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(Tri-State Fire Protection District)

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.

03/03/2014

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.

09/13/2013

(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.

09/02/2013

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.

08/30/2013

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.

08/29/2013

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.

09/27/2011

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

Heroin

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.

05/10/2011

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.

03/16/2011