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  • LAPD Chief Beck: Driver 'intentionally' used SUV to ram, kill officer

    LAPD Chief Beck: Driver 'intentionally' used SUV to ram, kill officer
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday said a 20-year-old man "intentionally committed homicide" when he rammed his SUV into a squad car, killing one officer and injuring another. Appearing with Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey...
  • Westmont park officials see dual purpose for land purchase

    Westmont park officials see dual purpose for land purchase
    Westmont Park District officials are hoping that properties purchased by the village for storm water mitigation will serve a dual purpose and allow for the creation of new park land in the suburb. The village has purchased two private properties since...
  • 2-car crash leaves Elgin police officer hospitalized

    2-car crash leaves Elgin police officer hospitalized
    An Elgin police officer was injured overnight in a traffic crash in the northwest suburb, police said. The two-car crash occurred at the intersection of Dundee Avenue and River Bluff Road sometime about midnight, Elgin Police Departent Cmdr. Dan O'...
  • Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin

    Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin
    A person riding a bicycle across train tracks in Elgin was pronounced dead overnight after being struck by a freight train, officials said. Elgin police and fire department officials responded at 12:35 a.m. to the National Street Train Station after the...
  • '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...
  • Elmhurst eyes incentive for stormwater management

    Elmhurst eyes incentive for stormwater management
    Elmhurst Public Works committee members this week tweaked their recommendation on reinstating the city's rear yard drain cost-sharing program after committee member Alderman Diane Gutenkauf had second thoughts on how the city should approach so-called...
  • Prosecutors: Driver in fatal Edens crash was drunk and racing at 100 mph

    Prosecutors: Driver in fatal Edens crash was drunk and racing at 100 mph
    A Lincolnwood man was drunk and had been racing another driver on the Edens Expressway at speeds above 100 mph before he rear-ended a car driven by a Minnesota man, killing him, prosecutors said. Jose L. Colon, 21, charged with murder, aggravated DUI...
  • Police: Woman caused several hit-and-run crashes in Evanston

    Police: Woman caused several hit-and-run crashes in Evanston
    Charges are pending today against a 63-year-old Wilmette woman who was allegedly involved in several hit-and-run crashes in Evanston on Sunday morning, injuring at least two people, before she was arrested in Skokie, officials said. Evanston police...
  • Motorcyclist killed in collision with deer in San Diego County

    Motorcyclist killed in collision with deer in San Diego County
    A motorcycle rider was killed early Thursday in a collision with a deer in southern San Diego County, the California Highway Patrol said. A 45-year-old man from Potrero was riding a 2007 Harley Davidson along State Route 94 near Tecate when the incident...
  • FDA approves 'rescue pen' aimed at curbing painkiller deaths

    Federal officials said Thursday they hoped a new "rescue pen" would help reduce the death toll from overdoses involving prescription painkillers. The Food and Drug Administration approved the sale, by prescription, of the prefilled auto-injector of...
  • Wilmette woman charged in series of Evanston crashes

    Wilmette woman charged in series of Evanston crashes
    Multiple felony and misdemeanor charges were filed Tuesday against a Wilmette woman who police said was involved in a series of hit-and-run crashes in Evanston on Sunday that left one person in serious condition, authorities said. Annemarie T. O'...