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Update: Elderly Driver Behind the Wheel In Fatal Crest Hill Crash

LTFPD and Crest Hill PD crews clean up after a car struck a pedestrian and went into the building Wednesday afternoon. JS. One person has died after she was struck by a vehicle that drove through a business in a strip mall in Crest Hill. Just before 1:00pm on Wednesday afternoon, Lockport Township Fire crews and Crest Hill police were called to the scene of a strip mall in the 1800-block of Knapp Drive for a crash with injuries. Crest Hill Police Chief Ed Clark has confirmed to WJOL that a car driven by a 90-year-old male coming from the intersection of Willow Circle and Knapp Drive, across from the scene, struck a female in front of the building, before crashing into the business with the car.
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‘They are somebody’: Family members, advocates push for parole bill that would give longtime prisoners a second chance at life

Carmaletta Jones wants her partner to get a second chance at life outside of a prison cell and an opportunity to show he can be a productive member of society. Her partner, Brian Willis, was convicted on two counts of murder in 1996 and sentenced to natural life in prison when he was 18 years old. At a news conference outside Cook County Jail in Little Village on Wednesday morning supporting a ...

Jesse Spencer exits Chicago Fire — here's how they handled Casey's goodbye

Captain Casey (Jesse Spencer) has fought his last fire at Firehouse 51... for now. During Chicago Fire's 200th episode, Casey did the unthinkable: He left Chicago and Firehouse 51 behind. The story had been building for a few episodes, ever since Andy Darden's (Corey Sorenson) son Griffin (Cameron Scott Roberts) showed up in Chicago in need of help. With no one to look after Griffin and his brother in Oregon, Casey found himself struggling with wanting to help. After all, Darden was his best friend.

Naperville Central High School Student Gets Probation, Community Service For Racist Craigslist Ad Targeting Black Classmate

WHEATON, Ill. (CBS) — A student at Naperville Central High School has been sentenced to probation and community service for a posting a racist Craigslist ad claiming to offer the sale of an African American classmate. The boy was sentenced by DuPage County Judge Anthony Coco to two years’ probation and 100 hours of community service, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office. He pleaded guilty on Sept. 1 to two counts of felony hate crime and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The boy will also be required to undergo individual and family counseling as deemed necessary, and to submit...

Advocate Aurora Health Fires 440 Staffers For Failing To Comply With COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

CHICAGO (CBS) — Advocate Aurora Health has fired about 440 staffers who were noncompliant with the hospital system’s COVID-19 vaccination policy. In a statement issued Tuesday, the hospital system reported that 99 percent of its staffers are compliant with the requirement to get vaccinated for COVID-19. But about 440 staffers – amounting to 0.6 percent of the workforce and nearly half of whom were per diem employees – were not in compliance, the hospital system said. Thus, those employees have been fired. Advocate Aurora Health is based in Downers Grove and Milwaukee and operates 26 hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Chicago police bodycam video released in deadly Englewood shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has released video and other materials from an incident in which officers fired shots killing Turell Brown last month in Englewood. The COPA video made public late Tuesday afternoon is graphic and violent. It was a domestic disturbance call; police say,...

Suspect who shot Chicago cop in face said ‘you will die’ after opening fire, prosecutors say

A man on probation who shot a Chicago police officer in the face Monday told him "you will die" after opening fire at a strip mall, prosecutors said Tuesday. Jovan McPherson, 23, is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and several other felonies in connection to the incident. At the time of the shooting, he was on probation in neighboring Kane County for drug possession and fleeing and eluding arrest, Fox affiliate, WFLD-TV reported.