News Headlines – September 11, 2017

Last Updated on September 10th, 2017

Written by Paul Bomleny

A 19-year-old Chicago woman has been found dead in a suburban hotel’s freezer. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office says Kenneka Jenkins was pronounced dead at 12:48 a.m. Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont. It says her cause of death is pending following an autopsy. Rosemont police say hotel staff discovered Jenkins inside the walk-in freezer. They say she was last seen at a party at the hotel early Saturday.

Fall trout fishing starts next month in Illinois and the state is stocking about 80,000 rainbow trout to prepare for the season. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says the season starts Saturday, Oct. 21, at 54 ponds, lakes and streams statewide. The department warns that any anglers who take trout from stocked areas before 5 a.m. that day will be issued citations. The daily catch limit is five trout.

The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight program is seeing fewer World War II veterans on its trips to the nation’s capital. The State Journal-Register reports that the upcoming flight on Tuesday will include 40 Korean War veterans, 37 Vietnam-era veterans and three WWII veterans. Part of the reason for the decline is that most of the WWII veterans who have applied have already gone on a flight. Their numbers also are declining.

Chicago police say an officer has shot and killed a motorist after the driver struck an officer during a traffic stop on the city’s Northwest Side. Police say officers had stopped the 19-year-old motorist for driving erratically and when they exited their patrol car, the motorist used his vehicle to pin one of the officers. One of the officers then shot the motorist.