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woman dies after north lake shore drive crash


a woman was pronounced dead after a crash along lake shore drive, police said saturday.about 3:30 p.m., the woman, who was traveling south in the 3200 block of north lake shore drive, near belmont avenue, in an unknown type of vehicle, collided with a cement barrier, police said.after striking the barrier, the woman’s vehicle rolled over on an embankment, officials said. the woman appeared to be between the ages of 40 and 50, and her name was not released, officials said.she was rushed to illinois masonic hospital with critical injuries, and she was later pronounced dead, police said.






woman killed, man seriously injured in lake shore drive crash


a woman was killed and a man was seriously injured during a car crash early saturday on lake shore drive on the south side.witnesses saw a small red honda flee north after a vehicle crashed about 2:15 a.m. into a pole near the 3900 block of south lake shore, according to police.the driver, a 24-year-old woman, died at the scene and a 27-year-old man was taken to northwestern memorial hospital in serious condition.police said the crash is being investigated as a possible road rage incident.






woman killed, man wounded in lake shore drive crash


a woman was killed and a man was seriously wounded during a car crash early saturday morning on lake shore drive.witnesses saw a small red honda flee northbound after a vehicle crashed into a pole near the 3900 block of south lake shore drive about 2:15 a.m., according to police.the driver, a 24-year-old woman, died at the scene and a 27-year-old was taken to northwestern memorial hospital in serious condition.police said the crash is being investigated as a possible road rage incident.






man critically injured in lake shore drive crash


a motorist was critically injured thursday morning after he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree on lake shore drive, chicago police said. about 6:20 p.m., the man, whose age was not released, was heading south in the 4700 block of north lake shore drive when he lost control and crashed into a tree, police said. he was taken in critical condition to illinois masonic medical center. a woman who was also in the vehicle declined any medical attention.the crash remains under investigation.check back for updates.  






2 injured in lake shore drive crash on north side


a crash involving a sand tractor on north lake shore drive near west fullerton avenue sent two people to the hospital early wednesday, authorities said. the chicago fire department responded to a two-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes just before 3:25 a.m., said spokesman juan hernandez.a 59-year-old man, who was driving the tractor, and a 26-year-old woman, who was in a vehicle, were transported to advocate illinois masonic medical center, where their conditions were stabilized, hernandez said.please check back for updates.






woman fatally struck while crossing lake shore drive


a 19-year-old woman died early sunday morning after she was struck by a vehicle on lake shore drive.police said the woman was crossing westbound into oncoming traffic near the 4200 block of north lake shore drive about 11:50 p.m. and was hit by a lexus suv traveling in the northbound lanes.the woman was taken to advocate illinois masonic medical center, where she was pronounced dead. her identity was being withheld.the driver was not issued a citation, according to police. no further details were immediately available.






woman fatally struck while crossing lake shore drive


a 19-year-old woman died early sunday morning after she was struck by a vehicle on lake shore drive.police said the woman was crossing westbound into oncoming traffic near the 4200 block of north lake shore drive about 11:50 p.m. and was hit by a lexus suv traveling in the northbound lanes.the woman was taken to advocate illinois masonic medical center where she was pronounced dead. her identity was being withheld.the driver was not issued a citation, according to police. no further details were immediately available.






4 kids, 4 adults injured in lake shore drive crash


a two-car crash on lake shore drive in the loop injured four children and four adults on wednesday night, authorities said.the crash happened just before 11:10 p.m. in the 700 block of south lake shore drive near the balbo exit, chicago police said.four children were taken to ann & robert h. lurie children's hospital. two adults were taken to northwestern memorial hospital, and two adults were taken to stroger hospital.the injuries were not thought to be life threatening.






4 kids, 4 adults injured in lake shore drive crash


a two-car crash on lake shore drive in the loop injured four children and four adults wednesday night, authorities said.the crash happened just before 11:10 p.m. in the 700 block of south lake shore near the balbo exit, chicago police said.four children were taken to children's hospital. two adults were taken to northwestern memorial hospital, and two adults were taken to stroger hospital.the injuries were not thought to be life threatening.






2 injured in crash with empty squad car on north side


two men were injured when their vehicle hit an empty chicago police squad car that was blocking traffic near an earlier crash on lake shore drive in the gold coast neighborhood early tuesday, authorities said. the crash involving the squad car happened in the 900 block of north lake shore drive just after 3:35 a.m., police said in a media notification. two men who were riding inside a compact car were taken to northwestern memorial hospital with injuries that were not-life threatening, police said. their conditions were stabilized.the officer was not in the vehicle at the time of the crash. the officer's vehicle was blocking a southbound lane. two southbound lanes were closed due to the crash as of 4:25 a.m. 






