| Apr 26, 2014
| 2:18 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:12 AM
The Learjet 35 that crashed after takeoff from Fort Lauderdale last month, killing all four onboard, had a good chance of returning safely to the airport if it had made an immediate U-turn, aviation experts say.
Now, investigators are trying to figure...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:03 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:09 AM
A Chicago man was killed this morning after his car left the road in Skokie and struck a tree, authorities said.
Skokie police responded shortly after 11 a.m. to the single-vehicle crash in the 3800 block of Dempster Street in the north suburb,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:04 PM
The head of the National Transportation Safety Board chastised federal regulators Thursday for lax oversight of the tour bus and commercial trucking industry, citing in particular a deadly San Bernardino County bus crash in which the driver lost control,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:00 AM
As three Arabbers rode through South Baltimore on their horse-drawn fruit cart, a Chevrolet Impala barreled toward them. The men jumped off just before the car slammed their wagon into a utility pole, spilling watermelons and cantaloupes across the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft.
Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:03 AM
The pilot of a homebuilt aircraft apparently lost power and tried to return to the runway, only to crash into a pond at the Wellington Aero Club last week, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Tuesday.
Just before the...
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Two things you’d probably not expect to ever collide did on Saturday: A plane and a lawn mower, charlotteobserver.com reports.
A plane landing at the Taylorsville Airport Saturday morning hit and seriously injured a man who was mowing the grass...