Thursday, November 8, 2012
A bicyclist died after a vehicle struck him near the intersection of Main Street and Skokie Boulevard on Thursday evening.
Update 8:48 a.m. 11/10 - The cyclist has been identified as 68-year-old Robert McKenney, of Skokie, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. He was pronounced dead just hours after the accident, the Medical Examiner's Office said. Earlier 8:40 p.m. 11/9 - Police are saying a cyclist was hit by a Volkswagen sedan near Main Street and Skokie Boulevard on Thursday around 7 p.m. The bicyclist, who was said to be in his "30's or 40's," is in critical condition, according to police. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston shortly after the accident. The vehicle that struck the cyclist was heading southbound on Skokie Boulevard, and, according to police, the driver did not sustain any injuries. At this time, it is …
Friday, October 5, 2012
After the tragic death of 9-year-old Carter Vo, some Skokie residents expressed concern about the speed limit on Main Street near Middleton Elementary School.
Editor's note: The following is an opinion and does not reflect Skokie Patch's view on said issue. If you'd like to provide a counter to this piece, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I oppose the speed limit reduction on Main Street. The proposed ordinance was slated for a second reading and included as part of the consent agenda at the Village of Skokie Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 1. I had hoped the Village Trustees would vote in the best interests of the community at large and not simply follow the Public Safety Task Force’s recommendations, especially since none of the Skokie Staff representatives on that committee or the consultant supported the speed limit reduction at the Aug. 8, meeting. In addition, there were several…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
A 23-year-old Skokie resident was indicted on Thursday for causing a crash that killed a 9-year-old boy on his bicycle. Officials said marijuana and amphetamines were present in her system during the crash.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Hanin Goma, the 23-year-old who allegedly caused an accident that resulted in an 9-year-old boy's death, was indicted at the Skokie Courthouse on Thursday. Goma, a Skokie resident, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and felony aggravated assault. She is also charged with driving under the influence of drugs, prosecutors told the Chicago Tribune. With her bond set at $250,000, Goma is waiting in jail for her July 9 arraignment. A Grecian Kitchen employee, Goma caused a crash that ultimately led to the death of 9-year-old Carter Vo, a student at Madison Elementary School, police said. Vo was struck around 5 p.m. near the intersection of Main Street and St. Louis Avenue on May 21. He was pronounced dead about an hour …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Village of Skokie is planning on furthering discussions regarding traffic flow after a 9-year-old boy was killed while on his bicycle by a driver allegedly on drugs.
The tragic death last month of Carter Vo was front and center at Monday’s village board meeting as officials and parents contemplate what can be done to improve traffic safety around Skokie’s schools and parks. Nine-year-old Carter was killed last month when he was riding his bicycle near the intersection of Main Street and St. Louis Avenue following a three-car collision. The Cook County State’s Attorney has charged Hanin Goma, 23, of Skokie, with felony aggravated driving while under the influence and several traffic violations. Her bond was set at $250,000 and her next court date is June 12, according to a State’s Attorney’s spokeswoman. In the wake of the accident, Mayor George Van Dusen assembled a committee that will have Trustee …