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  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...
  • Heart-Healthy Rides

    Just as a prudent owner cares for their car via regular maintenance, tomorrow’s vehicles will be able to care for their drivers by helping them keep track of their medical conditions.  Engineers at Ford are developing a car seat that incorporates a...
  • Click It or Ticket Campaign Out To Catch Fakers

    Click It or Ticket Campaign Out To Catch Fakers
    Despite the law and warnings that seat belts save lives, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says people still aren’t wearing them, making high-travel holiday weekends especially dangerous. According to NHTSA, if all passengers age 5...
  • Fatal Car Crash On Route 9 In Deep River

    A 28-year-old man is dead after a one-car crash Thursday night in Deep River and the driver has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence. A 2003 Toyota Tacoma was traveling southbound on Route 9 near exit 5 when the driver, Mark...
  • Police: School Bus Accident In Portland

    Police are responding to Cox Road where a school bus and a pick truck crashed near Penfield Hill Road, police said. No injuries have been reported, said police spokesman Lt. Ron Milardo. The road remains open.
  • 2-car crash leaves Elgin police officer hospitalized

    2-car crash leaves Elgin police officer hospitalized
    An Elgin police officer was injured overnight in a traffic crash in the northwest suburb, police said. The two-car crash occurred at the intersection of Dundee Avenue and River Bluff Road sometime about midnight, Elgin Police Departent Cmdr. Dan O'...
  • Feds order Naperville trucking company off road after fatal accident

    Feds order Naperville trucking company off road after fatal accident
    Federal regulators have ordered a Naperville trucking company off the road, calling the carrier with a history of serious safety violations an "imminent hazard to public safety." The inquiry into DND International started after trucker Renato...
  • Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road

    Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road
    A Naperville trucking company involved in a January wreck that killed a Tollway worker and injured a state trooper can return to the highways, a judge ruled Wednesday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month declared the...
  • Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin

    Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin
    A person riding a bicycle across train tracks in Elgin was pronounced dead overnight after being struck by a freight train, officials said. Elgin police and fire department officials responded at 12:35 a.m. to the National Street Train Station after the...
  • GM liability in fatal crash faces key test

    Margie Beskau would seem to have a strong lawsuit against General Motors for millions in damages. Eight years ago, her 15-year-old daughter, Amy Rademaker, died in a Chevrolet Cobalt — one of the cars the automaker has now admitted had a deadly...
  • Report: NY grand jury indicts woman, 63, in accident that killed Winnetka teen, other student

    Report: NY grand jury indicts woman, 63, in accident that killed Winnetka teen, other student
    A New York state woman faces more than 30 years in prison if she is convicted of charges in the deaths of two Bard College students, including a teen from Winnetka, after being indicted by a grand jury of 17 charges, according to a published report. Carol...