Reward offered in fatal Morton Grove hit-and-run case

A reward of up to $11,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in a hit-and-run that killed a man in north suburban Morton Grove.

Leonid Belogur, 86, was struck and killed about 5 p.m. at Shermer Road and Greenwood Street, according to Morton Grove police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Belogur was on his regular walk when he was struck, his family told NBC5 Chicago.

His family offered a $10,000 reward, and the Cook County Crime Stoppers added an additional $1,000 for tips leading to an arrest in the case.

Police said they recovered evidence include clothing, auto glass and video of the crash, and the FBI was analyzing the video.

“As this case progresses we would still appreciate any other witnesses to come forward with any tips or video evidence they may have of this tragic incident,” police said.

Callers can leave anonymous tips with Cook County Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 535-7867.


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