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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 [….]


Downtown Hotel Linked to Legionaires’ Outbreak

A hotel in downtown Chicago is the center of an outbreak of Legionaires’ Disease that has sickened eight people, two of which have died. The JW Marriot Hotel on 151 W. Adams Street has been linked to eight cases of Legionaires’ Disease as all cases stayed at the hotel between mid-July and mid-August. Health department [….]


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 [….]


Cab Crash at River West Intersection Leaves One Pedestrian Dead

A pedestrian was killed on a street corner in the River West neighborhood of Chicago when a taxi cab driver lost control of his vehicle. Around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, Eric Kerestes was at the intersection of Chicago and Milwaukee Avenues when a cab drove through and hit the curb before hitting a [….]


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 [….]


Semi Crashes into Viaduct, Closes Ramp on Bishop Ford

The ramp from the Bishop Ford freeway to Stoney Island Avenue was blocked on the morning of Wednesday, August 1st after a semi crashed and spilled the contents of two containers at a main street in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. Just before 10 a.m., South Chicago District officers were assigned to the ramp at [….]


Suit Alleges Unsafe Biking Conditions on Northside Chicago Bike Lane

A bicyclist has filed a suit against Chicago and the Illinois Department of Transportation due to an unsafe drain grate located in a bike lane on the city’s Northwest side. Chicago resident Fred Stein alleges in his lawsuit filed last week that a water grate in the marked bicycle lane on the 4800 north block [….]


Fatal Crash on Kennedy Expressway Ends with One Dead and One Charged with DUI

A crash over the weekend on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago resulted in the death of a passenger and the driver charged with a DUI. Pavlo Lulak, 24, was traveling in the northbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway in his Mitsubishi Lancer when he lost control of the vehicle near Armitage Avenue around 4:20 a.m. [….]