing tassels from corn in rural northwestern Illinois

chicagotribune.com Jade Garza and Hannah Kendall, both 14, of Sterling, were pronounced dead at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, 2 others injured after contacting field irrigator ...



12th heat-related death reported in Cook County

chicagotribune.com Latest victim, Helene V. Sanborn, 73, found in a back room of her home in Dixmoor -- pronounced dead Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ...

Monday, July 25, 2011

New deal saves Esquire Theater

suntimes.com Ald. Brendan Reilly deal for the Esquire Theater at 58 E. Oak that would preserve building and its familiar sign ... myfoxchicago.com Will be home to five boutiques, theater could become high end movie theater including "dinner-dance theater" ...

Bears open training camp Friday as NFL deal with players is finalized

suntimes.com/sports NFL players and owners agreed to terms on a 10-year deal early Monday morning ...

Michigan man, Fabrieal Delaney, charged with sex-trafficking of minors in Tinley Park hotel

chicagotribune.com Brought from Kalamazoo, three females, two of whom were under 18, to engage in prostitution, $150 and $300 charged for various sex acts ...

Man's body found near Lake Shore Drive bike path, Lincoln Park area

chicagotribune.com/Man's body, believed to be in mid-30s, discovered near bike path about 6:30 a.m. ...

Kidnapping suspect arrested after he threw baby at police officer, who caught the infant

chicagotribune.com Police responded to a domestic incident about 12:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Pulaski Road in the Lawndale neighborhood; man arrested ...

$1 Million bond set for Willie C. Davis for throwing cinder block into SUV that caused fatal crash in Round Lake Park

triblocal.com/round-lake Davis and 6 in Ford Excursion reciprocated gang signs before crash into tree; passenger Rogelio Lopez Jr., 18 killed, 5 others injured in the 400 block of Highmoor Drive about 4:15 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011 ...

Mom, twin 3-yr-old daughters, and dog injured when large tree branch falls in Riverside

chicagotribune.com Struck by large branch in 0-99 block of Nuttal Rd while trying to corral neighbor's small dog; non-life threatening injuries to Mom and daughters, dog in serious condition at animal hospital ...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

ComEd: About 18,000 without power

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/More storms Sunday morning: 11,000 out in western suburbs, 7,500 out in south suburbs ...

Sun-Times Report: Surge in police shootings in 2011

suntimes.com Police shot 40 so far in 2011, equal to total for 2010; study not conclusive until cases are reviews, but police officers have their beliefs: no fear of police ...

Chicago police officer hit by car while responding to burglary alarm

chicagotribune.com Female officer responding to burglar alarm call in the 2300 block of West 21st Place injured her ankle while outside her squad car ...

Extra-alarm fire breaks out at Lakeview neighborhood highrise

chicagotribune.com/news/local/Fire contained to storage unit in the highrise 3600 N. Lake Shore Drive ...

Autopsy: Midlothian toddler that died Thursday was beaten

suntimes.com Resided in the 3600 block of West 147th Place in Midlothian, died of multiple blunt force injuries and child abusse; allegation of abuse and neglect against mother ...

Lightning strikes cause fires in homes in Aurora, Naperville (2) and Orland Park

chicagotribune.com $300,000 damage at home in the 5400 block of Switch Grass Lane about 12:42 a.m.; also 2500 block Freeland Ct, $200,000 damage about 8:11 a.m. ...  

Gabriella Drozdz, 18, Killed; Hit-and-Run SUV in Lake Zurich

arlingtoncardinal.com/One teen female killed, 2 injured: Light-colored or white SUV with possible front-right damage from impact ...

Delays due to thunderstorms at O'Hare

fly.faa.gov Departure delays between 46 minutes and 1 hour and increasing; arriving flights were delayed due to thunderstorms earlier ...

Eliseo Mercado Shot in Killed in Apparent Gang Fight, Near Pine & Everett, Des Plaines

arlingtoncardinal.com Shot multiple times in chest in apartment/townhouse apartment parking lot ...

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Illinois laws bans 'bath salt' illegal drug

chicagotribune.com Illinois is the 11th state to ban the drug methylenedioxypyrovalerone, or MDPV, which has been sold legally over the counter at tobacco shops and convenience; hallucinogenic, similar to methamphetamine or ecstasy ...

At least 7 deaths in Cook County attributed to hot weather

chicagotribune.com Five deaths in Chicago, one death in Calumet City ...

Grayslake landscaper OK after lightning strike, or near miss

dailyherald.com/article/Landscaper working about 5:50 a.m. when lightning struck in the 31000 block of Allegheny Road, Grayslake ... arlingtoncardinal.com Lightning destroys chimney at house in Arlington Heights ...

Wrigley Co. planning to leave Michigan Avenue headquarters

suntimes.com Gleaming white building, 400 N. Michigan, needs work and is no longer suitable for the company; remain 250 Wrigley employees will head to Goose Lake campus by 2012, 40% of building already vacant ...

