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Man Fatally Hit By Freight Train In Lombard: Report

LOMBARD, IL -- A man was fatally struck by a freight train in Lombard Thursday morning in what police say they were treating as a suicide. The man, who was in his 50s, was hit by the train around 6 a.m. near the intersection of Crescent Boulevard and Finley Road, Chicago Tribune reports.


Funeral To Be Held For Illinois State Trooper Christopher Lambert, Killed While Responding To Crash

CHICAGO (CBS) — Family, friends, and law enforcement will pay their final respects to Illinois State Trooper Christopher Lambert on Friday. Lambert was hit by a car after stopping to investigate a crash on the Tri-State Tollway during a snowstorm on Saturday.


WATCH LIVE: Jason Van Dyke sentencing hearing for Laquan McDonald murder

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer convicted of murdering 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, will find out his sentence Friday. The sentence range varies widely, from probation to what amounts to life in prison.


Luxury apartments, grocery store proposed for long-vacant DuPage Theatre site

A $31 million mixed-use development featuring luxury apartments and a cooperatively-owned grocery store is being proposed for a property in downtown Lombard that's been vacant for more than a decade.


Man found guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend, burying her in Glen Ellyn park

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. -- A DuPage County jury on Thursday found a man guilty of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and burying her in a shallow grave in west suburban Glen Ellyn. After a seven-day trial, a jury deliberated for two hours before finding Myron Ester, 50, guilty of first-degree murder in the


Lombard library trustees asks park district to make a deal on building plan

Lombard library officials on Wednesday called on the park district to provide concessions that would allow them to take plans for a new $23.8 million Helen M. Plum Memorial Library adjacent to Lilacia Park to the village plan commission for review.


Elk Grove Man Charged With Aggravated Battery To Merchant

The following reports were taken from the files of the Elk Grove Police Dept. The Journal & Topics Newspapers publishes the Elk Grove Police Blotter each week. Alexander Malinowski, 32, of 19 Keswick Rd., Elk Grove Village, was charged with aggravated battery to a merchant and retail theft. He was t


Winter Storm Warning Issued for Chicago Area

A Winter Storm Warning was issued for much of the Chicago area Friday afternoon and will last through Saturday morning ahead of potentially heavy snow over the weekend. The warning was issued for Cook, Lake, DuPage, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb and Kane counties in Illinois, from 3 p


Illinois senators press Trump on shutdown housing crisis

WASHINGTON, DC (WICS/WRSP) — U.S. Senators Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, and Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, joined members of Congress in a letter to President Trump on the direct and immediate consequences of the shutdown on housing security for more than four million households across the country. Both t


Cubs Sign Pitcher Rob Scahill to Minor League Deal

The Chicago Cubs made a minor league signing on Friday ahead of their annual fan convention, inking pitcher Rob Scahill to a deal. Scahill, who graduated from Willowbrook High School in suburban Villa Park, last pitched for the Chicago White Sox during the 2018 season. In six appearances, Scahill po


Woman charged with sexually assaulting her 16-month-old son

CHICAGO — A woman is accused of sexually assaulting her 16-month-old son in her Lakeview East home last year, according to Chicago police. Alyssa Waldon, 30, has been charged with felony predatory criminal sexual assault.


Maroon and Gold Gala coming to Montini

Lombard's Montini Catholic High School is preparing for its 28th annual benefit auction at the Maroon and Gold Gala. The celebration will run from 6:30 p.m. until midnight Saturday, March 9, at Abbington Distinctive Banquets, 3S002 Route 53, Glen Ellyn. It will feature an open bar, appetizers, sit-d


MISSING PERSON: Illinois woman with dementia last seen at O'Hare

An 84-year-old woman with memory loss has been reported missing by the Glenview Police Department. She was last seen at O'Hare airport on Friday. Maureen McGarvey has been described as 5'2", 130 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair.


Oak Brook police blotter: more than $5,000 in power tools stolen from two vehicles

The following items were taken from area police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Power tools valued at more than $5,000 were reported stolen at 6:51 a.m. Jan. 15 after two vehicles were forcibly entered on the 1200 block of 22nd Street.


Stacking connectors for mezzanine board layout to reduce space and weight introduced by Cinch

LOMBARD, Ill. – Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company in Lombard, Ill., is introducing the CIN::APSE connectors for board to board, flex-to-board, and component-to-board stacking connectors in military, aerospace, and satellite applications.


Chapel’s bell now has new clapper

Lombard’s Maple Street Chapel bell rang in the new year with a new clearer tone and is now protected from possible cracking, following recent maintenance work performed by Verdin Bell Company. According to Ken Bohl, Maple Street Chapel Preservation Society facilities director, an inspection of the b


Person shot by police in Addison

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A person was shot by police in west suburban Addison Thursday morning, police said. Police responded to a domestic incident in the 200-block of North Mill Road and a person was shot by police.


VILLAGE OF ORLAND PARK: Village Moves Forward with Triangle Development

Village of Orland Park issued the following announcement on Jan. 16. The Village of Orland Park’s Downtown Triangle District Project is moving forward into the final phase of development. The community is invited to take part in a visioning and informational session introducing the executive develop


Suburban Life Most Valuable Athlete: Sophie Sullivan, Montini, freshman, basketball

Montini freshman Sophie Sullivan, a Lombard resident, scored 18 points in a 47-36 win over Mother McAuley, and 21 points – hitting seven 3-pointers – in a 62-28 win over Trinity.


Man Facing 8th DUI Ordered To Stay Sober: Judge

JOLIET, IL - A 54-year-old man from Clarendon Hills remains locked away from society inside Will County's Jail after Romeoville Police arrested him on charges of eighth offense drunken driving. The criminal complaint at the Will County Courthouse states that Timothy Eastman was under the influence o