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Georgina Acosta and Fernando Alvarado hold their newborn son, Aydan Alvarado, who was born at 12:08 a.m. on New Year's Day 2013 at Saint Anthony Hospital. (Credit: St. Anthony Hospital)

St. Anthony Hospital Delivers Chicago Area’s First Baby Of 2013

Aydan Alvarado was born at 12:08 a.m. at Saint Anthony Hospital. He weighs 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

01/01/2013

More than 90 animals were found inside this home in unincorporated Woodstock. (CBS)

Police: Woodstock Animal Hoarder Is A Repeat Offender

A woman being investigated for allegedly neglecting dozens of animals in a house in McHenry County was involved in a similar situation nearly two years ago.

10/31/2012

Park Ridge Water Main Break

Water Main Break Snags Northwest Highway In Park Ridge

A water main break Wednesday morning snagged Northwest Highway in Park Ridge.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Anthony M. Nugent faces a felony count of aggravated battery after allegedly attacking a teen girl in Park Ridge. (Park Ridge Police)

Man Attacks Teen Girl, Rips Her Shorts After She Refuses To Show Him Musical Instrument

Anthony M. Nugent, 37, of Park Ridge, faces a felony count of aggravated battery after the attack at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

08/16/2012

Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

Hot, Dry Weather Has Officials Taking Extra Precautions For Fireworks Shows

While some suburbs have canceled or postponed their fireworks shows on July 3 or July 4 due to the hot and dry conditions, many suburbs are deciding to go on with the show, while taking extra precautions to avoid setting fires.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

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Case Dismissed For Park Ridge Lieutenant Charged With Beating Teens

A Park Ridge police lieutenant who’s been on administrative leave since 2010 while awaiting trial for allegedly beating two teenagers will soon be back patrolling the streets after a Cook County judge on Wednesday dismissed his case.

03/07/2012

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Chicago Man Charged With Strangling Death In Park Ridge

A Chicago man has been charged with murder for allegedly strangling a Park Ridge man in a dispute over drug money.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Police Tape Around Light Pole (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Find Body Near Metra Parking Lot In Park Ridge

Park Ridge police are investigating what they’re calling the “suspicious” death of a man whose body was found early Thursday in the 200 block of Summit Avenue near a Metra parking area.

02/09/2012

A police gun and handcuffs.  [Generic] (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Park Ridge Police: Officer Was Right To Beat Suspect Who Wouldn’t Let Go Of Him

A police officer in Park Ridge was acting within law enforcement guidelines when he beat a suspect who grabbed him and wouldn’t let go.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

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Suit: Hospital Employee Raped Female Patient

A woman is suing a northwest suburban hospital after an employee allegedly raped her while she was patient there in the summer of 2010.

11/22/2011

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No #*&@ing Joke: Swearing Now Legal In Park Ridge

If you stub your toe or get into a heated cell phone conversation on the streets of Park Ridge, you are now free to use whatever language you want to express your frustration.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Google Search For Park Ridge Police

Google Lists Wrong Number For Park Ridge Police

The police department in Park Ridge is trying to straighten out its record with Google.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Jim Hendry speaks with the press after being fired by the Chicago Cubs. (CBS)

Park Ridge Wants To Remove Honorary Jim Hendry Way

Park Ridge officials want the Illinois Department of Transportation to remove the honorary “Jim Hendry Way” sign on Northwest Highway.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

Park Ridge Water Main Break

Water Main Break Snags Cumberland Avenue In Park Ridge

Southbound Cumberland Avenue in Park Ridge was blocked as the morning rush began Monday morning, following a water main break.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2011

Power Outages

About 130,000 Still Without Power After Storms

About 170,000 customers still remained without power Wednesday afternoon following the storms earlier in the week.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Metra Train

Metra Trains Delayed After Person Found Near Tracks

Metra trains on the Union Pacific / Northwest Line are moving again after a person was found near the tracks in northwest suburban Park Ridge.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2011

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7 Injured In Park Ridge Crash

Seven people are injured after a three-car crash in Park Ridge overnight, which followed a chase that went on for several miles.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

New York City Firefighters - WTC Retrospective

Piece Of World Trade Center Coming To Chicago Suburb

Pieces of the World Trade Center are being shipped to fire departments, municipalities and various organizations around the world through the Sept. 11th Families’ Association and the New York and New Jersey Port Authority.

04/19/2011

Pickwick Theatre, Park Ridge

Owner Of Historic Park Ridge Theater Eyes $1.5M Renovation

Park Ridge’s Pickwick Theatre holds local and national designation as a historic building, but some very modern upgrades could be on the way.

04/17/2011

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Trees Coming Down In Park Ridge Due To Ash Borer

Long designated as a Tree City USA, north suburban Park Ridge is about to lose some of its greenery due to an invasion by the infamous emerald ash borer.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

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