| May 11, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Officials said this afternoon that classes at Proviso East High School are canceled Monday and Tuesday following an extra-alarm fire that damaged at least 10 rooms at the school.
The fire broke out about 9 p.m. Saturday on the second level of the high...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:40 PM
A 79-year-old woman died after a car she was in hit a tree in Oak Park Sunday morning, authorities said.
The woman, identifed as Ethel Baskins, of the 900 block of West 51st Street in Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:44 a.m. at Loyola University...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:53 PM
A 9-year-old Vernon Hills girl who survived a horrific car crash that killed her family is expected to make a full recovery, officials said Tuesday.
Rinka Hirayama was in fair condition at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a spokeswoman there said. The...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Rinka Hirayama was a cheerful 9-year-old before the accident that took the lives of her parents and brother — and she still is, those who know her say.
Rinka suffered a broken arm and internal bleeding in the crash that killed the rest of her...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:41 PM
A Stevenson High School student and his parents were killed when their car was struck by a vehicle being chased by police in Arizona, officials announced Monday.
The Lincolnshire school is mourning the death of Yuki Hirayama, a 16-year-old sophomore,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:09 PM
A woman was injured this afternoon after the station wagon she was driving was struck by an outbound Amtrak train in West Suburban Riverside, police said.
The accident happened at 2:39 p.m. at the grade crossing on Harlem Avenue, said Riverside Police...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:47 PM
A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said.
The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:09 AM
A Chicago man was killed this morning after his car left the road in Skokie and struck a tree, authorities said.
Skokie police responded shortly after 11 a.m. to the single-vehicle crash in the 3800 block of Dempster Street in the north suburb,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:37 PM
The pilot of a small plane who left Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Tuesday morning survived a crash in shallow ocean waters before reaching the Exumas in the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
As one rescuer said, it could have been much worse....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Attorneys for the men accused of arranging the murder of Miami Subs founder Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis went on the offensive Friday, attacking the memory and credibility of a key prosecution witness in the case.
Dwayne Nicholson, a former bodyguard for...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:55 PM
A group of passengers who were aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport last summer filed a personal injury lawsuit against Boeing Friday alleging that negligence by the company contributed to the crash....