Arlington Height Fire Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

Karen Ann Cullotta, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, said authorities stated police have begun a death investigation on Tuesday morning for a house fire.  This fire resulted in one man dead and two others injured.  Police said they are running a dual investigation with the village’s Fire Department and the state fire marshal to find the cause and source of the fire, Nathan Hayes, Arlington Heights Police Commander said in a statement.

Hayes said the departments responded to a call at about 2 a.m. Tuesday with a report of a house fire on West Waverly Court.  There were two people stuck inside.  Officers confirmed the fire upon arrival, and found one person in the front yard and one in the backyard.

Hayes stated a 68-year old man, resident of the house who was not accounted for, “was found dead at the scene.”  Police said a 68-year old woman was taken to Northwest Community Hospital, where she was treated and released.  A 30-year old woman, also a resident, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where she stayed hospitalized until the afternoon.

Officials said the fire was controlled in the house’s hallway and was brought to control in about ten minutes.  Deputy Chief Nicholas Pecora of the Arlington Heights police stated, “We are pursuing all angles as to the cause and origin of the fire, and our forensics investigators are working with the state fire marshal to try to determine what ignited the fire.”

Perry Ozols, a neighbor, said when he was awakened by the fire trucks, he “did not smell smoke nor see any flames.”  Ozols stated he thinks the residents of the house have resided there for about 20 years.

Chicago Shootings Leave One Dead and Eight Wounded

Peter Nickeas and Alexandra Chachkevitch, reporters for the Chicago Tribune, stated that on Tuesday, on Chicago’s South and West sides, a man was shot to death and eight others were wounded.

Police stated the fatal shooting occurred in the early afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.  Two 24-year old men were sitting in a parked vehicle on West Maypole Avenue when a person approached them and began to fire.  According to police, one of the men was sent to Stroger Hospital in a critical state with a head wound, and was later pronounced dead.  The other man was sent to the same hospital with hand and head wounds.  His condition was stabilized.  No one is in custody as a result of the shooting.

Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman, stated a 19-year old man was critically injured in a shooting in the late afternoon in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.  The man was on South Kostner Avenue when he was shot in the neck.  He was also taken to the same hospital, and his condition was stabilized.

Police said a 25-year old man was shot in the West Englewood neighborhood on South Marshfield Avenue also in the late afternoon.  The man was shot in the foot and was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Police reported a 25-year old man shot in the Lawndale neighborhood on South Kostner Avenue around noon.  He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.  He was shot multiple times in the abdomen and the left side of the body.

Police also reported two people were also shot in the Lawndale neighborhood on South Albany Avenue in the late evening.  The 53-year old woman was shot in the chin and a 21-year old man was shot in the leg.  They were also sent to Mount Sinai Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.

Police stated a 27-year old man was shot in the South Shore neighborhood on South Phillips Avenue also in the morning.  He was shot in the right leg and told police the shooter was on foot and fired in his direction.  He was sent to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

Earlier in the morning, police discovered a man shot in the arm and the abdomen in the Roseland neighborhood on West 112th Street.  The man was sent to Christ Medical Center in stable condition.

Nickeas and Chachkevitch stated, “No one is in custody of the shootings.”

Will County Announces Healthy Homes/Healthy Families Program

Will County is proud to announce the 5th annual “Healthy Homes Healthy Families” event that will take place on Saturday, October 10th at ATI Field Memorial Stadium in Joliet. The event will begin at 9am and is sponsored by the Will County Center for Community Concerns.
All families are invited to stop by to learn about healthy living, safety, and other important information. The Will County Health Department, Joliet Police Department and Joliet Fire Department will be just a few of the agencies participating in the event.
In addition, this year’s event will feature the mobile food pantry from the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The food pantry will begin at 10am and in order to participate, you must prequalify with the Will County Center for Community Concerns. For any questions or concerns regarding the food pantry, please call (815) 722-0722.
ATI Field Memorial Stadium is located at 3000 W. Jefferson Street in Joliet, Illinois. The event will run from 9am-12pm with the food pantry running from 10am-12pm. Any questions about the event can be directed towards Anastasia Tuskey, Communications Director for Will County, at (815) 530-2372.