Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A 53-year-old Rogers Park man was found dead near the Skokie Sports Park on Saturday afternoon. Authorities said cold weather led to his death.
Cold weather led to the death of a Rogers Park man in Skokie on Saturday. Luis M. Escalante was pronounced dead around 4 p.m. that day, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said today. The 53-year-old was found in a park in the 3200 block of Oakton Street, or near the Skokie Sports Park at McCormick Boulevard and Oakton Street. Earlier: Man struck by Metra train near Morton Grove station Dec. 14 Last year, there were eight cold related fatalities in Illinois, according to the National Weather Service website. At this time, no further information is available. If new details come in, Patch will update. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Bernardo Martinez was found without his protective gear on after the fatal accident in Wheeling last week.
Bernardo Martinez, the 37-year-old Cicero man who died last week after falling into a chemical tank at a Wheeling factory, suffered multiple head injuries after falling into the tank from the structure's 50 foot top, the Journal & Topics reports. Martinez' employer, Phoenix Industrial cleaning, has set aside financial support for the man's wife and two children, the Journal & Topics reports. When fire crews first arrived at the Sunnyside Corporate in Wheeling where the accident happened, it was clear to them almost immediately that the victim could not be saved, according to Wheeling fire chief Keith MacIsaac. When Martinez' body was recovered, he was not wearing protective gear meant to help people work in those chemical conditions, …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The man died Saturday, Nov. 24 at Joshua Tree National Park.
Edward J. Slepowronski, 33, was waked Friday at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home in Niles, and buried Saturday. Earlier: Niles man died in California Patch had earlier reported a Niles man was found deceased in his vehicle Saturday afternoon, Nov. 24, at a scenic overlook in Joshua Tree National Park in southern California. The man was later identified as Slepowronski, according to the Press-Enterprise. Niles Police Sgt. Robert Tornabene said Slepowronski's mother reported him missing Nov. 12, and the department stayed in contact with the family as they tracked his movement westward via his credit card usage. The mother told police her son had left and taken off for the West before, when the mood struck him, Police Chief Dean Strzelecki said…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
He was found in Joshua Tree National Park in southern California, and his identity has not been released yet.
Park rangers at Joshua Tree National Park in Riverside County in southern California found a 34-year-old Niles man deceased in his vehicle on Saturday afternoon, according to a park spokesman, and reported by City News Bureau. The man's identity has not yet been made public, although the Riverside County Coroner's Office said his next of kin have been notified. Get Niles and Morton Grove news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. The coroner's office also said deputies who found the man reported there were no signs of foul play or suspicious circumstances. The man was reported missing by relatives on Nov. 12, they added. The coroner's office has not yet performed an autopsy. The man was found at a …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
A 24-year-old Skokie woman was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston after a pedestrian saw her body in a canal near Main Street and McCormick Boulevard Saturday morning.
Update 11/17, 7:54 p.m. - Both the Evanston and Skokie Fire departments responded to the canal at Main Street and McCormick Boulevard regarding a report of a female who had jumped into the canal on Saturday around 10 a.m. The departments conducted joint operations, and with the help of a reliable eye witness were able to determine the exact location where she went under. At this time, it is unclear why the woman jumped into the canal. The woman - who has not yet been identified - was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where she was pronounced dead several hours later. No further information is available at this time. Earlier 11/17, 12:32 p.m. - A 24-year-old woman from Skokie was found in a canal near Main Street and …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Friends organized a candlelight vigil for Vance Nwankwo, whose body was found Nov. 9.
Vance Nwankwo was described by many as a friendly giant. The 25-year-old touched the lives of hundreds. Nwankwo’s body was found in a pond near his South Barrington home on Friday. He had been missing since Oct. 30. Nwankwo, who is described as semi-autistic, was last seen leaving a Schaumburg nightclub with a cab driver who took him back home. According to Heidisearchcenter.com, Nwankwo’s keys, cell phone, and wallet were found in his home and one of his shoes was found by his mailbox. His family and friends are devastated by the discovery of his body. “He had a community of people who cared about him,” said Victor Nwankwo, Vance’s brother. “He was unique. He had certain deficiencies but he also had amazing abilities…it’s a huge loss…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Glenview Fire Department confirmed that a car was crushed during yesterday's train derailment and subsequent bridge collapse.
Earlier today, Union Pacific crews discovered a car beneath the collapsed bridge debris from yesterday's derailment. A few hours later, one body was recovered from the crushed vehicle. “We now have confirmation that one car traveling south under the Shermer Rd. overpass at the time of the derailment, approximately 1:30 p.m. yesterday, was crushed underneath the collapsed railroad bridge during the incident," Glenview Fire Chief Wayne Globerg said at the scene. "One body has been recovered from the automobile and recovery crews are working to determine if there is another. The identity of the unknown victim is not being released at this time.” Due to the amount of debris at the site immediately after the bridge collapsed, recoverey …
Friday, June 15, 2012
William “Billy" Garrity of Northbrook passed away, according to a District 225 press release. Both Glenbrook North and South will have counselors and social workers available to students who would like to talk about the loss.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Updated June 15, 1:45 p.m. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, Billy Garrity's cause of death was suicide. Updated June 15, 12:30 p.m. Patch talked with Glenbrook North Principal Paul Pryma who described Garrity as "an exceptional Spartan." Read the full story here. Updated June 15, 12:30 p.m. The Chicago Tribune reported that Billy Garrity's cause of death is unknown and an autopsy is scheduled for today. Patch talked with Glenbrook North Principal Paul Pryma who described Garrity as "an exceptional Spartan." Read the full story here. Updated at June 14, 8 p.m. Students and parents have come together at St Norbert, 1809 Walters Ave., for a community gathering. Stay tuned to Patch for community reactions. ----- The …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A passerby went inside to tell the staff that someone was unconscious on the sidewalk.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Hanin Goma has been charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence for the accident that killed an 8-year-old boy Monday.
A 23-year-old Skokie woman has been charged in the crash that killed an 8-year-old boy Monday, according to a police statement released Wednesday. Hanin Goma, of Skokie, has been charged with one count felony aggravated driving under the influence resulting in death, and one count misdemeanor driving under the influence. Goma was also cited for failing to yield at a stop sign and failing to provide proof of insurance. Related: Child Killed After Being Hit By Vehicle Earlier, the Village of Skokie issued a press release Tuesday that the accident was caused by human error and that, "Village engineers will evaluate the intersection for any safety deficiencies that might have contributed to the crash." According to Skokie Police Officer Joe …