| 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.
| May 1, 2014
| 12:58 PM
An autopsy determined the death of a 49-year-old Winnetka man who was struck by a train near a Glencoe Metra station last week was a suicide, authorities said.
A Wednesday autopsy determined David DiPaolo, of the 1100 block of Tower Road in Winnetka,...
| May 11, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Officials said this afternoon that classes at Proviso East High School are canceled Monday and Tuesday following an extra-alarm fire that damaged at least 10 rooms at the school.
The fire broke out about 9 p.m. Saturday on the second level of the high...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:40 PM
A 79-year-old woman died after a car she was in hit a tree in Oak Park Sunday morning, authorities said.
The woman, identifed as Ethel Baskins, of the 900 block of West 51st Street in Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:44 a.m. at Loyola University...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:45 PM
A semi truck loaded with beer rolled over on the Eisenhower Expressway early this morning, temporarily blocking the inbound lanes of the expressway at Harlem Avenue in west suburban Forest Park.
About 2:30 a.m., the truck driver lost control and the...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:47 PM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:57 AM
A 19-year-old man died after the motorcycle he was riding crashed this afternoon in northwest suburban Barrington, authorities said.
Joseph Masino, of the 9200 block of Primrose Court, was pronounced dead at 3:39 p.m. at Advocate Lutheran General...