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Leon Krynicki (Supplied photo)

One Of Three Patient Deaths Tied To Holland Home Ruled As Natural Causes

The 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.

04/21/2015

Dorothy Byrd and Leon Krynicki both died after becoming ill on the same day at a South Holland nursing home. A total of six people were hospitalized from the center that day, and three have died. (Supplied photos)

Source: Assisted Living Facility Tied To Three Deaths Might Have Been Understaffed

Three 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.

03/19/2015

Thomas Brown and Daniel Swan. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Two Arrested For Trying To Sell Fake Drugs On Craigslist

Two north suburban men who advertised narcotics for sale on Craigslist—drugs which turned out to be vitamins—were arrested after a sting by undercover sheriff’s detectives.

01/02/2014

Mark Ditka was charged with DUI by Deerfield police. (Deerfield Police Dept.)

Ditka’s Son To Be Arraigned For DUI On Nov. 16

Former Bears Coach Mike Ditka’s son Mark has a Nov. 16 arraignment after he was indicted by a Lake County grand jury on aggravated DUI and unlawful possession of controlled substances charges.

11/02/2012

(Credit: CBS)

Pills, $20,000 Cash Stolen At Teens’ Party Near McHenry

Police in McHenry County are looking for someone who took advantage of two teens, who were themselves taking advantage of their parents by having a party when they were home alone recently.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Photo Of Collette Mazzie (Police Booking Photo)

Cops: Pharmacy Tech Admits To Big Painkillers Theft

She allegedly sold hydrocodone pills to a friend for $2 each.

WBBM Newsradio–10/13/2010