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witness to aftermath of fatal park ridge crash was struck at same corner 43 year


it was feb. 25, 1975, and 14-year-old laurie minor was on her way home from dance practice at maine east high school. as she crossed potter road at farrell avenue — just feet from the southern driveway to the park ridge school — she was suddenly struck by a car that, according to news reports at...






park ridge man dead after single-vehicle crash in wauconda


a park ridge man was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle crash saturday night in wauconda, police said. james t. horan, 60, of park ridge, was driving a 2005 acura tl eastbound on route 176, just east of ivanhoe road, when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole, sgt....






woman struck by car while trying to cross park ridge street: police


a park ridge woman was struck by a car while attempting to cross a city street monday, police said. the crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. at the intersection of busse highway and bouterse street, just east of dee road, said park ridge deputy police chief lou jogmen. according to the police report,...






witness: driver in fatal crash was going the wrong way


a person police said is the only witness to a fatal crash sunday morning said the woman who was killed was going in the wrong direction, police said. mark back, spokesman for the lake county sheriff's department, said the crash reconstruction unit is investigating the two-car crash that claimed...






metra train strikes car in park ridge; no injuries reported


metra service has been halted in park ridge after an outbound train struck a vehicle on the tracks friday afternoon at prospect and summit avenues, according to an advisory issued by the park ridge police department.according to park ridge fire department officials, there were no injuries. officials...






two hospitalized after early-morning crash in park ridge


two chicagoans were hospitalized following a crash early tuesday morning in park ridge involving a car and a semi-truck, according to authorities. park ridge police and fire department personnel responded to a report of a collision between a vehicle and a semi-truck shortly after 4 a.m. at the...






park ridge man injured after being struck by metra train: police


a man was injured, but survived being struck by a metra train near park ridge's dee road train station saturday night, police said. deputy police chief lou jogmen said the 47-year-old park ridge resident was hit around 9:10 p.m. by a northwest-bound train, just east of dee road. the train's engineer...






park ridge police: woman struck car, signs, fire hydrant and more while driving


the following items were taken from the park ridge police department bulletin. an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. disorderly conduct •christopher hirst, 26, of the 700 block of north merrill street, park ridge, was charged with disorderly conduct on june 23, police said. according...






fatal crash earlier this week was australian plane's 2nd


a seaplane that crashed north of sydney this week, killing the canadian pilot and his five british passengers, had another fatal crash more than 20 years ago, an investigator said on thursday.






woman dies in three-vehicle crash in park ridge, police say


a woman is dead following a three-vehicle crash that shut down a major park ridge street for hours monday, police said. according to preliminary information released by police, a white 2016 kia was driving east on touhy avenue from greenwood just before 10 a.m. when witnesses reported seeing it...






woman dies in three-vehicle crash in park ridge, police say


a woman is dead following a three-vehicle crash that shut down a major park ridge street for hours monday, police said. according to preliminary information released by police, a white 2016 kia was driving east on touhy avenue from greenwood when witnesses reported seeing it cross the center lane...






park ridge man charged with dui in crash that hurt 2 sheriff's deputies


a park ridge man has been charged with drunken driving in connection with a crash that injured two cook county sheriff’s deputies tuesday on the jane addams tollway near elk grove village, police said. peter a. hill, 40, has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence resulting in...






man dies after multi-car october crash in park ridge, police say


a driver who was seriously injured in a multi-car crash in park ridge last month has died, police confirmed this week. police identified the driver as kyriakos koutroulakis, 50, of morton grove. according to the cook county medical examiner's office, koutroulakis died nov. 1 at advocate lutheran...






park ridge boy scout honored for using first aid to help crash victims


basic first aid and a willingness to jump in and help during a critical moment has made ted wyshel something of a neighborhood hero. the 17-year-old maine south high school senior was lauded by park ridge's chief of police and city officials recently for helping treat — before paramedics arrived...






hearing scheduled on park ridge police chief's request to fire officer


a hearing on the future employment of a veteran officer of the park ridge police department is scheduled to take place this week, but it could be continued to a later date. the park ridge board of fire and police commissioners is set to meet thursday at 7 p.m. at park ridge city hall to consider...






police: fatal crash driver might have fallen asleep at wheel


poland, maine (ap) — the androscoggin sheriff’s department is investigating a fatal crash in which a car struck a pedestrian in the town of poland. police say the crash wednesday morning on maine street killed 47-year-old richard knox of york county. police say a preliminary investigation shows knox was struck by a vehicle operated by […]






summer carnival not returning to park ridge this year


a summer carnival won't be coming back to park ridge's hinkley park this year. hinkley fest, a park ridge park district-funded event that had taken place for three consecutive summers, was canceled this year due to the anticipated construction work on restrooms at hinkley park, said mary bart,...






police: men drove onto park ridge man's lawn, pointed gun at him in attempted ro


as he was loading his bicycle into a car early friday morning, a park ridge resident was suddenly accosted by two men who drove onto his lawn, pointed a gun at him and demanded money, according to park ridge police. park ridge deputy police chief lou jogmen said police are investigating the attempted...






