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Family Sues Hotel for $50M After Teen Kenneka Jenkins Dies in Freezer
The family of Kenneka Jenkins, who was found dead in a freezer at a hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, has filed a lawsuit against the hotel for $50 million. The lawsuit, filed against the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel where Jenkins was found dead, says the hotel was negligent and had failed to secure
Pedestrian killed in accident on Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines
Cook County authorities Sunday identified a 55-year-old South suburban Dolton woman as the pedestrian killed early Saturday when struck by a vehicle in the westbound lanes of Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines.
Des Plaines: 5 Foreclosed Homes Near You
DES PLAINES, IL — Don't want to break the bank, but still hoping to buy a house nearby? Don't lose hope yet. A tour of the latest foreclosed homes in the Des Plaines area could be a great starting point!
Palatine: 5 Latest Homes To Hit The Market
PALATINE, IL — Looking for a new house nearby, but tired of seeing the same old listings every time you search online? With our weekly list of new properties in your area, you can be sure you're not missing anything.
One hurt in Des Plaines house fire
One person suffered minor injuries in a Des Plaines house fire Saturday afternoon, officials said. Crews were called to a fire on the 600 block of West Millers Road around 3:52 p.m. Saturday, Des Plaines Fire Department Battalion Chief Scott Peirson said. The fire in the tri-level home was under con
Operation North Pole provides 'holiday adventure' for sick kids and their families
Sadie Allison has only one look on her face Saturday afternoon, and the 3-year-old hasn't even seen Santa yet. Her mom hinted at what was to come as the little girl embarked on a "holiday adventure." But every moment on this excursion is somehow topped by the next.
Cocaine Conspiracy Dispatched Door-To-Door Delivery Drivers: Feds
CHICAGO — Lincolnwood and Skokie residents are among a dozen people accused of participating in a conspiracy to operate a door-to-door cocaine delivery service. During a multi-year investigation into Chicago area cocaine dealers called "Operation Flawed Deal," investigators seized more than a kilogr
Lost Dog (HUSKY) in Palatine - Missing since 12/1
LOST DOG! Female husky missing from Palatine since 12/1. New to the area. The owner moved here recently from California. Please call Carmen 847-312-7557 if you have any sightings or information. Please DO NOT CHASE if you see her! It's also possible she was picked up by someone. She is microchipped.
Kenneka Jenkins’ Mother Is Suing The Hotel Her Daughter Passed Away In For $50 Million
Teresa Martin, the mother of Kenneka Jenkins, has filed a lawsuit against the hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, where her daughter’s body was found in a freezer. She is seeking $50 million in damages, according to @abc7chicago.
CITY OF DES PLAINES POLICE DEPARTMENT: Job Opportunity: Crossing Guards Needed
City of Des Plaines Police Department recently issued the following announcement. The Des Plaines Police Department is currently accepting applications for school Crossing Guards (and Substitute Crossing Guards) to work 1-3 hours a day, Monday through Friday, as needed.
Kenneka Jenkins' Family Seeks $50M: Rosemont Hotel Freezer Death
ROSEMONT, IL — The mother of the 19-year-old Chicago woman found dead inside a Rosemont hotel freezer in September 2017 is suing the establishment, more than a year after investigators determined Kenneka Jenkins' death was accidental. According to The Chicago Tribune, Jenkins' family and mother, Ter
Rosemont Responds To Bomb Threat At Office Building
Bomb threats in Rosemont, Des Plaines, Glenview and Wheeling are believed to be part of a national flood of emailed bomb threats made Thursday, Dec. 13. The Rosemont Public Safety Department responded to a call Thursday about a bomb threat made toward Wintrust Financial Center, 9700 W. Higgins Road,
1 dead, 1 injured in fatal Villa Park house fire
VILLA PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- One person is dead and another has been hospitalized after a house fire in Villa Park early Saturday. Villa Park Fire and Police Departments responded to the fire in the 300 block of North Lincoln Avenue at approximately 6:30 a.m.
Man dies trying to save dog at McKinley Park Lagoon
CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man who died after jumping into the McKinley Park Lagoon on Chicago's Southwest Side trying to rescue a dog has been identified. The victim was identified as 26-year-old Tao Jiang, of Chicago, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. The cause of death was accidenta
Mother of Chicago woman found dead in freezer sues hotel
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a woman who was found dead in a suburban Chicago hotel freezer is suing the hotel, its security company and the restaurant that may have been leasing the space where the 19-year-old was found.
Ex-Rosemont sergeant — charged with armed robberies in Park Ridge and Norridge — will seek pension, attorney says
A former Rosemont Public Safety sergeant, who was facing the potential loss of his job due to his September arrest on armed robbery charges, has applied to receive a pension from the village, his attorney said.
Thousands walk miles in cold to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines — 'an act of faith beyond culture, tradition'
In 2011, Arturo Martinez lost his job after suffering an accident that severely hurt his back. That same year, he decided to take a nearly 15-mile pilgrimage from his church in Franklin Park to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.
Des Plaines: 5 Open Houses Coming Up (PICS)
DES PLAINES, IL — If you're in the market for a new home, you've likely already browsed through all the internet listings for your area. And while you've may gotten a decent idea of what these homes are like from the photographs, there's just no comparison to witnessing the real thing.
Where John Wayne Gacy buried the bodies, more; key sites tied to serial killer
It was 40 years ago — Dec. 21, 1978 — that John Wayne Gacy, one of the nation’s most notorious serial killers, was arrested. Within hours, investigators began finding bodies buried in his crawlspace.
What's Happening This Weekend in Buffalo Grove?
BUFFALO GROVE, IL – The holidays are in full swing, which means there will be plenty of fun events happening in the area in the coming weeks. With the weekend almost here, we've included a roundup of events happening in the coming days below that have been posted by community members on the Buffalo