Person of interest in custody in murder of suburban woman found in home, sources say

HINSDALE, Ill. — Sources say a person of interest is in custody in the murder of a suburban woman found dead in her home earlier this month.

Sources tell WGN News the person is being questioned and charges could come in the next 24 hours.

Authorities say Andrea Urban suffered multiple blunt force trauma.  Her body was discovered May 4 inside her home in the 700 block of Town Place in Hinsdale.

51-year-old Urban was a mother of two and an actress.  She had battled leukemia and was known as a vocal advocate for medical marijuana.

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Woman faces prison for running illegal drug business out of suburban pizzeria

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — The former operator of a suburban pizzeria could get 60 years in prison for running an illegal drug business out of her store.

Maria Garza, of Arlington Heights, was convicted of manufacturing and delivering heroin and cocaine, and trafficking meth.

Garza owned DeLuca’s pizzeria in Buffalo Grove until December 2011 when surveillance video caught her and her co-owner arranging for the delivery and sale of drugs to their customers.

The pizzeria is now out of business.

Garza could be sentenced next month.

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South Side fire injures 1 and leaves others homeless

CHICAGO — A fire on the south side injures one person and leaves other homeless.

The fire started around 4 a.m. Friday at a first floor apartment at 82nd and Drexel on the South Side.

A man in his 60’s was taken to Jackson Park Hospital for smoke inhalation. He is reportedly in fair condition.

Three to four other people were displaced as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Judge to decide today if Melodie Gliniewicz goes on trial

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A judge is expected to rule Thursday whether to dismiss the charges against the widow of a disgraced Fox Lake police lieutenant.

Melodie Gliniewicz is asking the court to throw out allegations that she participated with her husband, in stealing thousands of dollars from a police youth program.

Joe Gliniewicz staged his suicide in 2015, to make it look like he was killed in the line of duty.

Melodie is charged with unlawful use of charitable funds, conspiracy and money laundering.

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10 shot, 2 killed, in gang retaliation attack in Brighton Park

CHICAGO — Two people were killed and eight others wounded in a shooting on the Southwest Side Sunday evening.

Police said 10 people were shot in the 2600 block of West 46th Place in the Brighton Park neighborhood at about 5:17 p.m. A man and a woman died of their injuries. One victim was taken to Mt. Sinai in critical condition, and three other victims were taken to Stroger Hospital, including two in critical condition, the Chicago Fire Department said on Twitter.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the shooting took place near a memorial dedicated to 26-year-old Daniel Cardova, who was found dead with gunshot wounds on the 2500 block of West 46th Street at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Police said Cardova was a documented gang member.

A Chicago police spokesman confirmed the second shooting is believed to be a retaliation for an earlier incident. The two masked gunmen who carried out the second attack remain on the loose.

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Will County judge lashes out at DCFS for leaving toddler, siblings in home

JOLIET TOWNSHIP, Ill. — A Will County judge is questioning how child welfare workers could have missed signs of trouble, in a home where the body of a one-year-old child was found last week.

Semaj Crosby was found dead under a couch, a day after her family reported her missing.

Her cause of death hasn’t been determined, but authorities say it is suspicious.

The judge is in disbelief that DCFS caseworkers allowed other children to stay in the roach and bedbug-infested home.

DCFS had visited the home in Joliet Township many times in the last year, including on the day Semaj was reported missing.

The judge ruled that two of Semaj’s siblings be placed in foster care, another with his father.

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Man found shot to death in Rogers Park

CHICAGO — Chicago police are on the scene of a man found shot to death in Rogers Park.

His body was found behind a building in the 1400 block of West Jonquil Terrace.

Police say the man, believed to be about 20 years old, was shot in the head.

So far, no word on what led to the shooting or if anyone is in custody.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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