North Chicago man killed in crash on ...

North Chicago man killed in crash on Tri-State Tollway

There are 18 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 24, 2008, titled North Chicago man killed in crash on Tri-State Tollway. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Billy Balacruz, 28, of the 1100 block of Jackson Street in North Chicago was pronounced dead at 5:07 a.m. at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge , according to the Cook County medical examiner's ...

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Columbus, GA

#1 Feb 25, 2008
My prayers and condolences goes out to the family and loved ones of Billy Delacruz. We all suffer a tremendous lost. Billy will be missed. R.I.P.

Waukegan, IL

#2 Feb 25, 2008
Billy G.O.A.T Greatest.Of.All.Time this is a haard hit to the DE LA CRUZ family my prayers go out to the family and to his brother Dion my best friend I'm here for what ever you need family BILLY DE LA CRUZ VAYA CON DIOS 7/4/1979 - 2/24/2008 R.I.P my brother

Glen Ellyn, IL

#3 Feb 25, 2008
RIP man, we all missin' you at work.

Virginia Beach, VA

#4 Feb 25, 2008
My prayers go out to the family of delacruz im gonna miss my right hand man R.I.P. DELA.

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Feb 25, 2008
This weekend the family members and friends of my dear friend Billy De La Cruz have suffered a geat lost. Words can not explain our feelings as we try to cope with the recent events. Everyone who knew him will remember a great person who always brought a smile to our faces. To the De La Cruz family, my heart goes out to you and you are in my prayes. Billy you will be deeply missed, but not forgotten. R.I.P. Homie!!
Brian Brown

United States

#6 Feb 26, 2008
the clinic will never be the same withouth mr. de la cruz. he will be deeply missed by all who had the privelage of knowing him.

North Chicago, IL

#7 Feb 26, 2008
We will miss you De La Cruz. My prayers go out to the family. I will miss the jokes, and good times we all had when we all hung out together. R.I.P. De La Cruz for you will always be in our hearts and memories. Life is to short and we need to treasure every precious moment of what life is. We will miss you.
Julius Downey

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 26, 2008
Billy we will miss you very much I'm glad to have gotten to know you you were a very nice,loving person to be around and I know we didn't see each other to often after school but when we did cross paths you always greeted and said wassup so from me and all of NCCHS man RIP we love you and my condolences goes out to the De La Cruz family.
Ms Fulop

United States

#9 Feb 26, 2008
Dela, 1017 OS will never be the same. You were our sunshine that made us all smile. Your presence is deeply missed. I know you are looking from heaven and you can see how many lives you have touched. God Bless Dela.
Mirna Santiago

Lombard, IL

#10 Feb 27, 2008
I still remember the times you made me laugh in class, and i got in trouble. How can I ever forget just the things you did would make my stomache hurt cause i would laugh so hard. Mr. Jokster...u definetly will be missed. I didn't see you often after HS, but when we got up on myspace it was so nice to know everything was cool..Not so long ago we messaged each other.. Sorry I didn't meet yall dat time...but i will see you again one day and we can chill...until then...U WILL BE MISSED. R.I.P Billy..."ANGELS NEEDED SOMEONE TO ENTERTAIN THEM, AND YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE"
My condolences goes out to the DE LA CRUZ Family.
7/4/79 - 2/24/08 (28 blessed years)

North Chicago, IL

#11 Feb 27, 2008
Bily my guy. I will so miss you dearly. I remember back in High School where you keep me laughing but always had a guidance in life. You gave me some good advice when I needed it and even after High School you always asked me about the kids and told me I looked great. I cherish every memory and moment we had. I remember the days of skipping school and kicking it. We had some good times. RIP my friend. Keep watch over us until the day I see you again. Don't have the Angels up there laughing too hard.

United States

#12 Feb 27, 2008
Damn man, wish I got to know you more man. Wanted to hang out and party with you and your group. I remember just being new to the job, not knowing anyone. But damn man, you always made me feel welcome there. You gave people alot of respect.
1017 wont be the same without you man.

My prayers go out to your family and everyone else that was really close to you.

RIP and so long.

Midway Park, NC

#13 Mar 18, 2008
RIP Dela! You will be missed

San Antonio, TX

#14 May 6, 2008
billy you will never be forgotten. remember to do what Mrs W tells you to up there :) love you, my "special billy"

Palatine, IL

#15 May 7, 2008
i jus happen to see this up on here while in skol n i really miss u cuz i jus cnt believe it my cucin gon jus like dat ....luv u so much
old friend

United States

#16 Oct 23, 2009
Where was Billy Buried?
Aaron Costa

United States

#17 Mar 31, 2010
It's been more than 2 years since you passed and there isn't 1 day that I don't think of you in some way. I realize that we didn't grow up together, and I didn't know you hella long...But you did make an everlasting impression on my life. I pray for your mom, dad, dion, ricky, and maribel(as well as anyone else I may have forgotten..
RIP brother

Melrose Park, IL

#18 Jan 20, 2013
Think of you everyday n pray u are at peace. Miss those conversations and the good times we had. I have yet to meet another person who could make me laugh so hard I couldn't breath. I will forever miss you my beautiful friend.

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