The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Husband Of Molly Glynn Files Lawsuit Against Forest Preserve

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 7, 2014 5:40PM

Molly Glynn (Photo credit: Stewart Talent)
The husband of a popular and respected Chicago actress killed in a freak accident in a forest preserve in September has filed a lawsuit against the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

Joe Foust, husband of Molly Glynn, alleged the Forest Preserve District was negligent in keeping “diseased, defective, weakened" trees in Erickson Woods where Glynn was struck by a branch from a tree uprooted by powerful, fast-arriving storms Sept. 5 while biking with her husband on the North Branch Trail. Glynn died from her injuries the following day.

Foust’s suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges the district was negligent in pruning, inspecting and maintaining the trees in the woods and failed to warn people using the trail of the possibility of falling boughs, and that negligence was done “with an utter indifference and conscious disregard for the safety of the public and Molly Anne Glynn.”

An autopsy found Glynn died from several injuries sustained when she was hit by the falling branch and her death was ruled an accident.

[Tribune, CBS Chicago]

Chicago's Acting Community Loses Two Of Its Own On The Same Day