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Michigan woman is killed after being crushed at an Indiana tollbooth when she got out of her car
A Michigan woman who was crushed by her own car at a tollbooth along an Indiana Toll Road has died from her injuries. State Police say 40-year-old Luciana Ortiz of Otsego, Michigan, died on Wednesday, four days after she was injured after dropping her debit card while trying to pay at a tollbooth in
Injured Woman Dies After Being Trapped Between IN Toll Booth, SUV
HAMMOND, IN —A woman has died four days after she was injured while pinned between a toll booth and her car on the Indiana Toll Road. The Northwest Indiana Times said 40-year-old Luciana Ortiz, of Ostego, Michigan was pronounced dead on Wednesday from complications of mechanical asphyxiation, the Co
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.
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
Former Lincoln Mall in Matteson could feature new housing, retail development
MATTESON, Ill. (WLS) -- Four years after Lincoln Mall in south suburban Matteson closed and more than two years after it was demolished, a new plan to redevelop the 60-acre site is taking shape.
14-year-old girl reported missing from SW Side
CHICAGO (Sun Times Media Wire) -- Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl who went missing from the Southwest Side on Friday. Andrea Ingram was last seen near the 6300 block of South Western, which borders the Marquette Park, Chicago Lawn and West Englewood neighborhoods, according to an alert f
4 Alsip-Crestwood Area Foreclosures Selling For Cheap
ALSIP-CRESTWOOD, IL — Are you searching for a new home, but don't want to break the bank? Why not check out foreclosed properties in the area? You never know what you might find!
1 killed, 18 wounded in weekend shootings
CHICAGO -- A man was killed and 18 others wounded in shootings throughout Chicago this weekend so far. The man died Saturday morning from gun violence in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. At 1:59 a.m., 31-year-old Demond J. Davis was standing outside in the 4800 block of West Quincy when a b
Woman dies after being trapped between toll booth and vehicle in Hammond
A woman who was pinned between a toll booth and her vehicle on the Indiana Toll Road died from injuries four days after the fatal incident. Luciana Ortiz, 40, of Otsego, Michigan, was pronounced dead on Wednesday from complications of mechanical asphyxiation from being trapped between the two object
UPDATE: Michigan woman dies after being crushed at Indiana tollbooth
(WJBK) - HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- A Michigan woman who was crushed by her own vehicle at a tollbooth along the Indiana Toll Road has died from her injuries. State Police say 40-year-old Luciana Ortiz of Otsego, Michigan, died Wednesday, four days after she was injured after dropping her debit card whil
Cicero West Elementary School reports 20% truancy rate
The truancy rate at Cicero West Elementary School rose to 20 percent during the 2017-18 school year, according to a West Cook News analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.
Gurnee Man Charged With Promoting Prostitution Out Of Albany Park Apartment
Chicago (CBS) — Luis Zacarias-Ahumada, 39, was arrested in Waukegan after investigators learned he was running a prostitution business out of an Albany Park apartment, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.
Amber Alert issued after thieves steal car with 13-month-old in backseat in Illinois
FARMINGTON, ILL. (KMOV.com) - An Amber Alert was issued Saturday afternoon after a group of men stole a car with a infant inside at a gas station in Farmington, Illinois. Police said 13-month-old Bentley Dutz was in the backseat of a gold 2000 Ford Taurus with Illinois license plates AT70987 when th
Police looking for missing 8th grade girl who hasn't been seen for a week
(STEGER) Authorities on Saturday asked for the public’s help in finding a 14-year-old girl who disappeared a week ago from south suburban Steger. Karissa Clausen-Breshars was last seen Dec. 8 at the Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library with her sister, according to her mother, Jacki Clausen,
Woman who was pinned by SUV at Indiana toll booth dies four days later
HAMMOND, Ind. (Sun Times Media Wire) -- A Michigan woman died Wednesday after being rescued from her own vehicle crushing her last week at a tollbooth in northwest Indiana. Luciana Ortiz, 40, was pinned between her sports-utility vehicle and a tollgate on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the West Point Toll Plaz
Security guard at Dolton school charged with pulling gun on student
DOLTON (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A school security guard is facing felony charges after he allegedly put a gun against a student’s chest last month at Academy for Learning High School in south suburban Dolton.
Cold weather has killed nearly 250 people in Cook County since winter 2006
Last winter was the worst year for cold-related deaths in Cook County in over a decade, with 43. This year, since November, there have seven cold-related deaths, according to data from the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Jason Van Dyke defense questions every major ruling of judge in attempt to get new trial
Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke is scheduled to return Friday to a Cook County courtroom for just the second time since his historic conviction as his lawyers attempt to win a new trial against long odds.
'Shots fired. Shots fired.' Audio released from Hammond-police involved shooting of 15-year-old boy
911 audio released Friday to The Times reveals the perilous moments of a Nov. 28 police chase just before a 15-year-old boy was shot in the head by Hammond officers. The family of the 15-year-old, De Avion Ashley, a high school sophomore from Hammond, claims police brutality.
Family of domestic violence victim resists efforts to reduce murder charge
The brother of a woman who was murdered by her boyfriend is fearful that justice will fall short in this domestic violence case. Gregory L. Pearson, 50, is about to go to trial on first-degree murder charges; he’s accused of killing Tina D. Brown last year.