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  • City officials promise new focus on infrastructure inspections after landslide

    City officials promise new focus on infrastructure inspections after landslide
    City engineers and surveyors will begin more regularly inspecting infrastructure such as retaining walls and streets near railroad tracks after the collapse of a wall in Charles Village last week, officials said Friday. The initiative will focus on...
  • 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...
  • Family of trooper killed on job wins $10.9M settlement

    Family of trooper killed on job wins $10.9M settlement
    The widow of an Illinois state trooper killed in a fiery crash after a truck driver slammed into his squad car last year has been awarded a $10.9 million settlement in a wrongful death suit. James Sauter, 28, of Vernon Hills, died at the scene after a...
  • 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...
  • Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: April 8

    Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: April 8
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park An 18-year-old man was charged March 26 with assault, criminal damage to property and harassment by electronic communications after he argued with and threatened his mother on the 0-100...
  • Woman dies following Oak Park crash

    Woman dies following Oak Park crash
    A 79-year-old woman died after a car she was in hit a tree in Oak Park Sunday morning, authorities said. The woman, identifed as Ethel Baskins, of the 900 block of West 51st Street in Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:44 a.m. at Loyola University...
  • Off-duty LAPD officer killed on same street where cop died in March

    Off-duty LAPD officer killed on same street where cop died in March
    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was killed Friday afternoon when his pickup was struck by a cement truck in Beverly Hills on the same street where an officer was killed two months ago. Cmdr. Andrew Smith confirmed the person killed in the crash...
  • Death toll in Turkey mine accident passes 270

    Death toll in Turkey mine accident passes 270
    The death toll in one of Turkey's worst mining disasters climbed to more than 270 on Thursday, and protesters took to the streets in several cities, accusing the ruling party of lax regulation, corruption and close ties to the mining industry. At...
  • Watch: Driver crashes into CVS, narrowly misses shopper

    Watch: Driver crashes into CVS, narrowly misses shopper
    An 80-year-old shopper at a CVS in Winter Haven avoided being seriously hurt after a car came crashing through the store Wednesday. According to the Lakeland Ledger, Adrienne Watkins, 80, was shopping Wednesday afternoon when a 2008 Chevrolet Impala...
  • Woman was half naked on husband's lap during fatal crash

    Woman was half naked on husband's lap during fatal crash
    A Florida woman was naked from the waist down sitting on her husband's lap when he crashed their car into a canal, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The crash that killed Amanda Notebaert happened in March in Loxahatchee. The couple, both naked from the...