Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that a pack broke a door trying to get at dogs in suburban Riverside.
Coyotes are timid and more afraid of people than we are of them, experts say. "Coyotes are actually very timid by nature," Channahon police Lt. Mark Fischer said in a 2010 story. But while they are not aggressive towards people, they can go after small animals, especially if food is scarce. That seems to be exactly what happened in Riverside, a western suburb of Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that a pack broke an exterior door of a residence while chasing down a dog that had been outside. In October we compiled a map of places you had seen the coyotes in our area. Riverside Police Sgt Bill Gutschick said in the Sun-Times story "in his 25 years on duty, this was the first time he’s heard of coyotes trying to get into a home …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
A 59-year-old Channahon man was treated and released from an area hospital following an early-morning crash.
A 59-year-old Channahon resident was treated and released from Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center Wednesday morning, after the car he was driving rolled several times on Route 6. Channahon Police Lt. Mark Fischer said the crash occurred at 7:24 a.m. on Route 6, near Steven Rittof Sr. Drive. The driver apparently lost control of his Honda CRV. "He does not remember how he lost control of his vehicle because he was so shaken up," Fischer said. The vehicle was westbound on Route 6. It veered left, crashed into a fire hydrant on the south side of Route 6 and rolled several times. The fire hydrant was sheered off at the surface. One lane of Route 6 was closed while the accident was cleared.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Hero's reception for Plainfield man who was lost his foot to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last fall and has been undergoing medical treatment and rehabilitation.
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Monday, January 9, 2012
Sgt. Will McKinney, a Plainfield native who lost his foot in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan in September, was given a hero's greeting Sunday by members of Operation Welcome You Home, police officers and firefighters, village officials, family members and friends. Allen Persons, Plainfield superintendent of public works, shared these photos with Plainfield Patch. The event took started at the Meijer store on Route 59, and McKinney was given an escort to his family home. To watch a video of his reception, click here.