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  • Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash

    Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash
    The CTA Blue Line operator who admitted dozing at the controls had a "very chaotic" work schedule that played a role in the bizarre crash that left her mangled train atop an escalator, the transit union president said Friday. At the same time, the...
  • 10 things you might not know about traffic tickets

    10 things you might not know about traffic tickets
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused of harassing foreign business executives by using speeding tickets as an excuse to kick them out of the country. Half a world away, Chicago's new speed cameras are churning out tickets. And Deerfield police...
  • Search for Malaysian jet grows, but poor weather again forecast

    Search for Malaysian jet grows, but poor weather again forecast
    Ten ships and as many aircraft will search a swathe of the Indian Ocean west of Perth on Sunday, trying again to find some trace of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 after more than three weeks of fruitless and frustrating hunting. Numerous...
  • Car crashes in front of Tribune Tower

    Car crashes in front of Tribune Tower
    Authorities are looking for an apparent drunken driver who crashed a car into a concrete wall and jumped the sidewalk coming to rest outside the front doors of the Tribune Tower this morning, according to police and a doorman. "I just heard a big bang,"...
  • Man killed in car crash in Annapolis after pursuit, confrontation

    Man killed in car crash in Annapolis after pursuit, confrontation
    A man was killed in a car crash in Annapolis early Saturday morning after a bizarre series of events that included a confrontation between the occupants of two cars and a police pursuit. The incident began around 4 a.m. when the driver of a Mitsubishi...
  • Daily Press All-Stars | Lafayette's Brown, Bruton's Carter, Poquoson's Graham follow legendary fathers

    Daily Press All-Stars | Lafayette's Brown, Bruton's Carter, Poquoson's Graham follow legendary fathers
    Following in the footsteps of a high school legend is never easy. Suffice it to say that when the legend is your dad, the shoe size is larger. Lafayette's Keyana Brown, Bruton's Marcus Carter and Poquoson's Ross Graham have filled their fathers' shoes...
  • Female pedestrian injured in NW Side hit-and-run

    Charges are pending against a person believed to have been driving when a 50-year-old pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle which fled the Northwest Side scene Saturday evening, officials said. The woman was struck about 7 p.m....
  • Malaysia plane search: Race against time to find black box

    The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could take years, U.S. Navy officials suggested Sunday, as search and rescue officials raced to locate the plane's black box recorder days before its batteries are set to die. Ten ships and as many...
  • No delays reported on Blue Line as O'Hare station re-opens

    No delays reported on Blue Line as O'Hare station re-opens
    The O’Hare Blue Line station smelled of cut wood and fresh paint as CTA workers tore back caution tape at the entrance Sunday afternoon, ushering airport personnel and travelers back into the station almost a week after a train derailed there....
  • Malaysia plane: Confronting searchers is an ocean full of garbage

    Malaysia plane: Confronting searchers is an ocean full of garbage
    BEIJING -- The search and rescue teams working off the west coast of Australia seeking the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 discovered what oceanographers have been warning: Even the most far-flung stretches of ocean are full of garbage. For the...
  • Pedestrian is fatally struck by pickup truck in Fullerton

    Fullerton police said Sunday they are continuing to investigate the death of a pedestrian who was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck while crossing a street. The incident occurred at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of East Valencia Drive...