Thursday, October 13, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Barrington attorney writes about “John Wayne Gacy. Defending a Monster.’
A Will County judge acquitted Tiffany Startz on charges of battery and reckless conduct Wednesday in the “party game” death of a Romeoville man. Startz, 22, was charged after admitting to punching John Powell, 25, in the face as part of a dare made by co-defendant Jimmy Mounts at a Crest Hill house party. Mounts, who pleaded guilty last week to lying to police, reportedly offered $5 to anyone willing to be punched in the face by a girl. Startz’s attorney, called the incident “a party stunt that went terribly wrong,” saying Startz acted without malice. Barrington resident Sam Amirante vividly remembers the phone call he received one cold December day in 1978 that would change his life. "Sam, could you do me a favor?" the caller said. The …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Distracted bicyclists will get tickets in Chicago.
Long-range forecasters are expecting this winter's snowfall and average temperatures to rank the city as home to the nation's worst winter. According to AccuWeather.com's forecast, the Chicago area will likely be clobbered by between 50 and 58 inches of snow this winter -- approximately the same amount as the 56 inches that fell over the city last year. The culprit is La Nina, said Ed Fenelon, meteorologist for the National Weather Service's Chicago office. “In a La Niña pattern, there are mild periods followed by cold outbreaks, and snowy weather. There is a higher than normal risk of severe weather, like the tornadoes we had in November last year,” Fenelon said. The city of Elmhurst has not escaped the emerald ash borer infestation …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Officers are keeping an extra watch out this month for drivers who illegally use cellular devices.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Buffalo Grove police are cracking down on drivers using cell phones throughout April as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In Illinois, drivers are prohibited from using all electronic communication devices. A driver may not compose, read or send any electronic messages. Additionally, they cannot access email or request to access an Internet site. Drivers cannot surf the web, update Facebook, use an application or download music while driving, Buffalo Grove police emphasized. "This is a hot issue for law enforcement because we know that it causes crashes and fatalities," Sgt. Scott Kristiansen said. “The Buffalo Grove police will be conducting ‘zero tolerance’ enforcement efforts throughout the month of April. Officers …