Donna M. Grace, 81, and passenger Gail F. Crabtree, 97, killed in car that crashed with Rock Island Metra, Oak Forest

chicagotribune.com Seven of the 89 passengers on Metra were transported to hospitals with minor injuries ...

Illinois National Guard convoy involved in 4-vehicle crash: 6 guard injured, 2 civilians injured

chicagotribune.com Convoy Crash: One Illinois National Guard humvee loses control during approach to disabled semi-trailer truck on I-94 near Caledonia ...

Power outages, lightning strikes, flood warnings as storms hit Chicago area

chicagotribune.com 18,000 Chicagoland ComEd customers without power; two to three inches of rain already in Lake and McHenry counties; 50 mph wind gusts at Midway International Airport ... wunderground.com/history/airport/KORD ... Only 42.6 mph gusts at O'Hare ...

NFL cancels August 7, 2011 Hall of Fame game between Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams

nwherald.com New start to the preseason schedule set for Aug. 11 between the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers ...

Goudie: Thousands sign up with State of Illinois gaming board's self-exclusion program

abclocal.go.com/wls Casino employees are paid bounties up to $500 per self-excluded gambler they catch on the floor; gamblers can be charged with trespassing and money they win is seized ...


Heat buckled tracks on CTA Red Line near Cermak-Chinatown station

chicagotribune.com Significant delays as trains have to share same track in each direction from Chinatown to 35th St ...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Buffalo Grove teen from Stevenson High School drowns in Southwest Michigan lake

arlingtoncardinal.com Jacob Waxberg, 15, drowned Wednesday about 10:00 p.m. in lake at Greenswoods Camp for Boys, Decatur, Michigan after struggling in water ...

Metra Train #420 crash with car at 167th and Oak Forest Avenue, 2 killed

arlingtoncardinal.com EMS Plan 2 with minor or no injuries to Metra passengers ...

City of Chicago OKs strengthening curfew ordinance for kids under 12

wlsam.com Article. kids under 12 have to be home by 8 o’clock Sunday through Thursday nights and 9 o’clock on Friday and Saturday nights; for teens 12 to 17, curfew remains same: 10 p.m Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights ...

Firefighter injured at Crystal Lake extra alarm abandoned house fire

arlingtoncardinal.com Crystal Lake firefighter flown to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran Hospital after foot caught between rung of mechanized ladder; vacant house destroyed ... triblocal.com/crystal-lake Huntley firefighter treated and released for heat-related sysmptoms 

O'Hare, Midway airports getting new body scanning software

abclocal.go.com/wls New software will show only a generic outline of a person's body, not naked images ...

Parolee Daniel Jones, 27, charged with attempted murder of 2 Chicago cops near S. Karlov and W. Gladys

suntimes.com The two Harrison District patrol officers, both age 29, observed what they thought was a drug transaction, and left their squad car to investigate ...

Boy who died in Nodaway River in Clarinda, Iowa identity released as Deontae Haynes

chicagotribune.com Five people age 9 to 20 were swimming below a dam when undertow pulled him under; Tamra Haley hospitalized after trying to save Deontae Haynes ...

Multiple power lines down across Dempster in Morton Grove

Multiple power lines down with crowd control needed at 5850 Dempster, Morton Grove about 10:40 a.m. Thursday ...

Tarzan Lynch, 28, killed in motorcycle crash with CTA 'L' tracks support on West Lake St

chicagotribune.com Changing lanes about 10 a.m. Wendesday in the 3600 block of West Lake St ... 

Shooting at Trinity Service Center in unincorporated Joliet Township; 1 dead, 2 wounded


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

350Green reveals locations of first public charging stations for electric vehicles

chicagotribune.com 73 charging plazas revealed for a quick charge of 30 minutes for Nissan Leaf, for example ... 350green.com ... Plazas come with solar energy storage to reduce demand on power grid ...

Accused of druggin her 7-yr-old son then cutting her own throat

dailyherald.com Elmhurst mom Cheryl Luchetta pleads not guilty Wednesday in DuPage County Court to aggravated battery and attempted murder -- accused of drugging son with potentially deadly dose of Valium and Tylenol PM

Danielle Dennis-Towne, honor student at Bloom Trail High School, was shot in head

chicagotribune.com Childhood friend Enrico Luciano Mascaro, 19, charged with homicide after Clifton Forge (Virginia) police found victim's body in his vehicle trunk; Nag Head, first homicide ever in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, south of site of first flight of Wright Brothers ...

R&B star R. Kelly has emergency throat surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

myfoxchicago.com Kelly, 44, complained of throat pain, rushed Tuesday to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, surgeons immediately drained abscess on one of his tonsils ...

Kenneth P. Bleskin, 46, hit by car, killed on South Harlem Ave

chicagotribune.com Victim was pronounced dead at Advocated Christ Medical Center after being hit in the roadway about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday ...

