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Archbishop of Mexico City to Visit Des Plaines

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) The Archbishop of Mexico City will celebrate mass this Sunday at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.
It will be the first time that the Archbishop of Mexico City will visit the shrine. Cardinal Norberto Rivera will also be honored for his 50 years as a priest. He will be joined a the 4 p.m. mass by Rev. John Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago.
Since 1997 the shrine has been a place of pilgramage after being given permission by the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico to serve
as a place where the same special indulgences granted to pilgrims who visit the Basilica in Mexico City, be granted to pilgrims who visit the
shrine in Des Plaines. It is the only shrine in the United States that has been granted such permission.
The Chicago Archdiocese says more than 6,000 worshipers visit the shrine on a weekly basis.

Police: Suicidal man arrested after standoff in Des Plaines

(DES PLAINES) A suicidal man was arrested after he barricaded himself in a home in northwest suburban Des Plaines Thursday morning, police said.

At 11:23 a.m., police were called to the 1000 block of Rose Avenue for a “suicidal barricade subject,” according to a statement from Des Plaines police.

A man, whose age was not disclosed, “was in possession of several firearms” and refused to come out, police said. He recently had his FOID card revoked by Illinois State Police because of “a similar incident” in Des Plaines in September 2015, police said.

The standoff lasted several hours, with the man surrendering after a SWAT team gassed the residence about 6 p.m., police said.

The man was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment and charges were pending against him Thursday, police said.

Police: Driver’s leg cramp causes fatal Des Plaines crash

(DES PLAINES) A vehicle’s front-seat passenger died in a northwest suburban crash Monday afternoon after the woman driving the vehicle suffered a leg cramp and lost control.

The driver, a 71-year-old woman, was driving northbound at 3:50 p.m. near the 600 block of South River Road in Des Plaines when her leg cramped up, Des Plaines police said in a statement. She swerved her vehicle off the road, which struck the building at 659 S. River Road. A map shows that address as an apartment building.

Responding officers pulled a 73-year-old passenger from the vehicle, and a “good Samaritan” helped administer CPR, police said. She was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she was pronounced dead about 25 minutes later, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Police said she apparently suffered a heart attack. The medical examiner’s office did not release her name Monday night pending notification of her family. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Paramedics also took the driver and a back-seat passenger to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Body found in Des Plaines River identified as missing Joliet man

(JOLIET) A dead body recovered from the Des Plaines River last week was identified as a 19-year-old man who had been missing for five days in southwest suburban Joliet.

Lonnie R. Jones, of Joliet, was found in the Des Plaines River in the 700 block of Railroad Street on April 18, according to Joliet police and the Will County coroner’s office. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:15 p.m.

That day, fire crews doing a routine river-dragging training exercise found the body about 4 p.m. in the boat launch of the river, authorities said.

Jones was reported missing on April 13, the coroner’s office said. The body was identified on Tuesday using dental records, and his death was preliminarily ruled a drowning.

A final cause of death will be determined following toxicology tests and a police investigation, the coroner’s office said.

At the time of the incident, police said they thought the body might have been of a man who threatened to jump in an April 10 suicide attempt from the Cass Street Bridge, about 2 miles upstream of where the body was found.

Police could not be reached early Friday for comment.