1 dead, 2 injured in lake shore drive rollover crash


a 27-year-old man was killed and two other people were injured in a rollover crash on lake shore drive early friday, police said.two cars were involved in the crash about 1:15 a.m. one car was going south in the 700 block of south lake shore drive as a northbound car made a left turn, police said.the southbound car hit the northbound car as it was turning, which caused the northbound car to flip onto its back.three people inside were injured. a 27-year-old man was taken to northwestern memorial hospital and pronounced dead. a 29-year-old woman was taken to the same hospital and listed in serious condition.a 28-year-old man was taken in critical condition to stroger hospital.the driver of the southbound car was not injured and declined medical attention at the scene. no citations had been i






1 dead, 2 injured in lake shore drive rollover crash


a 27-year-old man was killed and two other people were injured in a rollover crash on lake shore drive early friday, chicago police said.a car and a minivan crashed about 1:15 a.m. the minivan was going south in the 700 block of south lake shore drive as a northbound car tried to make a left turn onto east balbo drive, police said.the minivan hit the car as it was turning, which caused the car to flip onto its back, police said.three people in the car were injured. a 27-year-old man was taken to northwestern memorial hospital and pronounced dead. a 29-year-old woman was taken to the same hospital and listed in serious condition.a 28-year-old man was taken in critical condition to stroger hospital.the minivan driver was not injured and declined medical attention at the scene. no citations h






4 injured in lake shore drive crash


four people were injured late tuesday after a car crashed into a pole on the southbound lanes of lake shore drive near north avenue, according to fire officials. the single-vehicle crash happened about 11:30 p.m. tuesday, according to the chicago fire department. two people were taken in serious-to-critical condition to northwestern memorial hospital. two other people were taken to presence saint joseph hospital, where their conditions were stabilized. check back for updates. 






woman charged with dui in fatal crash on lake shore drive


a woman has been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence after a fatal two-car crash on lake shore drive, police said.about 1:15 a.m. on march 10, a northbound car made make a left turn onto balbo drive and crashed into another car that was southbound on lake shore drive, police said. the northbound car flipped over, injuring people.the driver of the car, chyna bell, 29, was taken in serious condition to northwestern memorial hospital, where her blood alcohol content was recorded at .08.a 28-year-old passenger was taken in critical condition to stroger hospital, and another man, 27, was pronounced dead at northwestern, police said.the driver of the second vehicle refused medical help at the scene.bell, of the 7500 block of south kingston avenue, was charged with misdemeanor du






child, 3 adults injured in lake shore drive crash


a head-on crash caused by a wrong-way driver in the northbound lanes of lake shore drive sent a child and three other people to area hospitals - some in life-threatening condition early sunday, authorities said. the collision happened about 7:40 a.m. at 4800 south lake shore drive in kenwood, according to the chicago fire department.pictures from the crash showed a silver and a red sedan resting next to one another with the fronts of both vehicles crumpled up while emergency workers responded. the child, whose age was not available, was taken to comer children's hospital, the fire department said.two people were taken to northwestern memorial hospital and a third was taken to stroger hospital.each patient was listed in critical condition.check back for details. 






wrong way driver injures three on lake shore drive


a car driving the wrong way on lake shore drive collided with a minivan late tuesday, injuring the van's three occupants, including a teenage girl. the driver of a 2017 toyota camry was traveling south in the northbound lanes in the 1500 block of lake shore drive on the near south side when it crashed with the van around 11:10 p.m, according to chicago police.the three in the van, a 48-year-old man, a 47-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl, were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries, police said. the 30-year-old driver of the camry was taken to northwestern memorial hospital where his condition was stabilized. investigators suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash, and charges are pending, police said.the driver of the camry was cited with driving the wrong way, failure to yield






child, 3 adults injured in lake shore drive crash


a head-on crash caused by a wrong-way driver in the northbound lanes of lake shore drive sent a child and three other people to area hospitals in critical to life-threatening condition early sunday, authorities said. the collision happened about 7:40 a.m. at 4800 south lake shore drive in kenwood, according to the chicago fire department.pictures from the scene showed a silver and a red sedan resting next to with both of their fronts crumpled up while emergency workers responded. the child, whose age was not available, was taken to comer children's hospital, the fire department said.two people were taken to northwestern memorial hospital and a third was taken to stroger hospital.each patient was listed in critical to life-threatening condition.check back for details. 






