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Police release video of fatal Burbank hit-and-run
BURBANK, Ill. -- Police in the southwest suburbs released video they hope will help catcha hit-and-run driver that that hit a family of three, killing one, crossing a busy street. Officials said they believe the video and photos will be the key in bringing the driver to justice.
Body found in burned vehicle in Gary
Authorities were called about 1:30 p.m. for reports of an abandoned, burned-out vehicle in the 2400 block of Noble Street in Gary, Indiana, according to a statement from Gary police. Officers found "an unidentified human body" inside the vehicle.
Dead rabbit found in Tinley Park tests positive for Tularemia virus
A dead rabbit discovered June 13 in the 7500 block of West 161st Street in Tinley Park tested positive for the Tularemia virus, according to the Illinois State Public Health Laboratory. FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY PHOTO
100 Grams Of Pot Found During Stop In Hazel Crest: Police
HAZEL CREST, IL — A Hazel Crest man is facing drug charges after police say more than 100 grams of cannabis were found in a car he was in during a stop in the village earlier this month. Andre D. Taylor, 25 was taken into custody by Flossmoor police at 7:39 p.m. on June 5 as part of a multi-jurisdic
Police seek information about man found dead in Glen Park alley
Anyone with information about the man's identity is asked to call Detective Gregory Gayson, of the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit, at 219-8755-3855. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP.
Police: Darien couple, 7-year-old girl died from murder-suicide
Officers responded to a call of shots fired just before 1 a.m. June 10 in the 7500 block of Farmingdale andfound the bodiesof Olasunkanmi Esho, his wife Bourk Esho and their 7-year-old daughter Olivia Esho inside a home, according to police and the DuPage County Coroner's Office.
9-year-old killed, mother and sibling hurt in hit-and-run in southwest suburbs
BURBANK, Ill. -- (WGN) -- A 9-year-old boy was killed, and his 29-year-old mother and a young sibling were injured, in a hit-and-run accident in the southwest suburbs Saturday night.
Cop's Shove Injures Ex-Wife At Lynwood Bar, Video Shows
LYNWOOD, IL — Video that surfaced recently shows a Chicago Heights police officer shove a bar patron at an establishment in Lynwood and appear to strike him multiple times in an altercation last September. The physical attack began with a shove that resulted in injuries sustained by the cop's ex-wif
2 Dead, 10 Wounded Friday in Chicago-Area Shootings
In the last nonfatal shooting Friday, two men were wounded in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 28-year-old was arguing with three other males about 10:50 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Parnell Avenue, according to police. One of the males pulled out a gun and shot the man several tim
Felon Jailed After Posting Gun Videos on Facebook: Cops
OAK FOREST, IL -- A Chicago man on parole was arrested after he posted videos of himself on Facebook shooting a gun, prosecutors said. Aaron Steward, 26, appeared before Cook County Judge Peter Felice on two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. Steward is currently on parole for the
Heights Man Fatally Shot In Riverdale
RIVERDALE, IL - A Chicago Heights man was shot in killed in Riverdale earlier this week. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim in the 14100 block of Stewart on June 3 as Pierre House, a 27-year-old with a listed address as in the 200 block of East Joe Orr Road in Chicago He
Greeter At Meijer Accused Of Punching Shopper
MOKENA, IL - A man who was walking out of the Meijer store on Lincoln Highway in Mokena Thursday night after finishing his grocery shopping was attacked by an employee, according to police. That employee, 40-year-old Zachary Monahan of New Lenox, was working as the store greeter at the time.
Police release surveillance images of Chicago Lawn sex abuse suspect
The suspect is described by police as an African-American man between 18 to 19 years old. He's about 5'7 to 5'9 with a short, black fade hairstyle. He was wearing a gray Chicago Blackhawks T-shirt, black sweatpants, black socks and slide-on sandals.
Chicago police shoot man on Southeast Side
When SWAT members entered the garage around 2am on Saturday, police say the man pointed a weapon at them. Officers opened-fire, and hit him in the stomach.
Sobriety checkpoints planned this weekend at undisclosed locations in Lake County
"Publicizing these events will hopefully persuade people to choose to designate a driver, call a cab, or arrange for another way home without getting behind the wheel intoxicated," said Hobart police Sgt. Ronald Russo, coordinator for the partnership.
Endangered Amur leopard cubs born at Illinois zoo
Brookfield Zoo(BROOKFIELD, Ill.) -- Two endangered Amur leopard cubs have been born at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.The 8-week-old male cubs are "thriving," Amy Roberts, the Brookfield Zoo's senior curator of mammals, told ABC News.As they've grown, the cubs' caregivers have been able to tell them
River Oaks Theaters being demolished
Owner Namdar Realty Group/Mason Asset Management, a Long Island-based firm that acquired the River Oaks Center mall for $26.3 million last year, is demolishing the mall movie theaters that closed in 2006. A backhoe has been chomping away at the theaters many Region residents have fond memories of, a
Several Retail Theft Arrests Made At Meijer: Cops
Multiple car burglaries were reported over the weekend of June 8-10 in the northern part of Flossmoor and southern part of Homewood. In one incident, in the 18900 block of Springfield Avenue, portable flash drives and speakers were reported stolen at 1 a.m. on June 9.
Gary One Of The 'Worst Cities To Live In,' Study Finds
GARY, IN — Do you ever compare where you live to other cities across the U.S., especially when it comes to quality of life? According to USA TODAY, financial news website 24/7 Wall St. recently collected and compared data from several categories in roughly 600 U.S. cities that the U.S. Census Bureau
Oak Forest July 4th Fireworks, Oak Fest and More: 2018 Guide
OAK FOREST, IL — Summer is already chugging along, and that means Fourth of July celebrations are right around the corner. Here's what Oak Forest has planned for Independence Day this year, including details about the 31st annual Oak Fest.