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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 [….]


Settlement Approved for Woman Killed While Removing Bike From Bus

The estate of a Chicago woman, killed while removing her bicycle from a CTA bus, will receive $5.45 million dollars. On December 31, 2007, Ludwika Szynalik stepped off the No. 152 Addison bus and went to remove her bicycle from the carrier attached to the front of the bus. The bus driver began to accelerate [….]


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 [….]


Man Charged After Fatal Accident

A Crown Point, Indiana man was killed on Saturday when his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver. On November 10th Philip Briner, 21, was heading south on the Dan Ryan Expressway after getting off work as a server from The Pennisula Chicago Hotel. Around 1:30 a.m., Tyrone Allen Stokes was driving his 2002 GMC [….]


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 [….]


Car Crashed Into Cab in Wicker Park, Send Five to Hospitals

An accident between a taxi cab and a car in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago sent five people to the hospital in the early hours of September 11th. It was approximately 12:30 a.m. when a taxi neared the intersection of Division and Ashland in Wicker Park. The taxi had the green light and proceeded [….]


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 [….]