Mom Thanks Cops For Sparing Son's Life By Giving Cards, Stuffed AnimalsA heartwarming yet bittersweet story about a police encounter in south suburban Dolton this week.
Jail Inmate Dies Four Days After Possible Suicide AttemptJairo Avitia, 25, attended a bond hearing Jan. 24 after he was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault, court records show. He was ordered held on $325,000. The next day, Avitia apparently attempted to commit suicide at the jail and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Elderly Woman Pulled From Chicago RiverThe woman was reported in the water near the Orleans Street bridge just before 1 a.m., fire officials said. Crews arrived at the scene in about two minutes. The water temperature was about 50 degrees.
Oak Lawn Man Attempts Suicide With Gas Leak After Brother DiesPolice say a despondent man tried to commit suicide by filling his southwest suburban home with natural gas the day after his brother died of a brain tumor.
Cops: Woman Tried To Kill Herself And Her Baby By Crashing Into HouseA southwest suburban woman was ordered held on $1 million bond Thursday after she tried to commit suicide by crashing her SUV, with her infant inside, Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Convicted Pedophile Priest Deported To BoliviaIn 2004, Alejandro Flores, a priest in the Diocese of Joliet, befriended a then-7-year-old boy while a seminarian at St. Mary’s Church in West Chicago, and had repeated sexual contact with him over a five-year period.
After Son's Suicide Attempt, Mom Warns Parents: 'Talk To Your Children'A south suburban mother wants school officials - and parents - to hear her story of how she almost lost her 12-year-old son last week to suicide, because he was bullied.
Officers Stop Man From Throwing Himself Onto Dan Ryan ExpresswayFour Chicago Police officers are in line for life-saving commendations, after talking a man down from a bridge over the Dan Ryan expressway early Tuesday morning.