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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.
Bicycle Rider Dies Trying To Cross Elmhurst Road
A Wheeling bicyclist attempting to cross Elmhurst Road in Prospect Heights was fatally struck by a passing vehicle Monday afternoon (Dec. 17). The crash occurred at approximately 12:34 p.m. at the pedestrian-bicyclist crossing near Elmhurst and Robert Avenue north of Palatine Road. The crossing is p
Cullerton law makes government consolidation easier
VILLA PARK- Starting Jan. 1, 2019, Illinois residents will have a faster method to speed up the government consolidation process, thanks to Villa Park Democrat State Senator Tom Cullerton.
Sentencing set for Downers Grove man in student's drug death
A 38-year-old Downers Grove man, who faces between eight and 35 years in prison for giving a fatal dose of methadone to a 15-year-old foreign exchange student from Spain, will learn his fate in February.
New restaurant brings flavor of Mexico to Franklin Park
Early on, Esteban Ventura learned how distinctive regional Mexican cuisine could be. “When I lived in Mexico, I traveled around in different Mexican regions — Veracruz, Cancun, Oaxaca, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Puebla, Guerrero — and I had an opportunity to try food from the different Mexican restaur
Villa Park police make arrest in gunfire investigation
A Villa Park man is charged with reckless discharge of a weapon after police said he shot a bullet through a neighboring home's window Friday evening that became lodged in a wall.
2 Chicago police officers killed by train on South Side; South Shore trains stopped in both directions
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two Chicago police officers were struck and killed by a South Shore Line train Monday evening on Chicago's South Side, sources said. South Shore Line trains are stopped in both directions, officials said.
Daily Herald Holiday Lights Contest Editor's Choice winner: DuPage County
Jim and Dawn Slanker of 371 Canyon Trail in Carol Stream are the Daily Herald Holiday Lights Contest Editor's Choice winners in DuPage County for 2018. Q. How long have you been decorating your house like this?
One dead, three injured in Villa Park morning blaze
One person is dead and three others were injured -- including two police officers -- following an early morning fire Saturday in Villa Park. Officers responded to the fire at a single-family home on the 300 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 6:25 a.m.
Man dies after being hit by CTA train at Belmont 'L' station in Lakeview
A man was killed when he was hit by a CTA “L” train at the Belmont Avenue station in Lakeview Monday morning, officials said. Red, Brown and Purple lines all were stopped at the station, 945 W. Belmont Ave., starting at 7:51 a.m. Service was resuming on two tracks by about 8:40 a.m.
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
Search continues for 2 suspects in suburban carjacking
ORLAND PARK, Ill. -- Police continue to search for two carjacking suspects that are believed to be armed. A woman in a mini-van was the victim of an armed carjacking around 2 a.m. Monday on 213th Street near Memorial Park Matteson. The carjacking led to a police pursuit that ended in Orland Park.
Carpentersville man, 19, charged with reckless homicide in crash that killed woman, unborn child
A 19-year-old Carpentersville man has been charged with reckless homicide in connection with a car crash that killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office said.
VIDEO: Chicago Blackhawks Mascot Tommy Hawk Attacked at United Center
The Chicago Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk was allegedly attacked Friday night during the team’s 4-3 overtime loss at the United Center. Per the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago police responded to a disturbance at the arena around 11:15 p.m. Friday. The police said the mascot was punched and put in a headl
Snow, Rain Return After Dry Start To Week: Illinois Weather
The chance for snow and rain will return mid-week, after several days of dry and sunny weather. First, it will be dry and sunny on Monday and Tuesday, with temps near 40 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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
Hinsdale South High School reports 10% truancy rate
The truancy rate at Hinsdale South High School rose to 10 percent during the 2017-18 school year, according to a West Cook News analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.
Former President George H.W. Bush Funeral Train Stops In Melrose Park
Chicago (CBS) — The locomotive that pulled former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral train stopped in the Union Pacific train yard in Melrose Park Sunday. Todd Skogen, a former Union Pacific electrician, saw the train firsthand and shared his photos with CBS 2.
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
Elmhurst: Check Out 5 Nearby Homes For Sale
ELMHURST, IL — On the hunt for a new house, and want to get a better feel for what's available near you? Need some assistance finding the perfect place for you and your loved ones? You've come to the right place! To save you some time, we've compiled a fresh batch of new listings nearby.