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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of PatchChicago crime-n-shame.
LaGrange PD Promotes Lieutenant to Deputy Chief

LaGrange PD Promotes Lieutenant to Deputy Chief

Renee Strasser, a 25-year veteran of the department, was appointed to her new post Monday.
Expect Overnight Closures on 75th Street Ramp to Northbound I-294

Expect Overnight Closures on 75th Street Ramp to Northbound I-294

Northbound 75th Street ramp to I-294 will be closed overnight July 7-10.
Four Dead in Bridgeview Head-On Collision

Four Dead in Bridgeview Head-On Collision

Victims were from Palos Hills, Worth and Chicago. Witness tells CBS-2 Chicago that Camaro was traveling at speeds up to 100 mph.
Naperville, Elmhurst Lead West Suburbs in 2013 DUI Arrests

Naperville, Elmhurst Lead West Suburbs in 2013 DUI Arrests

See where your suburb ranks in annual state survey for 2013 DUI arrests.
Darien Accepting Applications for Police Officers

Darien Accepting Applications for Police Officers

Applications for Darien, IL, police officers are due by 4 p.m. July 28. Testing will be held at Hinsdale South High School on Aug. 23.
Storm System Brings Funnel Clouds, Flooding to Western Suburbs

Storm System Brings Funnel Clouds, Flooding to Western Suburbs

Numerous sightings of funnel clouds reported in skies over western suburbs.
Pantless Fugitive Picked Up on Traffic Warrant: Police

Pantless Fugitive Picked Up on Traffic Warrant: Police

Glen Ellen man stopped for not wearing pants, stolen sign, deceptive practice and more in the Western Springs police reports.
Man Charged for Stealing Concert Tickets in Facebook Deal Gone Awry

Man Charged for Stealing Concert Tickets in Facebook Deal Gone Awry

Riverside police nab Indian Head Park man who grabbed concert tickets from seller during meeting arranged on Facebook where he used real name, cops say.
Hawk Attacks Reported in Southwest Suburbs

Hawk Attacks Reported in Southwest Suburbs

Summit residents report hawks are getting feisty in southwest suburb.
POLICE BLOTTER: Disgruntled Hawks Fan Steals Flag

POLICE BLOTTER: Disgruntled Hawks Fan Steals Flag

LaGrange Police reports May 30 through June 2.
Western Springs Police Carry Torch for Special Olympics

Western Springs Police Carry Torch for Special Olympics

Western Springs police officers will be carrying the Special Olympics' Torch on its 50,000 mile journey through town this Sunday, June 8.
Western Springs Police Debut 'Safety Crosswalk' Video

Western Springs Police Debut 'Safety Crosswalk' Video

Western Springs Police and Lyons Township High School produce timely safety reminder that crosswalk safety is everyone's responsibility.
Thieves Go On Holiday Car Burglary Spree

Thieves Go On Holiday Car Burglary Spree

Police warn residents to lock up articles after thieves pilfer items from unlocked vehicles.
Wolf Road and Grand Avenue Railroad Crossing Closed Overnight Friday

Wolf Road and Grand Avenue Railroad Crossing Closed Overnight Friday

BNSF will be replacing rail ties. Crossing closed overnight Friday until 4 a.m.
Pedestrian Stuck and Killed By BNSF Train in LaGrange

Pedestrian Stuck and Killed By BNSF Train in LaGrange

66-year-old man pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a train Tuesday evening near LaGrange Stone Avenue train station.
Western Springs Police Mobilize for May Seat Belt Enforcement Patrols

Western Springs Police Mobilize for May Seat Belt Enforcement Patrols

Western Springs police will be aggressively enforcing seat belt and child safety seat laws through Memorial Day as part of statewide "Click It of Ticket" campaign.
POLICE BLOTTER: Teens Brazenly Toss Prop Money from Car

POLICE BLOTTER: Teens Brazenly Toss Prop Money from Car

Just another Saturday night in LaGrange. Police reports for April 12.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 26

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 26

South Cook County police departments taking part in program.
Riverside Police Will ‘Tweet’ Speed Enforcement Patrols

Riverside Police Will ‘Tweet’ Speed Enforcement Patrols

Riverside Police will tweet locations of speed enforcement patrols Monday through Friday.