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Man fatally struck by train ID'd | Police reports, March 7-19

A man who stepped off the platform and in front of a Metra express train in downtown Riverside on March 7 reportedly had been released earlier that day from a hospital where he'd been taken after an incident last month in Lyons. On Feb. 25, Arthur C. Smith IV, 49, of Stickney, was taken to MacNeal H


Chicago cop charged with sexually assaulting suspect in custody

A veteran Chicago police officer was charged after he allegedly sexually assaulted a suspect who was in custody. Officer Carlyle Calhoun, 46, was charged with one felony count of criminal sexual assault/force and one felony count of official misconduct/forbidden act, according to the Cook County Sta

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-03-20 16:00:24

31 years taken off Aurora man's sentence for 2009 killing

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - An Aurora man who originally was sentenced to 97 years in prison for the 2009 Oswego shooting death of a high school soccer player has been resentenced to 66 years. The (Aurora) Beacon News reports that Kendall County Judge Timothy McCann on Friday resentenced 24-year-old Zachary

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-20 22:38:00

Police: Man shot up crack while driving in Riverside neighborhood as kids played

A man is facing charges after police pulled him over Monday afternoon and learned he had been injecting crack cocaine while driving through a residential area in west suburban Riverside. Brian Conley, 39, of Berwyn, was charged with drugged driving, according to Riverside police. He also faces sever

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-21 00:49:00

He came back: A new life for a homeless heroin user

Four years ago, Chris Ross weighed 70 pounds and was living in a rat-infested abandoned building in Maywood, where he used heroin and crack cocaine and panhandled and stole to support his addiction. Then, he met Forest Park resident John Netherly and his life began to turn around. As Ross tells the

FOREST PARK REVIEW - 2018-03-20 20:00:00

Joliet teacher surprised with Golden Apple Award

JOLIET - A Joliet teacher was one of 10 picked out of more than 650 nominations to receive this year's Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching for Pre-K through 3rd grade in the Chicagoland area. Carrie Garrett of Lynne Thigpen Elementary School was recognized for being an outstanding teacher

THEHERALD-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 21:14:10

Massive search planned for woman missing since November from Downers Grove

The police officials and the non-profit Missing Persons Awareness Network are 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. Law enforcement, family and friends plan to hold a pr

BUGLENEWSPAPERS.COM - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Ex-Joliet Man Accused Of Molesting Girl Now In Custody

JOLIET, IL - One year ago, Patch reported that a former Joliet man who had lived on Elizabeth Street was being detained in western Wisconsin on multiple counts of molesting including a case from Will County. That man, Anthony Scott Creasy, was also arrested by authorities in La Crosse County on a ch

PATCH - 2018-03-20 15:06:10

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


Man steps in front of Metra train, dies, after suicide threat

A Stickney man was killed after stepping in front of a Metra train March 7 in west suburban Riverside. Arthur C. Smith IV, 49, was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn on Feb. 25 after the Lyons Village Police Department responded to a report of a distraught person on Ogden Avenue. Smith told police


Man, Teen Used Stolen Credit Card To Rent Room In Aurora: Cops

AURORA, IL- Aurora Police arrested a man, 25, and a girl, 17, after they allegedly stole and used credit cards from an unlocked car. Mitchell D. Simmons Jr., of the 400 block of Watson St., and the teen were charged will unlawful use of a credit card and illegal possession of a credit card police sa


Amber Alert issued for 2 children in Illinois after mother shot to death

MARKHAM, Ill. - An Amber Alert has been issued for two suburban Chicago children taken by their father after their mother was shot and killed at a gas station. WGN-TV reports that the alert was issued for 2-year-old Jordyn Washington and 3-year-old Lynn Roby, who have been missing since early Wednes


DuPage County Warrant Of The Week

The DuPage County Sheriff's Office keeps a list of the most wanted in DuPage County. The Fugitive Apprehension Division asks for help locating fugitives from justice. You should not take action yourself, but call 630-407-2400. All charges are accusations; the defendant is presumed innocent. DUPAGE C


Man Shot By Chicago Police Faces Felony Counts

CHICAGO, IL - A man who Chicago police shot and wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance Tuesday faces charges, according to the department. Wen Min Chen, 30, was charged with four counts of felony aggravated assault with a weapon stemming from the incident. According to police, officers r


Nasty Joliet Crash Involved Repeat Drunk Driver Billy Ray Jones

JOLIET, IL - Billy Ray Jones, a repeat drunk driver, has remained in the Will County Jail after being arrested by the Joliet Police Department following a horrendous crash on Essington Road Saturday night that left another motorist badly injured. According to the criminal complaint, the 48-year-old