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Chicagoland news to talk about: Six-year-old battles cancer with new proton therapy.
First-year Republican Illinois State Senator Suzanne "Suzi" Schmidt was involved in her second domestic dispute call in just over a month at the Lake Villa home she shares with her husband Monday. No arrests were made in either incident. Schmidt was the chairman of the Lake County board from 2000 to 2010.
A car crash on Tuesday, in Skokie, has left more than 1,500 ComEd customers without power. The accident happened near Hamlin Avenue and Harvard Terrace. The utility poles were snapped in half upon impact. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene before authorities could arrive.
A 14-year-old girl who had been sleeping on a sofa in west suburban Maywood was killed early Tuesday when a car crashed into the apartment where she lived and landed on top of her. Dominique Thomas was a freshman at Proviso East High School and had been sleeping near her 12-year-old brother at the time of the accident. Her brother was listed in "stable" condition at a nearby hospital Tuesday morning.
Police said they threatened a Toby Keith fan with a Taser over the weekend to get him under control at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. Gregory D. Moss, 26, of Evegreen Park, was arrested around 10 p.m. at the theater. A security staff member ejected him from the venue because he was drunk and disorderly.
Lauren Aggen, 21, shares her inspiring story in her book, Austin's Gift: The Life of a Grateful Organ Recipient. Aggen wanted to express her gratitude toward her donor family, though she still does not know who they are. Her book, Austin’s Gif was released earlier this year. It chronicles Aggen’s struggles and experiences as an organ donor recipient, as well the ways in which the transplant and her hearing loss have shaped her life.
Six-year-old Isaac Parris of Montgomery was diagnosed in June with a brain tumor. But thanks to a successful surgery and a relatively new form of proton therapy, both he and his family are coming through the experience with a newfound strength.