City official, Mohammed K. Rashed, 45, one of three men charged in Medicare fraud scheme involving home healthcare business, House Call Physicians

suntimes.com Scheme involved billing for services by physicians when services were really done by physician assistants; also billed for unnecessary services involving co-defendants Paschal U. Oparah and Bahir H. Khalil ...

South Elgin woman, Rosella Robinson, 83, charged with battery of police officer, resisting arrest

suntimes.com Scratched and beat police officer's arm when police tried to turn off her ignition during traffic stop in Elgin area known for gang and drug activity ...

Jaime Salgado charged with predatory criminal sexual assault

triblocal.com/gurnee Repeated sexual assault one-to-five times per week for three years, starting when the girl was nine-years-old ...

Dog killed, 19 without a home in Brighton Park fire

chicagotribune.com Fire began at about 11 a.m.  in attic of a 2-1/2 story home on the 4500 block of South California ...

Glen Ellyn man David Briddle sues Naperville, claiming false DUI arrest

suntimes.com Released without charges after blowing 0.0 on a Breathalyzer test. But he was still fingerprinted, his mug shot was taken, and news of his arrest hit a local newspaper ...

Photos from fog at Chicago's lakefront beaches

abclocal.go.com/wls Twenty-four beaches closed because lifeguard could not see people in the water ...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mark Mollenhauer, 34, admits $82,000 theft over 9 years from Lake Forest College

dailyherald.com Sentenced to 18 months in jail Tuesday ...

Elgin cop Officer Lance Adams III accused of attacking amusement park workers in Michigan

dailyherald.com Adams hit and shoved 21-yr-old park worker, boisterous and resisting according to Muskegon County deputy ...

Mark R. Lewis, Brother of Naperville homicide victim found, detained in Pensacola, Florida

dailyherald.com"Person of Interest" in death of his sister Cathleen Lewis ...

Power Outage in Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, York Township and Milton Township

chicagotribune.com Circuit breaker malfunction believed to have caused outages  to about 12,700 customers about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday ... 

Evanston man charged in beating death after victim told offender, 'I want to kiss you'

chicagotribune.com Ricardo E. Munoz, 35, charged with killing Juan L. Sanchez, 34; both intoxicated at party ...

1 Dead and 2 injured in Englewood shooting, 7000 block South Parnell

abclocal.go.com/wls 17-year-old shot on his bike, 18-year-old killed, 87-year-old hit in the shoulder ...

DeKalb ironworker James Vaughn, 52, killed in fall from warehouse addition construction

triblocal.com/lake-zurich Fell from platform in open roof structure at 500 block of Oakwood Road in Lake Zurich ... MAP/SAT ...

Lake Michigan fog closes Chicago beaches

chicagotribune.com North Avenue and Oak Street beaches closed first with bans posted just before noon ... Ban extended to all beaches about 2:25 p.m. ... will be lifted when fog burns off ... chicagoparkdistrict.com Beach info ...

Lisa Bernhard, Susan Bernhard charged with criminal neglect after death of father

chicagotribune.com Werner Bernhard of Northbrook died from sepsis following a hip fracture ...

Air conditioner condensation drip: Man kills man falsely accused of dripping water on sister in Austin neighborhood

abclocal.go.com/wls Charles Sims, 28, shot Jimmy Parker eight times about 2 a.m. on June 2 at apartment building in the 5600 block of West Washington ...

Ground near catch basin collapses in front of residence in Clearing neighborhood

suntimes.com Shifting parkway soil collapses while woman was mowing lawn; severely sprained wrist, possible torn knee and ankle ligaments ...

Francisco Moreno dies in hit-and-run bike crash near his home in Logan Square

suntimes.com Crashed with van about 2:00 p.m. Monday at an unknown location near his home on North Maplewood Ave; walked home, then found unresponsive early Tuesday ...

Bike-powered pub crawl company, PedalPub, fights rejection by City of Chicago

chicago.cbslocal.com Operates in 13 other cities; rejected for not using motorized vehicle in public way ... pedalpub.com Bicycle made for 16 people ...

Three men wounded in East Garfield shooting

chicagotribune.com Shooting of 3 men in their 30's about 12:40 a.m. in the 3500 block of West Walnut St, no arrest ...

Second police-involved shooting overnight: CPD officers kill gunman in Brainerd neighborhood, South Side

chicagotribune.com Shooting occurred about 12:55 a.m. in the 9200 block of South Justine Street after police officers witness gunman shooting two victims at Harold's Chicken, 9100 block of South Ashland Ave ...

Chicago police release sketch of man who snatched child at Rogers Park beach

chicagotribune.com Grabbed 18-month old girl, but was stopped by mother about 8:45 p.m. on July 4 at Pratt Beach Park; description, police sketch ...