man surrenders after swat incident blocks lake shore drive


a man surrendered to police after officers negotiated with him while he sat in his car, causing lake shore drive near buckingham fountain to be blocked downtown for more than an hour.authorities were called to the 500 block of south lake shore drive about 5:05 p.m. because of a man in a vehicle parked on queen's landing, east of the road, according to police. police received calls from people concerned about the man after he started broadcasting live on social media.a swat team negotiated with the man, who police said had a gun and was threatening suicide, for more than an hour, and he gave himself up about 6:40 p.m.lake shore drive was blocked in both directions between jackson and balbo drives during the incident.






officers quick to pull dog from lake michigan after car crash


a four-vehicle crash tuesday morning on lake shore drive led to a dramatic rescue — of a dog from lake michigan.the dog got free after a toyota camry swerved in front of a gmc terrain before hitting a chevrolet malibu, which then hit the driver's side of a dodge durango in the 600 block of lake shore drive about 6:30 a.m., police said.two people were sent to northwestern hospital for treatment.amid the chaos, the dog got loose and made its way to lake michigan. a news helicopter hovering in the area got video of the pooch slowly lowering its head to the water to apparently take a sip.it didn’t go quite as planned.in the video, an officer is seen rushing to the dog’s aid after it plunged into the water. the officer lays flat on the concrete slab and reaches down and pulls the dog to safety.






lakefront trail users want guardrails along lake shore drive


some lakefront trail users and transportation advocates — concerned about drivers veering off lake shore drive and onto the path — are pushing for the installation of guardrails along sections of the road that are close to the trail.ground broke in august to separate the lakefront trail from 41st to 55th streets on the south side, dividing the existing trail into distinct paths for pedestrians and cyclists with the aim of improving safety and alleviatingcongestion. the proximity of vehicular traffic to the cyclist trail, which is closest to lake shore drive, is worrisome to some trail users.“i think the guardrail is truly essential, and it would just be negligent of the city not to put a guardrail there,” said university of chicago graduate student lindsay atnip, who bikes from hyde park t






man found dead across the street from drake hotel


chicago police are investigating after a 60-year-old man was found dead across the street from the drake hotel early wednesday, police said. the body was found around 5:20 a.m. in the 100 block of east lake shore drive in the gold coast neighborhood on the near north side.michigan avenue was closed at the 100 block of east lake shore drive.a white sheet covered the body of the man on a sidewalk at the edge of a small park across the street from the drake tower around 9 a.m. a man who had been walking briefly stopped near the scene. "oh, my god," he said as he put his hand on his chest. people continued to walk their dogs near lake shore drive and michigan avenue. at least one bicyclist was abruptly stopped by the police tape. a 60-year-old woman, who did not want to be identified, huddled






woman gives birth on chicago's lake shore drive during snow


chicago — authorities say a chicago woman gave birth to a baby girl while stuck on the city's lake shore drive during a snowstorm.chicago fire department spokesman larry langford says the baby gave a "good strong cry" when she was born tuesday morning during rush-hour traffic. a storm was moving along lake michigan that the national weather service says would eventually dump as much as 8 inches in chicago.paramedics responded after the father's frantic 911 call. langford says the couple pulled over while heading to the hospital when the mother "knew things were getting close." he says the firefighters and paramedics noticed the baby was coming quickly and "proceeded to let it happen."baby and mother were taken to the hospital where langford says the baby was "doing well."






driver goes around cones, hits 2 triathlon cyclists on lake shore drive: cops


a 20-year-old woman was cited with negligent driving sunday after police say she hit two cyclists participating in the chicago triathlon.a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were hit after an unidentified woman drove around cones separating lanes designated for cyclists near the 3700 block of north lake shore drive about 7:30 a.m., police said in a media notification. the male cyclist suffered shoulder and head injuries, and the woman suffered head, neck and shoulder injuries. they were both taken to advocate illinois masonic medical center, where their conditions were stabilized, police said. the driver refused medical attention and was issued citations accusing her of negligent driving and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. no further details were released. the 35th annual






driver goes around cones, hits 2 triathlon cyclists on lake shore drive: cops


a 20-year-old woman was cited with negligent driving sunday after police say she hit two cyclists participating in the chicago triathlon.a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were hit after an unidentified woman drove around cones separating lanes designated for cyclists near the 3700 block of north lake shore drive about 7:30 a.m., police said in a media notification. the male cyclist suffered shoulder and head injuries and the woman suffered head, neck and shoulder injuries. they were both taken to advocate illinois masonic medical center, where their conditions were stabilized, police said. the driver refused medical attention and was issued citations accusing her of negligent driving and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. no further details were released. the 35th annual






