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Lawsuit against Northwestern for a grandmother’s fatal opioid addiction

John and Ray dive into the importance of drug overdose. Nina Koehler speaks upon her family’s case against Delnor Hospital involving her mother, who passed away from a drug overdose. She’s joined with her attorney Mark McNabola who helps explain the details of the case.


Street closure scheduled for Wheaton railroad work

(WHEATON) Traffic along Main Street in downtown Wheaton will be temporarily rerouted starting Wednesday as Union Pacific reconstructs a railroad crossing on the street.

The closure is expected to last from Wednesday, March 29 at 8 a.m. through Friday, April 7 at 5 p.m., according to a statement from the city of Wheaton.

Northbound traffic on Main Street will be rerouted east on Liberty Drive, north on Cross Street, west on Wesley Street and north on Main Street. Southbound traffic on Main Street will be rerouted east on Front Street, south on Cross Street, west on Liberty Drive and south on Main Street.

Detour signs will be in place at the crossing, according to the statement.

Suburban Chicago pair get prison time for heroin overdose

(WHEATON) Two suburban Chicago residents have received prison sentences after pleading guilty to giving a fatal dose of heroin in March 2015 to a man visiting their residence and then hiding the victim’s body.

Forty-five-year-old Hallie Manning and 45-year-old Anthony Brown, who shared an apartment in Hanover Park, pleaded to drug-induced homicide in DuPage County Circuit Court in the death of 32-year-old John Smrz of Bartlett.

Manning, who pleaded guilty Aug. 2, received a seven-year sentence from Judge George Bakalis. Brown, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, received an eight-year sentence. Charges of concealing a homicide and delivery of a controlled substance were dropped in exchange for the pleas.

Prosecutors alleged Manning gave Smrz heroin and when he overdosed, Brown dragged his body into the snow outside their home, where it was found the next day.

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Wheaton Express DMV Office to Close

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News

(WHEATON) A west suburban drivers license facility will shutdown next week.

If you ever use the the express driver services facility in Wheaton to renew your license or get a disabled parking placard, you’ll have to find a somewhere else to do it now.

The Secretary of State’s office says the landlord didn’t want to renew the lease.  So, the facility at 128 West Liberty Drive will close at the end of the business day on March 24.

You can use DMV facilities in Lombard, Aurora, and Naperville.

© WLS-AM 890 News, 2016

Chicago man charged with selling heroin in Wheaton

(CHICAGO) A 22-year-old Chicago man was charged with selling heroin in west suburban Wheaton.

Kamron T. Garraway was arrested Friday following an investigation, according to a statement from Wheaton police. Garraway was charged with one count of felony delivery of a controlled substance.

He is being held on $25,000 bond at the DuPage County Jail.

Further details were not available.

Darien man gets 65 years for kidnapping ex, killing her boyfriend

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(WHEATON) A former west suburban man will spend 65 years in prison for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend after fatally stabbing her new boyfriend as the couple went for a walk near her Darien home.

At a jury trial last November, Joseph Spitalli was found guilty of first-degree murder for the death of Teymur Huseynli of Skokie; and of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

Spitalli, 36, formerly of Darien, must serve 100 percent of his 50-year sentence for the murder charge, the state’s attorney’s office said Tuesday. He was also sentenced to 18 years for the kidnapping, of which he must serve 85 percent, for a total of just over 65 years.

Judge Daniel Guerin imposed the sentence at a hearing Tuesday, according to the state’s attorney’s office.

The slaying happened just after midnight on Nov. 17, 2012, after Spitalli confronted his ex-girlfriend and Huseynli, her current boyfriend, while the couple was walking a dog near her Darien apartment, prosecutors said.

The two men argued, and it turned violent, prosecutors said. Spitalli grabbed Huseynli from behind and slit his throat, then forced his ex-girlfriend, then 28, into his car at knifepoint.

He threatened to kill her and her daughter if she didn’t lie to police to say that she was the victim of a battery — a story Spitalli concocted to avoid responsibility for the murder, prosecutors claimed.

Spitalli tried unsuccessfully to blame the murder on the ex-girlfriend, authorities said. He later claimed he accidentally slashed the man’s throat, even though Huseynli had been nearly decapitated.

“From the moment he murdered Teymur Huseynli, Mr. Spitalli tried everything he could think of to avoid responsibility,” said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, calling the evidence in the case “overwhelming.”

“I would like to express my sincere condolences to Teymur’s family and friends on their heartbreaking loss. Perhaps with today’s sentencing, they will be able to find some comfort knowing that the man responsible for Teymur’s murder will spend the next 65 years of his life behind bars,” Berlin said.

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