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Joliet Man Sentenced to 12 Years in 2018 Shooting

A 32-year-old Joliet man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the 2018 shooting of a rifle into a home. Deanthony Williamson was convicted of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of Weapon by Felon, and Possession of a Firearm Without the Requisite Firearms Owner Identification Card.
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LaGrange Road Shut Down in Palos Park Due to Fatal Accident Investigation: Police

Drivers are being asked to avoid LaGrange Road in south suburban Palos Park while police work on scene of a fatal accident investigation, authorities said. LaGrange Road between 111th Street and 123rd Street was closed due to a collision at approximately 5:10 p.m. and expected to remain closed for the following five hours, according to a Facebook post from police.

Family, police ask for public’s help finding elderly suburban man

BERWYN, Ill. — The Berwyn Police Department is seeking the public’s help in trying to locate an elderly Latino man. Jose G. Arevalo, 83, was last seen Thursday, Dec. 1 around 1:45 p.m. near the intersection of 19th Street and Scoville Avenue in Berwyn. Important to note, Arevalo only speaks Spanish and suffers from Alzheimer’s […]

No bail for man accused of shooting another in head outside Advocate Christ Medical Center

OAK LAWN, Ill. (CBS) -- A judge has ordered no bail for the man accused of shooting another in the head outside of Advocate Christ Medical Center in southwest suburban Oak Lawn early Saturday morning. Prosecutors Sunday said it was right out of the emergency room where Marques Rose, 36, shot and killed a man around 2 a.m. They say he was out on bond for another felony and has five felony convictions, including gun charges and burglaries. Prosecutors say both Rose and the victim had been at a big gathering on 87th and Vincennes earlier in the evening. After two...

Prosecutors: Car club member accused of fatally shooting another member outside Advocate Christ Medical Center

A Cook County judge Sunday afternoon denied bail to a 36-year-old car club member who prosecutors claimed fatally shot a fellow club member outside a suburban hospital, where a third member of the group was brought due to an unrelated shooting. The alleged gunman, Marques Rose, of the 8100 block of South Winchester Avenue, faces a first-degree murder charge in the killing of 28-year-old ...

Covid Concerns Over Conditions In Cook County Jail Disproportionately Harming Black Inmates

“Some people have said we’re in the ‘post-pandemic’ era, but I do want to highlight that in our continued efforts to monitor COVID-19 in carceral settings more generally, we’re seeing locations that are having outbreaks that outpace any of the outbreaks that we’ve seen in the past,” said Neal Marquez, a research associate at Portland (Oregon) State University. “Prison facilities, jail facilities, and ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] facilities still are high-density places that are going to be susceptible to outbreaks…And so this is far from over for many carceral settings in the United States.”

Which Illinois High School has the Most Football State Titles?

A high school in Illinois won its 10th state title in program history last weekend, but that doesn't even put them close to the record for most state championships. So which high school reigns supreme in football in the Land of Lincoln?. I was reading this article from the Chicago...

Man Found Dead in Wooded Area Near Oswego Park, Police Say

An investigation is underway after a man was found dead in a wooded area in west suburban Oswego, authorities said Saturday. At approximately 11:29 a.m., officers with the Oswego Police Department were called to near Jaycee Park, 134 Sauguatuck Rd., for the report of an unresponsive subject. Officers found the body of an adult male in "dense brush" just south of the park, police said in a news release.

4 Great Burger Places in Illinois

Photo byPhoto by Lefteris kallergis on UnsplashonUnsplash. If you live in Illinois and you are looking for new restaurants to try, here is a list of four amazing burger places in Illinois that are well-known for serving absolutely delicious food, every day of the week.

15 Best Restaurants in Orland Park, IL

While Centennial Water Park, Orland Square, and Escapology in Orland Park, Cook County, Illinois, tend to steal the show, you should also try their exquisite restaurants!. If you’re looking for a superb restaurant to dine with family, romantic partners, or even business associates, check out the best restaurants in Orland Park, Illinois!

Village of Orland Park Prepares for the Winter Season

Village of Orland Park Prepares for the Winter Season (Orland Park, IL) — With the expected seasonal snowfall on the horizon, the Village of Orland Park Public Works Department shares its annual list of snow related reminders. “I know that all of the Village’s plowing crews appreciate residents’ cooperation...

Joliet Central & West Pink Heals Event Raises Over $7,500

Joliet Central and Joliet West High school report that the Oct. 4 Pink Heals Volleyball Event raised $7,775.63 for the Joliet Area Pink Heals Chapter. The event included the Central v. West crosstown volleyball game, Survivor’s Ceremony, raffles, and more. The Pink Heals event has been a part of the JT volleyball programs since 2008 and has a special meaning to all that have been a part of our volleyball family.

Gentrifying Chicago Neighborhoods Have Skyrocketing Property Taxes

Most Cook County property owners will get their tax bills by the weekend, and the increase may force them to leave their decades-old neighborhoods. The fastest-gentrifying Chicago neighborhoods have skyrocketing property prices. That’s excellent if you’re selling, awful if you’re renting, and incredibly bad if you’re struggling in a gentrifying...

Orland Park Police Department Releases Thanksgiving Enforcement Numbers

Orland Park Police Department Releases Thanksgiving Enforcement Numbers (Orland Park, IL) — The Orland Park Police Department conducted a traffic safety campaign from Nov. 18-28 reminding motorists to buckle up and drive sober. The “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization was conducted by Orland Park Police Department and other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway fatalities.

Passenger killed, driver charged with DUI in Huntley crash

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. - A 19-year-old man from Lake in the Hills turned himself in to state police after charges were filed against him for a fatal car crash that happened in Kane County this fall. Around 1:54 a.m. on Sept. 3, Anthony Curtain was driving under the influence when...

2 men arrested for Lyons carjacking were out on bond

Lyons police on Thursday arrested two men suspected of being involved in an attempted carjacking in the 7700 block of 45th Place around 2 p.m. on November 29. Justin Lebron, 20, of Cicero, and Cesar Lopez, 18, of Waukegan, were captured after a foot case, police said. Police Chief Tom...

Driver dies after falling off Dan Ryan overpass during multi-vehicle crash

CHICAGO (CBS) – A driver is dead after falling from the Dan Ryan overpass during a six-car crash early Saturday morning. The victim has since been identified as David Ponce De Leon of Blue Island, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. Illinois State Police say around 1:58 a.m., four cars were involved in a crash in the southbound lanes at 26th Street. During the crash, a fifth car approached and stopped on the right shoulder when the sixth car drove into the area of the vehicle. It is unknown how or why the fifth driver fell over the overpass, ISP said. He  was pronounced dead on the scene. No further information was immediately available.

Auto Theft Suspect Drives Into Officers And Was Shot Multiple Times

On Friday, December 2, 2022, Illinois State Police (ISP) Zone 1 and the Public Integrity Task Force (PITF) were requested to investigate an officer involved shooting in the 14000 block of Michigan Avenue in Dolton, Illinois, according to Illinois State Police. The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 9:40 PM, officers...