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  • Video captures deadly 70-car pileup on icy Wisconsin highway

    Video captures deadly 70-car pileup on icy Wisconsin highway
    The cause of a deadly pileup involving at least 70 cars and trucks caught in whiteout conditions in Germantown, Wis., might never be known. But stunning video of the precise moment the pileup began serves as a warning to drivers to slow down in snowy,...
  • Boeing airliner crash: Video shows tragic nose dive in Russia

    Boeing airliner crash: Video shows tragic nose dive in Russia
    A Boeing airliner crash was caught on video Sunday, showing the plane perpendicular as it crashed nose first into the ground. Fifty people -- 44 passengers and six crew members -- died as the plane exploded into a fireball.  See the video above. The...
  • Letters: Driver's licenses and safety

    Re "State's license bill is driving debate," Sept. 14 I agree with Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood: If someone is in the country illegally, it makes no sense to give him the legal ability to drive. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck states...
  • I-94 crash near Great America sends 16 to hospitals, lanes reopened

    I-94 crash near Great America sends 16 to hospitals, lanes reopened
    Sixteen people were taken to area hospitals after a six-vehicle crash including a semi-truck happened on I-94 outside of Gurnee, police said. All lanes were reopened by 2:45 p.m. on Interstate 94 near Grand Avenue after several lanes were shut down as...
  • Woman, 18, struck by bus while jogging in Gurnee

    Woman, 18, struck by bus while jogging in Gurnee
    An 18-year-old woman was jogging just after 8:30 a.m. today in north suburban Gurnee when she was hit by a bus near Gages Lake Road and Murifield Drive, a fire department official said. The Gurnee resident was transported to Advocate Condell Medical...
  • 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...
  • Lombard man, 22, dies in in-line skating accident

    Lombard man, 22, dies in in-line skating accident
    A 22-year-old man from Lombard died following an  in-line skating accident in Lombard, according to the DuPage County Coroner’s Office. The man, identified as Christopher Michaels, of the 0-90 block of west 19th Street in Lombard,  was crossing...
  • Officials: Minivan crashes through Gurnee school, hitting boy,11

    Officials: Minivan crashes through Gurnee school, hitting boy,11
    An 11-year-old boy was hospitalized with burns and abrasions Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a minivan that crashed through the doors of a school in north suburban Gurnee, officials said. The unidentified boy was in the vestibule of the...
  • Cops: Hit-and-run driver sought after man killed, dog injured

    Gurnee police are asking for the public's help finding a vehicle that is thought to have hit and killed a man and injured his dog in the Lake County suburb early this morning. The victim, identified as Timothy Fleming, 31, was found about 3:45 a.m. near...
  • Man killed in McHenry County crash

    Man killed in McHenry County crash
    A 31-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash in unincorporated McHenry County near northwest suburban Marengo, officials said. Quinn G. Gieseke of Woodstock was killed when his 2005 GMC Sierra pickup truck crashed in the...