Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Fire and police officials responded to a fire at the Cook County Senior Center in Skokie on Monday. According to authorities, about 50 seniors were taken to the Weber Center Gymnasium to stay warm as firefighters put out the blaze.
More than 50 senior citizens were transported to the Weber Center, 9300 Weber Park Place, after a fire broke out at the Armond King Senior Building, 9238 Gross Point Road, on Monday afternoon. "There was a fire on the sixth floor unit and the occupant was home," said Skokie Fire Chief Ralph Czerwinski . "The woman in inhaled some smoke and was transported to St. Francis Hospital per her request for treatment. Excluding her, there were no other injuries." The fire chief went on to say that the woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution and is not in serious condition. While officials are investigating the cause of the fire, Czerwinski said "we believe it might have been accidental at this time." A joint effort - As firefighters put …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
An entire block of Gross Point Road in Skokie was sealed off by police following a serious head-on collision on Tuesday around 3:23 p.m.
Two drivers survived a serious head-on crash near the intersection of Gross Point Road and Suffield Court on Tuesday around 3:23 p.m. According to an eye witness, a woman travelling southbound on Gross Point Road merged into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle travelling northbound, or towards Church Street. The accident occurred at 3:23 p.m. and ambulance and fire officials arrived within three minutes. Fortunately, there is a fire station located down the street from where the accident occurred at 9024 Gross Point Road. It did not appear that either drivers sustained serious or life threatening injuries. No further information is available at this time. If new details come in, Skokie Patch will update. -- Skokie Patch on …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Skokie police and the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force have ruled a death of a man found at a Skokie restaurant a suicide on Thursday.
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated 3:33 p.m. ~ Police responded to an emergency services request at Krispy Krunchy Chicken, 5128 Dempster St., on Oct. 25 around 10:49 a.m. When police arrived they found a man dead at the scene. The incident was investigated by the Skokie Police Department with the assistance of the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force. According to the medical examiners office, the death was ruled a suicide. Police said the man was 41-years-of-age and from Skokie. The man was found hanged inside the restaurant, police said. No further information is available at this time.