Surveillance photo of the suspet who robbed a Fifth Third Bank branch Dec. 8 in Cary. (Photo from the FBI)

Man Suspected In Three Bank Robberies Strikes Again

The most recent robbery happened Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bank branch at 10705 Broadway in Crown Point, according to the FBI.


A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Metra Train Strikes, Kills Person In Northwest Suburb

The person was struck by UP-Northwest Line Train 608 about 5:40 a.m. Friday near 3 Oaks Road and the Cary Depot, according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis.


Allison Spahr (courtesy: Kristin Kukla Photography)

Suburban Father Describes Freak Accident On Camping Trip That Killed Daughter

10-year-old girl Allison Spahr died after a tree fell on her family’s tent during a storm in Devil’s Lake State Park.


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Cook County Officer Held On Sex Charge

A Cook County corrections officer is being held on $50,000 bail this morning.


Firefighters were on the scene of a big fire at a paint facility in Cary. (CBS)

Explosions, Fire At Cary Paint Plant

Firefighters were on the scene of an explosion and fire at a paint manufacturing plant that injured three people in the northwest suburbs.


A member of a SWAT team. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Computer Pranksters Draw Swarms Of Cops To Cary Home

Late Wednesday afternoon, Cary police say they received a computer message from a 16-year-old boy who claimed there had been a shooting in a home on Adare Drive. The teen said he was hiding in an upstairs room.



McHenry County Woman Gets 4 Years For Stealing $185,000 From Employer

A woman is going to spend four years in prison for embezzling her employer in Algonquin.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

A meteor from the Geminids meteor shower in 2009 (File Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Stargazers Spot Meteor Streaking Across Chicago Area Skies

Several people in the Chicago area spotted a meteor streaking across the sky Wednesday night.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2012

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Driver In Fatal NW Suburban Crash Charged With DUI

The 19-year-old driver of a car that crashed into a tree in northwest suburban Cary early Saturday has been charged with driving under of the influence of alcohol.


Police found this five-foot alligator inside the home of a Cary man this week. (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff's Office)

Alligator Found During Drug Bust In Cary

Police got a bit of a surprise during a drug bust earlier this week.


Metra Accident

Metra Train Hits Car In Northwest Suburbs

A Metra train slammed into a car Tuesday morning at a crossing on the border between Cary and Crystal Lake.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

Crystal Lake Police (Credit:

Teen Driver Falls Asleep, Rolls Over Jeep In NW Suburb

A teen driver told police he fell asleep before crashing a Jeep into a curb and rolling the SUV over twice Wednesday afternoon in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.


A group of Cary, Ill. Girl Scouts learned about the worst and best in people after someone stole their cookie-sales money. (CBS)

Town Steps Up After Girl Scouts’ Cookie Money Is Stolen

A suburban Girl Scout troop experienced the worst and best in people after someone stole more than $400 in cookie sales, but contributions on Monday more than made up for the loss.


Collection Jar Thieves

2 Donation Jars Stolen In Northwest Suburbs

Police in the northwest suburbs say two donation jars were stolen from businesses in Crystal Lake and Cary.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2010