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Man Dies Day After Being Charged In Fatal South Side Crash

A South Side man died Monday afternoon, a day after he was ordered held without bond in connection with a Far South Side crash that killed another person and injured two more last week.

04/15/2014

Jeremy Betancourt (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Teen Pleads Guilty To DUI In Drag Race That Killed Antioch Girl

Under a negotiated deal approved by Judge Victoria Rossetti, Jeremy Betancourt pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of marijuana, a Class 2 felony, while other charges against him, including aggravated street racing and reckless homicide, were dropped

03/28/2014

Timothy McShane (Chicago Police Dept.)

Prosecutors: Hit-And-Run Victim Was Trying To Stop Drunk Driver

Shane Stokowski thought the man he spotted leaving a West Town bar was too drunk to drive, so he followed him out to the parking lot, and leaned into the driver’s side window in an apparent attempt to stop Timothy McShane from driving away late Saturday afternoon.

03/25/2014

Franklin Jackson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Drunk Father Didn’t Notice Son Ejected In Fatal Crash

Franklin Jackson, who is from Texas, didn’t notice the shattered window until he pulled into a gas station to check the damage to his car, prosecutors said.

12/26/2013

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Teen Driver Sentenced In Fatal Homer Glen Crash

A teenager who was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that crashed, killing a 16-year-old passenger, in Homer Glen last fall has been sentenced to two months in juvenile prison, the SouthtownStar is reporting.

11/18/2013

Depree Mims (Supplied to CBS)

Boy Admits Role In Fatal Shooting Of 14-Year-Old

Matthew Knight, 16, faces up to 13 years for his role in the March 27 killing of Depree Mims, who was shot in the head while he was getting ready to watch a movie with his family.

10/24/2013

Nikki Bostic-Jones

Cook County Jail Guard Remembered A Year After Fatal Hit-And-Run

A memorial service was held Thursday morning for a Cook County Sheriff’s deputy killed by a hit-and-run driver as she was crossing the street to go to work exactly one year ago.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2013

Carly A. Rousso has been charged with running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day. (Highland Park Police)

Judge Admonishes Rousso For Missing Court Date

Highland Park 19-year-old Carly Rousso missed her court date Tuesday, after voluntarily checking into a treatment center due to mental trauma from the fatal accident she was involved in last summer.

07/18/2013

Carly Rousso, 18, of Highland Park, stands in the courtroom of Lake County Judge James K. Booras during a pretrial hearing in Waukegan on June 11, 2013. (Credit: Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

Lawsuit Settled In Alleged ‘Huffing’ Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Girl

A civil lawsuit filed in connection with the death of a 5-year-old girl last Labor Day, caused by a Highland Park teenager who was allegedly “huffing” a cleaning product beforehand, has been settled ahead of the teen’s criminal trial.

06/11/2013

Dyer Doctor Who Shot And Killed His Mother Pleads Guilty To Reckless Homicide

Charles Odell Davidson, 77, indicated in court records that his mother, Blanch Bradley, told him she wished to commit suicide and asked him to assist her.

06/08/2013

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Man Charged With DUI, Reckless Homicide In Crash With Squad Car

A Joliet man was charged with vehicular homicide after he drunkenly collided with a Chicago police cruiser Friday night — killing a passenger in his car while wounding himself, another occupant in the vehicle and two police officers.

04/15/2013

Patrick Bruce (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Orland Fire Protection District Plans To Discipline Firefighter Over Fatal Crash

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (STMW) – Orland Fire Protection District officials plan to meet with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office Thursday before disciplining the lieutenant charged with reckless homicide in the death of a 25-year-old […]

03/06/2013

Patrick Bruce (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Firefighter Was On Medication, Speeding In Fatal Crash

A ranking Orland Fire Protection District and Crestwood firefighter took prescription pain medication, weaved between lanes and drove 25 mph above the speed limit before causing a crash Friday that killed a 25-year-old west suburban Downers Grove woman, prosecutors said.

03/05/2013

Patrick Bruce (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Orland Firefighter Charged In Fatal Crash In Oak

On Friday night, Patrick Bruce of Oak Forest crashed into a car being driven by 25-year-old Anasis Knox of Downers Grove, who was out with her step-father shopping for a car.

03/04/2013

Walter Depner (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

New DUI Charge For Man Convicted Of Killing 4 In Drunken Crash

A parolee who spent nearly 12 years in prison for triggering a horrific drunken-driving crash that killed a McHenry County mother and her three children is facing new DUI charges.

02/26/2013

Leroy L. Bobo (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Driver Charged With DUI After Running Over, Killing Man

A West Side man was charged with reckless homicide and DUI, after driving his vehicle into a group of pedestrians, fatally striking a man early Saturday in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

02/19/2013

Carly A. Rousso has been charged with running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day. (Highland Park Police)

Teen Pleads Not Guilty In Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Girl

A Highland Park teen pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges she huffed a cleaning product before her car slammed into a family on Labor Day, killing a 5-year-old girl.

10/18/2012

Carly A. Rousso has been charged with running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day. (Highland Park Police)

Teen Indicted For DUI, Reckless Homicide In Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old

The young woman accused of running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day has been indicted for reckless homicide and driving under the influence.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

David Hatyina

Bartlett Boater Indicted In Petite Lake Fatal

A Lake County grand jury approved reckless homicide and aggravated DUI charges Wednesday for the Bartlett man accused of being high on cocaine and under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly ran over a 10-year-old boy with his boat.

09/09/2012

Magali Padilla, 24, was arrested for aggravated DUI on July 7, 2011, for a rollover crash that killed a passenger in her car in Riverside on Dec. 7, 2011. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Woman Arrested For Fatal 2011 Rollover Crash

A 24-year-old Cicero woman has been arrested and charged with DUI and reckless homicide in connection to a fatal rollover crash that occurred in west suburban Riverside last December.

07/08/2012

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