West Chicago

West Chicago Death Investigation

Police: West Suburban Officer’s Death Appears To Be Suicide

A west suburban police officer apparently killed herself on Monday in her home in West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Ruben Pineda. (Credit: West Chicago)

West Chicago Appoints First Hispanic Mayor

For the first time in its history, West Chicago now has a Hispanic mayor.


West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman (westchicago.org)

West Chicago Mayor Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman died Tuesday afternoon, three days after suffering a heart attack.


West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman (westchicago.org)

West Suburban Mayor Hospitalized After Heart Attack

West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman is undergoing treatment at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield after suffering a heart attack Saturday, according to a statement from the town.


Pedestrian sign (Photo by Stand Honda/ Getty Images)

Woman Struck, Killed By Car In West Chicago

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car in West Chicago Friday night.


Scales Of Justice

Lawsuit: Off-Duty West Chicago Cop Shot At Car In Road Rage Incident

The family of a Cicero teenager is suing in federal court in Chicago, accusing a West Chicago police officer of shooting at their car and wounding him.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Stephanie McNeil with a sign marking 5 years since her brother John Spira disappeared. The sign is across the street from where he was last seen, on County Farm Road near North Ave in West Chicago. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Sister Keeps Memory Of Missing Brother Alive

It was five years ago today when businessman and musician John Spira disappeared from his West Chicago office parking lot.


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Person Shot By Off-Duty Cop At Fermilab

A traffic chase between an off-duty police officer and a car involved in a hit-and-run accident in the west suburbs Saturday ended on Fermi Lab property when the officer opened fire on the car, striking someone in the backseat.


Icy Road Accident

Icy Roads Blamed For Serious Crashes Across Area

Treacherous, ice-covered roads early Thursday were blamed for numerous serious accidents across the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Metra Accident

Metra Train Hits Car; Union Pacific-West Line Shut Down

The Metra Union Pacific West Line was shut down for some time Thursday morning, after a train hit an empty car in West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

(Photo provided by Matt Berg)

NTSB: Pilot Passed Two Airports Before Crash That Killed Four

A pilot passed up two chances to land at suburban airports — because he didn’t want to get stranded — just minutes before crashing near Crystal Lake last month, killing his two daughters and one of the girls’ boyfriends.


Fire Graphic

Adult, Child Rescued From West Chicago Fire

Two people were rescued from the third floor balcony of a West Chicago apartment building Sunday night, after they became trapped during a fire.


West Chicago Fire

Extra-Alarm Fire Rips Through West Chicago Apartment Complex

An extra-alarm fire broke out overnight at an apartment complex in West Chicago overnight, and some residents were reportedly trapped.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Father, Daughter Charged With Growing Pot

A West Suburban father and daughter are charged with growing pot in their home.


West Chicago Fatal Crash

1 Killed In West Chicago Crash

A person was killed early Tuesday in a crash near the DuPage County Airport in West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2011

Metra Train

Metra U.P. West Trains Delayed For ‘Strange Object’

Several Metra trains were running late Friday evening and some others were canceled after a strange object was found on a train stopped near west suburban Glen Ellyn.


Photo Of Decorative Element Atop A Minaret. (Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)

‘No’ Vote For Planned West Chicago Islamic Center

The DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals has overwhelmingly rejected a petition by an Islamic group to operate a religious center in an unincorporated area near West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2010

File photo of a walker. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

West Suburban Nursing Homes Mostly OK in Surprise Check

State regulators uncovered only minor problems and made three arrests on outstanding warrants while conducting unannounced checks of two west suburban nursing homes.

WBBM Newsradio–12/02/2010

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Winfield Teen Dies After Weekend Crash

A 17-year-old west suburban boy died early Monday following a Saturday night traffic accident near West Chicago.


File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Teen On Life-Support After Collision

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. (STMW) – A two-car crash Saturday night left a 17-year-old motorist on life-support in unincorporated West Chicago. The wreck occurred at 9:01 p.m. on Garys Mill Road, east of Indiana Knoll Road, […]