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A man died early Sunday after being pulled from a pond in west suburban Oak Brook, according to police. At approximately 7:35 a.m., the Oak Brook Police and Fire Departments responded to a call of a person struggling in the water at the Briarwood Lakes gated community, which borders Route 83 to the east. Upon arrival, police said there was no sign of anyone in the water, but the Fire Department dive team was able to pull an unresponsive man out of the pond. It was estimated that he had been in the water approximately thirty minutes before divers pulled him out, officials said. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Isaac Martinez, whose last known residence was in Glen Ellyn.
Authorities are searching for a missing person in the water of Lake Michigan late Sunday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Trina Orlando reports.
On Aug. 16, 1996, a 3-year-old boy fell into the gorilla’s den at the Brookfield Zoo.
A man who already had multiple convictions for burglary has been charged in connection with two break-ins at an iconic Chicago popcorn shop. Armando Vadillo, 51, of the 3900 block of N Clark St in Lakeview is facing two felony counts of burglary after he was identified as the suspect who broke into Nuts on Clark twice in late May, according to police. The first burglary at the store, located in the 3900 block of N Clark St, occurred around 1:25 a.m.
The iconic sign at the Goodman Theatre in downtown Chicago caught fire early Saturday morning. Around 5 a.m., the marquee experienced a “minor electrical fire,” according to a release from the theatre. Flames could be seen falling from the top of the marquee to the ground in a video taken by an eyewitness. The Chicago Fire Department confirmed that the fire was extinguished shortly after, and flames did not spread to the building. No injuries were reported and the performances scheduled for this weekend will continue as planned. Published 3 hours ago News breaks at inconvenient times.
A young boy is in critical condition after being struck by a train in north suburban Evanston Saturday afternoon. According to Evanston police, officers responded to a report of a child hit by a CTA train south of the Dempster St station at 1318 Sherman Ave, just after 1 p.m.
A west suburban Chicago man has completed a lofty goal of running a marathon in all 50 states. On Saturday, Kevin Ely of Geneva, Illinois, ran the 34th annual Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City, Michigan, the final state in his quest. Ely initially set the goal of running 50 marathons in 50 states as a personal milestone.
A teenage girl was shot and killed while riding in a car on Lake Shore Drive early Saturday morning. The 15-year-old girl was a passenger in a car with a 22-year-old man at 2400 N Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park around 1:30 a.m. when a black Nissan pulled up and fired shots, according to police.
Major Metra delays hit commuters during rush hour after a passenger train derailed near Canal Street in Chicago Friday afternoon. Natalie Martinez reports.
Illinois lawmakers will return to Springfield Sunday to hash out a potential budget plan with the deadline to make a deal coming at the end of the month. The General Assembly will also be in session on Memorial Day.