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  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...
  • Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash

    Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash
    An overflow crowd packed a north suburban funeral service Tuesday for Jeffrey Bronken and his daughter, Katherine, 15, who were killed in a plane crash in Florida during their spring break. The service touched on how the Round Lake family had been twice...
  • 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...
  • Man dies after being hit by train in Grayslake

    Man dies after being hit by train in Grayslake
    An unidentified man believed to be in his 20s was hit Monday 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...
  • Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School

    Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School
    A 17-year-old Northwest Side boy was struck and killed by a Metra train while walking to Taft High School on Friday morning, officials said. Erik Lucansky was trying to cross the tracks at Avondale and Bryn Mawr avenues in the Old Norwood Park...
  • Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father

    Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father
    Katherine Bronken, the 15-year-old girl from Round Lake who was injured in a plane crash that killed her father over the weekend, has died, officials said. Katherine and a friend were passengers in a small plane piloted by her father, Jeffrey Bronken,...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Pedestrian dies after being hit by Metra train

    Pedestrian dies after being hit by Metra train
    A pedestrian died after being hit by a Metra train near the border between Palatine and Inverness this afternoon, a spokesman for the agency said. The pedestrian was struck and killed about 3:30 p.m. at Baldwin Road near Northwest Highway, said...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange

    Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange
    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...
  • 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...