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  • North Shore runners returning to Boston Marathon

    North Shore runners returning to Boston Marathon
    In the wake of the bombings at last year's Boston Marathon, Julie Pfeffer of Highland Park remained determined to return in 2014 to show her support for those who were hurt or killed in the attack. But when her niece, Lexie Kamerman, 27, was killed in a...
  • Winnetka officials adopt stormwater plan

    Winnetka officials adopt stormwater plan
    After almost a year of planning, Winnetka lawmakers adopted the village's controversial "Stormwater Master Plan" - despite both claims the project could result in polluted stormwater getting into Lake Michigan and the results of a recent referendum on the...
  • Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide

    Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide
    An autopsy determined the death of a 49-year-old Winnetka man who was struck by a train near a Glencoe Metra station last week was a suicide, authorities said. A Wednesday autopsy determined David DiPaolo, of the 1100 block of Tower Road in Winnetka,...
  • One child dead, 14 hurt as cops seek driver in hit-and-run day-care crash

    One child dead, 14 hurt as cops seek driver in hit-and-run day-care crash
    Joel Rosado sprinted to the scene as soon as he heard the screeches and saw a black Toyota Solara plow into the Goldenrod Road KinderCare, where a 4-year-old girl lay dying and 14 others were injured. "We could see the teachers were, like, panicking,"...
  • In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage

     In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage
    Chicago's fastest, rudest bicyclists were called "scorchers." They hunched over their handlebars as they raced in the streets. They were "selfish, reckless, impudent transgressors of the law and trespassers upon the rights of others," the Tribune...
  • Day-care crash suspect Robert Corchado arrested

    Day-care crash suspect Robert Corchado arrested
    Cindy Williams' comments were carried to a national audience. But it was clear that, first and foremost, they were intended for one man: Robert Corchado, the suspected hit-and-run driver in a crash that killed 4-year-old Lily Quintus and injured 14 others...
  • Day care hit-and-run defendant Robert Corchado planned to flee country, FHP testifies

    Day care hit-and-run defendant Robert Corchado planned to flee country, FHP testifies
    Despite testimony that authorities consider Robert Corchado a "severe threat" to flee the country, a judge on Monday declined to raise the bond of the man accused in the KinderCare crash that killed a 4-year-old girl last week. Orange County Senior...
  • Pothole damage claims pile up in Chicago

    Pothole damage claims pile up in Chicago
    The recent brutal winter weather continues to take a chunk out of the city’s pocketbook, as claims for vehicles damaged when they hit potholes more than doubled for the year. More than 1,000 claims were filed with the City Council at its Wednesday...
  • Lake Arlington path changes continue in wake of accident

    Lake Arlington path changes continue in wake of accident
    Pedestrians this year will be able to walk in both directions at the popular Lake Arlington path in Arlington Heights, park district officials said. Previously, the inside lane for walkers, runners, strollers, wheelchairs and others who use the path...
  • Traffic: Multi-vehicle crash on I-4 blocking traffic

    Traffic: Multi-vehicle crash on I-4 blocking traffic
    A multi-vehicle crash in Volusia County on eastbound Interstate 4 is blocking traffic right now. The crash is at Exit 129 (US-92) near Daytona Beach. Traffic is backed up to Mile Marker 128. The left lane is blocked. Check back regularly for traffic...
  • With region all aboard, SunRail arrives: Editorial

    This morning, the first wave of official passengers boards Central Florida's new commuter train line. Riders will notice brightly painted locomotives bearing a sunshiny logo that reads "SunRail." SunRail — short for the Little Engine That Could....