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  • 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...
  • Seven years for Aurora motorist in fatal hit and run

    An Aurora man who fled the scene of a 2010 DUI crash that killed a Cicero woman and seriously injured her companion was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday, Kane County prosecutors said. Lee R. Patterson III, 33, of the 1000 block of Assell...
  • 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...
  • Aurora teen gets probation, community service in crash that killed friend

    Aurora teen gets probation, community service in crash that killed friend
    A DuPage County judge Wednesday urged a teen to complete probation and community service to commemorate a friend who was killed while a passenger in the teen's car during a high-speed joy-riding crash in Aurora. Judge Brian Diamond's advice came at...
  • Aurora man killed in Oswego crash

    Aurora man killed in Oswego crash
    An Aurora man was killed Friday night in a two-vehicle crash in Oswego, police said today. The crash happened at 6:37 p.m. on Route 30, east of Fifth Street, Oswego police said in a statement. One vehicle was traveling eastbound on Route 30 when it...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2-car crash leaves Elgin police officer hospitalized

    2-car crash leaves Elgin police officer hospitalized
    An Elgin police officer was injured overnight in a traffic crash in the northwest suburb, police said. The two-car crash occurred at the intersection of Dundee Avenue and River Bluff Road sometime about midnight, Elgin Police Departent Cmdr. Dan O'...