| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:58 AM
By Jim Gorzelany
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:15 PM
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,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:08 PM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:13 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 2:18 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:49 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:25 PM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:39 PM
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...
| May 4, 2014
| 12:52 PM
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...
| May 11, 2014
| 12:44 PM
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...