Boy, 8, Found Dead In Closet In Lawndale; Police Say Suicide Is LikelyIn a heart-wrenching experience for all involved, police were called out to a home in North Lawndale after a family discovered an 8-year-old boy hanging dead in the closet.
Chicago Police Officer Dies In Suicide At Bunker Hill Forest PreserveOfficer Paul Escamilla, 40, was found dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Suit Settled In Naperville Teen Suicide That Led To Illinois Law ChangeA wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of 16-year-old Corey Walgren that focused on those questions has been resolved, with the city of Naperville expected to approve a settlement on Tuesday.
Man Dies After Jumping Off Bridge, Landing On Cab Of SemiHe hit the windshield of a 2019 semi truck and bounced onto the truck's cab. The 47-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
New Play In Chicago Aims To Teach Warning Signs About SuicideThe Morning Insiders heard about a unique program starting in Chicago on Wednesday. It’s a theatrical production designed to prevent suicide.
Families Who Say CPS Didn't Stop Bullying, Abuse Of Special Needs Students To Protest At Federal Building TuesdayParents of elementary-aged special needs students who have been strangled, beaten and dragged at the hands of their teachers are speaking out about what they say is really going on in some Chicago Public Schools classrooms.
Parent Of Suicidal Student Says CPS Isn't Doing Enough To Stop BullyingA seventh grader bullied so badly, she thought about suicide. Her mother said CPS isn't taking her cries for help seriously.
Sister Of Chicago Police Sergeant Lori Rice Hopes Her Suicide Can Prevent Future Officer SuicidesChicago Police Sergeant Lori Rice's sister is still reeling, trying to make sense of her sister's suicide, but she hopes to help other officers now.
Lyons Middle School Student Dies After Shooting Himself On CampusA seventh grade student at a Lyons middle school died after shooting himself at the school Wednesday afternoon, police said.
'We Need To Do Something," Expert On Survivor's Guilt, Coping With Tragedy In the last week, two survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and the father of a 6-year old girl killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting took their own lives.
Judge Tosses Lawsuit From Parents Of Naperville Student Who Jumped Off Parking Garage To His DeathCorey Walgren was 16 when he jumped to his death from the top of a Naperville parking deck in 2017 after school staff warned him he may have to register as a sex offender because they suspected he made a video of himself having sex with a classmate without her knowledge.
Parents Claim Hazing Led To Jordan Hankins' Suicide; Want Sorority Held ResponsibleThe mother of a former Northwestern University student is suing the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, which she blames for her daughter's suicide
Lawsuit Blames Sorority In Northwestern Athlete's DeathThe lawsuit contends Jordan Hankins was "subjected to physical abuse including paddling, verbal abuse, mental abuse, financial exploitation, sleep deprivation, items being thrown and dumped on her, and other forms of hazing intended to humiliate and demean her."
Police: NW Indiana Woman Shot Parents Before Killing HerselfPolice in northwestern Indiana say a woman fatally shot her parents and left their bodies in the home she shared with them before taking her own life.
Retired CPD Officer Speaks Out About Department's High Suicide Rate and Mental HealthAs the Chicago Police Department mourns another officer who took his life, a reitred CPD officer with more than 20 years on the force is speaking candidly about mental health and the high suicide rate within the department.