Elmwood Park

A Chicago police vehicle parked on the West Side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Knife-Wielding Robber May Have Struck Again In Chicago, Elmwood Park

Chicago police say the latest attack happened Tuesday at a Dunkin Donuts in the North Austin neighborhood.


Mark River says he was suspended from Elmwood Park High School for standing up to a bully. (Credit: CBS)

Father Says Son Suspended For Standing Up To Bully

A father says instead of his son being treated as a hero for preventing a bully from attacking another student, he was suspended.


Jorge Figueroa (left) and Ricardo Martinez (right) are accused of stealing firearms from a gun collector's garage and selling them across Cook County. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Pair Charged With Stealing Collector’s Guns, Selling Them Across Cook County

Two Elmwood Park men have been arrested on gun trafficking charges after allegedly stealing at least 30 firearms from a collector and selling the guns all over Cook County.


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Dad Put Gun To Son’s Head To Try Scaring Him Back To College: Police

Viktor Barkov got a Ruger SR40 handgun from his closet and put the gun to his son’s head, police said. “If you don’t go back to school I’m going to put a hole through your head,” he reportedly said.


Kamil Starzec (Credit: Elmwood Park Police)

Elmwood Park Man Reports Burglary, Gets Arrested With Pot

Kamil Starzec, 20, was arrested and charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, manufacture and delivery of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


John Wasilenko after a court appearance Friday Jan. 10, 2014. (CBS)

Elmwood Park Cop Bilked Senior Of $20,000: Prosecutors

Sgt. John Wasilenko faces three felony charges, including financial exploitation of an elderly person and official misconduct. He’s accused of ripping off 85-year-old Angelo Ditore.


Elmwood Police Sgt. John Wasilenko, left; Angelo Ditore, his alleged victim. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Cop Allegedly Bilked Ailing Senior Of $20,000

A Cook County official says Elmwood Park Police Sgt. John Wasilenko stole tens of thousands of dollars from an elderly man suffering from dementia. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.



Mom Pushes Twitter To Reveal Identities Of Social Media Bullies

Rose Martorana-Lollino, of Elmwood Park, claims Twitter accounts @dreadfulFATchic and @dreadfullyLARGE published “hurtful and slanderous” statements about her minor daughter.


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DCFS: Neglect Alleged In Death Of Elmwood Park Infant

State child welfare officials are investigating allegations of neglect in connection with the death of a 4-month-old Elmwood Park girl


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BGA: Some Suburban Cops Allowed To Work When Almost Drunk

The Better Government Association has found that local police are allowed to work when they’re close to what’s considered drunk.


Elmwood Park Police Sgt. John Wasilenko (Credit: CBS)

Cop Accused Of Seducing Women Involved In Domestic Disputes

An Elmwood Park police sergeant has been accused of using his police powers to target women he could seduce, when he was supposed to be working. He also has been accused of targeting the men who are in those ladies’ lives.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

Lance Cpl. Nickolas Daniels, 25, of Elmwood Park, died Nov. 5. (Photo: Facebook)

Fallen Marine’s Parents To Open Bar In His Honor

The parents of a 25-year-old Marine from Elmwood Park who didn’t make it back from Afghanistan have honored a request made by their son.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

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2 Found Dead In Elmwood Park

Police in west suburban Elmwood Park are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found in a home.


The St. Celestine 8th grade girls basketball team hasn't lost a game since they started playing together in the 5th grade. (Credit: CBS)

8th Grade Girls Basketball Team Perfect Since 5th Grade

It’s hard to achieve perfection, especially in sports, but the 8th grade girls’ basketball team at St. Celestine’s in Elmwood Park is almost there.

CBS 2–01/17/2012

File Photo Of Outdoor Christmas Decorations. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Christmas Brings Thefts Of Baby Jesus Statues, Lawn Decorations

Though the Christmas holiday is getting nearer, vandals and pranksters haven’t displayed a holiday spirit. Communities around Chicago have reported acts of theft and vandalism to Christmas displays recently.


Lance Cpl. Nickolas Daniels, 25, of Elmwood Park, died Nov. 5. (Photo: Facebook)

Far Northwest Side School To Honor Fallen Marine

Students at St. Patrick High School on the city’s Far Northwest Side are honoring a fallen U.S. Marine Monday morning, after he was killed in combat in Afghanistan.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Cook County Animal Control workers needed to wear protective clothing when they removed more than 40 dogs and cats from a home in Elmwood Park that has been deemed uninhabitable. (Credit: CBS)

Two Arrested For Keeping Dozens Of Animals In Filthy Home

They went in wearing masks and came out carrying dozens of dogs and cats. Now, an Elmwood Park man and his mother are under arrest for keeping dozens of animals in a home so filthy it was deemed uninhabitable.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

Lance Cpl. Nickolas Daniels, 25, of Elmwood Park, died Nov. 5. (Photo: Facebook)

Recently-Deployed Marine From Elmwood Park Killed In Combat

A family and a village mourn the life of a man who only a few weeks into active duty as a U.S. Marine was killed in combat in Afghanistan.


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Infant Revived After 911 Dispatcher Talks Father Through CPR

An Elmwood Park 911 dispatcher talked a desperate father through CPR after his 3-week-old daughter stopped breathing, and paramedics were later able to resuscitate the girl on the way to the hospital.


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Man Dies Two Days After Elmwood Park Assault

A man died Tuesday night after apparently being assaulted Sunday in west suburban Elmwood Park.