A convicted murderer who was on electronic home monitoring as a condition of his parole was one of two men charged late Thursday with taking six children and two women hostage after a shootout with Harvey Police this week.
Four remaining hostages who had been held captive for nearly 21 hours have been set free, and two suspects who engaged in a standoff with police in south suburban Harvey have been taken into custody Wednesday morning.
Two adults and two children were still being held hostage in south suburban Harvey early Wednesday, nearly 18 hours after the standoff began when two police officers were shot by the suspects.
The accident, which occurred about 5:15 a.m., blocked one southbound and two northbound lanes, according to Illinois State Police.
A car was essentially run over by a semi-trailer truck on the Bishop Ford Freeway early Wednesday, causing a pileup and a major traffic jam.
A 34-year-old woman is facing drunken driving charges, after two Illinois State Police troopers were injured while pulling her out of her burning sport-utility vehicle on I-94 in Dolton over the weekend.
A 37-year-old Dolton woman was killed Saturday night in a crash between a car and the motorcycle she was riding in the south suburb.
A driver punched through a guardrail and went off the road on Interstate 57 early Monday, but escaped serious injury.