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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

The marquee at the New Regal Theater, 1641-59 E. 79th St. (1991 File Photo; Credit: CBS)

New Regal Theater Deemed Endangered

The New Regal Theater on 79th Street and the Prentice Women’s Hospital in Streeterville have made the list for this year’s 10 most endangered historic places.

04/06/2011

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Hospital Faces Lawsuit Following Infant’s Death

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital has been hit with a lawsuit after a premature infant was allegedly given more than 60 times the amount of sodium as prescribed by the doctor.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

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Frenchmen Arrested For Stealing Gift Cards In Park Ridge

Two visitors from France apparently didn’t realize that that the more than 400 gift cards they allegedly stole from a Park Ridge grocery needed to be activated to be worth anything.

03/16/2011

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Park Ridge Wants Escort Service Signs Taken Down

The City of Park Ridge is taking legal steps to get the manager of a strip mall to remove some storefront signs that are raising eyebrows.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2011

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Attorney Drops Brutality Lawsuit Against Park Ridge Police

A police misconduct lawsuit in Park Ridge has been dismissed, less than two months after it was filed.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011

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Police Nab Burglar Suspected In At Least 75 Heists

Fingerprints left at two crime scenes in northwest suburban Park Ridge led to the arrest of a south suburban man who has allegedly admitted to committing at least 75 burglaries in the Chicago suburbs.

02/16/2011

File Photo Of Woman On Cell Phone (Getty Images)

Driver Drops Cell Phone, Slams Into 3 Parked Cars

A dropped cell phone was blamed for a crash involving three parked vehicles along a street in the north suburbs.

02/08/2011

Swimming Pool (Credit: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Leaking Pool Sends Suburban Students Home Early

Students at northwest suburban high school were sent home early Wednesday due to flooding in a portion of the building.

01/26/2011

Pickwick Theatre, Park Ridge

Park Ridge Neighbors Fight To Protect Art Studio

Some Park Ridge residents who want to preserve their city’s art history say an anonymous donor is helping their effort.

WBBM Newsradio–01/05/2011

A student sits with a laptop computer. (Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Two North Suburban Girls Charged With Cyberbullying

Two middle school students have been charged with harassment in an alleged case of cyberbullying against a female classmate.

01/03/2011

Brownies (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

Police: Teen Girl Brought Pot Brownies To High School

A 17-year-old Park Ridge girl was arrested for allegedly bringing brownies laced with marijuana into Maine South High School.

12/21/2010

Police Car Lights (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Internal Investigation Into Park Ridge Police Delayed

A north suburban police chief is waiting for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to conclude a criminal investigation of alleged misconduct before determining whether an internal investigation is in order.

12/07/2010

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Maine South Football Champs May Face Sanctions

Maine South High School in Park Ridge faces possible sanctions, over counterfeit sideline passes after its football team won its third consecutive state championship this weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–11/29/2010

Park Ridge Cemetery

Did Park Ridge Police Cover Up Teen Beatings By Lieutenant?

Jason Leavitt is a Park Ridge police lieutenant. He’s been a cop there for 16 years. But on Monday, Leavitt stood before a judge, charged with beating two teenagers four years ago. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2010

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Park Ridge Cop Accused Of Beating Teens

A Park Ridge police lieutenant has been indicted on multiple charges of battery and official misconduct for allegedly beating two teenagers who damaged his personal car four years ago.

11/15/2010

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Police: Van Followed Teen Girl In North Suburb

A 14-year-old girl told Park Ridge police that she was followed briefly by a vehicle after getting off a bus Wednesday afternoon.

11/12/2010

Photo Of A Feral Cat. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

7 Dogs, 17 Cats, 20 Birds Removed From Condo

A horde of animals is removed from a Park Ridge condo after neighbors complained of a foul smell.

11/09/2010

Governor Pat Quinn (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Federal Funding To Expand Park Ridge Down Syndrome Center

Gov. Pat Quinn announced Saturday that $1.3 million in “Illinois Jobs Now!” capital funding will be used to expand the Adult Down Syndrome Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

10/31/2010

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Attempted Abduction Of North Suburban Student

A student at Maine East High School in north suburban Park Ridge was reportedly the victim of an attempted abduction while walking to school.

10/29/2010

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