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Indiana man charged in fatal hit-and-run near Ford Heights
An Indiana man was allegedly behind the wheel of a pickup truck that fatally struck a woman near Ford Heights last month and left the scene, police said. Joseph Luecke, 50, of St. John, Ind., was charged Sunday with failure to report an accident resulting in death, a felony.
Cook County Sheriff's correctional officer killed in Woodridge crash, 2nd correctional officer charged
WOODRIDGE, Ill. (WLS) -- A man killed in a crash in crash in Woodridge was a Cook County Sheriff's correctional officer, the Cook County Sheriff's Department said. Woodridge police are investigating the crash that happened Monday afternoon at about 4 p.m. at the intersection of Joliet Road and Davey
Police: Images of local kids among child porn found in home of teacher’s aide
GARY, Ind. — A longtime teacher's aide charged with possessing hundreds of pornographic photos and videos of underage kids is being held on $50,000 bond Tuesday, as police continue to search for possible victims.
Cook County Calendar of Events Dec. 19 – Dec. 22
Food Court at the Merchandise Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart, Chicago. First-time attendees are invited to join other attendees who are in early stage technology startups to compare notes on operational, development and business issues. Bootstrappers Breakfast Chicago is moderated by Travis Johnson,
Wintrust Bank acquires Chicago Deferred Exchange Company for $51.9 million
Wintrust, one of Chicagoland's largest banks with branches in Dyer, Lansing and the south suburbs, has acquired the Chicago Deferred Exchange Co., which helps taxpayers defer gains when they sell investments.
Petition to Separate Chicago from Illinois Circulating
A group in Illinois is working to collect signatures to get an option on the 2020 ballot to separate Chicago from the rest of the state. Illinois Separation is the group working to collect signatures.
Cyclist sues Cook County Forest Preserve, says injured when bike caught on chain at Eggers Grove entrance
CHICAGO – A man alleges a chain at a nature preserve caused him to be thrown from his bike. Juan Jimenez filed a complaint on Dec. 4 in Cook County Circuit Court against The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, alleging negligence.
Lake County Councilman Jamal Washington escapes jail time following another battery conviction
PORTAGE — While voicing concern about Jamal Washington downplaying his role after being convicted of battering a female cousin, a judge decided Tuesday to spare the Lake County councilman any further jail time.
Body camera video recovered after 2 Chicago police officers killed by train
CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Police Department is in mourning Tuesday after two officers were fatally struck by a train while chasing a suspect on the South Side Monday. Shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, the officers responded to a call of shots fired in the Rosemoore neighborhood. Police said one of the
Officer charged with DUI in crash that killed fellow officer, officials say
WOODRIDGE, Ill. — A Cook County correctional officer is facing drunk driving charges in a traffic crash that left a fellow officer dead Monday in the west suburbs, officials said.
Charges Filed Against Indiana Man In Fatal Hit-And-Run
FORD HEIGHTS, IL – A 50-year-old Indiana man has been charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of Chicago Heights resident Penny Pearman last month. Cook County sheriff's police arrested Joseph Luecke of St. John, Indiana on Dec. 16 with one count of failure to report an accident resulting i
Pierogi Drop, family ice skating, gourmet events fill the Region on New Year's Eve
Haven’t made New Year’s Eve plans yet? Not to worry, there are still plenty of fun-filled options for families and adults. Want the ultimate “Region-style” end-of-the-year jamboree? Consider the third annual Whiting Knights of Columbus Pierogi Drop, a local take on New York’s ball drop in Times Squa
The robot cars are real: Kroger is delivering groceries without human drivers in Arizona
Deliveries from an Arizona grocery store will soon be arriving with no one behind the wheel. A fully autonomous vehicle is about to pilot public roads Tuesday with no backup driver, though it will be monitored by humans in another automobile.
Video shows 2 Chicago cops didn't see train that fatally struck them as they kept eye on another train
The two officers scrambled up the embankment and walked south on the Metra tracks, keeping an eye on an approaching train as they searched for a shooting suspect. The noise apparently masked another train coming up fast behind them.
Cook County Health Provides Tips for Choosing Safe Toys During the Holidays
The holiday season is in full swing, and so is toy shopping for the special children in our lives. Toys are fun and enjoyable for children, but could pose serious health risks.
Hammond to Test Lost Marsh Golf Course Soil After High Lead Levels Found in Dead Swans
In Hammond, the Mayor has instructed the City’s Department of Environmental Management (HDEM) to begin testing the area around the Lost Marsh Golf Course for the presence of abnormal amounts of lead in the soil following the sudden death of over 12 swans. The Mayor’s Office reports they believe the
3 Cars Strike, Kill Dolton Woman Crossing Road After Work
DES PLAINES, IL — A Dolton woman died after being struck by multiple cars as she crossed she crossed Touhy Avenue after work early Saturday morning, police said. Fire Department paramedics and police officers got a report of an accident involving a pedestrian around 5:51 a.m. in the 200 block of Eas
Hammond teen surprised with $25K scholarship
HAMMOND, Ind. (WLS) -- Morton High School Senior Jenna Frezza thought she was attending an ordinary college planning assembly Monday afternoon. But then came a surprise announcement: "You are a winner," declared a team from Sallie Mae bank, which chose Frezza as one of seven Bridging the Dream schol
These Are The 10 Poorest Cities In Indiana For 2019
We used science and data to determine which places in Indiana are basically dead broke. Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the poorest places in Indiana.
Michigan woman dies after being crushed by her own vehicle at Indiana tollbooth
HAMMOND, Ind. - 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 while trying to pay