dead body pulled from lake michigan at oak street beach


a body was spotted floating in lake michigan and authorities have launched a death investigation.about 7:50 a.m. saturday, police and the fire department responded to the 1000 block of north lake shore drive, authorities said. they were called there by a report of a dead body in the water at oak street beach.officials located and pulled the body from the water. "an adult male was recovered from the water in the 1000 block of north lake shore drive," said officer kevin quaid. a fire department official said his department responded but they were soon called off as it was determined to be a police scene.quaid said he did not know whether the call was related to any active missing persons reports and said it was too early to identify the body."an autopsy has to be scheduled," quaid said. 






public invited to weigh in on improvements to north lake shore drive


for the quarter-million drivers, bus passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians who travel on or around north lake shore drive each day, their experience on the lakeside boulevard can be as hectic as it is scenic.the aging avenue, a stone's throw from lake michigan, sees an average of three crashes a day. on days when drivers aren't stifled by congestion, 95 percent violate speed limits. and much of the infrastructure along north lake shore drive, including two dozen bridges and tunnels, was constructed before world war ii.over the past three years, state and local transportation officials have been brainstorming ideas to alleviate some of the traffic and safety concerns. and recently, they have whittled down a broad range of suggestions, which they will present at a public meeting from 3 to 7






public invited to weigh in on improvements to north lake shore drive


for the quarter-million drivers, bus passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians who travel on or around north lake shore drive each day, their experience on the lakeside boulevard can be as hectic as it is scenic.the aging avenue, a stone's throw from lake michigan, sees an average of three crashes a day. on days when drivers aren't stifled by congestion, 95 percent violate speed limits. and much of the infrastructure along north lake shore drive, including two dozen bridges and tunnels, was constructed before world war ii.over the past three years, state and local transportation officials have been brainstorming ideas to alleviate some of the traffic and safety concerns. and recently, they have whittled down a broad range of suggestions, which they will present at a public meeting from 3 to 7






chicago weekend violence: 2 killed by rifle fire, 2 shot on lake shore drive wit


weekend violence in chicago included two men killed by rifle fire as they left a party in brighton park, a 14-year-old boy shot in the leg on the far south side and two men wounded on lake shore drive within 15 minutes of each other.in all, 20 people were shot in the city from friday afternoon through early monday, bringing the number of people shot this year to at least 3,228.  that's more than 600 people this time last year, but still substantially higher than other recent years, according to data kept by the tribune.there have been at least 598 homicides this year, 88 fewer that last year but, again, notably higher than other recent years.  chicago is close to recording 600 homicides for only the second time since 2003, when 601 homicides were recorded for the entire year.the two men ki






hwy. 61 bridge's closure means 27-mile detour on north shore


on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, north shore travelers headed north for the labor day weekend friday morning faced a major slowdown on popular hwy. 61 after a truck hit an inactive railroad bridge thursday.crews are demolishing the heavily damaged bridge near taconite harbor, which is 90 minutes north of duluth and south of lutsen, and expect to reopen the road by friday afternoon before the peak holiday weekend traffic rush.“it’s definitely bad timing,” department of transportation spokeswoman stephanie smith-christiansen said.motorists trekking north thursday night and friday morning were met with the emergency closure and a 27-mile detour, rerouted off hwy. 61, using cook county road 1, lake county road 7, lake county road 8 and minnesota hwy. 1.smith-christiansen said






bicyclist remains in critical condition after crash in north barrington


a teenager from crystal lake remains in critical condition tuesday, a day after he was hit by a van while riding his bicycle in north barrington, according to the lake county sheriff's office.the 19-year-old man was taken monday to advocate lutheran general hospital in park ridge for treatment of critical injuries, said sgt. christopher covelli, who described the crash as "serious."the crash happened after the crystal lake teenager was riding his bike north on biltmore road in north barrington shortly after noon monday and turned right, striking a van traveling east on miller road in north barrington, covelli said.the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, he said. the 29-year-old driver of the van, who is from fox lake, was not injured in the crash, covelli said.he s






north shore highway reopens after crash led to 27-mile detour


on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, north shore travelers headed north thursday and friday morning for the labor day weekend faced a major slowdown and 27-mile detour on popular hwy. 61 after a truck hit an inactive railroad bridge thursday.but crews quickly demolished the heavily damaged bridge near taconite harbor, which is 90 minutes north of duluth and south of lutsen, and hwy. 61 reopened to traffic at noon on friday — just in time before the peak holiday weekend traffic rush.officials at the state department of transportation said the old railroad bridge, once used for taconite rail shipments, has been hit before by trucks and the latest crash made it unsafe to drive beneath the bridge.no one was injured in the crash and construction crews mobilized quickly to demolish






