| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:45 PM
A semi truck loaded with beer rolled over on the Eisenhower Expressway early this morning, temporarily blocking the inbound lanes of the expressway at Harlem Avenue in west suburban Forest Park.
About 2:30 a.m., the truck driver lost control and the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:01 PM
A 17-year-old Northwest Side boy was struck and killed by a Metra train while walking to Taft High School on Friday morning, officials said.
Erik Lucansky was trying to cross the tracks at Avondale and Bryn Mawr avenues in the Old Norwood Park...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:47 PM
A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said.
The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:59 PM
A Montgomery woman had marijuana in her system when she struck and killed a pedestrian in February in Aurora, police said today.
After receiving the results of a blood test, Cherise Wardlow was charged with aggravated driving under the influence...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:07 PM
General Motors Co. recalled an additional 824,000 vehicles in the U.S. as it continues to deal with the fallout of a faulty ignition switch linked to a series of crashes and at least 12 deaths.
The automaker said it is calling back Chevrolet Cobalts,...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 10:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report.
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:16 PM
A 43-year-old man who went back into the flames of his burning trailer home to save his beloved pet dachshunds has died of injuries sustained in the futile rescue effort, his family said Sunday.
Marvin Jerry Chapman, called Jerry, suffered critical...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:39 PM
Toyota Motor Co. and the Justice Department have agreed on a $1.2-billion settlement to close a criminal probe into whether the automaker handled cases of sudden acceleration properly, according to media reports.
The settlement -- which could be...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:55 PM
A suspicious fire gutted a Hollywood apartment and displaced a family early Monday morning.
"We label it suspicious because we have questions that are unanswered," said Hollywood Fire Rescue Division Chief Joel Medina said Monday afternoon.
| Apr 27, 2014
| 6:17 PM
A fire that started in the bedroom of a Hollywood house spread through the home on Sunday night, an official said.
"There were no reports of anyone injured," Hollywood Fire Rescue Division Chief Joel Medina said about the blaze that happened at 1120 N....
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft.
Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...