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Man fatally struck by train ID'd | Police reports, March 7-19

A man who stepped off the platform and in front of a Metra express train in downtown Riverside on March 7 reportedly had been released earlier that day from a hospital where he'd been taken after an incident last month in Lyons. On Feb. 25, Arthur C. Smith IV, 49, of Stickney, was taken to MacNeal H


Chicago cop charged with sexually assaulting suspect in custody

A veteran Chicago police officer was charged after he allegedly sexually assaulted a suspect who was in custody. Officer Carlyle Calhoun, 46, was charged with one felony count of criminal sexual assault/force and one felony count of official misconduct/forbidden act, according to the Cook County Sta

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-03-20 16:00:24

Man Shot Up Crack While Driving in Riverside Neighborhood As Kids Played: Cops

A man is facing charges after police pulled him over Monday afternoon and learned he had been injecting crack cocaine while driving through a residential area in west suburban Riverside. Brian Conley, 39, of Berwyn, was charged with drugged driving, according to Riverside police. He also faces sever

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-03-21 03:41:22

He came back: A new life for a homeless heroin user

Four years ago, Chris Ross weighed 70 pounds and was living in a rat-infested abandoned building in Maywood, where he used heroin and crack cocaine and panhandled and stole to support his addiction. Then, he met Forest Park resident John Netherly and his life began to turn around. As Ross tells the

FOREST PARK REVIEW - 2018-03-20 20:00:00

Chicago woman's prepaid card stolen, tax return drained in just hours

A Chicago woman watched in horror as thieves drained her prepaid card, just days after getting her tax return. So how can you make sure your account is protected? Zola heard says she's been a loyal "Western Union Net Spend Customer" for 10 years. "You can just wire me money from anywhere, and it com

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2018-03-20 04:32:00

Lisa Hernandez Wins Illinois State House District 24 Primary

OAK PARK, IL - Incumbent Lisa Hernandez (D) defeated Robert Reyes in the Illinois State House District 24 Democratic primaries. Hernandez emerged with 57.6% of the vote, while Reyes finished with 42.4%. Hernandez, who has represented the 24th District since 2006, was also challenged by Reyes in 201

PATCH - 2018-03-21 09:13:13

Bending Oaks, Downers Grove, Illinois - March 2018

Bending Oaks is a townhome and single family home subdivision built between the late 1980s and late 1990s. Bending Oaks features town homes with floor plans ranging from 1,575- to 2,206 square feet of living space. Bending Oaks is located in Downers Grove, Illinois north of Maple Avenue and east of

PATCH - 2018-03-20 16:18:38

DuPage County Technical Issue Delays Election Results

WHEATON, IL - In the midst of a close election night for both the Illinois 6th Congressional District and the GOP gubernatorial race, DuPage County's voting machines crashed. DuPage County officials said in a news release that "certain technical difficulties occurred in closing the precincts." To r

PATCH - 2018-03-21 03:21:21

Police: Boy, 17, Shot Dead While Driving Onto Eisenhower Expressway

A 17-year-old boy was shot to death early Saturday while getting onto the Eisenhower Expressway on the Near West Side, police said. He was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix at 1:19 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Van Buren when someone in a black sedan fired shots that struck him multiple times in the bod


Massive search planned for woman missing since November from Downers Grove

Authorities are planning a massive search in the western suburbs for a woman missing since November from Downers Grove. The group is asking for the public's help in finding 22-year-old Cheyann L. Klus, last seen Nov. 27 at her home in Downers Grove, according to the Missing Persons Awareness Network


One man killed, another injured in drive-by shooting

CHICAGO - A drive-by shooting overnight has left one man dead and another injured. It happened just after 10:30 p.m. last night on Ashland near 49th Street, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Chicago Police say someone in another vehicle opened fire on a Chevy Equinox, hitting both the passenger


3 men killed, 3 others wounded in Chicago shootings since Friday afternoon

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Three men were killed and at least three others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon. In the most recent fatal shooting, a man was gunned down early Saturday while getting onto the Eisenhower Expressway on the Near West Side. He was dr


Man stabbed during robbery on Metra train heading into Chicago

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man was stabbed during an attempted robbery Saturday morning on a Metra train heading into Chicago. The man was standing in the vestibule of a Milwaukee District-North Line train about 10:30 a.m. when five males tried to rob him, according to Metra spokeswoman Kati


Officials: Man who fell from 21st floor died by suicide

A 24-year-old man found dead Saturday evening fell from a high-rise building in the Loop. The Cook County Medical Examiner classified the death as a suicide Sunday. The victim has not been identified. About 6:10 p.m., the man was found unresponsive in the 200 block of North Dearborn, Chicago Police


Chicago's St. Patrick's Day parade and river dyeing turned the city green

Photograph: Grace DuVal Few cities celebrate the arrival of St. Patrick's Day with the gusto and vibrant green hues that Chicago typically employs. As usual, the Chicago Plumbers Union Local 130 were up bright and early at 9am to dump pounds of dye into the Chicago River, turning it into an unnatura


Pedestrian Hit By Car In Downers Grove: Police

DOWNERS GROVE, IL - A pedestrian has been hospitalized after they were hit by a car early Saturday morning in Downers Grove, according to police. The accident took place at approximately 5:13 a.m. near the intersection of 63rd St. and Woodward, police say. According to police, the pedestrian was cr


Stacy Peterson's Sister Claims to Know Location of Missing Woman's Body

Cassandra Cales wrote in a lengthy Facebook post that she has sonar images of Stacy Peterson's remains and is asking for donations to help recover them Stacy Peterson married Drew on October 18, 2003, shortly before Savio's death. She disappeared on October 28, 2007 and was officially reported missi


Expressway Gunman Arrested After Shooting Driver In Face: Police

CHICAGO - A Zion man is accused of shooting a man through a car window while driving on the expressway on Sunday evening. A 28-year-old man was hit multiple times in the face, shoulder and hand by bullets fired around 7:43 p.m. on the inbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway near Montrose Avenue, acc


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Sister: Drew Peterson Will Be Charged Soon With Stacy's Murder

BOLINGBROOK, IL - On Wednesday night, the sister of Stacy Peterson posted a lengthy message on social media letting everyone know that criminal charges are nearing against the man suspected of killing Stacy and hiding her body back in October 2007, now more than 10 years ago. Cassandra Cales reminde