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  • Prosecutors: Driver in fatal Edens crash was drunk and racing at 100 mph

    Prosecutors: Driver in fatal Edens crash was drunk and racing at 100 mph
    A Lincolnwood man was drunk and had been racing another driver on the Edens Expressway at speeds above 100 mph before he rear-ended a car driven by a Minnesota man, killing him, prosecutors said. Jose L. Colon, 21, charged with murder, aggravated DUI...
  • Man dies after being hit by train in Grayslake

    An unidentified man believed to be in his 20s was hit this morning by a northbound CN Freight train at the Lake Street crossing in Grayslake, authorities said. According to Grayslake Police Chief Phillip Perlini, the man was walking south along the...
  • Police: Woman caused several hit-and-run crashes in Evanston

    Police: Woman caused several hit-and-run crashes in Evanston
    Charges are pending today against a 63-year-old Wilmette woman who was allegedly involved in several hit-and-run crashes in Evanston on Sunday morning, injuring at least two people, before she was arrested in Skokie, officials said. Evanston police...
  • Wilmette woman charged in series of Evanston crashes

    Wilmette woman charged in series of Evanston crashes
    Multiple felony and misdemeanor charges were filed Tuesday against a Wilmette woman who police said was involved in a series of hit-and-run crashes in Evanston on Sunday that left one person in serious condition, authorities said. Annemarie T. O'...
  • Car crashes through window of Morton Grove salon

    Car crashes through window of Morton Grove salon
    Customers of a beauty supply store in Morton Grove escaped injury this afternoon when a car plowed through the front window, authorities said. The driver, a 31-year-old female, was trying to park her car about 1:15 p.m. in a strip mall in the 7900 block...
  • Car crashes through window of Morton Grove salon

    Car crashes through window of Morton Grove salon
    Customers of a beauty supply store in Morton Grove escaped injury this afternoon when a car plowed through the front window, authorities said. The driver, a 31-year-old female, was trying to park her car at about 1:15 p.m. in a strip mall in the 7900...
  • Investigation continues in fatal wrong-way crash in Arlington Heights

    Investigation continues in fatal wrong-way crash in Arlington Heights
    An autopsy is expected today for the Palatine man who died after driving the wrong way in Arlington Heights Monday afternoon, causing a five-vehicle crash that critically injured another driver. Stanley Ksiazek, 51, of the 2000 block of Bayside Drive,...
  • Skokie man dies in crash on Dempster Street

    Skokie man dies in crash on Dempster Street
    A 30-year-old Skokie man died following injuries he sustained from being hit by a car Sunday evening while crossing Dempster Street in Skokie, authorities said. Police responded to the crash around 9 p.m. in the 3400 block of Dempster Street,...
  • Review: 'Thunderstruck and Other Stories' by Elizabeth McCracken

    Review: 'Thunderstruck and Other Stories' by Elizabeth McCracken
    To read Elizabeth McCracken is to understand why the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Book Award and other prestigious institutions have awarded her their fellowships, accolades and grants. Each of McCracken's...
  • Officials: Proviso East H.S. closed following extra-alarm fire

    Officials: Proviso East H.S. closed following extra-alarm fire
    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...
  • Inbound I-290 reopens after beer truck rolls over

    Inbound I-290 reopens after beer truck rolls over
    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...