Suburban Schools Face Tough Choices Without State Education BudgetThe head of the Chicago Public Schools has warned schools won’t open in fall without a state education budget from Springfield, but the city isn’t alone in facing potentially drastic fallout from the ongoing political stalemate at the capitol.
Off-Duty Chicago Ridge Police Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Accident On Tri-StateA Chicago Ridge police officer was killed in an accident on the Tri-State Tollway caused by a wrong-way driver Sunday morning, state police said.
Boy, 16, Critically Injured In Chicago Ridge Road Rage IncidentA 16-year-old boy suffered severe head trauma in a Friday night road rage altercation in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge.
Canine Flu Outbreak Creating Surplus Of Dogs At Suburban ShelterThe canine flu outbreak has halted adoptions at several area no-kill shelters, meaning there's a surplus of animals.
Man Charged With DUI After Crashing Car Into Chicago Ridge HomeA Posen man has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed a car into a home early Saturday in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge.
15 Displaced By Extra-Alarm Fire In Chicago RidgeCrews responded about 10:30 p.m. to the blaze at the 18-unit building in the 9800 block of Sayre Avenue. Firefighters were met by heavy flames showing from the back of the second story and spreading to the roof. A second alarm was called for the fire due to the sloppy winter weather and a frozen fire hydrant.
Bedbug Infestation Closes Chicago Ridge Library For 2 DaysIn a statement issued Thursday, the library said a “bedbug incident has been isolated and resolved.” The south suburban library, 10400 Oxford Ave., reopened Thursday morning after being closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Woman Killed In Chicago Ridge CrashCindy Schultz was driving south on Ridgeland Avenue near the intersection of 106th Street in Chicago Ridge about 1:15 p.m. when she drove off the road and struck a tree on the west side of the street.
Drunk Driver Crashes Into Roadside Safety Checkpoint In Chicago RidgeA roadside safety check over the weekend by Chicago Ridge police turned out to be anything but safe — and a lot shorter than planned.
Funeral Held For Abandoned Baby Found In CoolerChicago Ridge police officers carried the tiny casket holding the body of “Jeremiah Michael” was carried in a slow procession into Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church.
Chicago Ridge Cops Working With Non-Profit To Give Funeral For Abandoned BabyStrangers have been coming together to provide a funeral for a newborn baby boy, whose body was found inside a cooler at a suburban recycling plant last week.
Newborn Found In Recycling Gets Name And FuneralThe boy has been named Jeremiah Michael. The names have special meaning given the circumstances, Chicago Ridge Police Chief Robert Pyznarski said Tuesday.