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  • Man killed in McHenry County crash

    Man killed in McHenry County crash
    A 31-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash in unincorporated McHenry County near northwest suburban Marengo, officials said. Quinn G. Gieseke of Woodstock was killed when his 2005 GMC Sierra pickup truck crashed in the...
  • Lombard man, 22, dies in in-line skating accident

    Lombard man, 22, dies in in-line skating accident
    A 22-year-old man from Lombard died following an  in-line skating accident in Lombard, according to the DuPage County Coroner’s Office. The man, identified as Christopher Michaels, of the 0-90 block of west 19th Street in Lombard,  was crossing...
  • Vikings' flight home delayed when catering truck hit team plane at BWI

    As if it wasn't hard enough for the Minnesota Vikings' to absorb their 29-26 loss to the Ravens that included an NFL-record for lead changes in the fourth quarter, the NFC North football team's flight home to Minneapolis was delayed for several hours on...
  • Letters: Driver's licenses and safety

    Re "State's license bill is driving debate," Sept. 14 I agree with Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood: If someone is in the country illegally, it makes no sense to give him the legal ability to drive. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck states...
  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say
    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...
  • It's Junior day at Daytona 500

    It's Junior day at Daytona 500
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It took nearly 10 hours to complete the Daytona 500 on Sunday and for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to complete his 10-year bid to return to Daytona's Victory Lane. Earnhardt held off Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski on a restart with...
  • Tesla shares fall after mysterious car fire and analyst downgrade

    Tesla shares fall after mysterious car fire and analyst downgrade
    Shares of Wall Street darling Tesla Motors fell 6% Wednesday after the high-flying stock was downgraded by an investment house and pictures and video of a mysterious Tesla Model S fire circulated on the Internet. The shares dropped $12.05 to close at...
  • Tony Stewart falls short at Daytona 500

    Tony Stewart falls short at Daytona 500
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart's attempt to win his first Daytona 500 fell short Sunday as the three-time NASCAR champion drove his first race since suffering a broken right leg in August. After starting 21st, Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet...
  • Halloween Horror Nights: Where the scares are

    Halloween Horror Nights: Where the scares are
    Scary Halloween locations are not limited to abandoned mansions, ominous forests or a graveyard on a dark and stormy night. Universal Studios uses special effects and other eerie techniques to transport guests to nontraditional spooky places during...
  • 'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act

    'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act
    WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report. The...
  • Ex-Oakland Raider linebacker killed in high-speed crash

    Ex-Oakland Raider linebacker killed in high-speed crash
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Thomas Howard died early Monday in a high-speed crash that also killed another man, according to media reports. A California Highway Patrol...