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Police Looking For Driver Who Crashed In Front Of Tribune Tower

Police are looking for a person who crashed into a median in the Loop and fled the scene.

03/29/2014

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

Blame Game Between CTA, Union Continues In Wake Of O’Hare Train Crash

The CTA’s worker union says the sleeping operator whose train crashed at O’Hare on Monday had worked 69 hours the previous week — a claim the transit agency denies. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

03/28/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

Repairs Continue At O’Hare Blue Line Station; Weekend Reopening Expected

The station has been closed since early Monday, when a Blue Line train derailed and smashed into an escalator at the end of the platform, injuring 37 people.

03/28/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

Derailed CTA Train Removed From O’Hare; Station Could Reopen By Weekend

CTA officials have removed damaged train cars from the escalator and platform at O’Hare International Airport, and hope to reopen the station by this weekend, following a Blue Line derailment that injured more than 30 people earlier this week.

03/27/2014

Two drivers were killed in a fiery crash in Gary, Ind., on Thursday. (Credit: CapturedNews Video)

Two Dead In Fiery Crash In Gary

Gary Police Cpl. Gabrielle King said officers responded to a crash at 5th and Calhoun around 5 a.m. When crews arrived, they found an SUV engulfed in flames, and a second vehicle that had sustained extensive damage.

03/27/2014

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Carjacking Suspect Dies In Crash After High-Speed Chase

The driver tried to turn into an alley in Gary, Ind., but lost control of the car and richocheted off two large trees before stopping.

03/26/2014

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Man Gets 12-Years For DUI Crash That Killed Sycamore Boy

Benjamin Black, 29, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for the Feb. 27, 2013, crash that killed 11-year-old Matthew Ranken. Black pleaded guilty three months ago to driving under the influence of heroin.

03/26/2014

A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed an escalator at the O'Hare terminal, after it failed to slow down while pulling into the station. (Photo supplied to CBS)

NTSB: CTA Operator Dozed Off, Didn’t Wake Up Until Crash At O’Hare

Federal investigators said the woman who was operating the Blue Line that crashed at O’Hare International Airport on Monday admitted she dozed off before the crash, and didn’t wake up until it derailed and slammed into an escalator.

03/26/2014

A chain-reaction crash on I-65 near Rensselaer. Ind., left an Ohio man dead Tuesday morning. (Photo from Indiana State Police)

Ohio Man Killed In Chain-Reaction Crash On I-65

RENSSELAER, Ind. (STMW) – All lanes of northbound I-65 in northwest Indiana reopened late Tuesday morning after a chain-reaction crash involving two semi trucks and a large pickup hauling three other vehicles left an Ohio […]

03/25/2014

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

NTSB: Automated Stopping System Activated Before Blue Line Crash

Federal investigators said an automated braking system known as a “track trip” activated just before a CTA Blue Line train derailed at O’Hare International Airport and plowed into an escalator, but it’s not clear if the system applied the brakes as quickly as it should.

03/25/2014

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Two Arrested After Shooting, Crash In Logan Square

About 1:55 a.m., police saw suspects in one vehicle open fire toward another vehicle near Kimball and Fullerton avenues. The vehicle drove away at a “high speed” and hit several parked cars nearby.

03/25/2014

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Family Of Boy Killed By Fleeing Car Sues CPD Over Chase

Donovan Turnage’s death on Dec. 21 was an “entirely preventable” tragedy that would have been avoided if police hadn’t given chase on a crowded street in the middle of the day, an attorney for the Turnage family said Monday.

03/24/2014

One person was killed when a car hit a tow truck, then crashed into a wall dividing the Dan Ryan Expressway from the Red Line. The car flipped over during the crash. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Dead In Crash On Dan Ryan

A 25-year-old woman was killed when her car hit a tow truck, then crashed into a wall dividing the Dan Ryan Expressway from the CTA Red Line near 87th Street early Monday morning.

03/24/2014

A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed an escalator at the O'Hare terminal, after it failed to slow down while pulling into the station. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Blue Line Operator Dozed Off Before Train Jumped Tracks At O’Hare

just before 3 a.m. Monday, a train failed to stop as it pulled into the O’Hare station, and jumped the tracks onto the platform, then went up the escalator, stopping just short of the turnstiles.

03/24/2014

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Driver, 2 Kids Hurt In School Bus Crash In LaSalle County

Sandwich School District 430 Supt. Rick Schmitt said an Illinois Central school bus was taking students to Lighted Way, a school for special needs students in LaSalle, when two deer ran in front of the bus as it was headed west on U.S. Route 52 around 8 a.m.

03/21/2014

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Woman Arrested For DUI After Driving Wrong Way On Edens

About 2:05 a.m., the female was traveling south on I-94 when she crashed her vehicle and, having gotten turned around, began driving north in the southbound lanes between Willow and Old Orchard roads.

03/20/2014

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Toddler Among 5 Injured In Brighton Park Crash

Five people, including a toddler, were seriously injured when their vehicle struck a light pole in the Brighton Park neighborhood early Tuesday.

03/18/2014

An Oak Forest police officer died after a crash at 159th and Cicero. (Credit: CBS)

Oak Forest Police Officer Dies In Crash

James Morrissy, 62, died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, after a crash near 159th and Cicero in Oak Forest.

03/18/2014

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Semi Rolls Over On Ramp From I-57 To I-80

The semi rolled over about 7:40 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 80 at Interstate 57, Illinois State Police said.

03/17/2014

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Elgin Police Officer Among 2 Injured In Crash

An Elgin police officer was one of two people injured in a crash early Sunday in the northwest suburb.

03/16/2014

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