A Back of the Yards man tried to flee police Saturday near the University of Illinois at Chicago and dragged an officer more than 20 feet with his SUV.
Melvin Brown, 69, has been charged with felony aggravated DUI causing an accident involving bodily harm, as well as two misdemeanor counts of DUI.
Nearly one year after the crash, a Munster man has been charged with causing death while operating while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of at least 0.15 percent.
Jason Collins, 33, allegedly was driving under the influence when his pickup left the road and struck a marked police car in the center crossover on I-55 north of Route 23 about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A couple in west suburban Montgomery were jarred out of bed early Friday after a driver crashed a car into the side of their garage and then nose-dived the vehicle into a nearby pond.
Kevin P. Crawley was driving a 1999 white Infiniti sedan west on 63rd when he ran a red light, and collided with a 2002 Nissan traveling south on Woodlawn with a green light.
The crash occurred about 9:30 p.m. when a minivan hit a guardrail and rolled over in the southbound lanes of I-57 near 111th Street about 9:30 p.m.
Jason B. Callahan, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kendall County Coroner’s Office.
Konnor Burns is charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, resisting a peace officer and driving at a speed of 124 mph on a 45-mph stretch of Plainfield-Naperville Road not far from his family home.
Tears fell at a sentencing hearing for a Hobart man who admitted he was drunk when he crashed his motorcycle and killed his passenger.
A roadside safety check over the weekend by Chicago Ridge police turned out to be anything but safe — and a lot shorter than planned.
Police from the state, the city and the suburbs say that starting Thursday more officers than ever before will be involved in a stepped-up effort to deal with drunk and distracted drivers heading into the Labor Day weekend.
Seven of the children – who range in age from 3 to 14 – were not wearing seat belts, or in other child restraints.
A principal at a suburban academy for kids with behavior disorders was arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated driving under the influence, according to court records.
A 24-year-old man is free on bond after allegedly driving drunk down a busy street at a top speed of 100 mph and then crashing his car into two parked cars and a streetlight on Naperville’s far east side.
Three women have been arrested and charged with child neglect in separate incidents over a five-day period in Naperville, including one who allegedly left her 18-month-old child alone in a hot, unsecured car while she went shopping.
Illinois has a new weapon in its arsenal against drunken drivers.
An intoxicated Chicago man earned a handful of traffic citations late Monday after he crashed a minivan into a Southwest Side dental office and fled the scene on foot, police said.
The American Beverage Institute warns dropping the legal blood alcohol limit to .05 will backfire by devastating the restaurant industry, actually reducing public safety, and do nothing to attack the core of the drunk driving problem.
A Joliet man was charged with vehicular homicide after he drunkenly collided with a Chicago police cruiser Friday night — killing a passenger in his car while wounding himself, another occupant in the vehicle and two police officers.