Mount Prospect


Mount Prospect Man Dies Trying To Rescue Grandson Off Virginia Shore

A Mt. Prospect man saved the life of his young grandson but couldn’t save himself during a vacation in Virginia.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

Artist's rendering of Myers Place, an independent living complex for the physically disabled and mentally ill, being built in Mount Prospect. (Photo courtesy Daveri Development Group)

Ground Broken On $13M Independent Housing Center For Disabled

A first-of-its-kind groundbreaking was held in Mount Prospect on Monday, as community leaders, developers, and other partners turned the dirt for $13 million independent living complex for the disabled and mentally ill.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

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DCFS Investigating Death Of 4-Month-Old Girl

Hoffman Estates police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old Mount Prospect girl who officials say might have died from shaken baby syndrome Saturday afternoon.


Gerald and Barbara Heil (CBS)

American Couple Confirmed Dead In Italian Cruise Ship Disaster

A Minnesota family with ties to the northwest suburbs has issued what it calls “the final update” on its blog – about their parents who died on the Costa Concordia cruise ship three months ago.

WBBM Newsradio–04/17/2012

File photo of a shadowed pitbull. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Mount Prospect May Begin Allowing ‘Vicious’ Dogs Out For Walks

Northwest suburban Mount Prospect soon may give the owners of vicious dogs and other animals a bit more leash.

WBBM Newsradio–02/17/2012

Alex Campbell

Massage Parlor Owner Convicted Of Trafficking

A Glenview massage parlor owner was convicted Monday of trafficking foreign women, in some cases to work as prostitutes for him.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Mount Prospect Accident

Driver Backs Into Basement Apartment In Mount Prospect

A woman says she was just trying to get out of a parking lot when she slammed into an apartment building in Mount Prospect.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Firefighters were able save occupants of this Mount Prospect apartment building. (CBS)

Woman, 2 Kids Rescued From Fire In Mount Prospect

It’s not how anyone wants to celebrate Christmas. Fire gutted the apartments of two Mount Prospect families early this morning. Fortunately, the extra efforts of firefighters and social workers are helping preserve the holiday.


Veronica Perez (Photo from Mount Prospect Police)

Woman Accused Of Hitting Infant Son

A northwest suburban woman was charged with aggravated battery to a child after her infant boy was taken to an area hospital with a broken leg.


Herbert Mallalieu Burgess (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Man Faces More Charges In Sexual Abuse Of 15-Year-Old Boys

A northwest suburban man already charged with sexually assaulting two 15-year-old boys is now facing more charges, after police recovered additional evidence in his apartment.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Hachem Gomez (Credit: Mount Prospect Police)

‘Hungry’ Man Broke Into Restaurant To Make A Meal, Police Say

A 20-year-old man’s defense for breaking into a fast food restaurant over the weekend, and preparing himself something to eat, was simply that he was hungry.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

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Dog Dead, Woman Hospitalized In Mount Prospect Fire

A dog is dead and a woman is hospitalized following an apartment fire in Mount Prospect Wednesday night.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

Flooded Street (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Mount Prospect Officials: There Is No ‘Secret Valve’ To Drain Floods

Some flood-prone residents of Mount Prospect are demanding the village do something about the problem.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

Power lines are down along Old Grand and O'Plaine Roads in Gurnee. (Credit: Steve Miller/Newsradio 780)

ComEd: 250,000 Customers Still Without Power

More than 300,000 ComEd customers were still without power as of Tuesday afternoon, a day after a powerful storm slammed the Chicago area, and officials said some customers might not have power back until Saturday.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Man Hit By 2 Cars, Killed, Near Mount Prospect

A Mount Prospect man is dead, after being struck by two cars overnight just outside the northwest suburb.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

Work Still Remains After Mount Prospect Tornado

Clean-up crews have made a big dent in removing the downed trees, limbs and other debris left behind by last week’s tornado in northwest suburban Mt. Prospect, but work still needs to be done.

WBBM Newsradio–07/01/2011

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

Cleanup Efforts Continue After Mount Prospect Tornado

Cleanup efforts from the tornado last week continue Monday in Mount Prospect, as the village begins debris removal.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Mount Prospect was the scene of tree-cutting and removal Thursday, two days after storms knocked down trees and power lines. (CBS)

Tree-Removal Companies Backlogged After This Week’s Storms

Need trees cut and cleared from your property after Tuesday’s massive storms? Be prepared to wait, reports CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.


Storm Damage

Confirmed: Tornadoes Hit Downers Grove, Mount Prospect

If you think a tornado passed through your backyard during the wild storms on Tuesday evening, you might be right.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011

Three people died in a single-car accident in Prospect Heights. (CBS)

Three Teens Killed, 4th Hurt In Crash Of Stolen Car

Friends and family members on Sunday were mourning the deaths of three teenagers killed in a car crash in Prospect Heights early Saturday. Police said the youths were in a stolen car.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2011