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Gary, Ind. Teens Watch In Horror As Their Friend Is Killed By Train

Fifteen-year-old Diquan Thomas was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


Firefighter and paramedic Kevin Sanders was honored Thursday at a memorial for first-responders killed in West, Texas. (CBS)

Deadly Texas Blast Claims Life Of Former Chicago-Area Resident

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Kevin Sanders, a 33-year-old paramedic and firefighter, was among the dead. The blast in West, Texas last week injured hundreds.


Two burglary suspects died when they crashed into two trees while fleeing police in Gary, Ind., on Jan. 30, 2013. A third suspect in the car was critically injured. (Credit: Gary Police)

2 Burlgary Suspects Killed In Crash During Police Chase In Gary

Two home burglary suspects were killed and a third was critically hurt as they fled police on Wednesday in Gary, Ind.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2013

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Man Shot, Killed While Driving In West Pullman

A man was shot and killed while driving in the West Pullman neighborhood Wednesday on the South Side.


16-Year-Old Killed In Southwest Suburban Traffic Crash

A 16-year-old girl died on Saturday following a traffic crash in southwest suburban Lockport.


Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Auto In Little Village

A vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian early Saturday.



One Dead, 3 Wounded In Uptown Shootings

The victims were standing on the sidewalk in the 5000 block of North Winthrop Avenue about 9:30 p.m. when two male suspects walked up and started shooting,


Ivan Miranda (left) was killed when the car he was in was struck by another vehicle in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Nov. 24, 2012. (Family Photo)

Man Killed, Brother Injured In Hit-And-Run In Humboldt Park

Police have run into a snag in their investigation into an early-morning accident Saturday that killed one man and injured his brother.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a truck. (CBS)

Bicyclist Struck, Killed By Truck On North Side

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a truck on the near North Side Friday.



Woman, 84, Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle In West Ridge

A minivan struck and killed an 84-year-old woman as she crossed the street Monday evening near her home in the West Ridge neighborhood on the Far North Side.



Bicyclist Killed After Collision With Truck

A bicyclist died Thursday night after she collided with an ice cream truck a few blocks away from her home in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.


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Cops: Man Killed Roommate’s Dogs, Hid Them In Suitcase

A 20-year-old man killed his boyfriend’s dogs and left them in a suitcase while pretending to help look for them, police said in issuing an arrest warrant, the Herald-News is reporting.


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Day Care Owner Dies Before Standing Trial In Case Of Boy’s Death

In 2009, a boy was killed by an employee at a Lincolnshire day care center, and the trial of the owner on obstruction of justice charges was to begin soon.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Iqbal Habib, left, and his wife, Zeenat, and their children Ahshaz and Fareeza, died last week in a car accident in India. (CBS)

Entire Naperville Family Perishes In Crash In India

Four members of a prominent Naperville family have been killed in a tragic traffic accident while on vacation in India.


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Man Stands Charged With Felony For Killing Family Member’s Cat

A Palatine man stands charged with felony animal cruelty, after throwing a cat so hard to the ground that the animal had to be put down.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

Diana Paz, left, with her sister Maria Paz. (Family Photo)

Family: Woman Killed On Eisenhower Shouldn’t Have Been Left Alone

The family of a woman killed on the Eisenhower Expressway shortly after her release on drunken driving charges says she should never have been left alone.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011


Boy, 6, Killed After TV Falls On Him

A 6-year-old boy died Sunday night after a television fell on him in his northwest suburban Arlington Heights home.



Eight Die In Weekend Violence In City, Suburbs

Eight men were killed in acts of violence throughout the city and suburbs over the weekend, with two of dead men victims of an especially violent weekend in near west suburban Maywood.


Pfc. Michael Olivieri died this week in Iraq. He was from Chicago's southwest suburbs. (U.S. Army)

Services To Be Held For Local Soldier Killed In Iraq

Services will be held later this week for a southwest suburban soldier who was killed in Iraq last week.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

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Bicyclist Dies After Crashing Into Store Window

A bicyclist from Oak Lawn is dead after crashing into a retail store window.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2011