| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:01 PM
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...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Nissan is recalling about 1 million late model cars — including its popular Altima and Sentra sedans — because a software glitch can prevent the front passenger air bag from deploying in an accident.
The recall includes the Nissan Altima,...
| 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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:59 PM
A Montgomery woman had marijuana in her system when she struck and killed a pedestrian in February in Aurora, police said today.
After receiving the results of a blood test, Cherise Wardlow was charged with aggravated driving under the influence...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:07 PM
General Motors Co. recalled an additional 824,000 vehicles in the U.S. as it continues to deal with the fallout of a faulty ignition switch linked to a series of crashes and at least 12 deaths.
The automaker said it is calling back Chevrolet Cobalts,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:44 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 12:54 PM
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,...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 10:24 PM
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.
| Mar 16, 2014
| 6:17 PM
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...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Memo: When a police officer pulls you over and asks to see your drivers license, don’t hand over a beer instead. It's not likely to help your case.
That’s what police say happened early Saturday in Dunwoody, Ga., reports ajc.com. Police said...