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  • Lake Shore Drive reopened after deadly wrong-way crash

     Lake Shore Drive reopened after deadly wrong-way crash
    One person was killed and three were hospitalized after a crash caused by a car heading the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive early Monday. A 26-year-old man driving south in the northbound lanes in a 2001 Nissan Sentra  about 2:40 a.m. collided with two...
  • Woman ID'd, remains in critical condition after car goes into Boynton canal

    A woman critically injured after her car plunged into a canal Sunday has been identified. Police said the driver, Judith Lavers, 68, of Boynton Beach, is still hospitalized in critical condition Monday. The crash left Lavers trapped inside her car early...
  • CHP officer shoots teen who attacked him with machete

    CHP officer shoots teen who attacked him with machete
    A California Highway Patrol officer in Humboldt County  fatally shot a 17-year-old male driver who attacked him with a machete, officials said Saturday. The officer was responding to a vehicle accident involving a Nissan sedan that crashed into a...
  • Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds

    Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds
    Nearly half of the Chicago red light cameras included in a new Tribune study did nothing to make drivers safer and may have caused an increase in injury-related crashes. Researchers hired by the Tribune to analyze the effects of the city's cameras...
  • Police: Man killed, four injured in Lehigh Township crash

    Police: Man killed, four injured in Lehigh Township crash
    A 27-year-old Washington Township, Lehigh County, man was killed and four others were injured in a crash early Sunday in Lehigh Township, police said. Zachary Wieder died in the crash that happened just after 2:30 a.m., Northampton County Coroner...
  • Blotter: Woman charged with child endangerment in Mundelein

    Blotter: Woman charged with child endangerment in Mundelein
    The following items were taken from Mundelein police reports: A 32-year-old Mundelein man was arrested at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 on Route 45 at Diamond Lake Road. He was charged with DUI, DUI with a blood-alcohol count over .08, driving without insurance and...
  • Car possibly involved in fatal Boynton hit-and-run found near West Palm

    Car possibly involved in fatal Boynton hit-and-run found near West Palm
    A car police said may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash was been found Monday near West Palm Beach. The crash happened about 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of High Ridge Road. Khiar Raymond, 15, was killed. He was walking home after...
  • Blotter: Several arrested for DUI in Libertyville

    Blotter: Several arrested for DUI in Libertyville
    The following items were taken from Libertyville police reports: A 60-year-old Gurnee man was arrested at 1:50 a.m. Dec. 8 on Route 176 at First Street. He was charged with DUI, DUI with a blood-alcohol count over .08, speeding, improper lane usage...
  • Blotter: Man charged with DUI and trespass in Plainfield

    Blotter: Man charged with DUI and trespass in Plainfield
    The following items were taken from Plainfield police reports: A 22-year-old Joliet man was arrested Dec. 14 at South Naperville Road and Illinois Route 59 and charged with DUI, criminal trespass to real property, driving without lights, failure to...
  • Drunken driver hits, kills woman waiting for bus in Deerfield, deputies say

    Drunken driver hits, kills woman waiting for bus in Deerfield, deputies say
    A woman was killed when a drunken driver jumped the curb and hit her while she waited for a bus on Sample Road Sunday evening, authorities said. Jamie Lynn Honaker, 41, of Deerfield Beach, was fatally struck shortly before 7 p.m., said Gina Carter, a...
  • Traffic Deaths Down 3.1 Percent in 2013

     
    Fatalities from traffic accidents decreased 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to a traffic fatality report issued today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In total, 32,719 Americans died in traffic accidents in 2013. That's down...