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Elderly Man Injured In Jewel-Osco Lot Hit-And-Run

CARY, IL - Authorities are asking for the public's help in tracking down a woman accused of striking a 72-year-old man with her SUV and then driving away Saturday afternoon in Cary, police said. The hit-and-run occurred in the Jewel-Osco parking lot, 696 Northwest Highway in Cary, at about 4 p.m. Th

PATCH - 2018-03-19 17:54:56

Driver Found Dead In Car By Hikers Is Missing Elderly Man

The man found dead inside a car by three juvenile hikers over the weekend had been missing for several weeks, authorities said Monday. Dale Kropke, 76, was reported missing on March 4 after he never showed up for a scheduled checkup at Condell Medical Center. The Round Lake Park man was found dead i

PATCH - 2018-03-19 21:05:07

Man, 76, reported missing from Round Lake earlier this month dies in crash

A 76-year-old man who was reported missing earlier this month from north suburban Round Lake died in a crash Sunday morning in unincorporated Lake County. About 11:30 a.m., Dale Kropke was killed in the crash in unincorporated Mundelein, according to a statement from the Lake County Coroner's Office

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 17:44:00

Dryer fire at Elgin home causes $30K in damage

A fire at a home Monday morning in northwest suburban Elgin caused $30,000 in damage. The fire was reported about 10:24 a.m. at a home in the 800 block of Suzanne, according to a statement from the city of Elgin. The source of the fire was determined to be a dryer in the laundry room and the blaze w

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 21:54:00

Man Goes To Prison For Sexually Assaulting Child

CHICAGO (CBS) - An Elgin man is going to prison for sexually assaulting a child in 2016. 5-year-old David Gallardo pleaded guilty to criminal sexual assault in exchange for five years in prison. (Credit: Kane Co. State's Attorney) According to the Kane County Assistant State's Attorney Megan Baxter,

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-19 16:52:15

Elgin Man Gets 5 Years for Sexually Assaulting Child

An Elgin man was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a child he knew in 2016. David Gallardo, 35, agreed to the sentence in exchange for a guilty plea to a felony count of criminal sexual assault, according to the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. Gall

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-03-19 22:38:11

Cops Investigate 'Suspicious Notes' Found In Glen Ellyn Schools

GLEN ELLYN, IL - Glen Ellyn Police are investigating "suspicious notes" that were found on the property of two different schools early Monday. St. Petronille School canceled classes for the day after the notes were found, police say, but the other location, Glenbard West High School, did not. Police

PATCH - 2018-03-19 16:33:56

VIDEOS: Fox River Dyed Green, St. Paddy's Fireworks

It was a good weekend to be Irish. But, even if you weren't Irish, there was plenty of fun to be had in the area. Patch was out in the community, capturing some of the festivities through Facebook Live videos. On Saturday morning, McHenry was up and out early to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. In gree

PATCH - 2018-03-19 01:07:22

Hikers find fatal car wreck in Mundelein

Three juvenile hikers discovered a fatal car wreck Sunday morning in unincorporated Mundelein of the northern suburbs. About 11:10 a.m., the hikers found a gold 2010 Toyota Prius crashed into a tree at 20303 W. Winchester Rd., the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. One of the hikers believed there w

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-18 20:50:00

Massive search planned for woman missing since November from Downers Grove

Authorities are planning a massive search in the western suburbs for a woman missing since November from Downers Grove. The group is asking for the public's help in finding 22-year-old Cheyann L. Klus, last seen Nov. 27 at her home in Downers Grove, according to the Missing Persons Awareness Network

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-18 18:25:00

Police: Boy, 17, Shot Dead While Driving Onto Eisenhower Expressway

A 17-year-old boy was shot to death early Saturday while getting onto the Eisenhower Expressway on the Near West Side, police said. He was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix at 1:19 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Van Buren when someone in a black sedan fired shots that struck him multiple times in the bod


Body of missing Round Lake man located

MUNDELEIN, Ill. -- Hikers found the body of a missing Round Lake man in Mundelein. He was found dead in his car which had crashed into a tree. Dale Kropke had been missing for the last two weeks. Tonight his family confirms he is the man who was found in a field this morning. They say they are relie

WGNTV.COM - 2018-03-19 02:43:36

Girls Out Hiking Find Wreckage From Fatal Crash: Police

LAKE COUNTY, IL - Three girls out hiking near Mundelein happened upon the wreckage from a fatal crash Saturday morning, authorities said Sunday. The three juvenile hikers were walking in the area of 20303 West Winchester Road in unincorporated Mundelein at 11:10 a.m. Saturday when they spotted a car

PATCH - 2018-03-19 00:40:19

Hikers find crashed car in suburban Chicago with body inside

Authorities say three young hikers found a crashed car with a person's body inside in a suburban Chicago field. The Lake County Sheriff's Office responded Sunday after the car was spotted near Mundelein. Deputies found the body of a male in the driver's seat. A preliminary investigation found the ca

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-19 12:31:00

Beach Park man charged with sexual assault of 5-year-old girl

A north suburban man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl. Edmundo Aboytes | Lake County Sheriff's Office Edmundo Aboytes, 87, is charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, according to a statement from the Lake County Sheriff's Office. Officers w


3 men killed, 3 others wounded in Chicago shootings since Friday afternoon

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Three men were killed and at least three others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon. In the most recent fatal shooting, a man was gunned down early Saturday while getting onto the Eisenhower Expressway on the Near West Side. He was dr


'I Feel Like Joe Is About To Crack'

BOLINGBROOK, IL - The man from Bolingbrook being jailed for illegal possession of a gun, which was a metal blow dart gun used to shoot wild game, was ramping up his violent tendencies, documents at the Will County Courthouse show. Joe Schaefer, 55, is being detained on two felony counts of illegal u


Stacy Peterson's Sister Claims to Know Location of Missing Woman's Body

Cassandra Cales wrote in a lengthy Facebook post that she has sonar images of Stacy Peterson's remains and is asking for donations to help recover them Stacy Peterson married Drew on October 18, 2003, shortly before Savio's death. She disappeared on October 28, 2007 and was officially reported missi


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Fire Caused By Smoking Materials Displaces 4 Palatine Residents

Crews battle a fire in Palatine March 15 that displaced four. Four Palatine residents were displaced from their single-family ranch home after a fire broke out inside the home's two-car attached garage Thursday, March 15. The fire department is calling the fire accidental in nature due to careless u