Juan L. Sanchez found dead in friend's basement apartment in Evanston

triblocal.com/evanston After fight at party Saturday night, Sanchez, 34, found dead at 2:20 p.m. Sunday at apartment in the 1200 block of Dodge Avenue ...

Jim McMahon injured (non-life-threatening) in limo crash in Reno, Nevada

nbcchicago.com 

EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH ... What's the record dew point for Chicago?

arlingtoncardinal.com Excessive Heat Watch for Chicagoland Wednesday morning through Thursday night; Near record dew points ... record high dew point for Chicago is 83°F recorded on July 30, 1999 ...

Exec. Tony Hunter named CEO of Tribune Co. publishing unit

latimes.com Part of effort to restructure and streamline Tribune's publishing division, while four positions are eliminated ...

Plainfield man, Ronald E. Utsler, charged with stalking female employee of Crazy Rock Gentleman's Club in Romeoville

suntimes.com After unwanted gifts, threatening notes and showing up in disguise; Utsler, 58, charged with violating order of protection, stalking ...

Bike robber charges upgraded to murder from aggravated battery with great bodily harm

arlingtoncardinal.com Ronald Wade gave choke hold and threw victim to ground near 1400 block of East 13th Place in Ford Heights ...

Gary Sinise leads fans in 'Take me out to the ball game' during 7th


Actor/musician Gary Sinise sings 
'Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Monday at 7th inning stretch at Wrigley Field.

Two Chicago police officers shot in West Garfield Park -- non-life-threatening wounds

chicagotribune.com Shot about 10:45 p.m. near Gladys and Karlov Avenues; suspect not located ... MAP/SAT ...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Labor leaders first meeting with city since Rahm Emanuel announced 625 layoffs

nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room Henry Bayer, executive director of AFSCME Council 31: "There's no need to lay off one city employee" ...


MIssing 4-yr-old from Mt. Carmel, Illinois found near Millennium Park after LoJack signal detect by Chicago police helicopter

arlingtoncardinal.com Missing Mount Carmel Child Tatum P. Lewis Found with Uncle North of Millennium Park; white conversion van found first with LoJack signal ... www.lojack.com

Water taxi captain Ragna Russo and crewmember rescue woman who fell into Chicago River near Roosevelt Rd

chicago.cbslocal.com Fell in during smoke break ... chicagotribune.com Captain Ragna Russo and deckhand David Blackford, passengers, firefighter involved in water rescue ...

Mathie: 'Maggie' the orangutan turns 50 at Brookfield Zoo

abclocal.go.com/wls Birthday gifts included rice, oatmeal and cracked corn ...

Enrico Mascaro, suspect in Steger teen's death, faces arraignment

abclocal.go.com/wls Victim, Danielle Dennis-Towne, disappeared from Nags Head, North Carolina, while visiting friends over the weekend ...

Emanuel, McCarthy: 92 more Chicago police officers on street beats

chicagotribune.com Latest plan raised the number of police officers reassigned to the districts to nearly 750 police officers ...

5 injured in West Side, Lawndale neighborhood crash

chicagotribune.com Sunday 3 p.m. at the intersection of Ogden and Kostner avenue ...

Police exchange gunfire, then arrest man on East 82nd St

chicagotribune.com Police followed the sound of gunshots to two men, who each fled in separate directions about 8 p.m. in the 2500 block of East 82nd St ...

Cook County issued 831 civil union licenses in 1st month -- June 2011

chicagotribune.com 209 civil union licenses issued on first day -- June 1, 2011 ... Tracking LGBT Equality in Illinois -- www.eqil.org ...

Rivers Casino opens in Des Plaines

dailyherald.com Opened 11 a.m. today with overflow crowd ... playrivers.com 3000 S. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL ...

Skipper Mark Money and crewmember Suzanne Bickel killed after boat capsizes during Race to Mackinac

suntimes.com Boat flipped in storm with 60 mph winds and 6' waves; bodies recovered by Coast Guard about 7:45 a.m. Monday in northern Lake Michigan off the Michigan coastline southeast of North Fox Island ... dailyherald.com Sailboat WingNuts ...

Extrication crash at Fullerton Ave & Leclaire Ave, 2 critical

facebook.com/ChicagoFireAlerts Photos: No passengers in cab during crash about 4:50 a.m. ...

City Hall fighting for 18 years to close Chicago’s only topless bar -- VIP's A Gentlemen's Club

suntimes.com Biggest loss in court came in 2006, when the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the city ordinance banning nude and semi-nude dancing at liquor-serving establishments -- laywers fighting ...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Man fatally wounded by Chicago police in exchange of gunfire on West Side

chicagotribune.com Police flagged down for shots fired at Madison and Parkside, then male suspect fled on foot then pointed gun at police and fired shots ...

