Man Found Shot To Death In Zion Supermarket Parking Lot

The man found shot to death in a parking in north suburban Zion on Thursday afternoon has been identified as a Waukegan resident.


Prison fence

Woman Pleads Guilty To Murder Of 5-Year-Old

The Zion woman accused of murdering a 5-year-old boy for wetting the bed admitted to the Labor Day 2010 murder.


Aurora Escamilla, left; Victor Salinas-Corona (Zion Police Dept.)

Teen Parents Charged In Infant Boy’s Death

A 17-year-old Zion man has been charged with the murder and a woman charged with endangering the life of a child for the death of their 5-month-old child.


(Credit: CBS)

Public Not In Danger After Zion Nuke Plant Fire: Officials

Fire officials in north suburban Zion say there was no danger to the public from a fire Thursday morning at the Zion Nuclear Power Plant.



Zion Man Killed In Near West Side Shooting

A man from far north suburban Zion was shot and killed while standing on a front porch early Sunday on the Near West Side.


Alberto Mejia-Arellon, 30, has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident in Zion. (Zion Police Dept.)

Police Make Arrest In Fatal Zion Hit-Run

A 30-year old Zion man is being held on $250,000 bond in the hit and run death of a 20-year old man last week.


Alberto Mejia (Credit: STMW)

Police Search For Zion Hit-And-Run Suspect

Police are searching for a far north suburban man wanted for questioning in a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a 20-year-old man last week.


A driver of a red Scion XB was likely involved in a hit-run accident in Zion, police say.

Zion Police Looking For Red Scion In Fatal Hit-And-Run

The body of Francisco Jose Avila-Castro was found around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at 33rd Street and Geneva Lane.


One person was killed in a hit-run accident in Zion. (CBS)

One Person Killed In Zion Hit-Run Accident

Zion police were trying to find out who struck and killed a pedestrian on a residential street early Wednesday morning and simply drove away.


Kelly Davis plays with his 2-year-old daughter Myla in the front yard of their Zion home. On Aug. 25, 2012, a man tried to abduct Myla while she was playing on the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, but Davis intervened and chased the man down. (Credit: CBS)

Zion Dad Chases Down Man Who Tried To Abduct Daughter At Daley Plaza

A 55-year-old man with a previous criminal record allegedly tried to kidnap a 2-year-old Zion girl at Daley Plaza last weekend, but the girl’s father stopped him, then chased him down until police were able to arrest the man.

CBS 2–08/28/2012

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Barbecue Grill Fire Spreads To 3 Backyards In Zion

In Zion, the dry weather turned what should have been a small fire into a spreading inferno last evening.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Darryel Gardner

Suspect In Cabbie’s Murder Backs Out Of Plea Deal

A suspect suddenly backed out of a plea deal Wednesday for attacking a cab driver who later died in Zion, claiming his religious beliefs exempt him from the law.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

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Fire At Plastics Plant Creates Hazardous Fumes In Zion

Officials evacuated part of Zion for almost two hours Sunday morning due to hazardous fumes from a fire that broke out at Maine Plastics.


Baby Toy (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

Police Investigate Death Of North Chicago Toddler

For a second time this month, the Lake County Coroner’s Office is conducting a death investigation of a small child.


Murder victims Laura Hobbs (left); Krystal Tobas (CBS)

New Suspects Charged In 2 High-Profile Lake County Murder Cases

Prosecutors in Lake County have lodged charges in two high-profile murder cases, in which other men have been charged or convicted.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Trent Lee

Man Gets 37 Years For Stabbing Girlfriend To Death

Trent Lee stabbed his girlfriend nine times with two knives.


Cristian De La O Hernandez

Zion Man Faces Murder, Kidnapping Charges

A man has been arrested in Lake County on charges that he murdered a woman in Georgia and kidnapped another one to make a cross-country dash up north.


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Man Killed In North Suburban Apartment Fire

The resident of an apartment in far north suburban Zion was killed in a fire in his apartment early Saturday morning.


Empty Classroom

Zion-Benton School Strike To Continue Monday

Students in the Zion-Benton Township High School District will be out of school for another day Monday.



Zion Wrestler, 18, Dies From Genetic Heart Defect

ZION, Ill. (STMW) – An 18-year-old Zion-Benton Township High School wrestler died this week from a genetic heart defect, but his legal guardian, his 22-year-old sister, was struck with the outpouring of caring from his […]