| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:47 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:33 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 10:59 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:11 PM
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:44 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 12:54 PM
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,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 6:17 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:09 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:04 PM
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...