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  • Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family

    Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family
    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...
  • Stevenson High student, parents die in crash

    Stevenson High student, parents die in crash
    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,...
  • Vernon Hills girl whose family died in crash expected to recover

    Vernon Hills girl whose family died in crash expected to recover
    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...
  • Pilot survives crash in Bahamian waters on flight from Fort Lauderdale

    Pilot survives crash in Bahamian waters on flight from Fort Lauderdale
    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....
  • Defense in Boulis murder trial challenges testimony of key witness

    Defense in Boulis murder trial challenges testimony of key witness
    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...
  • Officials: Proviso East H.S. closed following extra-alarm fire

    Officials: Proviso East H.S. closed following extra-alarm fire
    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...
  • Woman dies following Oak Park crash

    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...
  • Man held on $350K bail in crash that killed 2 on I-290 in Forest Park

    Man held on $350K bail in crash that killed 2 on I-290 in Forest Park
    A Chicago man who police said was driving drunk and had drugs in his system when he crashed into a minivan on the Eisenhower Expressway and resulted in the death of two women on Sunday was ordered held in lieu of $350,000 bail, officials said. Aaron I....
  • Inbound I-290 reopens after beer truck rolls over

    Inbound I-290 reopens after beer truck rolls over
    A semi truck loaded with beer rolled over on the Eisenhower Expressway early this morning, temporarily blocking the inbound lanes of the expressway at Harlem Avenue in west suburban Forest Park. About 2:30 a.m., the truck driver lost control and the...
  • Hollywood police officer arrested on DUI charges

    Hollywood police officer arrested on DUI charges
    DiIvory Edgecomb, a Hollywood cop and former star running back for the Florida Atlantic Owls, was arrested by his own department on DUI charges in September and immediately relieved of duty with pay. Edgecomb, 27, was placed on administrative leave...
  • Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School

    Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School
    A 17-year-old Northwest Side boy was struck and killed by a Metra train while walking to Taft High School on Friday morning, officials said. Erik Lucansky was trying to cross the tracks at Avondale and Bryn Mawr avenues in the Old Norwood Park...