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Worker On Roof Dies After Becoming Tangled In Rope

The man became tangled in rope being used to lower equipment while working in the 300 block of West Superior Street, police say.



Tugboat Crashes In Sanitary And Ship Canal

A half dozen tugboat crew members are safe Thursday morning, after being involved in an accident in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

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Two Officers Injured In Crash, Squad Car Totaled

Two Chicago Police officers were injured in a crash when a squad car swerved to avoid another vehicle and crashed into a pole on the Northwest Side early Friday.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

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Fine Cut In Notre Dame Student Accident

The University of Notre Dame has negotiated a reduction to the fine imposed on the school after a student died in an accident during football practice.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

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Motorcyclist Killed In Schaumburg Crash

A motorcyclist was killed when the bike he was riding collided with a truck Tuesday evening in northwest suburban Schaumburg.


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Man Fatally Injured After Vehicle Accident

A 60-year-old man died Monday after a crashing a vehicle in west suburban McCook.


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2 Struck, Killed By Metra Train Near Cicero Station

Metra trains are back up and running this morning, after an accident in Cicero that left two people dead.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

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8-Year-Old Girl Struck By Car While Riding Bicycle

An 8-year-old girl was critically injured when she was struck by a car while riding a bicycle in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.


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City Truck Driver Hits Bicyclist

A city vehicle struck a bicyclist Wednesday afternoon in the North Center neighborhood.


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Family Sues CTA Over Man’s Death In Accident

A man’s family has sued the CTA, nearly a year after he was hit and killed by a car while running between buses.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

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Two Cops Among Three Hurt In West Englewood Crash

Two police officers were hurt when another vehicle blew a red light and struck their squad car early Tuesday in the West Englewood neighborhood. A civilian was also injured in the crash.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2011

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Police Officer Injured In Accident On West Side

A Chicago police officer was injured in an accident on the West Side.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011

A semi truck hauling cattle crashed and flipped over on a ramp leading from I-80 to I-294 on May 22, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

More Than Dozen Cows Die In I-80 Semi Wreck

A south suburban interstate ramp was reopened Sunday night, eight hours after a semi truck hauling cattle overturned — leaving more than a dozen dead animals and others roaming the road.


A wall of the Wilmette Public Library after a vehicle crashed through it on Wednesday.  (Photo Credit: Helen Marshall)

Car Crashes Into Wilmette Public Library

A motorist’s momentary pedal confusion caused her to mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the brake and drive through a wall of the Wilmette Public Library.


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Unlicensed Driver Cited After Crashing Into Restaurant

An unlicensed driver apparently failed to brake and smashed into a pizza restaurant.


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Wife On Boat Rescue: ‘Everything Went Beautifully’

More details are coming out about a Chicago woman’s rescue of her husband and two other men Wednesday night, after a storm had overturned their sailboat on Lake Michigan.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011

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Deadly Accident Prompts Call For Tighter Bus-Driver Screening

The Illinois Secretary of State asks federal officials to check the backgrounds of all commercial drivers license applicants, in the wake of this week’s fatal bus-pedestrian accident in Streeterville.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

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Bond Set At $250K In DUI Crash That Killed 2, Injured 9

A woman had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal driving limit when she crashed her sport-utility vehicle head-on into a car killing two people.


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Pickup Truck Flips Over On I-90

A small pickup truck rolled over this morning on I-90 in the far northwest suburbs, prompting authorities to close a lane on the westbound side.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

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Woman Sues After Helping Boy Who Died At Amusement Center

A woman has filed a lawsuit, claiming she suffered emotional distress when she tried to help the boy who fell to his death from a roller coaster at a Norridge amusement center this month.