Showing posts from February, 2014

Mansion, Estate of Director/Producer John W. Hughes For Sale in Lake Forest

One block from Lake Michigan. Remarkable estate of screenwriter, director & producer, John W. Hughes. Beautifully renovated & expanded, this magnificent residence includes: 21 rms, 6 en-suite bdrms, 6.4 baths, 10'-11' clngs, exquisite millwork & built-ins, 6 fireplaces, gorgeous grounds & pool, unmatched construction: plaster walls, Ludowici clay tile roof, leaded windows & more. Meticulously maintained. Filmmaker John Hughes attended Glenbrook North High School -- a reported source of his inspiration for many of his films ... National Lampoon's Vacation Ferris Bueller's Day Off Weird Science; The Breakfast Club Some Kind of Wonderful Sixteen Candles Pretty in Pink Planes, Trains and Automobiles Uncle Buck Home Alone Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Coldwell Banker listing ...   [$4,295,000]

Body of Missing SIU Student Pravin Varughese Found in Wooded Area in Carbondale

"Investigators learned while on West College Street Pravin Varughese accepted a ride from a recent acquaintance on February 12, 2014, just before midnight. Following a dispute, Pravin exited the vehicle in the 1400 block of East Main Street and fled into the wooded area," said Chief Jody O'Guin, Carbondale Police Department [...] Police believe the difficult terrain and low temperatures made it difficult for him to find his way out of a wooded area, and no foul play is suspected in his death, according to police [...] Pravin Varughese's body was was found Tuesday, February 18, 2014 about 9:45 a.m. in a wooded area in the 1400 block of East Main Street, near a Buffalo Wild Wings and Kohl's [...] Family not satisfied with the investigation, woods weren't searched earlier, Varughese left a party in the 600 block of West College Street with a male from Harrisburg he met at the party [...]

Briana Valle, Age 15, Dies Saturday After Struggling to Survive After being Shot Twice in Head in Romeoville, Thursday Morning

The 15-year-old girl, who was shot the same time as her mother Thursday morning in southwest suburban Romeoville died at Loyola University Medical Center at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Romeoville police are asking neighbors not to touch any firearm or other potential piece of evidence they may find in the neighborhood, and report it to police immediately  [...] Previously, Erick M. Maya, 23, of the 5600 block of Park Avenue in Cicero, was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon [...]

Background Checks, Unfair Regulations Compared to Taxi Service at Issue with Ride-Sharing Services

Citing a Tribune investigation: Uber issued an apology Friday acknowledging it missed the felony conviction of one of its Chicago uberX drivers in its background check [...] Chicago Tribune shows varying standards of Ride-Sharing Services [...] A group of Chicago taxi drivers has filed a lawsuit against the City of Chicago for failing to enforce its own rules -- claiming ride-sharing services can charge whatever they want and don't need chauffeur's license [...] Uber, did not check some of the criminal records of its drivers; one driver had a 2010 Cook County felony conviction for residential burglary [...] Services ...

Carol Stream Police Sgt. Awarded Disability Leave for Injuries in Crash that Resulted in DUI Arrest

Carol Stream Police Sgt. Bryan Pece, who faces DUI charge after crash has been awarded non-duty disability leave from injuries from the same crash [...]

Rats Moving Inside Because of Extreme Cold Weather

Lakeview residents reported more than 2,000 rat complaints from last January until February 3, 2014 [...] Rats can squeeze through a hole only one-inch in diameter [...]

Michael Worsham Kills Wife, Son and Daughter at Home in Robbins, IL; Then Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

Michael Worsham shot and killed his wife and his 17-year-old son, then shot his 15-year-old daughter in the back as she fled  [...] A 14-year old stepson is being called a hero for saving his five-year old nephew and himself about 10:30 p.m. Sunday  [...] The 14-year-old stepson attempted to wrestle the gun from his stepfather, who said he let him live if he stopped trying to disarm him  [...] Murdered: Michelle Ollie, 42 Steven Ollie, 17 Trisdion, 15 LIVE TRAFFIC MAP  [ MAP/SATELLITE ]