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  • 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,...
  • GM liability in fatal crash faces key test

     GM liability in fatal crash faces key test
    Margie Beskau would seem to have a strong lawsuit against General Motors for millions in damages. Eight years ago, her 15-year-old daughter, Amy Rademaker, died in a Chevrolet Cobalt — one of the cars the automaker has now admitted had a deadly...
  • 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...
  • Nissan recalls 1 million cars to fix air bags that may not trigger

    Nissan is recalling about 1 million late model cars — including its popular Altima and Sentra sedans — because a software glitch can prevent the front passenger air bag from deploying in an accident. The recall includes the Nissan Altima,...
  • Motorcyclist in Deerfield Beach crash dies

    A Boca Raton man who was critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Deerfield Beach has died, an official said Wednesday. On April 22, Randall "Randy" Patrick Adamson's motorcycle crashed with a Toyota Scion at West Hillsboro Boulevard and Southwest...
  • UCLA's Nick Pasquale had 0.26% blood alcohol level at time of death

    UCLA’s Nick Pasquale had a blood-alcohol content of 0.26% when he was struck and killed by a car in the early morning hours on Sept. 8, Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. As a reference point, the legal limit...
  • Cops: Body found in ravine may be missing Arlington Heights man

    Cops: Body found in ravine may be missing Arlington Heights man
    Police are investigating whether a body found in a West Chicago ravine Thursday is that of an elderly Arlington Heights man reported missing last month. West Chicago Police Commander Eric Shipman said a partially decomposed body was found next to a...