New Details Emerge in NIU Hazing Death
With the hopes of preventing future alcohol-related deaths among college kids, the family of David Bogenberger updated a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday to provide more details into how the 19-year-old Palatine man died, according to the DeKalb Daily Chronicle.
Family attorney Peter Coladarci told the Daily Chronicle the Bogenberger family hopes that the additional information will encourage parents to have an open discussion with their children about misusing alcohol and the dangers of excessive drinking.
Bogenberger died of alcohol poisoning last November after binge drinking at a fraternity pledge party at Northern Illinois University.
The updated lawsuit alleges Bogenberger drank several glasses of vodka in rapid succession and that after he and other pledges passed out, fraternity and sorority members did not call for medical help, according to WGN-TV.
Buckets were instead placed near the pledges, according to WGN-TV.
An Arlington Heights man was killed in an Aug. 11 crash at the intersection of Route 14 and Dean Street in Woodstock.
The Northwest Herald is reporting the victim, Patrick J. Lulling, 54, died after his motorcycle collided with a van at the intersection. Lulling was employed by the Arlington Heights Park District.Glen L. Powers, driver of the van, was transported to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was cited with failure to yield while turning left at an intersection, the Herald reports.
Lulling, who joined the park district in 2000, was a general trades worker who did painting, cement and carpentry work for the park district, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Lulling was returning from a Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, at the time of the accident and was not wearing a motorcycle helmet, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Two women had been charged in an area wide pickpocketing enterprise, Park Ridge police said.
Star L. Davis, 44, and Tracy Musiala, 22, each face felony charges related to pickpocketing thefts that occurred at area restaurants.
The Northbrook and Park Ridge investigation determined that the two women were part of an ongoing criminal enterprise. Police said the two women were part of a group whose members "committed thefts by way of pickpocketing, typically from patrons at local restaurants."
Police said two thefts happened in Park Ridge – one on May 22 and one on July 13. The credit cards and personal information acquired in the thefts was used to purchase gift card and electronics from stores.
Davis is charged with organizer of a continuing financial crimes enterprise, a class X felony. She also was charged with several counts of theft and theft by deception.
Musiala was charged with one count of continuing financial crimes enterprise, a felony.
The owner of Kung Fu Power in Highland Park has been charged with promoting prostitution and solicitation of a sexual act, according to a Highland Park Police Department press release.
Richard Baron, 33, of Highland Park, was arrested Aug. 6 after a complaint was brought to the police department on July 29.
"As soon as the complainant came forward, the Highland Park Police Department launched an immediate investigation," said Police Chief Paul Shafer. "Our police department takes all information provided by the public seriously and investigates all claims thoroughly and expeditiously."
With the assistance of the complainant, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and investigators from the Lake County State’s Attorney Office, the Highland Park Police Department was able to obtain enough information to lead to an arrest, according to the press release.
"The Highland Park Police Department continues to do exemplary work and we appreciate their swift action in this case," said Mayor Nancy Rotering.