north bay shore woman killed in house fire, cops say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayfirefighters at the scene in north bay shore where a woman was found in her burning home on sunday, oct. 15, 2017. (credit: paul mazza ) a woman found unresponsive in her burning north bay shore home sunday evening later died at a hospital, officials said.suffolk county police said the woman, the sole occupant of the house on 20th avenue, called 911 to report the fire. her identity has not been released.third precinct officers and firefighters from brentwood and other local departments responded to the scene at 6:50...






arlington heights woman killed in crash on route 83 in long grove


a 78-year-old woman was killed in a crash late thursday night in long grove, according to the lake county sheriff's office.it is the fourth fatal crash in lake county since christmas eve.at about 11:15 p.m., a sheriff's deputy on patrol discovered a serious traffic crash on route 83 just north of route 22 in long grove and called for additional response, according to sgt. christopher covelli of the sheriff's office.covelli added that preliminary investigation shows a 2015 subaru outback, driven by a 78-year-old woman from arlington heights, was traveling northbound on route 83 when, for an unknown reason, the driver lost control of the vehicle. it crossed the center median and struck a jeep liberty, driven by a 62-year-old woman from vernon township, according to a release on the crash.cov






woman dies in fiery single-vehicle crash in mccook county


montrose, s.d. (ap) — a 41-year-old woman died in a fiery single-vehicle crash in mccook county.the highway patrol says the woman was traveling alone when she lost control of her minivan on a curve of a rural road north of montrose. the vehicle rolled in the ditch and started on fire.the woman was pronounced dead at the scene about 5:30 a.m. friday. her name wasn’t immediately released.






police: bicyclist in critical condition after being hit by van in north barringt


a teenager from crystal lake is in critical condition after he was hit monday by a van while riding his bicycle in north barrington, according to the lake county sheriff's office.the 19-year-old man was taken to advocate lutheran general hospital in park ridge with critical injuries, said sgt. christopher covelli, who described the crash as "serious."the crash happened after the crystal lake teenager was riding his bike north on biltmore road in north barrington shortly after noon and turned right, striking a van traveling east on miller road in north barrington, covelli said.the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, he said.authorities closed the intersection to traffic for about two hours before reopening it shortly after 5 p.m. monday, covelli said.the 29-year-old






police: bicyclist in critical condition after being hit by van in north barringt


a teenager from crystal lake is in critical condition after he was hit monday by a van while riding his bicycle in north barrington, according to the lake county sheriff's office.the 19-year-old man was taken to advocate lutheran general hospital in park ridge with critical injuries, said sgt. christopher covelli, who described the crash as "serious."the crash happened after the crystal lake teenager was riding his bike north on biltmore road in north barrington shortly after noon and turned right, striking a van traveling east on miller road in north barrington, covelli said.the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, he said.authorities closed the intersection to traffic for about two hours before reopening it shortly after 5 p.m. monday, covelli said.the 29-year-old






lake arlington dive team finds missing woman alive, in good condition


a nearly two-hour dive team search at lake arlington for a missing woman had a happy ending thursday when the team was surprised to find the woman alive and conscious beneath a pier near the shore.the search for the 40-year-old arlington heights woman began shortly before 9 a.m. thursday morning, when police responded to a call from a resident reporting his wife missing, deputy police chief mike hernandez said.police say the woma nhad taken her dog for a walk in lake arlington park at 2201 n. windsor drive, where police found her shoes and the family dog, hernandez said.a total of 18 divers with three different search groups were dispatched to the lake around 9:30 a.m., and conducted a 90-minute rescue mission, arlington heights fire department division chief dwayne wood said.with the woma






2 scary acronyms in a military town: brac and rif


two acronyms have popped up in the news that are scary for a military town like san diego: brac and rif.two heavy-hitter congressmen say they want to put base closures back on the table.adam smith, a washington state democrat on the house armed services committee, said he’ll introduce a bill to give the pentagon the authority to conduct another round of base realignment and closure discussions, known as brac, in 2019."we should not be wasting hard-earned taxpayer money to maintain excess infrastructure that dod has determined it does not need," smith said in a statement. "it is time to do what's right for defense and move forward with this process."arizona sen. john mccain, the republican who chairs the senate armed services committee, apparently agrees."we need to talk about it, i think i