amphora home decor store to leave park ridge, reopen in niles


a park ridge entrepreneur says a booming business and lack of building space are reasons behind her move to new quarters outside the city. debi spellman's amphora home accents is slated to reopen this fall at oak mill mall, at the corner of oakton street and milwaukee avenue, in niles. spellman,...






driver charged with drunken driving in fatal highway crash


highland park, n.j. (ap) — authorities say a new jersey woman was driving drunk when she caused a fatal crash that killed her passenger and injured three other people. middlesex county prosecutors say the crash occurred late friday night on route 27 in highland park. they say 20-year-old ashley gergits, of edison, was southbound when […]






contemporary home in park ridge: $929,000


1120 washington ave. in park ridge: $929,000 listed on may 4, 2017 this four-bedroom house in park ridge has a two-story foyer, custom hardwood floors with cherry inlay and an open floor plan. the formal living room leads into a spacious dining room. the chef’s kitchen has an eat-in area that opens...






car crashes into condominium gas meters in park ridge


a gas line was reportedly severed when a car crashed into a multi-family building in park ridge on tuesday afternoon. park ridge police sgt. rich ryan said a mitsubishi montero was driving north on shibley avenue, approaching northwest highway, when the car crashed into a set of gas meters connected...






family's synchronized holiday light show back on in park ridge


the lights are back on at the grant-grusecki home in park ridge. the family's annual christmas light show — again featuring thousands of multi-colored lights synchronized to music and video — switched on monday night at the corner of engel boulevard and belle plaine avenue. and within minutes,...






man dies after being struck by truck following i-294 crash, police say


a glen ellyn man died thursday after he was struck by at least one truck on interstate 294 wednesday , the illinois state police said. the 46-year-old man was driving a dodge ram pickup truck north on i-294 near burr ridge about 10 a.m. jan. 31, when his truck struck the guard rail on the right...






park ridge elected officials put brakes on 'sanctuary city' talks


while some suburban communities have embraced or are being asked to consider local laws aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants, park ridge, at this time, is not among them. members of the park ridge city council did not express support to pursue a discussion of "sanctuary city" designation...






pusheen gets green light for office in uptown park ridge


the co-creator of a popular cartoon cat and plush toy has been given the ok to open his company's fourth park ridge office inside a former retail space in uptown.the park ridge city council on april 5 voted 7-0 to approve a special-use permit for a professional office at 110 s. prospect ave., allowing...






park ridge family's holiday light show raises more than $110,000 for childhood c


a park ridge family's holiday light show put a spotlight on cancer research and young boy this season — and supporters responded in a big way. the grant-grusecki family's annual spectacle of synchronized lights, video and music at their home on the corner of engel boulevard and belle plaine avenue...






man struck by two vehicles east of evans killed in hit-and-run crash


the colorado state patrol is searching for a 1999 or 2000 purple honda accord they believe was one of two vehicles that struck a pedestrian near evans early saturday in a fatal hit-and-run crash.






pools, more ice among citizen suggestions for park ridge's oakton park


bringing back pools to oakton park and expanding the amount of ice for skaters were among the top suggestions generated by a group of about 40 citizens during a park ridge park district brainstorming session on the future of the 16.5-acre park. the park district, working with wight and company...






police: woman, 19, shot in leg in park ridge


a 19-year-old woman was shot in the leg this morning in park ridge, according to police. officers responded to the 100 block of meacham avenue around 8:45 a.m. monday and located the teenager with a gunshot wound on her right leg, according to a news release from the park ridge police department....






metra train strikes car in park ridge; no injuries reported


park ridge police said no injuries were reported friday afternoon when a car was hit by a westbound metra train in park ridge. by 5:05 p.m. friday, police said that the crossing was cleared and the train was moving. officials said there was a single occupant in the car. park ridge deputy police...






teen injured in william floyd parkway crash in ridge, cops say


a 17-year-old driver who struck a tree on the william floyd parkway in ridge badly damaged the vehicle but suffered only minor injuries, suffolk county police said.






park ridge police: local man charged in connection with february trespassing inc


the following items were taken from the park ridge police department bulletin. an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.battery•karen bajoras, 44, of the 1200 block of south lincoln avenue, park ridge, was charged with domestic battery on may 23, police said.•jacqueline klindera, 45, of...






judge rules against couple in park ridge treehouse case


a park ridge family trying to save their backyard "treehouse" has lost a legal fight against the city. cook county judge celia gamrath ruled feb. 9 to uphold the park ridge zoning board of appeals decision that the wooden play structure and elevated walkway built in the backyard of a home on the...






police: driver exposed himself to woman in park ridge


park ridge police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a 75-year-old woman in a residential neighborhood. the park ridge woman told police she was walking near the intersection of parkwood avenue and virginia street around 8:30 a.m. wednesday, when she felt as though she was being...