Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Dies After Motorcycle CrashTuesday afternoon, 35-year-old Jonathan Ho was riding a motorcycle at 95th Street and Vincennes Avenue, when it collided with another vehicle, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Illinois Tollway Green Lights $106 Million In Contracts For Tri-State WorkReconstruction won’t happen until at least 2020, but design planning and advance work on the Central Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294) will begin as early as 2018 between Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont and 95th Street in Oak Lawn.
Crash-And-Grab Duo Attempts Burglary At Clothing Boutique In BeverlyGlass was scattered over the sidewalk in front of The Shop 147, at the corner of 95th Street and Claremont Avenue, after burglars drove a stolen silver Dodge Caravan into the entrance around 4:15 a.m. Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) said the crooks did not get inside.
Pedestrian Killed In Roseland CrashA pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side Wednesday morning, police said.
FBI Investigating 2013 Police Shooting Of Two Teens In RoselandThe teens were wounded on Dec. 22 near 95th and La Salle after Chicago Police officers curbed a stolen car packed with joyriders, the department said in a statement after the incident.
Water Department Workers Fall Into Trench Escaping Cars In Police ChasePolice said officers were pursuing suspects in a stolen vehicle around 12:40 a.m., when their pursuit brought them to the 1500 block of East 95th Street, where the Water Department employees were working on a construction project.
Freight Train Derails, Cars Roll OverFive rail cars on a train were involved in the derailment near 95th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, according to Chicago fire officials. Four of the cars rolled onto their sides, and one was tipping, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said. All of the cars were empty at the time.
Thief Steals Salvation Army Kettle In Oak LawnA Salvation Army bell-ringer was taking a scheduled break from her duties outside of a Walgreens drug store at 95th Street and Melvina Avenue when the theft occurred. She returned to find the kettle and its contents gone.
Naperville Woman Charged With Drunk Driving In Four-Vehicle CrashA Naperville woman is free on bond and awaiting trial, after she allegedly triggered a four-vehicle traffic crash late Thursday night near Neuqua Valley High School while drunk.
Two Nuns, Elderly Man Killed In 'Bizarre' Oak Lawn WreckTwo nuns and an elderly man were killed Sunday, when the man ran a red light, and plowed into cars stopped in the oncoming lanes in Oak Lawn. Eleven other people were injured in the wreck, two of them critically.
Two Shot In RoselandThe man, 20, and the 17-year-old boy were sitting on a porch near 95th Street and Harvard Avenue at 8:35 p.m. when four unknown males walked up and started shooting, police said. The man was shot in the back, and the boy in the nose.
3 Kids, 2 Adults Hurt In Washington Heights CrashAround 12:30 a.m., a car struck a median in the 800 block of West 95th Street. The front end jumped the concrete median wall, and smashed into a tree.