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  • Buffalo Grove to discuss high-crash intersections

    Buffalo Grove to discuss high-crash intersections
    Buffalo Grove police have identified five intersections most prone to car crashes in the village. Lake Cook Road at McHenry, Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove roads ranked in the top three. The intersections of Buffalo Grove and Aptakisic roads and...
  • Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment

    Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe was set to be in Lynchburg Friday morning to thank first responders from last week’s oil train derailment and get briefed on ongoing cleanup efforts, his office says. A mile-long CSX tanker train carrying Bakken crude from...
  • Highland Park runners returning to Boston Marathon

    Highland Park runners returning to Boston Marathon
    News footage of the fateful day shows Volker Fischer coasting into the finish of the 2013 Boston Marathon, wearing black shirt and shorts, tall black socks and black sunglasses, bib number 19793. As the 61-year-old Highland Park resident crosses the...
  • Local Voices Lake: Feb. 27 edition

    Local Voices Lake: Feb. 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Lake County: Distracted driving "Drop it and drive." Chances are, at some point, you've uttered a phrase like that after witnessing someone on the road talking, texting or surfing the Web on a cellphone while driving....
  • Mailbag: Thanks to all our safety officers

    Re: "Police officer revives 4-year-old swimmer," (May 1): "He who saves a life is as if he has saved the entire world." All of us can be grateful to all the safety personnel who participated in reviving little Nina following a near-drowning. We owe equal...
  • China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station

    China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station
    BEIJING— On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into...
  • Report: NY grand jury indicts woman, 63, in accident that killed Winnetka teen, other student

    Report: NY grand jury indicts woman, 63, in accident that killed Winnetka teen, other student
    A New York state woman faces more than 30 years in prison if she is convicted of charges in the deaths of two Bard College students, including a teen from Winnetka, after being indicted by a grand jury of 17 charges, according to a published report. Carol...
  • North Shore runners returning to Boston Marathon

    North Shore runners returning to Boston Marathon
    In the wake of the bombings at last year's Boston Marathon, Julie Pfeffer of Highland Park remained determined to return in 2014 to show her support for those who were hurt or killed in the attack. But when her niece, Lexie Kamerman, 27, was killed in a...
  • 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...
  • Motorcycle fatalities drop 7% in U.S., 13% in California in 2013

    Motorcycle fatalities drop 7% in U.S., 13% in California in 2013
    Motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. in 2013 appear to have declined, according to a new report. The Governors Highway Safety Assn. says 2013 fatalities are projected to have dropped 7% nationwide and 13% in California from 2012 levels. That's the good...
  • 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,...