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  • 1 dead after freight train strikes pedestrian

    1 dead after freight train strikes pedestrian
    One person died after being struck by a freight train in DuPage County Wednesday morning. The incident happened at about 10 a.m. near the border of West Chicago and Winfield, south of Wilson Street, according to Patrick Waldron, spokesman of Canadian...
  • Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road

    Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road
    A Naperville trucking company involved in a January wreck that killed a Tollway worker and injured a state trooper can return to the highways, a judge ruled Wednesday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month declared the...
  • New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck

    New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck
    A sculpture dedicated Saturday serves as a memorial to those killed and a way to honor the community members who stepped up to help 68 years ago when trains crashed at the Naperville station. 'Tragedy to Triumph' is the title of a sculpture unveiled...
  • Day care hit-and-run defendant Robert Corchado planned to flee country, FHP testifies

    Day care hit-and-run defendant Robert Corchado planned to flee country, FHP testifies
    Despite testimony that authorities consider Robert Corchado a "severe threat" to flee the country, a judge on Monday declined to raise the bond of the man accused in the KinderCare crash that killed a 4-year-old girl last week. Orange County Senior...
  • Volunteers to help with police work in Lisle

    Volunteers to help with police work in Lisle
    In an effort to better serve and involve the community, the village of Lisle is instituting a new program for citizens to help with police operations. Approved by trustees in early April, Volunteers 4 Lisle will provide opportunities for 12 people to...
  • Cops: Woman had marijuana in system when homeless man killed in crash

    Cops: Woman had marijuana in system when homeless man killed in crash
    A Montgomery woman had marijuana in her system when she struck and killed a pedestrian in February in Aurora, police said today. After receiving the results of a blood test, Cherise Wardlow was charged with aggravated driving under the influence...
  • Traffic: Multi-vehicle crash on I-4 blocking traffic

    Traffic: Multi-vehicle crash on I-4 blocking traffic
    A multi-vehicle crash in Volusia County on eastbound Interstate 4 is blocking traffic right now. The crash is at Exit 129 (US-92) near Daytona Beach. Traffic is backed up to Mile Marker 128. The left lane is blocked. Check back regularly for traffic...
  • Metea students see consequences of DUI

    Metea students see consequences of DUI
    Tired of being stuck in a hospital bed for two weeks, Leeslyee Huerta tried the simple task of standing. She could feel the pain in her stomach and the tears welling up in her eyes, but she couldn't feel her legs. "That's when it hit me," she said....
  • Drugs found in former home of money-tossing driver in fatal 2011 crash

    Drugs found in former home of money-tossing driver in fatal 2011 crash
    When a home inspector checks out a property for a prospective buyer, mold, faulty writing and broken appliances are typically on the watch list. But during a recent home inspection in Naperville, it was drugs that sent up red flags. Pieces of white...
  • Man dies in Mundelein-area crash

    Man dies in Mundelein-area crash
    A Mundelein man died and three other people were injured when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a car heading toward him on a Mundelein-area road Saturday afternoon, police said. Brian E. Martin, 49, of Mundelein, was pronounced dead at...
  • Taking the Kids -- and keeping them safe around the water

    Taking the Kids -- and keeping them safe around the water
    Just a minute! How many times have you said that to your kids on vacation at a pool or a beach while you finish a call, rummage for the sunscreen or turn around to grab a beach towel. Most times, thankfully, that minute means nothing. But for some a few...