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  • Fire rips through Woodridge apartment building

    Fire rips through Woodridge apartment building
    A large fire severely damaged a three-story apartment building in Woodridge on Thursday, but no injuries were reported, according to fire officials. The wood-frame, brick veneer building at 7723 Woodward Ave. caught fire around 11:14 a.m., Darien-...
  • Update: All lanes reopened following cement truck crash on 5 Freeway in Glendale

    [Update 10:55 a.m.] All lanes of the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway were reopened at about 10:35 a.m. Monday after a cement truck crashed, trapping and seriously injuring the driver, officials said. The driver, whose name was not immediately...
  • Gregg Allman sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'

    Further clouding efforts to revive production of the movie "Midnight Rider," Gregg Allman now says the movie's producers don't have the right to tell his story. The rock and blues singer, and a founder member of Allman Brothers Band, has filed a lawsuit...
  • Red Cross assisting homeless residents displaced after shelter fire

    Red Cross assisting homeless residents displaced after shelter fire
    The American Red Cross on Sunday was assisting residents of a North Hollywood homeless shelter that was destroyed when an adjacent pallet company caught fire, officials said. A Red Cross shelter was opened at the Branford Recreation Center in Pacoima to...
  • Illegal campfire sparked Etiwanda fire, Forest Service says

    Illegal campfire sparked Etiwanda fire, Forest Service says
      An illegal campfire sparked a wildfire that raged out of control last week and charred nearly 2,200 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest near Rancho Cucamonga. The U.S. Forest Service said Monday evening that investigators determined that...
  • '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...
  • Film Review: 'Next Goal Wins'

    The world's worst international soccer team -- and its dogged attempts to haul itself up from the bottom of the global rankings -- provide a wildly engaging subject in the crowdpleasing documentary "Next Goal Wins." The elements here could hardly be...
  • Indiana MERS patient improving, hospital workers isolated

    Indiana MERS patient improving, hospital workers isolated
    The man authorities cite as the nation’s first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and dozens of hospital workers who first came into contact with him are being isolated from the general public, an effort by officials and public...
  • Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore

    Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore
    A man was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, authorities said. The victim was found dead on the tracks near a MARC station in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. after being struck by the train around 9:30 p.m.,...
  • Barrington motorcycle crash kills west suburban man

    Barrington motorcycle crash kills west suburban man
    A 19-year-old man died after the motorcycle he was riding crashed this afternoon in northwest suburban Barrington, authorities said. Joseph Masino, of the 9200 block of Primrose Court, was pronounced dead at 3:39 p.m. at Advocate Lutheran General...
  • Did '60 Minutes' whitewash the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

    Did '60 Minutes' whitewash the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?
    BP, the perpetrator of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has been working assiduously over the last year to wriggle out from under a financial settlement it reached for gulf businesses harmed by the disaster.  As we reported...