CRIME & SAFETY
Man in custody after showing up to former workplace with gun, hatchet in Warrenville: police
The man, who used to work at one of the businesses inside the building, claimed he was owed money.
Cyclist struck by vehicle in suburban western Chicago
Witness a shocking incident in west suburban Glendale Heights, where a bicyclist was hit by a car. Chopper 2 captures the scene from above, providing a bird's eye view of the aftermath and the ongoing investigation. Tune in for the full story.
Man Found Guilty In The Execution-Style Murder of Naperville Resident
On the evening of January 14, 2018, Naperville resident Michal Armendariz was murdered execution-style, with two shots to the back of the head, in an SUV five miles from his apartment. Yesterday, a jury found a former Rockford man, 27-year-old Ernest Collins, guilty in the murder. The jury returned their...
Breaking: Serious Pedestrian-Vehicle Crash Halts Traffic in Oakbrook Terrace
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – A grave crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle has occurred late Friday night at the intersection of Butterfield and Marshall, adjacent to the Oakbrook Terrace Fire Station. The aftermath has resulted in a complete shutdown of Butterfield in both directions. Given the critical nature...
Sal Pullia, who had ties to politics and the Chicago Outfit, was last seen at a Melrose Park restaurant in ‘81
When a politician disappears, the police usually have some good ideas about where to look for him or his bullet-ridden body. They ask bartenders if he has been showing up with a woman who isn’t his wife, or with another guy’s girlfriend. Was he in hock to a shady character for services rendered? Had he thwarted a rival’s hopes for elective office? But in Sal P. Pullia’s case the cast of ...
Urgent Search: Can You Help Solve Fatal Motorcycle Crash on I-290?
ELGIN, Ill. – The Illinois State Police (ISP) are turning to the public, seeking crucial leads in a fatal motorcycle crash on I-290. The harrowing incident unfolded on May 5, 2023, around 11:13 p.m., just east of Illinois Route 83 in DuPage County. Tragically, the motorcyclist was declared dead on-site. Suspicions are high that another vehicle, which left the scene, played a part.
Vehicle that fatally struck motorcyclist on I-290 sought by police
CHICAGO - Illinois State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash on Interstate 290 earlier this year. On May 5, troopers responded to a crash involving a motorcycle on westbound I-290 just east of Route 83 in DuPage County, a statement from Illinois State Police said. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fight Breaks Out At Bolingbrook Walmart
A 17-year-old male suffered a laceration to his leg and a 19-year-old male was pepper sprayed during an altercation Thursday night. Bolingbrook officers responded to the Walmart located at 200 S Bolingbrook Dr. around 8:00 pm for a report of multiple people fighting. Upon arrival of police, the people involved in the altercation had already dispersed. Officers later located and met with both victims, who were transported to area hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries. The incident remains under investigation.
Convicted Felon On Parole Gets Pre-Trial Detention For Alleged Weapons Violation In Naperville
A convicted felon currently on parole out of Cook County on an Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon Conviction was arrested Tuesday evening after Naperville police observed a loaded weapon in his vehicle. DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Jason Arres announced Wednesday that Judge...
Whispers in the Night: Weird, Mysterious Tale of Hi-Tech Chase in Illinois Community
WESTMONT, IL – In a late-night thriller on the 200 Block of N. Lincoln Avenue, the Westmont Police Department found themselves embroiled in a high-stakes pursuit, with a mysterious twist that would rival any blockbuster movie plot. On Friday night around 10:35 pm, a cryptic call for help, shrouded...
Aurora Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run Incident Wednesday
A 69-year-old women is dead after falling victim to a hit-and-run driver on Aurora’s West Side early Wednesday morning. According to a police report, the woman, identified as Annie Kpa, of the 2000 block of Lilac Lane in Aurora, was walking in the roadway on Galena Boulevard west of Barnes Road in the early morning hours when she was struck by a vehicle who then left the scene.
Berwyn twins charged with armed carjacking in Chicago
CHICAGO - Charges were filed against two brothers from Berwyn for carjacking a man at gunpoint in Marquette Park. Gabriel Garzon and Adrian Garzon, both 20, were arrested Thursday afternoon in North Lawndale. The men were accused of taking a vehicle at gunpoint from a 36-year-old man in the 7000...
Oswego man to spend 8 years in prison for deadly DUI crash involving girlfriend
WILL COUNTY Ill. — An Oswego man will spend almost a decade in prison for his role in a 2020 DUI crash in Channahon that left his girlfriend dead, according to the Will County State’s Attorney’s office. In a news release sent out on Friday afternoon, Carole Cheney, a spokesperson from the Will County State’s […]
Carol Stream man's blood-alcohol level nearly 4 times legal limit in crash that injured woman, kids: officials
GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. - A Carol Stream man who was allegedly drunk when he injured a woman and her two children in a crash Sunday night in west suburban Glendale Heights will remain in custody ahead of his trial. Jose Buitureira, 42, made his first court appearance Monday afternoon where...
'We still don't have answers': Grief-stricken fiancée imploring DuPage County for clarity regarding last June's Willowbrook shooting
Reginald Meadows was at a Juneteenth celebration in a parking lot at Somerset Plaza when gunshots rang out. The 31-year-old was killed and his fiancée Ashley Miller asked DuPage County Board members why she hasn’t hear anything from police.
DuPage County crash: Driver critically injured in fiery collision on I-88, officials say
One person suffered life-threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 88 in the western suburbs.
Young River Forest hero honored for helping mom during carjacking
An 11-year-old River Forest boy won the Outstanding Community Member Award after the River Forest officials were impressed by the actions he took during the hijacking of his mother’s car. Dominic Schmahl was recognized by the River Forest Village Board at the end of September. Police Chief Jim O’Shea...
Naperville City Council discusses new police officers, IT employees, among other personnel requests
Naperville may see up to 18 new positions to fill operational gaps in city services, based on discussions at Tuesday’s budget workshop. After initially receiving 33 requests for new personnel, city staff cut the list to 18. No cost estimate for each employee was provided. From 2019 to 2023,...
Cook County teen will remain detained after firing gun in Elmhurst: prosecutors
DUPAGE COUNTY - A judge has ruled that a 16-year-old Bellwood boy will remain in custody after allegedly being in possession and using a handgun Tuesday night. Around 11:40 p.m., Elmhurst police responded to a report of six to eight gunshots being fired. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed two individuals who allegedly fled on foot.
Two IL Public Works Employees Credited with Saving One-Year-Old Boy Who Stopped Breathing
The Beacon-News, Aurora, Ill. Two city of Aurora Public Works employees were honored Tuesday night for saving a 1-year-old boy’s life after he stopped breathing. The boy was running back and forth during Tuesday’s Aurora City Council meeting, something he wouldn’t have been able to do if it wasn’t for the fast-thinking earlier this month of Daniel Chavez and Josh Elrod, both employees of the city’s Water and Sewer Division.