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  • 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...
  • GM liability in fatal crash faces key test

    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...
  • Nissan recalls 1 million cars to fix air bags that may not trigger

    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,...
  • 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...
  • Cops: Woman had marijuana in system when homeless man killed in crash

    Cops: Woman had marijuana in system when homeless man killed in crash
    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...
  • GM adds 824,000 more vehicles to faulty ignition switch recall

    GM adds 824,000 more vehicles to faulty ignition switch recall
    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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • '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...
  • 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 hands police beer instead of drivers license

    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...