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  • Former UM football player JoJo Nicolas dies after crash

    For a day, former UM football player JoJo Nicolas fought for his life after being critically injured in an early-morning car accident in Miami Beach. Wednesday night, flanked by emotionally shaken family members, his brother Abner Davis announced that...
  • Tesla's top safety rating comes with fine print

    Is the Tesla Model S really the safest car on the road? One key fact went unnoticed this week as Tesla Motors Inc. trumpeted its "best" crash-test rating in the media: The federal government doesn't test most other luxury cars. So the Model S may be...
  • New Lenox man dies in one-vehicle rollover

    New Lenox man dies in one-vehicle rollover
    A New Lenox man died early Saturday after he was pinned under his pickup truck in a one-vehicle accident, authorities said. Richard W. Schroeder, 51, was declared dead at 3:06 a.m. at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox following the crash near Delaney...
  • Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash

    Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash
    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...
  • Father, daughter killed in crash at rail crossing

    Father, daughter killed in crash at rail crossing
    A man drove through a railroad crossing gate and was hit by a Metra train in Round Lake Park, killing him and his 7-year-old daughter Wednesday, officials said. The gate had been fixed just hours earlier, but there was no indication the gate was...
  • Man dies after being hit by train in Grayslake

    Man dies after being hit by train in Grayslake
    An unidentified man believed to be in his 20s was hit Monday morning by a northbound CN Freight train at the Lake Street crossing in Grayslake, authorities said. According to Grayslake Police Chief Phillip Perlini, the man was walking south along the...
  • Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father

    Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father
    Katherine Bronken, the 15-year-old girl from Round Lake who was injured in a plane crash that killed her father over the weekend, has died, officials said. Katherine and a friend were passengers in a small plane piloted by her father, Jeffrey Bronken,...
  • Pedestrian dies after being hit by Metra train

    Pedestrian dies after being hit by Metra train
    A pedestrian died after being hit by a Metra train near the border between Palatine and Inverness this afternoon, a spokesman for the agency said. The pedestrian was struck and killed about 3:30 p.m. at Baldwin Road near Northwest Highway, said...
  • 4 dead including 5-year-old boy after Oak Lawn fire, shootings

    4 dead including 5-year-old boy after Oak Lawn fire, shootings
    An Oak Lawn firefighter was on his way to work Wednesday when he received a call that a nearby home was ablaze. He rushed to the scene, where he heard noises coming from the garage. The firefighter walked to the car inside, opened its door and saw a man...
  • Japan automakers lose ground in Consumer Reports reliability ratings

    The dominance of Japanese automakers in Consumer Reports' auto reliability ratings is starting to fade, with two European automakers and one U.S. brand placing in the top 10 this year. Lexus, Toyota Motor Corp.'s luxury division, scored the top spot...
  • Jury clears Toyota in wrongful-death lawsuit

    A Los Angeles County jury handed Toyota Motor Corp. a significant legal victory Thursday, clearing it of responsibility in a 2009 crash of a Camry that accelerated out of control, killing the driver. But in a surprising twist, the jury also handed...