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.


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Two Illinois Women Die From West Nile Virus

One woman was in her 70s and the other was in her 80s, said Chicago Department of Public Health spokesman Ryan Gage.


Firefighters at the scene of a grain bin where a DeKalb County farmer became trapped Monday. (CBS)

DeKalb County Farmer Dies In Grain-Bin Accident

A 73-year-old farmer died Monday after becoming trapped in a grain bin in DeKalb County, the coroner’s office said.


Woman Killed In Pace Bus Accident On South Side

A Pace bus traveling south swerved to avoid a pedestrian and crashed into a light pole in the 4600 block of South Halsted Street.


Police investigate the scene of a fatal accident Monday that killed a juvenile in Skokie on Saint Louis Avenue. (CBS)

Child Killed In Chain-Reaction Crash In Skokie

A young boy on a bicycle was run over and killed in north suburban Skokie Monday evening in what authorities call a chain-reaction accident.


A man died at this construction site in the 13100 block of South Torrence Avenue on Monday, officials said. (CBS)

Man Killed By Falling Debris At Construction Site

The 38-year-old man was at a construction site near East 130th Street and South Torrence Avenue when a piece of falling debris, possibly iron, struck him.


Mugshot of Martin Candia.  Charges have been approved in the traffic crash that occurred on May 29, 2010 at 5:47 a.m. in the 6900 block of North Ashland in which a 10-year-old boy was fatally injured.  Candia, 30, has been charged with the following felony offenses:   Reckless Homicide Aggravated DUI   Candia has also been charged and/or cited for the following:   Driving under the Influence Driving under the Influence with BAC above .08 Disobey Red Light Driving on Suspended License Operating a Motor Vehicle without Insurance Failure to Keep in Lanes Failure to Reduce Speed  Transportation or Possession of Alcoholic Liquor in a Motor Vehicle (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Gets 7 Years For DUI Crash That Killed 10-Year-Old

A man was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to being drunk when he caused a crash that fatally crushed a 10-year-old boy.


An Amtrak train originating in Chicago collided with a truck in Nevada June 24, killing the driver and five people aboard the train. (Robert Hill/CNN)

Amtrak Train From Chicago Collides With Truck In Nev.; At Least 2 Dead

The truck driver and one person on the California Zephyr were killed in the 11:25 a.m. Friday accident about 70 miles east of Reno, authorities said.


McCook police patch (Credit: McCook Police Department)

Man Fatally Injured After Vehicle Accident

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


Police Shooting

Teen Robbery Suspect Shot Dead By Police; One Arrested

A shootout between Chicago Police and two robbery suspects left one of the suspects, a 15-year-old boy, dead Wednesday night in the South Shore neighborhood.


File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Two Killed In Crash After A Pursued Vehicle Struck Their Car

A 57-year-old man and woman were killed early Sunday when a pursued vehicle went through a stoplight and slammed into their car. The deaths were ruled homicides.


Tinley Park Accident

4-Year-Old Girl Fatally Struck By Teen’s Vehicle

A 4-year-old girl is dead, after being struck by a teenage driver as she ran after a ball in Tinley Park.

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2nd Motorist Dies From Injuries In Car Crash

A man died Monday afternoon, three days after a crash that also left a Chicago woman dead.


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One Fatality After Motorcycle Crash

Speed appears to be the cause of a crash that left a motorcyclist dead.