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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 reported seeing the man jump out from behind bushes along the railroad tracks as the train approached him, jogmen said.the man reportedly suffered an injury to his arm, which was described as not life-threatening by police, and he was taken to advocate lutheran general hospital in park [email protected]: @jen_tribune






small fire quickly extinguished in basement of advocate lutheran in park ridge,


firefighters responded to a small fire monday afternoon at advocate lutheran general hospital in park ridge.according to park ridge fire chief jeff sorensen, the fire originated in a mechanical room inside the basement area of the hospital, located at 1775 w. dempster st., around 12:30 p.m.sorensen said sprinklers appeared to have extinguished the fire by the time the firefighters arrived, leaving just smoke.the fire was reported in the south building of the hospital, and occupants inside had exited the building when fire alarms sounded, sorensen said.check back for [email protected]: @jen_tribune






shooting of des plaines teen by younger sibling 'accidental,' police say


des plaines police are investigating the shooting of a teenage boy by a younger sibling, the department said monday.officers discovered the 15-year-old boy had been shot in the face after they arrived at a home on the 2100 block of david drive on saturday morning, authorities said in a press release.police described the shooting as accidental and said a 10-year-old sibling was responsible.the 15-year-old was taken to advocate lutheran general hospital in park ridge for injuries described by the police department as "life-threatening." a message left with the hospital seeking the condition of the boy was not immediately returned monday afternoon.des plaines police did not immediately release any additional information about the incident, including who the gun belongs to or how the 10-year-o






man killed in crash outside des plaines cemetery


a mount prospect man was killed tuesday when police say his car was struck by another vehicle near a des plaines cemetery.according to a press release from the des plaines police department, a 77-year-old rosemont woman was driving her 2011 jeep grand cherokee north on the 500 block of river road around 9:30 a.m. when she made a left turn to enter all saints cemetery and struck a 2002 mercedes that was headed south on river road.the driver of the mercedes, identified by police as belal tebakhi, 41, was taken to advocate lutheran general hospital in park ridge, where he was pronounced dead, police said. authorities said he had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.other than the drivers, there were no other occupants in either car, police said.the driver of the jeep, identif






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 followed by a dark car with tinted windows, said deputy police chief lou jogmen.the woman continued to walk south on parkwood and went around the block to park plaine avenue before heading back north, jogmen said. as she approached virginia street, the car reportedly pulled into a driveway and the driver rolled down the window and asked her to come over.when she approached the car, the woman saw that the driver, described as about 23 to 25 years old, was exposing himself and performing a lewd act






patients of bankrupt west contra costa hospital have limited time to claim medic


san pablo — get your patient records from doctors hospital before they are destroyed — that’s the message that went out tuesday from contra costa county supervisor john gioia’s office to anyone ever treated at the former brookside hospital, which became doctors medical center before it was declared insolvent and closed its doors to patients in april 2015.the records must be claimed before jan. 27, 2018, the message adds. it advises former patients and family members of former patients who want to obtain records to contact juli ahr of the west contra costa healthcare district, which owns the hospital, as soon as possible by one of the following methods. by mail, at juli ahr, west contra costa healthcare district, p.o. box 20760, el sobrante ca 94820.phone 510-417-2210.fax 510-275-9586or ema






park ridge police: man says he was s while riding in car


park ridge police are investigating a report of a shooting on higgins road early friday morning.according to police, a 21-year-old man said he was s in the neck while seated inside a car that was stopped for a red light on the 1400 block of westbound higgins road, near mr. k's garden and material center. police believe the alleged incident occurred around 2:15 to 2:30 a.m., said deputy police chief lou jogmen.the man reported that another man had approached the p enger side of the car and demanded money before shooting him, police said.it is still unclear how much, if any, money was taken, jogmen said."all we really have at this point is that they were robbed by a man and [the victim] felt something warm on his neck during the encounter," jogmen said of the victim. "the next thing he knew,






park ridge police: 14-year-old accused of hate crime


a 14-year-old boy from park ridge is facing a hate crime charge after police say he was identified among a group of teens who allegedly used racial slurs toward a local store employee.the alleged incident occurred saturday afternoon at a store in the summit of park ridge shopping center. according to the police report, a 63-year-old man working in the store told officers that a group of teens entered the business and "began harassing him, calling him names regarding his ethnicity and using racial slurs along with profanity," said park ridge deputy police chief lou jogmen.the man ordered the teens out of the store, and when he began calling police, they left, but some reportedly began throwing dirt and rocks at the store window, jogmen said.when police arrived, the teens ran off, but office






chicago cubs visit park ridge hospital, present $22,500 donation


representatives of the chicago cubs were in park ridge on wednesday, visiting sick children and young adults and making a financial contribution to advocate health care.in the morning on may 3, cubs left fielder matt szczur met with patients at advocate children's hospital, posing for photographs and signing autographs.that afternoon, cubs chairman tom ricketts was on hand at advocate lutheran general hospital's caldwell breast center to present a $22,500 check to be used for underserved patients in need of advocate health care's mammography screening and breast health services, the hospital said.the donation preceded the cubs' "pink out" game honoring survivors of breast cancer.according to advocate, the $22,500 was raised through auction sales of pink cubs jerseys and other items from pa






undercover checks at district 64 schools reveal security breaches, firm says


a security firm's recent evaluation of park ridge-niles school district 64 schools revealed visitors were allowed to enter buildings without permission, walk around unattended and even take p og hs, the board of education was told recently.in his jan. 23 report to the board, paul timm of reta security, a lemont-based school security consulting firm hired by district 64, outlined several security breaches that occurred when undercover reta employees visited district 64 schools and attempted to gain access.timm said the breaches occurred at the six schools that do not have locked entry vestibules.in his report, timm referenced incidents where undercover security team members were buzzed into schools, but did not report to the main offices, giving them full access to the school building. he d






complaints about teens' behavior boost police presence in uptown park ridge


additional police officers have been assigned to the uptown park ridge area on weekends amid a growing number of reports of young teenagers causing disturbances, the city's police chief said.chief frank kaminski described an "uptick in complaints" about the behavior of young people in the city's central business district that has raised concerns, particularly because many of the incidents have involved groups of congregating teens.a list of "uptown disturbance calls" compiled by the police department and provided to the park ridge herald-advocate, shows that between jan. 20 and feb. 12, officers responded to 23 calls involving groups of young people. the complaints ranged from three separate reports of teens pounding on doors and setting off a fire alarm inside a condominium building at 50