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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...
  • High school worker electrocuted, second critical in O.C.

    High school worker electrocuted, second critical in O.C.
    One construction worker was electrocuted and another critically injured while working at Mission Viejo High School in southern Orange County. The workers were trying to erect a banner for an upcoming football game in honor of veterans, said Jeff Starr,...
  • New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck

    New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck
    A sculpture dedicated Saturday serves as a memorial to those killed and a way to honor the community members who stepped up to help 68 years ago when trains crashed at the Naperville station. 'Tragedy to Triumph' is the title of a sculpture unveiled...
  • Volunteers to help with police work in Lisle

    Volunteers to help with police work in Lisle
    In an effort to better serve and involve the community, the village of Lisle is instituting a new program for citizens to help with police operations. Approved by trustees in early April, Volunteers 4 Lisle will provide opportunities for 12 people to...
  • Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin

    Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin
    A person riding a bicycle across train tracks in Elgin was pronounced dead overnight after being struck by a freight train, officials said. Elgin police and fire department officials responded at 12:35 a.m. to the National Street Train Station after the...
  • 'Suspicious' fire in historic Elgin Tower Building

    'Suspicious' fire in historic Elgin Tower Building
    Elgin fire officials are investigating whether arson is the cause of a small fire at the Tower Building, an art deco high-rise that has marked the city's skyline since 1929. Someone passing by the building at 100 E. Chicago St. around 7:45 p.m. Sunday...
  • Elmhurst police reports: Fake ID, text threat, and more

    Elmhurst police reports: Fake ID, text threat, and more
    The following information was taken from Elmhurst police reports: •A 27-year-old Willowbrook man was charged April 23 with driving with a suspended license and driving with a suspended registration during a traffic stop at Illinois Highway 83 and...
  • Car crashes through window of Morton Grove salon

    Car crashes through window of Morton Grove salon
    Customers of a beauty supply store in Morton Grove escaped injury this afternoon when a car plowed through the front window, authorities said. The driver, a 31-year-old female, was trying to park her car about 1:15 p.m. in a strip mall in the 7900 block...
  • Oak Park fire likely started on front porch

    Oak Park fire likely started on front porch
    A Sunday morning fire that destroyed one home and damaged two others in Oak Park likely started on the destroyed home's front porch, Oak Park Fire Department Chief Tom Ebsen said. No one was hurt in the fire in the 800 block of Clinton Avenue, which...
  • No one hurt in Oak Park blaze affecting three homes

    No one hurt in Oak Park blaze affecting three homes
    No one was hurt but three single-family homes were damaged, one beyond repair, in a Sunday morning fire in west suburban Oak Park, officials said. Firefighters were called to the 800 block of Clinton Avenue about 4:18 a.m. Sunday after receiving a 911...
  • Officials: Proviso East H.S. closed following extra-alarm fire

    Officials: Proviso East H.S. closed following extra-alarm fire
    Officials said this afternoon that classes at Proviso East High School are canceled Monday and Tuesday following an extra-alarm fire that damaged at least 10 rooms at the school. The fire broke out about 9 p.m. Saturday on the second level of the high...