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Wrong-way Driver Accident on Pulaski Avenue Takes Life of Woman, 67

A vehicle going the wrong way on a street resulted in the death of a woman from the Logan Square neighborhood on Saturday morning. Obdulia Villalobos, 67, was riding in the backseat of her daughter’s 2001 Volkswagon Golf as the daughter drove southbound on North Pulaski  Avenue on December 22nd. Around 4:45 a.m., the vehicle [….]


Driver Convicted in Accident Involving Downers Grove Teen

A February crash that left a Downers Grove teen severely disabled has resulted in a conviction against the driver. Hunter Himes,14, was bicycling  on Lemont Road, heading home. At the same time, Timothy Hagen was driving down  Beller Drive, approaching  Lemont Road. As Hagen was turning right onto Lemont Road, he felt a bump on [….]


Family of Paralyzed Man Files Suit Against Joliet Hospitals

The mother of a man who was seriously injured in a bar fight has filed suit against the hospitals and doctors that cared for her son. Tinley Park resident Eric Bartels is a single dad who was going to school for an MBA in 2009. But one night he got into a fight with Joseph [….]


Accident on I-57 Takes the Life of One Brother, Injures Other

Two Bradley brothers were in an accident that has left one dead and the other in the hospital. On September 30th, Kyle and Nathan Richey, of Bradley, were driving southbound on Interstate 57 in the morning hours. Near the Peotone exit, the driver lost control of the Chevrolet. The car went off the road and [….]


McMahon Discusses Health Problems After Football Career

Jim McMahon was known as the ‘punky QB’ during his days as an NFL quarterback and was most known for leading the Bears to a Superbowl win in the 1985-86 season. McMahon suffered four concussions during his playing days but was jostled plenty during his 14-year career. He stated that sideline coaches and trainers would [….]


Hit-And-Run Driver Injures Pedestrian

In the early hours of Sunday morning, a young man was hit by a car that left the scene on the West Side of Chicago. The 24-year-old man was walking in the 600 block of North Homan Avenue in West Garfield Park  on August 12th. It was about 12:10 a.m. when a silver-colored car described [….]


Family of Woman Hit and Killed in Megabus Accident Files Suit

The family of a retired legal secretary who was hit by a Megabus in Chicago this past week has filed a suit against the busing company. Donna Halstead, 76, was walking back to her West Loop apartment on August 7, 2012 around 2:00 p.m. She was in the crosswalk on Adams  Street at Canal Street [….]


Extra Injured on the Set of “Transformers 3” Awarded Settlement

A woman who was injured while working on the set of Transformers 3 as an extra has been awarded a settlement over $18 million. Gabriella Cedillo was on the set in September 2010, getting ready for a scene inside of a car. That is when a metal bracket for a wire went flying and came [….]


Report of Chemical Odor at Northwest Side School Sends Two Adults to Hospitals

On Friday, April 20th, firefighters responded to reports of a chemical odor at a Chicago Northwest Side grade school. At least five ambulances arrived at the school in the 2000 block of North Mobile during the EMS Plan 1 and a Level 1 Hazmat response. First reports stated the odor smelled like pepper spray and [….]