Berwyn

When Georgia Lee Dvorak of Berwyn died, she left behind her 11-year-old cat, “Boots.” (Credit: Georgia  Lee Dvorak estate)

Curiosity Saved The Cat: Judge Blocks Execution Of Feline

You’ve heard curiosity killed the cat. In this case, curiosity actually saved one.

04/11/2012

A kitten is pictured on December 5, 2009

Court Rules Against Woman’s Will Ordering Healthy Cat To Be Euthanized

A cat from Berwyn has been spared, despite an order in the will of her deceased owner.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

A man was shot and killed in the 2800 block of South Kolin Avenue on March 21, 2012. A suspect in the shooting was later spotted in west suburban Berwyn and both Chicago and Berwyn police were searching for the offender. (Credit: CBS)

2 Cops Hurt In Crash After Fatal Shooting In Little Village

Two Chicago police officers were injured Wednesday while responding to a fatal shooting on the Little Village neighborhood, on the city’s southwest side.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Red Line Train

Major Renovations Coming To Multiple Red Line Stations

Get ready for eight months of delays on the Red Line and Purple Line Express.

WBBM Newsradio–02/09/2012

Berwyn Fire

Family Rescued From Roof In Berwyn Fire

Dramatic rescues saved lives in Berwyn early Wednesday, when a fire broke out and spread to two neighboring houses.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Surveillance video from bank robbery in Berwyn.

Woman Suspected In Three Suburban Bank Robberies In Custody

A woman who is suspected of committing three bank robberies in the west suburbs of Berwyn and Lyons has been taken into custody, according to the FBI.

12/03/2011

Oak Park Students

Police Warn Of Child Abduction Attempts In Oak Park, Berwyn

A warning has been issued for parents in the near western suburbs, after a man tried to lure several young children into his ar.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Lydia Price (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Animal-Hoarding Mom Hit With New Abuse And Neglect Charges

A west suburban woman was indicted Friday on 19 counts, including neglect, after her mentally disabled 14-year-old son died Sept. 8 in a filthy, insect-infested home filled with more than 100 cats and other animals.

10/07/2011

A squalid home in Berwyn – where a 14-year-old boy died and hundreds of animals were living in filthy cages – is set to be torn down, but first officials are spraying, baiting and spreading poison to minimize the chances of a stampede of vermin from inside the home once demolition begins. (Credit: CBS)

Neighbors Worry About Vermin Stampede When Berwyn Home Is Torn Down

A Berwyn home where a child died and hundreds of animals were confiscated is due to be torn down. But CBS 2 cameras caught countless rodents roaming the property and some neighbors worry that tearing the place down could send the vermin scurrying closer to them.

CBS 2–09/27/2011

More than 100 cats had to be put down after they were found in squalid conditions in a home in Berwyn. A teenage boy was also found dead at the home. (Photo credit: Animal Welfare League)

Family Speaks Out About Boy’s Death At Squalid Home

It was an extreme case of animal hoarding. There were hundreds of animals living inside a Berwyn house. A teenager was found dead there and now, for the first time, the family is revealing why they never called for help.

CBS 2–09/20/2011

More than 100 cats had to be put down after they were found in squalid conditions in a home in Berwyn. A teenage boy was also found dead at the home. (Photo credit: Animal Welfare League)

Children In Squalid Berwyn Home May Never Have Had Medical Care

A disabled boy who died in a squalid Berwyn home and his siblings had never had any medical care in most of their lives, a police report says.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Lydia Price, 49, has been charged with multiple counts of child abuse, neglect and endangerment, as well as animal cruelty, after her disabled teenage son died at their squalid Berwyn home. More than 200 animals were found in the home and more than half of them had to be put down due to neglect. (Credit: Berwyn Police Department)

Mom Charged After Disabled Boy Dies At Squalid Berwyn Home

A 49-year-old woman has been charged with criminal abuse, neglect and child endangerment after her disabled teenage son died amid squalid conditions in their west suburban home.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

A guinea pig is being rehabilitated at the Animal Welfare League after it and more than 200 animals were confiscated from a single home in Berwyn. (CBS)

Berwyn Home Stuffed With Animals Was ‘Hell Hole,’ Shelter Director Says

Animal-welfare officials are caring for the surviving animals pulled from a Berwyn home where a 14-year-old boy died earlier this week. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2011

Authorities on Friday swarm the residential street where a boy died amid squalid conditions. (CBS)

Boy Who Died Lived In Squalid Home With More Than 100 animals

The death of a 14-year-old suburban boy discovered living in squalid conditions Thursday afternoon has prompted state officials to warn about the dangers of “social isolation” and a lack of community response.

09/09/2011

A homeless person (CBS)

Homeless Rate Drops in Suburban Cook County

The number of homeless people in suburban Cook County dropped by almost 10 percent since 2009, according to a count in January, but advocates fear the dip could be temporary.

06/28/2011

Photo Of Cook County Clerk David Orr (County Clerk Photo)

Coin Toss To Decide Tied Elections In Cook County

Two tied election races in Cook County are to be decided by the toss of a coin.

04/30/2011

Housing (File photo)

Western Suburbs Collaborate On Low, Moderate-Income Housing

Bellwood, Berwyn, Forest Park, Maywood and Oak Park are moving ahead with plans to renovate homes and apartment buildings for low- and moderate-income families.

WBBM Newsradio–03/10/2011

Photo Of Michael Sarno. (AP Photo)

Trial Of Reputed Mob Boss Set To Begin Wednesday

Michael “The Large Guy” Sarno is accused of ordering co-defendants to set off a bomb that wrecked the offices of a gaming company in Berwyn.

11/10/2010

Gavel

Reputed Mobster Michael Sarno’s Trial Delayed

The trial of a reputed mobster accused of orchestrating the bombing of a video gaming company’s offices has been delayed for a few days.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2010

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Son Charged In Berwyn Woman’s Strangulation

Murder charges have been filed in the early-Tuesday strangulation death of a 90-year-old Berwyn woman at her west suburban home.

10/27/2010

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