At least 5 shot in overnight Saturday/Sunday violence on South Side

chicagotribune.com 11:10 pm: Back of the Yards neighborhood, 27-year-old man shot in the forearm;  in the 5200 block of South Justine Street; 11:50 pm: Englewood neighborhood, 17-year-old boy critically wounded, shot in the head; 2:32 am: Parkway Gardens neighborhood, 26-year-old man shot multiple times standing outside in the 400 block of East 65th Street; 3:12 am: West Englewood neighborhood, two men shot in the 7200 block of South Honore Street ...

Tony McCoy, 7' tall, 20-yr-old, shot killed in his Kenwood neighborhood

chicagotribune.com Well-liked, college-bound, non-gang member killed in the 1100 block of East 47th St. Saturday; robbed two days prior, no word on shooter ...

Engine fire on Lake Michigan tour boat

chicagotribune.com One man transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after fire on the Anita Dee about 8:45 p.m. Saturday; Chicago Fire Department fireboat on the scene; boat returned to Navy Pier ... 


facebook.com/ChicagoFireAlerts Chicago Fire Boat Christopher Wheatley on the scene ...

Victim dies as victim of a bike robbery; teen Ronald Wade of Ford Heights in custody

arlingtoncardinal.com Victim and suspect Ronald Wade were struggling over the victim’s bicycle near the 1400 block of East 13th Place in Ford Heights about 9:00 p.m. Monday July 11, 2011; Wade allegedly used choke hold, three victim to ground ...

Minor injuries to 2 firefighters in Downers Grove house fire on Meadow Lane

dailyherald.com About 10 fire departments responded to a fire at 5310 Meadow Lane at 4:35 p.m. Saturday ... facebook.com/ChicagoFireAlerts Photos at secluded property near Denburn Woods ...

Autopsy: Resident at Maryhaven NSG and Rehabilitation in Glenview

chicagotribune.com Mercedes Iverson of the 1700 block of East Lake Avenue in Glenview was pronounced dead Thursday at Evanston Hospital ...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

VIDEO: Inside ComEd's Joliet Command Center

nbcchicago.com Managing about 900 crews out on the street ... Using twitter ... twitter.com/ComEd ... Com Ed Outage Map: comed.com/sites/customerservice/Pages/outagemap.aspx

Boy in critical condition after found shot in the head in Brainerd neighborhood

chicagotribune.com Found unconscious in 1300 block of West 91st St about 9:15 a.m. ...

Hit-and-runs in Chicago: West Side and South Side

chicagotribune.com Ashley Johnson, 22, charged with hi-and-run that killed David Bunch on Jackson Blvd near Homan Ave about 3:30 am ... 
chicagotribune.com Female critical condition after hit by dark-colored vehicle while crossing in the 2500 block of 83rd Street about 3:35 a.m.  ... Citizens with information about the South Side hit-and-run are urged to call the Chicago Police Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.

LA detective: Tricia Pacaccio murder suspect Michael Gargiulo could have killed 10 women

suntimes.com Cryptic statement in 2008; as HVAC repairman, just because 10 women in those homes were killed — and his DNA was present — doesn’t mean he murdered anyone ...

Monday's Derecho storm aftermath update

chicagotribune.com ComEd: Power won't be fully restored until Saturday; 5,000 still without power in Buffalo Grove ... arlingtoncardinal.com Elderly man walks to Buffalo Grove police headquarters to get help because he had no phone to call for ambulance ... chicagotribune.com ComEd: 677,000 down, 182,000 to go ... dailyherald.com State of Emergency declared in Lake County ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mayor Daley's bodyguard detail to be phased out

wlsam.com CPD Public Information Officer: "The need for the security detail will be reviewed routinely, and adjustments will be made as appropriate" ...

Ahmed Wali Karzai shot dead by bodyguard in Kandahar, Afghanistan had Chicago restaurant ties in Lakeview

ft.com Shot at point blank range in heavily-fortified compound in the southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday by bodyguard, who was immediately killed by other bodyguards ...

chicagotribune.com Once ran Helmand, family owned restaurant at 3201 N. Halsted St. ...



Members of a motorcycle gang Wheels of Soul arrested Tuesday morning in Chicago by law officers from ATF,CPD and other agencies

chicagotribune.com Maurice Thomas, 31; Toney Sims, 39; Thomas Bailey, 41; Anthony Robinson, 24; Carlyle Fleming, 32; and Bryant Palmer, 51, all of Chicago; Allan Hunter, 33, of Wheaton ... others also arrested in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Wisconsin and Kentucky ...

Anthony Fern,18, shot and killed in Joliet

chicagotribune.com Prounounced dead after he was shot in the 100 block of Arch Court, Joliet ...

State severs foster care ties with Catholic Charities

chicagotribune.com Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said the state could not accept their signed contracts for the 2012 fiscal year because Catholic Charities does not intend to comply with the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act ...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Home invasion/robbery: Armed men tie up Lake Forest house sitter


dailyherald.com Three masked men, two with handguns, pried open the back door of home on the 100 block of Foster Place about 12:45 a.m. Friday ...


