• Hanover Park April 15, 2021 12:09 am

    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 February 21, 2021 12:13 am

    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 January 2, 2021 12:00 am

    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 December 10, 2020 1:23 pm

    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.

  • wheeling May 22, 2020 1:51 am

    Person of Interest Identified in Death of Man Fatally Hit by Vehicle in Wheeling

    Police are searching for a man in connection with the death of a father who was fatally struck by a vehicle Wednesday in northwest suburban wheeling, an incident that police are investigating as a homicide. Jose Fermin Zavala-Hernandez, 38, is considered a person of interest in the death of 32-year-old Carlos Maciel-Pulido, Wheeling police said in a statement. Officers responded…

  • East Garfield Park March 1, 2020 10:59 pm

    Man Hit and Killed While Riding Bike in East Garfield Park

    A bicyclist was fatally struck by a car Saturday in East Garfield Park on the West Side. The 61-year-old man was riding a bicycle across the street at 12:35 a.m. when he was hit by a westbound white 2014 Chrysler 300 in the 3700 block of West Lake Street, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He…

  • Governor October 17, 2018 9:58 pm

    The Opioid Crisis: By the Numbers

    A study of the opioid epidemic reveals some disturbing numbers.

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