Lake Station police Cpl. Mike McKenzie was driving in the 2700 block of Central Avenue about 12:18 a.m. when he saw smoke coming from a home in the 2700 block of Central Avenue.
Police from several agencies participated in the search Thursday for the missing man, Harvey Caplin, which was concentrated between Lake-Cook and Dundee Roads in Glencoe.
John Poyer was found dead at his home in the 500 block of Hiawatha Drive in northwest suburban Elgin about 6:15 p.m. Nov. 22.
Police are waiting for an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a 95-year-old Park Forest nursing home resident who died several hours after a confrontation with officers
An 85-year-old man trying to catch a Blue Line train was injured and his wallet and credit cards stolen downtown on Thursday.
The suspect, thought to be about 80 years old and walking with a cane, displayed a weapon and asked for money, the FBI said.
An 83-year-old Chicago man fought off a would-be carjacker 64 years his junior despite being kicked in the head, choked, punched and bitten, according to police.
A north suburban woman swindled $30,000 from an elderly man to buy items for herself including gasoline, a refrigerator and a home theater system, according to authorities.
A 73-year-old man was shot dead Friday night in the South Chicago neighborhood, authorities said.
A 90-year-old man died early Sunday in a fire at his home in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates.
A 77-year-old man was charged with drunk driving and issued several traffic violations after striking four houses.
An elderly man was struck and killed by an SUV Tuesday night after apparently walking away from the nursing home where he lived in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.