| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:11 PM
A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport.
| Mar 31, 2014
| 8:38 AM
A 31-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash in unincorporated McHenry County near northwest suburban Marengo, officials said.
Quinn G. Gieseke of Woodstock was killed when his 2005 GMC Sierra pickup truck crashed in the...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Firefighters were on the scene of a fire in an unincorporated area near northwest suburban Crystal Lake today, battling a blaze a neighbor said was caused when a propane gas grill tank exploded.
Tom Schulze, who lives four doors down from the home where...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:18 PM
An overflow crowd packed a north suburban funeral service Tuesday for Jeffrey Bronken and his daughter, Katherine, 15, who were killed in a plane crash in Florida during their spring break.
The service touched on how the Round Lake family had been twice...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Federal regulators have ordered a Naperville trucking company off the road, calling the carrier with a history of serious safety violations an "imminent hazard to public safety."
The inquiry into DND International started after trucker Renato...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:05 PM
A Naperville trucking company involved in a January wreck that killed a Tollway worker and injured a state trooper can return to the highways, a judge ruled Wednesday.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month declared the...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:58 PM
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,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Rinka Hirayama was a cheerful 9-year-old before the accident that took the lives of her parents and brother — and she still is, those who know her say.
Rinka suffered a broken arm and internal bleeding in the crash that killed the rest of her...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:41 PM
A Stevenson High School student and his parents were killed when their car was struck by a vehicle being chased by police in Arizona, officials announced Monday.
The Lincolnshire school is mourning the death of Yuki Hirayama, a 16-year-old sophomore,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:53 PM
A 9-year-old Vernon Hills girl who survived a horrific car crash that killed her family is expected to make a full recovery, officials said Tuesday.
Rinka Hirayama was in fair condition at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a spokeswoman there said. The...
| 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...