Showing posts from February 16, 2019

Rope found around Jussie Smollett's neck purchased by 2 brothers: “Sources” | ABC News

Brothers Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo of Nigeria agreed to cooperate with authorities after detectives confronted them with evidence that they bought the rope that was allegedly used in an attack of Jussie Smollett.   During the alleged attack, Smollett was on the phone with Brandon Moore, his music manager. Smollet and Moore claim that the alleged attackers yelled "MAGA country" — the campaign slogan used by President Donald J. Trump.

Aurora Shooting Victim Killed On First Day Of Internship | CBS Chicago

Trevor Wehner, 21, a Northern Illinois University human resources intern was fatally shot on his first day at Henry Pratt. He was one of 5 that were shot and killed by employee Gary Martin, and was one of 11, including 5 police officers, that were shot by Martin. Only one employee survived among those that were shot.

ISP Trooper Injured After Police Chase on Dan Ryan Expressway Involves Crash on Lafayette, Chicago

An ISP trooper suffered a knee injury and was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition. Details of the pursuit were not initially available.

Vigils and funds planned for Aurora shooting victims, families

Highpoint Church's North Aurora campus will host a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Saturday,   2301 Tanner Road. The "Aurora Strong" prayer vigil is scheduled at 5 p.m. Sunday outside the Henry Pratt Co., 401 S. Highland Ave.   The city of Aurora established the Aurora Strong Community Fund to assist families of victims who lost their lives or were injured. To donate, visit . MORE …

Police release 2 brothers questioned in alleged Empire actor Jussie Smollett attack

Two Nigerian brothers were released without charges after they were arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. Police indicated new evidence obtained. Smollett, age 36, who is black and gay, reported two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs and "This is MAGA country!" beat him and looped a rope around his neck early on Jan. 29, 2019. Smollett also reported some kind of chemical was poured on him.

New Owner Pipeline Health plans to shutter Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park

The upcoming closure of Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park was announced late Friday February 15, 2019 by the Village of Melrose Park.   Westlake Hospital has 800 employees. Los Angeles-based Pipeline in January 2019 purchased Westlake, West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and Weiss Memorial Hospital in Uptown for $70 million.

New Fire Chief for Arlington Heights Is Chief Andrew Larson…

Chief Andrew Larson on Friday February 15, 2019 became the 6th Fire Chief of the Arlington Heights Fire Department. Larson's fire service career in Arlington Heights started in 1997 when he joined the Department as a firefighter. Larson rose through the ranks successfully holding the positions of Instructor at the Arlington Heights Training Academy, Firefighter/Paramedic, Firefighter/Engineer, Shift Lieutenant, Incident Safety Officer, Public Education Lieutenant, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief since 2017 followed by his service as Acting Fire Chief since November 2018.