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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dad's GMC SUV Hit By Driver of Stolen Vehicle, Son Ejected, Killed; Offender Escapes, Goes on to Carjack 2 More Vehicles

Donovan Turnage, 11, died Saturday on his way to get a haircut for the holidays with his father in his father's SUV when they were hit by the driver of a stolen vehicle at West Garfield Boulevard and South Halsted Street [...]

The first stolen vehicle was carjacked at 11:20 a.m. Friday in the 800 block of West Irving Park Road. The offender crashed into the SUV, then carjacked a second vehicle, which ran out of gas on NB I-294 near I-88 [...]

Offender, described as a male/white, age 40, 6'0" 200 LBS and wearing a white hoodie and blue jeans, carjacked a third vehicle (a light blue Honda Accord) on NB I-294 [...]

Police have identified the offender, but his name has not been released [...]


Off-Duty Cook County Sheriff’s Investigator Cuauhtemoc Estrada Shot and Killed While Breaking Up Robbery -- of his Daughter

Cuauhtemoc Estrada, age 50, stepped out of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall at 200 30th Ave, Bellwood, IL ‎about 7:30 p.m. and witnessed an armed robbery in the parking lot [...]

Cook County Sheriff’s Investigator Cuauhtemoc Estrada was off-duty, hosting a holiday party at the Bellwood Veterans of Foreign Wars hall [...]

Daughter -- devastated Christina Estrada holding a medallion replica of her father's badge -- says her father died protecting her [...]


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Larry Lujack Dies -- a Chicago Radio Legend, SuperJock "My Beat is the Animal Kingdom, My Job to Give You It's News First Hand"

Larry Lujack spent most of his career at the Big 89, WLS-AM, and was teamed up with  fellow DJ Tommy Edwards, known to fans as "Uncle Lar' and Lil Tommy" [...]

Larry Lujack spent three decades on Chicago’s airwaves [...]

Robert Feder: been battling esophageal cancer for the last year and was in hospice care in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when he died Wednesday [...]

Friday, December 13, 2013

Arlington Heights Cop Shooter Eric M Anderson Mug Shot, Criminal History

"He confronted the police, pointed a firearm at officers, at which time the members of the emergency services team fired shots, striking him multiple times," said Commander Andrew Whowell, Arlington Heights Police [...]

Mug shot of shooter Eric M. Anderson from ABC7Chicago twitter account.

CRIMINAL HISTORY: Order of protection for the female hostage filed in McHenry County on Dec. 9, 2013, several residential burglaries, unlawful use of a weapon, criminal damage to property, resisting or obstructing  a peace officer [...]


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chicago Bears Trestman's Josh McCown, Jay Cutler Quarterback Quandary

Josh McCown, come on down and collect your NFC offensive player of the week award! But you can take it with you back to the bench; Bears plan to start Jay Cutler [...]

McCown tossed a career high 348 passing yards along with four touchdowns on Monday [...]

McCown boasts a 66.8 completion percentage, a 13:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio and seven consecutive games with a passer rating over 90.0 [...]

Brian Urlacher: Bears should start Josh McCown, not Jay Cutler (When Urlacher retired from the league in May, Cutler was the only ex-teammate who didn't give the former star linebacker a phone call) [...]

FLASHBACK: Chicago Bears Fire Lovie Smith "Rex is our quarterback" [...]


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DUI for Ambulance Driver Running Hot with No Patient, No Partner After Crash at Clark and Montrose, Chicago

Care 1 ambulance driver John P. Lara, 31, charged with aggravated driving under the influence causing an accident resulting in bodily harm, disobeying red light, failing to reduce speed, negligent driving, and failing to carry or display a driver's license [...]



Sunday, December 8, 2013

SNOW PLAN CRASH LOG FOR December 8, 2013 (First Significant Snowfall)

Crash report summary from witness and multiple Facebook pages dedicated to covering breaking public safety news in Chicagoland

Cardinal Emergencies EBTS SNOW PLAN LOG 12.08.2012



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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Kane County Sheriff's Police Chase that Ended with Crash that Killed Zachary Bingham

The attorney for the family of Zachary Bingham, a 2012 Kaneland High School graduate, filed a lawsuit saying that Kane County Sheriff's police should have called of a dangerous police pursuit, which eventually killed Bingham and the offender when their vehicles crashed. The offender's vehicle was a Nissan Altima that was reported stolen out of Wheaton [...]

FLASHBACK DEC 02 2012: Head-on crash, rollover on Route 38 in Campton Hills that resulted in a four-car pileup that killed Zachary Bingham, 18, Jennifer Liston, 30, and injured two others [PHOTO ...]

Crash killed Bingham's dog, Lucy, after numerous witnesses reported Liston was driving the Nissan Altima over 100 mph [...]

Bank Robbery at Bank of America at 183rd and Governors Highway, Homewood -- Checking for Possible Suspects at Large Nearby

FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said there was a robbery at a Bank of America branch at 183rd and Governors Highway earlier Wednesday morning [...]

SWAT team arrived about 11:45 a.m., and several law enforcement officers had their weapons out while surrounding Homewood apartment complex. Several SWAT team members were seen running up Aida Court north of 183rd Street [...]
Bank of America.
About 50 squad cars, tons of police at 183rd and Governors Highway in Homewood. Massive police presence.


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Cherry Creek Shopping Center ...

Aida Court, Homewood, IL ...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Good Samaritans Recognized; Dead Wrong Way Driver Identified: Erick Raul Mota-Benitez

Ernesto Irizarry, Woody Jones, and Wayne Young -- three good samaritans that pulled a man out of his burning SUV after his vehicle was hit by a wrong-way driver on  I-55 near Lemont Road [...] 

Erick Raul Mota-Benitez died from multiple traumatic injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene [...]
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