It’s bad enough that it took the death of a small child at a Northwest Side intersection to spur the city into moving forward with prior plans to improve safety at that location. But it’s downright shameful that 38th Ward Alderman Nick Sposato is still pushing back against the project on the grounds that it will inconvenience drivers.
The driver who killed two-year-old Noah Katz in the Portage Park community area Sunday afternoon was charged with running a stop sign, as well as other misdemeanors. But according to a police officer said recently recovered video shows the motorists actually stopped at the sign, a source said this afternoon. At about 4:10 p.m. Sunday, […]
A two-year-old boy is dead and his mother is injured after a driver blew a stop sign and failed to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk while turning left in Portage Park, according to police. At around 4:10 p.m. Sunday, Noah Katz, 2, and his 39-year-old mother were crossing eastbound in the south leg of […]
The number of Chicago pedestrian deaths this August was 67 percent higher than the average for the last several years, and 2017 is shaping up to be a deadlier-than-average year for people on foot, according to data from local officials. At a Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, deputy transportation commissioner Luann Hamilton discussed […]
The motorist who struck and killed an as-yet-unidentified man in the Dunning neighborhood early Sunday morning has received two citations. At about 12:40 a.m. Sunday, a man who appeared to be in his fifties was crossing southbound on the 7900 block of West Belmont, according to Officer Jose Estrada from Police News Affairs. The man’s […]
45-year-old Jessie Rosales was struck and killed in the North Lawndale neighborhood by a motorist who fled the scene last Friday, according to police. At about 10 p.m. the driver of a dark-colored vehicle was heading south on the 1500 block of South Karlov Avenue when they made a left turn, eastbound, into the north […]
A motorist is facing reckless homicide charges after she struck and killed a 51-year-old man last month in the South Side’s Avalon Park neighborhood while driving as much as 50 mph, and then fled the scene. Around 11:10 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, the male pedestrian was crossing in a crosswalk in the 7900 block […]
Reckless homicide and DUI charges have been filed against a driver who allegedly killed a woman and injured a man last weekend in the Vittum Park neighborhood near Midway Airport. At a hearing on Tuesday, prosecutors said that about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Cicero resident Guadalupe Chavez, 42, and a 39-year-old man had parked on the […]