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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 dies after being hit by train in Grayslake

    Man dies after being hit by train in Grayslake
    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...
  • Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father

    Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father
    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,...
  • 2 killed in motorcycle crash on I-80

    2 killed in motorcycle crash on I-80
    A man and a woman from the northwest suburbs were killed early this morning when the motorcycle they were riding crashed into a semi tractor trailer on Interstate 80 near Mokena in southwest suburban Frankfort Township, authorities said. The 32-year-old...
  • Pedestrian dies after being hit by Metra train

    Pedestrian dies after being hit by Metra train
    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...
  • 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...