Park Ridge

Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt (Credit: City of Park RIdge)

Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt Dies Of Sudden Illness

Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt was first elected in 2009, and was re-elected in 2013. Park Ridge village manager Shawn Hamilton said Schmidt was stricken suddenly at home Wednesday night, and taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, where he died.


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Killer Superbug Detected In L.A. Made Appearance At Chicago-Area Hospital Last Year

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports on the drug-resistant bacteria, which can kill 50 percent of those infected if it gets in the blood stream.


Police investigate after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Park Ridge Wednesday night. (Photo credit: Network Video Productions)

Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle In Park Ridge

The person, whose age and gender were not immediately known, was hit by a vehicle about 8:15 p.m. in the 300 block of West Touhy Avenue, according to Park Ridge police.


Stacy Blackwell (Park Ridge Police)

Serial Pickpocket Suspect Arrested, Charged With Class X Felony

Stacy Blackwell, 28, is accused of stealing from purses hanging off the backs of chairs in area restaurants — a spot where most patrons feel their belongings are safe.


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Two Men Sue Taxi Company, Claim Cabbie Kicked Them Out For Kissing

Two men who say they were kicked out of a cab while on their way to Lakeview from O’Hare are suing the taxi company, alleging that the brief kiss they shared prompted the driver to throw them out in a suburban grocery store parking lot.


Mac Piazza, left; Jordan Gonzalez (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Cops: Teens Attacked Adult Near Taste Of Park Ridge

Police say the videotaped attack left a 48-year-old Park Ridge man with a concussion.


A five year old boy leaves the police station after he was found safe after being abducted. (CBS)

‘Person Of Interest’ In Custody For Abducting 5-Year-Old Boy

Sources said police in north suburban Park Ridge have a suspect in custody for the abduction of a 5-year-old boy who was sleeping in his parents’ car when it was stolen on Thursday.


Drake Whitker (Photo supplied by Park Ridge Police)

5-Year-Old Boy Found Safe In Skokie After Abduction In Park Ridge

A 5-year-old boy who was the subject of an AMBER Alert was found safe in Skokie on Thursday, after he was taken in a carjacking earlier in Park Ridge.


Yuron Robinson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Two Years After Park Ridge Murder, Suspect Still Awaiting Trial

It has been two years since Nikki Mallek’s brother was found in northwest suburban Park Ridge bound and strangled. And she is struggling to find answers and justice.


A fire broke out at a home about 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of South Chester Avenue in Park Ridge. | NVP News video

Contractor Critically Injured In Fire At Park Ridge Home

One person was injured Saturday morning after a fire broke out in a northwest suburban Park Ridge home.


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Outbreak Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Linked To Lutheran General Hospital

The largest outbreak of a very specific and very dangerous bacteria in the U.S. has been linked to procedures performed at a north suburban hospital last year.


Gregory Magnuszweski (Park Ridge Police)

Teen Suspected Of Car-Burglary Spree Arrested In Park Ridge

Gregory Magnuszweski is charged with four burglaries in Park Ridge, but is suspected in at least 30 other robberies in the village, as well as dozens in Chicago and Schiller Park, police said.


A car crashed through the front window of Siam Thai Restaurant, 104 Euclid Ave. in Park Ridge on the afternoon of Nov. 23. ( Jennifer Johnson/Sun-Times Media)

Car Crashes Into Park Ridge Restaurant

A car turning into a parking space ended up driving through the window of a Park Ridge restaurant Saturday afternoon, Pioneer Local is reporting.


(Left to right) Stevan Bulatovic, Nikolas Pena, and Michael Staples are accused of stealing cash and valuables from at least 100 cars, most of them unlocked. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Three Charged With Burglarizing More Than 100 Cars

Police credited a call from a local resident who provided a description of the thieves led officers to one of the suspects, and arrests of the other two soon followed.


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Park Ridge Officer Saves Suicidal Man From Oncoming Train

A police officer is being lauded as a hero for pulling a suicidal man out of the path of a train Wednesday — just one day after another man was killed in the same area.


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Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Metra Train

A pedestrian died when he walked in front of a Metra train in northwest suburban Park Ridge.


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Millions Of Medical Patients At Risk After Computers Are Stolen

The theft of four computers from a major hospital chain in Chicago, has potentially placed the personal information of more than 4 million patients in jeopardy.


Star Davis (left) and Tracy Musiala (right) are charged in an elaborate pickpocketing scheme in the north suburbs. (Credit: Northbrook Police)

Pair Charged In North Suburban Pickpocketing Scheme

Police in the north suburbs have arrested two women for a wide-ranging pickpocket scheme, largely targeting restaurant patrons.


A bank robbery suspect wields a hammer at a TCF Bank branch in Park Ridge. (Credit: BanditTracker)

Prostitute Turns In Alleged Bank Robber

A prostitute given $300 in dye-stained $20 bills led police to the home of the man suspected of robbing a northwest suburban bank while wielding a hammer, according to the FBI.


A bank robbery suspect wields a hammer at a TCF Bank branch in Park Ridge. (Credit: BanditTracker)

Armed With Hammer, Man Robs Park Ridge Bank

Police say that a man armed with a hammer who robbed a bank Monday in northwest suburban Park Ridge visited three other bank branches in the northwest suburb before the robbery.