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

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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

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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