• Hanover Park Apr 15

    18-Year-Old Woman Dies After Falling Out of Moving Vehicle in Hanover Park

    An 18-year-old woman died last weekend after falling out of a moving vehicle in west suburban Hanover Park. Joana Loera fell out of the vehicle about 9:25 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of Walnut Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She died about noon the next day St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, the medical…

  • Park Ridge Feb 21

    Woman Found Dead in Park Ridge Snowbank

    A woman was found dead in a snowbank in suburban Park Ridge Saturday following the snowstorm earlier this week, according to police. At approximately 12:30 p.m., police officers were called to the rear of a parking lot of 800 West Higgins Road for the report of a deceased person lying in a snowbank. The victim was approximately 40 years old,…

  • Cook County Jan 2

    Cook County Saw Record Number of Gun-Related Homicides in 2020

    A record 875 gun-related homicides occurred during 2020, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said Friday, breaking the previous record of 833 set in 1994. The medical examiner’s office released the information Jan. 1, as well as preliminary 2020 data on overall homicides, COVID-19 deaths, overdose deaths and suicides. Overall, 970 homicides were reported in 2020, the highest number in…

  • opioid overdoses Dec 10, 2020

    Cook County Sees Record Opioid Deaths in Midst of Pandemic

    Cook County, which includes the city of Chicago, will see its deadliest year for fatal opioid overdoses when 2020 ends, the county’s chief medical examiner said Wednesday.

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