Burr Ridge

The Villa Taj mansion in Burr Ridge. (Credit: Courtesy Villa Taj website)

Man Charged With Trespassing At Burr Ridge Mansion For Second Time

A Lombard man has been caught trespassing at a Burr Ridge mansion for the second time, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Armed Masked Men Invade Burr Ridge Home, Attack Woman And 5 Kids

Three masked men—one armed with a handgun—broke into a home Tuesday night in west suburban Burr Ridge, then struck and restrained a woman and her children while searching the home.


A car collided with a semi-tractor-trailer truck Friday afternoon on Interstate 55. (CBS/Jessyca Malina)

Driver Killed When Car, Semi Collide On I-55

A semi and a car collided about 3:45 p.m. on the right shoulder of the northbound expressway near County Line Road, according to Illinois State Police.


Someone You Should Know (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Burr Ridge Family Takes In Veterans

The Stryszak family of Burr Ridge has opened up their home to two elderly veterans. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.


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Burr Ridge Mansion Sustains $1.7M In Fire Damage

The Tri-State Fire Protection District was called to the home in the 9400 block of Falling Waters Drive at 12:32 p.m. and found a single-family home with heavy smoke and fire coming through the roof, the district said in a release.


Michael Bassaly (Credit: DuPage County Jail)

Cameras Allowed At Trial Of Man Charged With Killing Mother In Burr Ridge

The attorney for 27-year-old Michael Bassaly argued his client’s safety would be jeopardized by allowing cameras to cover the proceedings.


(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

6 Hurt In Fire At Burr Ridge Senior Facility

The fire apparently started when a resident put a piece of clothing in a microwave, said an employee of the facility, who declined to give her name.


Michael Zaky Bassaly (DuPage County)

Prosecutors: Man Who Killed Mother Was Facing Homeland Security Probe

Michael Bassaly, of Downers Grove, was denied bond when he appeared before a DuPage County judge Friday morning.


Michael Zaky Bassaly (DuPage County)

Son Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Woman Outside Burr Ridge Church

Michael Zaky Bassaly was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 61-year-old Yvonne Zaky Bassaly, the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office announced Thursday. He was expected to appear in court Friday.


Samuel Watson (left) and Claude White (Photos from Indian Head Park Police)

Man Used Google Maps To Find Homes To Burglarize

Google Maps helped a Chicago man target as many as nine suburban homes for break-ins since March, police said.


Empty Classroom

Labor Dispute Looms Over New School Year In Western Suburbs

A new school year begins Thursday in Community Consolidated School District 181 serving the Hinsdale area, but a labor dispute between teacher and the school board underlies it all.

WBBM Newsradio–08/25/2011

Fire Graphic

Firefighters Battle Blaze In West Suburban Burr Ridge

Firefighters battled an extra-alarm blaze in west suburban Burr Ridge early Friday morning.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2011


Man’s Heroin Overdose Death Prompts Action From Grandparents

The death of a 24-year-old Chicago area man due to a heroin overdose has prompted the victim’s grandparents to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars for education and prevention projects.


A photo of the Villa Taj as it appears on a promotional website for the property.

Chicagoland’s ‘Most Expensive’ Mansion Flooded With 6 Million Gallons Of Water

One of the Chicago area’s most opulent mansions is now uninhabitable.