Overheated generator exhaust ignites fire on Glenbard East High School roof

dailyherald.com Fire alarm provided early detection at the school, 1014 S. Maine St., Lombard, at about 6:25 p.m ...

Person shocked by downed wire near Ashland Ave. in Pilsen neighborhood

suntimes.com Critical condition: Fire crews responded to a report of electrocution at 2352 S. Ashland Ave ...

No injuries after tree crushes car with man inside,

abclocal.go.com/wls Occurred 8:09 a.m. in the 4900 block of North Austin in the Austin neighborhood ...

EXTRA ALARM: 6-alarm fire displaces 130 residents overnight in West Chicago

chicagotribune.com Smoke detectors didn't go off because most of the smoke was outside catching the mansard, which was catching fire ...

Cops: Teen in fatal accident that killed 911 operator was drunk and high on Ecstasy, and driving a stolen Range Rover

chicagotribune.com Crash near near Hoyne Ave and Armitage Ave killed police dispatcher Marciea Adkins on her way home from work at 6:15 a.m. Sunday while Marquis Harrison, 16, was being chased by police ... MAP/SAT

Fast-moving thunderstorms with bowing radar echo knock out power to 852,000

chicagotribune.com 75 mph winds about 8:00 a.m. Monday; as of 5 p.m., Commonwealth Edison reported 541,000 customers without power ... 272,000 north of the city, 126,000 west of the city, 89,000 in Chicago and Maywood and 54,000 in south suburbs ... arlingtoncardinal.com The bow echo ...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Vehicle vs. pedestrians: Family of 4 hit by car, injured in Evanston

chicagotribune.com Clark, non-life-threatening injuries about 9:30 a.m. Saturday ...

2 hurt in North Aurora in motorcycle-Chevy Avalanche collision on IL 31 & I-88

chicagotribune.com Motorcyclist and driver of Chevy hurt; driver charged with failure to yield while making a left turn ...

Man, 19, critical condition after shot multiple times on West Side, Lawndale neihborhood

chicagotribune.com Police responded 1:28 a.m. to a man shot in the 3900 block of West Polk St ...

2 shot and killed in Maywood in separate incident: 2000 block of S. 2nd Ave, 1000 block S. 14th Ave

chicagotribune.com Shot early Saturday wee hours early morning: Sharon Draine, 16, of Bellwood killed on 2nd Ave; Demetrius Delacy, 17, of the 1000 block of South 14th Ave shot near his home ...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Katy Perry postpones Allstate show Friday due to food poisoning

chicagotribune.com/entertainment The Chicago show has been rescheduled to Aug. 21 and the St. Paul show to Aug. 23 at same venues ...

West Nile Virus found in Lemont in DuPage County

dailyherald.com First mosquitoes with positive test of West Nile Virus were found in a trap in Lemont ... 
dupagehealth.org/wnv-map ... track in DuPage communities ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Nile_virus

Teenage girls report being stalked, groped at Six Flags Water Park, Gurnee

chicago.cbslocal.com Offender described as 17 years old, possibly Asian, 5' 10" tall with a medium build, short black curly hair, brown eyes, and gold hoop earring in his right ear ... Citizens with information regarding this incident or suspect are urged to call the Gurnee Police Department at (847) 599-7000 or Lake County Crime Stoppers at (847) 662-2222

3 teens charged with hate crime, harasment with anti-gay insults to man at Millennium station

chicagotribune.com Two teens identified as Mack Heard, 17, of the 5000 block of Harvard Lane in Richton Park, and Kendrick L. Towner, 18, of the 5200 block of Deana Lane in Richton Park; third teen, a minor ...

Adult male pedestrian seriously injured after vehicle stikes him at Georgetown Dr and Main St

nwherald.com Airlifted to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville ...

Two vehicles involved in pedestrian death on Busse Rd, Mount Prospect; first reported as hit-and-run

arlingtoncardinal.com Christopher Spatafora pronounced dead shortly after incident on Busse Road, just south of Algonquin Rd ...

Hammond man Darren Hayes, 24, arrested in Lakeview stabbing

abclocal.go.com/wls Charged with three counts of aggravated battery and felony mob; case still open to investigation and other suspects ...

Chicago has 4th-highest daily parking rate, and 7th highest monthly parking rate in the United States

suntimes.com Median daily parking rate in downtown Chicago is $32; Chicago’s median monthly parking rate $289, national average $155 ... usatoday.com Colliers International's annual survey of parking rates in North America ...

colliers.com/country/unitedstates/reports ... 2011 Parking Rate Survey



Vernon C. McCormick charged in killing of Lockport teen Deonte Lesley

chicagotribune.com Deonte Lesley and brother and cousins were playing video games in their house when bullets penetrated the walls of the home ...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Suspect in Indiana beach beating death turns himself in to LaPorte County Sheriff

chicagotribune.com Charged with aggravated battery, involuntary manslaughter and battery ...

