| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:58 AM
By Jim Gorzelany
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...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:05 AM
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...
| May 23, 2012
| 8:02 AM
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...
| Dec 24, 2010
| 4:45 AM
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...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 9:56 AM
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.
| Mar 16, 2014
| 3:52 AM
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'...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:05 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 2:18 PM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 11:44 AM
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...