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  • Blotter: Man charged with DUI and trespass in Plainfield

    Blotter: Man charged with DUI and trespass in Plainfield
    The following items were taken from Plainfield police reports: A 22-year-old Joliet man was arrested Dec. 14 at South Naperville Road and Illinois Route 59 and charged with DUI, criminal trespass to real property, driving without lights, failure to...
  • Former Marine gets 11 years in prison for DUI crash that killed three

    Former Marine gets 11 years in prison for DUI crash that killed three
    A former Marine was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday after being convicted of killing three friends in a drunk-driving accident. The three victims were fellow Marines stationed at Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton. Jared Ray Hale, 28, was...
  • 3 injured in head-on crash in West Chicago

    3 injured in head-on crash in West Chicago
    Three people were injured after a head-on car crash Friday night in west suburban West Chicago. The three-car accident happened shortly after 11 p.m. on Route 59 near Gary’s Mill Road, according to a West Chicago police dispatch representative....
  • Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him

    Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him
    Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life. The group's members, ranging in age from 20s to 70s, were among nearly 200 people whose...
  • Counseling should be mandatory for first-time drunk drivers

    Counseling should be mandatory for first-time drunk drivers
    The recent tragic death of bicyclist Thomas Palmero ("Bishop charged in fatal crash to remain in jail," Jan. 13) and the arrest of Michael Phelps ("Michael Phelps gets no jail time after entering guilty plea in DUI case," Dec. 19) clearly shows our...
  • Man charged with DUI in fatal West Chicago crash

    Man charged with DUI in fatal West Chicago crash
    A West Chicago man has been charged with drunken driving after a fiery weekend auto accident in which a father of two was killed, DuPage County prosecutors said Monday. A judge set bail at $500,000 Monday for Omar Montoya Medina, 29, of the 100 block of...
  • Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run

     Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run
    An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake is on life support in a downstate hospital after he was struck by a car, according to family friends. Benjamin Allison, 20, a Crystal Lake South High School graduate and an ISU sophomore, has not...
  • Car rams apartment building, girl hurt

    Car rams apartment building, girl hurt
    An 8-year-old girl, sleeping in her bed, received minor injuries when a car hit her apartment building early Friday. A witness, awoken by the 4:05 a.m. crash, told police he looked outside and saw a dark gray car driving in reverse, then drive away from...
  • Lawsuit: Villa Park carwash in hot water after mishap

    Lawsuit: Villa Park carwash in hot water after mishap
    After he said he was rear-ended at a suburban carwash, a retired Oak Brook man has filed a lawsuit to try to clean up the business. But the owner of Jet Brite Car Wash said the claim lacks steam. In the suit, William Masalas alleged his Lexus was in...
  • Instructor achieves international yoga certification

     Instructor achieves international yoga certification
    Asha Watson learned about the benefits of yoga the hard way. She was involved in two car accidents one week apart. Her body sustained soft tissue damage that caused back and neck problems, and muscle spasms. For a woman accustomed to being always on the...
  • Concert honors late youth director

    Concert honors late youth director
    The rock and roll nostalgia band "The Bronx Wanderers" star in a fundraising concert Feb. 7 at Temple B'nai Aviv in Weston in honor of their late youth director David Lindenbaum. Lindenbaum was the temple's first youth director and died in a car crash...