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  • Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange

    Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange
    A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said. The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
  • Cops: Woman had marijuana in system when homeless man killed in crash

    Cops: Woman had marijuana in system when homeless man killed in crash
    A Montgomery woman had marijuana in her system when she struck and killed a pedestrian in February in Aurora, police said today. After receiving the results of a blood test, Cherise Wardlow was charged with aggravated driving under the influence...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Car crashes through window of Morton Grove salon

    Car crashes through window of Morton Grove salon
    Customers of a beauty supply store in Morton Grove escaped injury this afternoon when a car plowed through the front window, authorities said. The driver, a 31-year-old female, was trying to park her car about 1:15 p.m. in a strip mall in the 7900 block...
  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say
    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.¬† “At this time we expect downstream...
  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions
    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...
  • 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...
  • Chinese, Australian ships try to verify potential "pings" from Malaysia jet

    Chinese, Australian ships try to verify potential "pings" from Malaysia jet
    Chinese and Australian ships hunting for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner have picked up separate acoustic signals in different parts of a vast Indian Ocean search area and are trying to verify if one could be from the plane's black box recorders....
  • 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...