Lawyer Seeking Video Of Death In Police Custody Accuses Mayor Of 'Empty Promise'Two weeks after Mayor Rahm Emanuel embraced a new policy calling for the release of audio and video of police-involved shootings and other serious incidents within 60 days, an attorney is slamming City Hall for withholding video connected to a man’s death in police custody last summer in Brighton Park.
Matteson Firefighter Dies While Responding To Medical EmergencyThe 49-year-old first-responder rushed to the scene of a Matteson retail store, where a shopper required CPR, Fire Chief Chris Schwalbe said in a prepared statement Friday evening.
Man Convicted Of Sexual Assault Dies In CustodyRenard Winfield, 44, was convicted in July 1998 of six counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault in Cook County and had been held at the Pontiac Correctional Center, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Death Aboard Metra Train Was 'Narcotics-Related,' Aurora Police SayAdam Castilla, 25, of Plainfield was found dead in a bathroom aboard a Metra/Burlington Northern passenger train at the Aurora Transportation Center around 2 p.m. Thursday.
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Coroner: Cause Of Toddler's 2009 Death Now 'Undetermined'Originally, pathologists said “fatal acute” bleeding had caused the death of Benjamin Kingan, who died in January 2009. Melissa Calusinski is serving a 31-year prison sentence in the boy's death.
Opinion: No, The Year-To-Year Rise In Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Isn't Because People Hate CopsWho knows, maybe there is a grand conspiracy to murder police officers. But you know what? The numbers provided by the FBI don’t come close to proving that. If you say otherwise, you are a liar.
Man Dies In Lockup At Jefferson Park District Police StationJohnny Lopez was in custody at the 16th District station at 5151 N. Milwaukee Av. when he was found unresponsive in the lockup area about 8 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Woman Dies After Falling From Outdoor Staircase At UICUIC police were investigating after a 20-year-old woman fell off the second-floor stairwell of the Behavioral Science Building, at 1007 W. Harrison St., around 4 a.m. Friday.
Man Found Dead After Aurora House FireA neighbor saw smoke coming from a home in the 500 block of Claim Street about 7:30 a.m. and called 911, according to a statement from the Aurora Fire Department. Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the home, where they discovered the 73-year-old dead, according to the statement.
Food Writer Josh Ozersky Found Dead In ChicagoA James Beard Award winner, Ozersky was the former editor of New York magazine’s Grub Street food blog and author of “Colonel Sanders and the American Dream” (2012), “The Hamburger: A History” (2008) and “Meet Me In Manhattan: A Carnivore’s Guide to New York City” (2003). In October he became edit0r-at-large at Esquire.
Cyclist Who Tried To Cross Route 394 Struck And Killed By VehicleAbout 7:49 p.m., Robert Kirn was riding his bicycle on Route 394 near East Sauk Trail Road in Chicago Heights when he attempted to cross both north and southbound traffic, Illinois State Police said.