Local Leads: Dye Pack, Teen Trouble, Suburban Coyotes

The following additional headlines were taken from Chicago-area news sources on Thursday:

  • CTA Bus Windows Shot Out  ---  The windows of a southbound No. 94 California Avenue bus were shattered when a pellet gun was fired outside the bus.
  • Armed, Masked Men Rob Two Others -- Two were robbed at gunpoint on a Glen Ellyn street corner last week.
  • Bank Robbery Suspect Caught Red Handed -- Police said they found a 23-year-old man holding an exploded dye pack and money stolen from an Arlington Heights bank.
  • Search on For Oak Park Coyotes --  "There is some truth to Wile E. Coyote," village Environmental Health Supervisor Mike Charley said. "It's very difficult to catch a coyote in a humane trap."
  • 2 Charged After Waubonsie H.S. Lockdown -- Two high school sophomores were charged with disorderly conduct after they were spotted handling a BB gun in the school, prompting the campus to be locked down for about five hours.
  • 2 Teens Killed in Kane County Crash -- Killed were life-long friends Blake Denton, 18, and Jeffery Malewig, 18, both of Sugar Grove, who were on their way to school for a 9:24 a.m. class when the car Denton was driving struck a tree about 9:15 a.m.
  • $9 Million Awarded in Antibiotic Death -- A Lake County family will receive about $9 million in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a 12-year-old boy.
  • 2 Teens, 2 Others Killed in Will County Crash -- The Will County teenagers, both seniors at Reed Custer High School in Braidwood, were traveling east on Illinois Highway 113 near Bauer Road at about 8 p.m. when their vehicle spun out of control and entered the westbound lanes in front of a pickup truck, Illinois State Police said.
  • Cabbies Hopes for Fare Hike Running Out of Gas -- It looks like Chicago taxicab fares might not be going up this spring after all.
  • City Plumbing Inspector Admits Taking Bribe -- An $85,000-a-year city plumbing inspector plead guilty to one count of bribery Thursday after admitting that he accepted a $500 bribe to overlook shoddy construction work that violated the city’s building code.
  • Firetruck Responding to Call Struck by Two Vehicles -- Three firefighters and a civilian were injured Thursday morning in southwest suburban Willowbrook when a fire truck responding to a call was struck by two other vehicles.
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