The boy was walking alone across southbound Palatine Road just east of Winston Drive when he was struck by a gray 2006 Hyundai Sonata about 4:15 p.m., according to a statement from Palatine police.
The grandfather of a 5-year-old boy killed by a dog Monday night said the dog’s owner got off too light, after being cited for two ordinance violations.
Witnesses said the attack started inside a home, and the boy’s mother was able to drag the dog and her son outside, and began asking neighbors to help her get the dog off her son. Neighbors used sticks and rocks to try to beat away the dog, and tried to free the boy from its jaws.
Brian Metzger said his daughter was threatened and attacked by one of her classmates at Prairie Lane Elementary School in Pleasant Prairie. He said his daughter used to love kindergarten, but doesn’t want to go to school anymore.
A 51-year-old woman and her two grandsons were shot while standing outside in the South Shore neighborhood. A neighbor said gunfire is so common, she wonders if she and her daughter might have to start wearing body armor.
Dozens of people have been shot this long holiday weekend, including two boys who were just trying to enjoy family parties for the 4th of July.
A mother and her 5-year-old son were found shot to death early Friday at a home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Glenview police have completed a two-month investigation into the June 15 drowning death of a 4-year-old boy in a park district pool.
A 6-year-old boy was in serious condition Tuesday morning, after being pulled from Lake Michigan by his even younger brother at the South Side’s Rainbow Beach.
State child welfare officials said Saturday they are investigating a report that a Lake County woman brought her 5-year-old son with her while she accompanied her boyfriend on a bank robbery.
A 5-year-old boy is in critical condition after being pulled from a burning basement Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.