Paul Konerko selected 2011 American League All-Star team for July 12th game in Phoenix

suntimes.com More than 8.4 million votes, Konerko topped Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers, Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals, Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles and Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays ...

Fugitive activist Justin Solondz linked to Seattle arson arrested in Chicago

chicagotribune.com Alleged connection to University of Washington's horticulture center $6 million arson fire, one of a string of arson attacks by the radical environmental groups, the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front ...

Long Beach, Indiana police seek teen in death of Mt. Carmel student Kevin Kennelly

chicagotribune.com Warrant for arrest of James Malecek, 18, of Chicago; charged with aggravated battery, involuntary manslaughter and battery after July 4th fight at beach ...

Convicted sexual predator Tate H. Madler of Western Springs after resident reports him loitering loitering at Sedgewick Park, La Grange

triblocal.com/la-grange-la-grange-park No indication he attempted to make contact with any children or adults while at the park ...

Unclothed body of man found in Penny Road Pond, Old Sutton Road and Penny Road near South Barrington

chicagotribune.com Body discovered about 9:00 a.m. Wednesday; autopsy results expected Thursday ...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Illegal fireworks accidents burn North Indiana children, teens in LaPorte and rural Fulton County

abclocal.go.com/wls Teen throws firecracker out car window, blows back inside car, ignites other firecrackers and burns, destroys car ...

Yvonne Williams, 52, killed in hit-run accident, man questioned

chicagotribune.com Hit by Jeep Cherokee sport utility while crossing 4600 block of South Ashland Avenue 8:48 a.m. Tuesday ...

Crest Hill coach Darrell Stephenson pleads not guilty to sex abuse

abclocal.go.com/wls Still in custody at Will County Adult Detention Center ...

O'Hare International Airport first U.S. airport to have apiaries in conservation program

suntimes.com Sweet Beginnings bees and bee keepers arrived in March on 2,400 square feet of vacant, undeveloped, grassy land on east side of O’Hare ... abclocal.go.com/wls Ex-offenders employed making bee products ... sweetbeginningsllc.com ... www.nlen.org

SUV vs. car in driveway pushes into house in Homer Glen

facebook.com/Northern Illinois FireGround 14600 South 136th Street ...

U2 plays before 65,000 fans inside Soldier Field

abclocal.go.com/wls/$30 million stage "Spaceship: took six days to set up ... www.u2.com ... u2.com"Summertime in Soldier Field ...

Boy, 9, shot in head in backyard on East 100th Place in Roseland neighborhood

chicagotribune.com Shot while with his Dad getting their own dog in the backyard about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday; critical condition ...

Car hits vacant house, three injured in Roseland neighborhood

chicagotribune.com Crashed about 12:35 am. Wednesday at 10257 S State St ...

Man shot in head while waiting at stoplight in Humboldt Park

chicagotribune.com 23-year-old victim: Grand and Sacramento, just before 6 a.m. Tuesday ...

Suspect in custody after 18-year-old male found shot, dead in Elgin

dailyherald.com Not gang-related: 800 block of Arthur Drive in Elgin about 10:50 p.m. Monday  ...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Carpentersville man Jesus Guerrero, 52, held; allegedly stabbed wife

dailyherald.com Woman stabbed in the back, 500 block of Elm Ridge ...

Six dead, 28 wounded in Independence Day holiday weekend violence in Chciago

suntimes.com Victim ages range from 16 to 34 ...

Coast Guard search for Christopher Zdzislaw Szmajlo of Orland Park, believed missing from DuSable Harbor

abclocal.go.com/wls No life jacket, report of a man that fell in the water near Randolph ... chicagobreakingnews.com A body pulled from Lake Michigan Tuesday morning ... chicagotribune.com Drowned ...

Chicago police investigate attack, stabbing caught on video from upper floor over sidewalk in Lakeview

chicagotribune.com Gang of youths attacked and stabbed a 25-year-old man in the Lakeview neighborhood, 3300 block of North Halsted Street Sunday about 11:45 p.m. ...

facebook.com/TakeBackBoystown ... action group for crime prevention in response to violent crime in Boystown ...

Teen found fatally shot in Roseland neighborhood, far South Side

chicagotribune.com/news/local/Walking on the sidewalk: 17-year-old shot in the 10700 block of South Wentworth Avenue just before 9:45 p.m. Monday ...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Extra Alarm fire in Pilsen neighborhood started by children with fireworks

arlingtoncardinal.com 2-11-alarm-fire in the 1300 block of West 18th St ...

Tinley Park firefighter fight Brookside Glen house fire in 90-degree heat

tinleypark.patch.com House fire 8511 Hollybrook Lane Saturday ... facebook.com Northern Illinois Fireground Destroyed second floor, garage, car in garage and damaged two cars on the driveway ...

