Park Ridge

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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.


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.


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.


Genesis Burkett

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


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.


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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

Randy Baudin

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.


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.


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.


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

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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.