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  • 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...
  • Small plane crashes near Ocean City; pilot still not found

    Small plane crashes near Ocean City; pilot still not found
    Maryland State Police divers resumed their search for survivors or victims in the small plane crash a half-mile off the shore of Ocean City. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting in the Monday's off-shore search, said Boatswain's Mate Second...
  • Man dead after car hit by Metra train in Lake Forest

    Man dead after car hit by Metra train in Lake Forest
    A man died after he drove his car around lowered crossing gates and it was hit by a Metra train and carried down the track in Lake Forest Saturday afternoon, officials said. The man, age 35, was dead when paramedics found him in the car following the...
  • Feds order Naperville trucking company off road after fatal accident

    Feds order Naperville trucking company off road after fatal accident
    Federal regulators have ordered a Naperville trucking company off the road, calling the carrier with a history of serious safety violations an "imminent hazard to public safety." The inquiry into DND International started after trucker Renato...
  • Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road

    Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road
    A Naperville trucking company involved in a January wreck that killed a Tollway worker and injured a state trooper can return to the highways, a judge ruled Wednesday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month declared the...
  • Police: CBS reporter charged with DUI, battery

    Police: CBS reporter charged with DUI, battery
    An investigative reporter for CBS 2 Chicago was charged with driving under the influence and endangering the lives of children after a minor accident outside a Naperville fast food restaurant early Saturday, police said. Dave Savini, whose age was not...
  • Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide

    Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide
    An autopsy determined the death of a 49-year-old Winnetka man who was struck by a train near a Glencoe Metra station last week was a suicide, authorities said. A Wednesday autopsy determined David DiPaolo, of the 1100 block of Tower Road in Winnetka,...
  • Vikings' flight home delayed when catering truck hit team plane at BWI

    As if it wasn't hard enough for the Minnesota Vikings' to absorb their 29-26 loss to the Ravens that included an NFL-record for lead changes in the fourth quarter, the NFC North football team's flight home to Minneapolis was delayed for several hours on...
  • 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...
  • 2 charged with street racing in crash that killed Lake Co. teen

    2 charged with street racing in crash that killed Lake Co. teen
    Two carloads of teenagers and young adults met up at a gas station in the far north suburbs before heading to a nearby stretch of road where they engaged in a street race, switching lanes and maneuvering for position, authorities said. The race ended...
  • 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...