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Transportation Disasters

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  • Scores of Europe-bound Africa migrants die in recent boat crossings

    Seeking to take advantage of calmer seasonal waters, more migrants from Africa are trying to cross to Europe from Libya in recent weeks — and more than 100 are believed to have drowned when three boats sank in the Mediterranean. Libyan officials...
  • In Syria, Homs residents salvage belongings after rebels leave

    The people of war-battered central Homs came Sunday to salvage what remained of their belongings and residences after years of conflict and siege. Most found little beyond devastated homes, looted businesses and a handful of tokens from better times....
  • Repairs finally begin to train station in La Grange

    Repairs finally begin to train station in La Grange
    Repairs have begun at the La Grange Road train station more than a year after a driver struck the station with a van. Commuters will not be affected by the repair work, which is scheduled to last through July and will cost between $78,000 and $80,000,...
  • As MERS virus reaches U.S., public health system springs into action

    The man arrived at the hospital with a fever and a bad cough. Relatives accompanied him through the doors, beneath the red neon sign reading "Emergency." It looked like pneumonia, but when doctors at Community Hospital learned that the patient was a...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange

    Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange
    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...
  • Geneva woman killed in motorcycle accident in Kane County

    Geneva woman killed in motorcycle accident in Kane County
    A Geneva woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident when she struck a guardrail on U.S. Hwy. 20 in unincorporated Plato Township in Kane County, said officials. Sharon Schultz, 54, of the 700 block of Lancaster Lane in Geneva, was...
  • Girl, 8, killed and sister, 15, seriously hurt in Elwood crash

    Girl, 8, killed and sister, 15, seriously hurt in Elwood crash
    Despite the efforts of a good Samaritan who performed CPR, an 8-year-old girl died when her family's van was struck by a semi in Elwood shortly after they left a restaurant, police said. Madison Frost was unconscious and unresponsive when a driver pulled...
  • 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...
  • Police: Stranger pulls boy from crashed SUV after driver flees

    Police: Stranger pulls boy from crashed SUV after driver flees
    A 3-year-old boy left alone in a crashed SUV was pulled to safety by a bystander moments before the car caught fire, police said. The SUV struck an abandoned building in the 2000 block of West 59h Street about 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Police News Affairs...