Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Injuries have been reported at the site following two explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line.
Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today, killing two and injuring at least 23, according to Huffington Post. The Boston Marathon website shows that 974 people from Illinois are participating in this year's event, including three from Algonquin, nine from Crystal Lake, two from Huntley and two from Cary as well as several more throughout the Chicago suburbs. If you are trying to determine if a friend of family member finished the marathon, you can look up that information on the Boston Marathon website. Here is a list of area runners from Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Huntley and Cary who finished the marathon Monday: After the explosions, the Boston Marathon was cancelled. Here is a list of area runners who do …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
After a long battle with cancer, Ebert died Thursday, according to media reports.
Roger Ebert, the popular film critic who could weigh a movie's fate with a thumbs up or thumbs down, has died at age 70, according to media reports. The Chicago Sun-Times, the publication where Ebert reviewed movies for 46 years, reports Ebert died Thursday in Chicago following a long battle with cancer. Referring to Ebert as the nation's most influential and prominent film critic, the Sun-Times writes of Ebert's decades with the newspaper and also about the 31 years he spent reviewing movies on T.V. Ebert remembered as a pioneer in his field. In a Sun-Times blog post on Tuesday, Ebert wrote he would be taking a "leave of presence" to deal with his health issues. The "painful fracture" that made it difficult for me to walk has recently…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A McHenry County jury found Mario Casciaro guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder.
A jury found a 29-year-old man guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder in the presumed death of a Johnsburb teen he worked with him at a local supermarket more than 10 years ago, according to the Northwest Herald. Mario Casciaro could now face a minimum of 20 years in prison for his role in the presumed death of Brian Carrick who went missing in December 2002 and whose body has still not been found, according to the Northwest Herald. Carrick was 17 years old at the time of his presumed murder. Prosecutors argued in 2002 that a drug debt led to a physical altercation at the grocery store, Val's Foods, in Johnsburg, which was owned by Carrick's family and was also where Casciaro, Carrick and another man, Shane Lamb worked, according to the …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
A teenage girl died Sunday in a home on Grand Canyon Circle in Crystal Lake.
The Crystal Lake Police Department is investigating the death of a teenage girl that occurred at a home in the 600 block of Grand Canyon Circle on Sunday, March 10, 2013, according to the Northwest Herald. The teen who died was Stephanie Chiakas, of Lake in the Hills, the NWH reports. Chiakas was a junior at Crystal Lake South and did not live at the Grand Canyon Circle home. District 155 Spokesman Jeff Puma said Crystal Lake South High School has counselors, social workers, and a school psychologist available to provide support to students. "The crisis team met Sunday night and was prepared to offer this service on Monday morning when school resumed," Puma said. "The team also sent out an email to parents that included information about …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Shane Siefert, 2, of Barrington Hills died in 2011 when a dresser fell on top of him.
A lawsuit has been filed regarding the death of a Barrington Hills 2-year-old who was killed when his dresser fell on top of him, the Daily Herald reports. Lisa Siefert filed a lawsuit against furniture manufacturer Gemma Juvenile, Inc. of Canada, FurnitureKidz Inc. and it’s former owners, Robert and Marcia Gilbreth of Inverness, the newspaper reports. Siefert’s 2-year-old son Shane died in 2011 when the dresser fell on top of him, according to Medill Reports. Siefert was able to get the furniture recalled, and has been pushing for the use of safety straps that attach furniture to the wall, according to Medill Reports. Siefert is seeking to have expenses of her son’s funeral paid “and other aspects of the family’s loss” through damages in…
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Man died of head trauma, according to a Northwest Herald article.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The McHenry County Coroner's office conducted an autopsy Monday on the 20-year-old victim, the Northwest Herald reports. Read the full story here.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Read what media outlets are reporting on the day after President Obama announced the killing of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. military troops.
Huge news swept the nation last night, overtaking Twitter feeds. The announcement that Osama bin Laden’s had been killed by military troops in Pakistan continues to monopolize the news today. Media outlets locally and throughout the World have been reporting on details from the raid that ended with bin Laden's death, providing reactions from families who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks and looking at what this could mean for the nation's security. Here is a round-up of some of those articles: DETAILS ON THE RAID: An article appearing on the Chicago Tribune's website Monday provided details about the raid on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, which was led by the CIA and carried out by special operations troops. Obama OK’d the …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Officials reportedly are investigating the cause of William Scardamaglia's death on Wednesday.
The widow of the Kane County employee that died Wednesday plowing roads during the blizzard has said the county "pushed" her husband and knew about his existing heart condition, according to a Feb. 4 article in the Kane County Chronicle. Suzanne Scardamaglia, of St. Charles Township, reportedly said that her husband,William Scardamaglia, had developed a heart condition in 2009. He had been plowing roads since the early morning on Tuesday when he died on Wednesday. "I had not seen him since Monday night," Scardamaglia told the Chronicle. He was not supposed to be out there that long. They knew the conditions of what he was not supposed to be doing. But the county pushed it." William was a 14-year employee with the county. According to the …