Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Cook County is giving families of DUI accident victims an opportunity to memorialize their loved ones for $150.
Cook County has introduced a new program that will allow family and friends of drunk driving accident victims a chance to purchase roadside memorials for their killed loved ones. The DUI Memorial Program allows family members to purchase roadside markers that would encourage other drivers not to drink and drive for $150. The price tag would include installation and maintenance for two years. “Families will be able to honor their loved ones in the most meaningful way— by reminding travelers of the dangers of drinking and driving,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said in a news release. “It also gives families the chance to promote public safety and potentially save lives.” A similar program is already offered by the state. To…
Monday, November 19, 2012
"We're just very thankful that no one was seriously hurt in this," Famous Dave's executive says of car that drove through dining room. Restaurant hopes to reopen on Tuesday afternoon.
Famous Dave’s didn't have a drive-through until Monday afternoon when a car drove through the dining room in the middle of the restaurant’s grand opening. Before a Honda Civic came crashing through the front plate glass windows, the new Famous Dave’s at 2851 W. 95th St. was doing a brisk grand opening day business. “The restaurant had a tremendous lunch and it carried on through the afternoon,” Famous Dave’s Vice President of Marketing Aric Nissen said. Sign up for Evergreen Park breaking news alerts. While there is typically a lull between the lunch and dinner rush, Nissen said the restaurant was full when he came back at 3 p.m. to talk to a reporter about the grand opening. “Then this incredible thing happened,” he said. “A car comes …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
A female pedestrian was struck by a truck Thursday morning crossing the intersection of 93rd Street/Southwest Highway and Cicero Avenue. Road will be closed for several more hours.
11:09 a.m. Press release from Oak Lawn Police. "On 05-24-12 at approximately 8:13 am Oak Lawn police and Fire units were dispatched to a pick-up truck vs pedestrian crash at Southwest highway and Cicero ave. Oak Lawn Illinois. Responding units found a severely injured pedestrian lying on Cicero ave. The driver of the pick-up truck was on the scene. The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Christ hospital with serious injuries. The information available at this time indicates the pedestrian was walking across Southwest Highway from the north to the south on the west side of Cicero ave. The Oak Lawn Police department traffic crash unit is currently conducting an investigation into the incident. Traffic at Southwest Highway and Cicero ave is …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Equipment and crews on scene. Traffic continues to flow through intersection but it's slow going.
A semi-truck carrying a load of coils flipped on to its side as it was making a right turn on to 95th Street from Cicero Avenue. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. The accident occurred sometime after 10 a.m. Monday. Police and fire crews were on the scene. Oak Lawn Police Chief Bill Villanova said it appeared that the cause of the accident is still under investigation. There were no injuries. Villanova said crews were trying to figure out the best way to right the truck. Traffic is still open at the corner, although 95th Street has been reduced to one lane at the intersection heading eastbound. Traffic continues to flow through the intersection but it’s slow going. Patch will update this story when more …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
An Evergreen Park resident was killed by a falling piece of debris near the intersection of 130th Street and Torrence Avenue in the Hegewisch neighborhood.
Chicago Police and other officials are investigating the death of a man who was killed by a falling piece of debris, Sun-Times Media reports. On Monday afternoon, James Quigley, 37, of Evergreen Park was hit by a falling object-- possibly a large piece of iron-- in the 13100 block of South Torrence Avenue in the Hegewisch neighborhood. According to the report, he "was taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island where he was pronounced dead at 5:21 p.m." ABC 7 Chicago reports that Quigley was part of a construction crew working on a road and rail project. Along with the police, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and area South detectives are investigating the incident.