Sunday, November 4, 2012
Elizabeth A. Forbes, 70, was the only person hurt in one of three crashes Sunday that happened along 80th Avenue, between 163rd and 175th streets, Sun-Times Media reports.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
A 70-year-old Chicago Heights woman died Sunday after being involved in one of three crashes along a stretch of 80th Avenue, Sun-Times Media reports. Elizabeth A. Forbes, of the 300 block of Glengate Ave. West in Chicago Heights, was pronounced dead just after 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. READ: Check Out the Full Sun-Times Media Story for More Details She was the only person injured in the accidents, which happened between 163rd and 175th streets, the Sun-Times Media report stated. A medical condition might have contributed to Forbes death, the report added. An autopsy was initially scheduled for Sunday, but it has been moved to Monday, said a spokesman for the medical examiner's office, …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Authorities have successfully identified the body of a man who was killed this week by a passenger train.
Almost 48 hours after a Metra train struck and killed a man who was walking near the Oak Park Avenue station, authorities have identified the victim as a 47-year-old Tinley Park resident, authorities said. Joseph S. Gill, of the 6600 block of 177th Street, was killed around 12:10 a.m. Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Authorities initially believed the victim — who was a "John Doe" until this evening — was in his 30s. Metra Spokeswoman Meg Reile has said Gill was walking southbound along the railroad tracks near the 6700 block of South Street when he was hit by the Metra locomotive. The engineer sounded his horn and applied the brakes. He told police he believed Gill tried darting out of the way at the last …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Authorities said Tuesday afternoon that they still haven't IDed the man who was struck and killed by a Metra train this week. A Metra spokesman said a report indicates the death may have been accidental.
Area authorities are still looking for answers in the case of a John Doe who happened upon a local set of train tracks Monday and was hit and killed by an oncoming Metra. Representatives from the Cook County medical examiner's office have said the man is likely in his 30s. But even following a Monday autopsy, that's about all they knew. Metra Spokeswoman Meg Reile said the pedestrian didn't have any forms of identification on him at the time of the crash, which was 12:10 a.m. Monday. He was struck in the 6700 block of South Street in Tinley Park, as the train approached the Oak Park Avenue station. An investigator from a nearby city was headed to the medical examiner's office around 1:30 p.m. to follow up on a missing person case, a …
Monday, December 19, 2011
A man who was walking southbound on the train tracks early this morning was killed by an outbound Metra train.
Officials have still not identified a man who was struck shortly after midnight by an outbound Metra train making its way through Tinley Park on the Rock Island line. An autopsy of the man, who is likely in his 30s, is scheduled for later today, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The train, No. 231, was the last outbound train on the line, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said Monday morning. The accident occurred at 12:10 a.m., about 30 minutes before the train would have gotten to Joliet. It was delayed about two hours. Check back in with Tinley Park as this story develops. Looking for more news? Court Watch: Hate Crime Defendants to Challenge Alleged Victim's Innocence South Suburban DUI Arrests, Dec. 18 Police: Woman …
Monday, December 5, 2011
A Tinley Park man was killed Sunday night in an accident on the Dan Ryan.
A Tinley Park man was killed Sunday night after he was thrown from his car during a one-car accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway, officials said Monday morning. Paul Newman, 42, of the 17100 block of South Oak Park Avenue, got into a 7:30 p.m. crash in which his sport utility vehicle rolled over in the right, outbound lane of the expressway, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead. According to the Illinois State Police, the crash occurred near the 95th Street exit. The reason he lost control was unclear Monday morning. Officials were awaiting autopsy results, they said. Check back in with Tinley Park Patch as this story develops. …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The county will be donating more bodies for medical research.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Bodies left for more than two weeks at the Cook County Medical Examiner's office will be donated to medical research if the families can't afford a burial, according to a Sun-Times Media report. According to the chief medical examiner Dr. Nancy Jones, the policy is "effective immediately." Under the new policy, the medical examiner's office is obligated to notify the family that the remains will be released to the Anatomical Gift Association within two weeks of the body having being received at the morgue. The county, which includes Tinley Park, will bury bodies if they are decomposed, infected with the AIDS virus as well as bodies that weigh more than 300 pounds. Looking for more government news involving Tinley Park? Like us on …