Toddler's Death In Austin Ruled HomicideAn autopsy found 2-month-old Katana Greenlee died of blunt force trauma to the head from child abuse.
Lyons Man Hit With Hammer, Death Ruled A HomicideLyons police responded to a domestic disturbance call after a person said he hit his step-father with a hammer in the 8500 block of West 47th Street, according to Lyons spokesman Ray Hanania. The person was arrested after he called police again to say he was at a local gas station.
Man Arrested After Mother, Daughter Found Strangled In Northwest IndianaThe Lake County Coroner's office said 63-year-old Lana Taneff was found dead at her home in the 2300 block of West 44th Avenue; and her mother, 86-year-old Velia Taneff was found on a neighboring property in the 2300 block of West 44th Avenue. Both victims had ligature marks on their necks, an indication they might have been strangled.
Two Arrested After Police Chase In McKinley ParkOfficers saw a vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, drive through a stop sign in the 3200 block of South Claremont Avenue about 10:30 p.m., police said. The officers tried to pull the vehicle over, and a chase ensued.
Police Investigating Irving Park HomicideAbout 11 a.m., 51-year-old Lloyd A. White was found in the basement of building in the 3900 block of North Spaulding Avenue, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was dead at the scene, authorities said. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
Man Killed In Hit-And-Run Homicide Outside Strip ClubCrews responded at 4:10 a.m. to a call of a fight in the parking lot of Club 390, an adult entertainment club at 390 E. Joe Orr Road, according to Chicago Heights police. Officers found Jose J. Romero on the ground with injuries to his head and body.
Woman Killed In West Garfield ParkAbout 2:30 a.m., the 49-year-old woman was found unresponsive inside a third-floor apartment in the 4300 block of West Flournoy Street, police said.
Woman Found Beaten To Death In Archer Heights BasementPolice were questioning two men after their mother was found dead Wednesday night inside a home in the Archer Heights neighborhood.
Toddler's Death In Gary Investigated As HomicideNieyely Lopez died of “multiple blunt force traumatic injuries” she suffered at the intersection of Melton Road and Lake Street in Gary, according to a statement from the Lake County coroner’s office. She was taken to Methodists Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:45 a.m.
One Of Three Patient Deaths Tied To Holland Home Ruled As Natural CausesThe Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said it has determined 98-year-old Leon Krynicki died primarily due to heart problems. His hospitalization on Feb. 3 might have been due to over-medication, but the medical examiner’s office said the medication did not contribute to his death about one month later.
Source: Assisted Living Facility Tied To Three Deaths Might Have Been UnderstaffedThree employees of a South Holland assisted living facility have been removed from their jobs, after an elderly woman died from an overdose of pain medication. Two other residents who were hospitalized the same day also have died, and understaffing might have been an issue.
Homicide Investigation Underway After Body Found Near JolietA citizen discovered the body of a black female in a field near Zurich and Brandon roads in unincorporated Joliet Township, according to the Will County sheriff’s and coroner’s office. Sheriff’s police are investigating the death as a homicide, but a preliminary cause of death was not released by the coroner’s office.

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