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Three Passengers Complain of Injury on Turbulent Flight, One Sent to Hospital

One passenger was sent to a local hospital after complaining of injuries during a turbulent flight from New Orleans to Chicago. An American Eagle 7:27 a.m. flight on a Bombardier CRJ- 700 plane left New Orleans from Louis Armstrong International Airport. During the flight, as the plane descended from 31,000 feet to 29,000 feet, the [….]


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 [….]


Car From Deadly Rogers Park Hit-and-Run Accident Found, Driver is Still Missing

The car involved in a hit-and-run accident on Monday evening that killed a West Rogers Park man and injured another has been found. Tsering Dorjee, 44,  spent November 12th helping his brother-in-law, Dakpa Jorden, find an apartment for his family, who were expected to come from India next month. The two men crossed the street in [….]


Two Students Sent to Hospital After Discovery of Mouse Droppings

Mouse droppings discovered in the bottom of a nachos’ bag led to a trip to the hospital for two students at a high school on the southside of Chicago last Thursday. Two students at Hirsch Metropolitan High School on 7740 South Ingelside Avenue were eating lunch, pre-packaged nachos, when they noticed droppings at the bottom of [….]


Woman Hit and Killed by Drunk Driver on Southside Chicago

Pulaski Road was the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a 56-year-old Chicago woman. Judith Branwell, 56, was getting into a car that was parked in the 6500 block of South Pulaski during the early morning hours on Saturday, September 22nd. Around 2:00 a.m. another car crashed into the Chicago resident. [….]


Plainfield Family Settles Lawsuit for 2003 Metra Derailment

The final lawsuit in regards to a Metra train derailment from October 2003 has been settled with a Plainfield family receiving $1.8 million. The three members of the Kuk family were on the Metra train as it went across the 47th Street crossover on the southside of Chicago. The train was going 69 mph at [….]


Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident on Damen Avenue

A Chicago man was arrested for a hit-and-run accident at an interstate overpass that killed a newspaper seller on Friday morning. Anthony Castillo, 23, was heading south on Damen Avenue, nearing the overpass at Interstate 55 also know as the Stevenson Expressway. At approximately 4:30 a.m., Castillo was at the 3100 South block of Damen [….]


Fire Injures Construction Worker in Lawndale Storefront

A construction worker was injured in a fire over the weekend in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. The construction worker was rehabbing a store front in a small strip mall on the 1800 block of South Kostner Avenue on September 1st. Around 5:35 p.m. the fire was reported to authorities. It was stated that there [….]


Motorcyclist dies in Crash with Car on the Dan Ryan

The Dan Ryan Expressway was the scene of a fatal motorcycle/car crash early Thursday morning. In the early morning hours of August 30th, motorcyclist Sylvester D. Dickson was traveling northbound on the Dan Ryan. At approximately 5:15 a.m., he rear-ended a 2002 Cadillac DeVille as driver Alonzo Cozart , 16, was changing lanes, which he [….]


Seven Injured when Mini-van Crashes into Sauganash Home

Tuesday morning gave the Fakhoury family in the Sauganash neighborhood of Chicago an unusual wake-up call when a mini-van crashed into their home. During the hour of 6 a.m. the family heard a loud boom that shook the house located in the 6300 North block of Kolmar. When homeowner, Adel Fakhoury, investigated the noise he [….]