In Chicago and the suburbs, at least 15 hospitals were packed with patients and reporting more than 90% of the beds were taken. One hospital, Silver Cross in New Lenox, was at 100% capacity.
Suzie Lewis attributes her long life to sticking close to God, and one particular beverage.
On Tuesday, Suzie Lewis celebrated her 110th birthday by eating cake and watching lots of television, which is ironic because Lewis once worked in a television factory.
Maywood Police arrested and charged a suspect allegedly involved in a shooting that killed a man and critically wounded a woman.
A 50-year-old man was killed and a woman was critically wounded in a shooting Thursday in suburban Maywood.
A 27-year-old Maywood man faces a murder charge in connection with a fatal expressway shooting last year.
A Chicago man is facing charges after assaulting a senior citizen Thursday in suburban Maywood.
Christopher Jones threw the victim against a wall and to the ground before attempting to remove her pants, officers said.
Deshon Mcadory, 40 of Lombard, has been charged with first-degree murder and Samuel Williams, 43 of Bellwood, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. They were arrested at the scene.
Pedro Aragon-Hernandez, 36, was stabbed to death around 3 a.m. Saturday.
Police in the western suburbs are looking for a missing teenage girl.
The man was shot in the shoulder Friday night and pronounced dead soon after.
A 45-year-old woman was killed in a shooting Saturday in suburban Maywood.
A Maywood man faces a murder charge in connection to a fatal shooting from 2020 in Humboldt Park on the West Side.
An 18-year-old Chicago man is facing murder charges in connection with the fatal September shooting of a woman in suburban Maywood.
A Village of Maywood employee was charged with scamming a citizen out of nearly $10,000 by pretending to sell him a piece of construction equipment, police said.
From 2016 to June 2020, 1,600 people overdosed on drugs and died in suburban Chicago. Of those people, 83% tested positive for fentanyl or heroin, or a combination of both.
After being shot, the man ran and several witnesses attempted to provide him with medical aid, police said. He was rushed to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead.
Suburban police nabbed the Grinch over the weekend, but they say it was all in good fun!
Chicago area hospitals are gearing up to give the first COVID-19 vaccination shots as early as Monday morning.