Downers Grove changes tornado siren policy after EF-1 tornado hit town with no siren activated

triblocal.com/downers-grove NWS Tornado Warning was a rare blanket warning covering a wide area that didn't prompt officials to activate siren ...

crh.noaa.gov National Weather Service Chicago maps of June 21st Suburban Chicago Tornadoes that hit Downers Grove and Mount Prospect  ... 

arlingtoncardinal.com/2011/06/21/The NWS Tornado Warning that was issued at 7:57 PM CDT Tuesday, June 21, 2011 that covered a wide area including Downers Grove and all of DuPage County  ...

Body found on South Cicero Avenue could be man who fled crash scene

chicago.cbslocal.com Pipers Wells, 33, of 1054 N. Massasoit Ave. was dead at crash scene at Cicero Ave and Chicago Sanitary Ship Canal at 2:23 a.m. Thursday; man late 20's, early 30's found in the 4000 block of South Cicero Avenue 11:30 a.m. Monday ... MAP/SAT

Motor home fire, propane tank explosion in Westchester

chicago.cbslocal.com Person inside motor home parked on driveway on Heidorn Ave escaped, but suffered burns ...

Larger crowd than usual expected at Navy Pier for fireworks

abclocal.go.com/wls Only show in Chicago tonight ... abclocal.go.com/wls Largest show in Chicagoland is Hamilton Lakes Fireworks Show in Itasca ... arlingtoncardinal.com Chicagoland list of fireworks ...

Fire Marshal Larry Makaitas: Stay away from illegal fireworks

abclocal.go.com/wls Banned fireworks in Illinois can kill or seriously injure; firecrackers of any size, bottle rockets or roman candles are illegal ...

Young woman hit from shots fired from light-colored vehicle on West Side

chicagotribune.com Drive-by shooting just before 1 am: 21-year-old woman standing on the sidewalk in the 4800 block of West Augusta Boulevard; critical condition ...

Male victim shot in forearm as he grabs gun during attempted robbery

chicagotribune.com Sitting in car in the 7100 block of South Wentworth Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. when robber approaches ...

South Side shootings: 1 killed in West Englewood, 1 injured in Englewood

chicagotribune.com 30-year-old man killed about 7:10 p.m. Sunday at 64th Street and Wolcott Avenue; 26-year-old three times about 6:55 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Carpenter Street ...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Two hurt in pickup truck crash with Canadian Pacific freight train on Rohlwing Rd, just north of Irving Park Rd

wgntv.com 3:00 a.m. crash: Woman airlifted to Level I Trauma center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital; man tranported to Alexian Brothers Medical Center ... facebook.com Northern Illinois Fireground photos Canadian Pacific freight train vs. white pickup truck; Itasca, Addison on the scene ...

"Holy Hot Tortoise!" Spur is safely returned to The Animal Store in Lincolnwood

arlingtoncardinal.com Found wandering in backyards  ... chicagotribune.com Store owner Kenn Bearman credits media alerts that led offenders to release Spur into the wild ...

Metra warns of double-charging credit cards in error last Monday

nbcchicago.com Metra: working diligently to identify and reverse the additional charges for affected customers ...

Three shootings overnight Saturday/Sunday -- 1 involved road rage and a chase that ended at 87th and Stony Island Ave

chicagotribune.com 20-yr-old shot about 1:00 a.m. Sunday after chase and collision with a third car; 28-yr-old shot in ankle just after 11:00 p.m. Saturday in the 7600 block of South Marquette Ave; man walked up to a car just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday and shot a passenger in the 3400 block of West Chicago Ave up to a car ... facebook.com Northern Illinois FireGround photos at 87th Street and Stoney Island ...

Police focus on 'Choke Point' -- where local street gangs meet Mexican drug-trafficking organizations

suntimes.com NEW STRIKE FORCE: DEA, Chicago Police, FBI and other agencies will focus on the choke point; Domingo “Mingo” Blount "Mr. Choke Point" and member of Black Disciples Gang already arrested ...

Suspect Tyrone Hill charged in alleged North Beach abduction attempt after Chicago Police FLASH MESSAGE with suspect description

abclocal.go.com/wls ONLY YARDS AWAY FROM PARENTS! Suspect Tyrone Hill, 37, charged with attempted aggravated kidnapping of a child under the age of 13 and unlawful restraint ...

Hoffman Estates man, Austin Watts, dies after car surfing in Crystal Lake

arlingtoncardinal.com Falls from roof of Chevy Impala in Walmart parking lot, 1205 S. Rt. 31, Crystal Lake ...

Motorcyclist James McFall, 52, of Tinley Park killed in crash with truck

chicagotribune.com Crash near Vollmer Road and South Cicero Avenue in Matteson ...

Seven-car crash, minivan rollover at Route 60 and Milwauke Ave, Vernon Hills

dailyherald.com 5 transported to the hospital after minivan rolled over ...