A Union Pacific freight train hauling coal from Wyoming to Wisconsin derailed near the border between north suburban Glenview and Northbrook on July 4, 2012. A railroad bridge also collapsed in the wreck. (Credit: CBS)

After Fatal Train Wreck, Durbin Calls For More Federal Oversight Of Bridge Inspections

As crews continued cleanup of the train derailment and bridge collapse that killed a Glenview couple, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was calling for increased federal oversight of railroad bridge inspections.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

Burton Lindner, 69, and his wife Zorine, 70 (Family Photo)

Family Of Train Wreck Victims Sues Railroad; Cleanup Halted

The family of a Glenview couple killed in a train derailment and bridge collapse has filed a wrongful death suit against Union Pacific Railroad over the incident, and a judge has ordered cleanup of the wreck halted to preserve evidence in the case.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

A car with at least one body inside was found in the rubble of a train derailment and bridge collapse in the northern suburbs, a day after the wreck. (Credit: CBS)

2 Bodies Found In Car Dug Out Of Wreck From Train Derailment

Crews sifting through the wreckage of a train derailment and bridge collapse in the northern suburbs have found two bodies in the wreckage, after digging out a car that had been buried in the rubble.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

A Union Pacific freight train hauling coal from Wyoming to Wisconsin derailed near the border between north suburban Glenview and Northbrook on July 4, 2012. A railroad bridge also collapsed in the wreck. (Credit: CBS)

Coal Train Derails Near Glenview-Northbrook Border, Bridge Collapses

Railroad workers have a big job ahead of them after several cars of a freight train hauling coal derailed near the border between north suburban Glenview and Northbrook Wednesday, and a rail bridge collapsed during the wreck.



Northbrook Teen Killed In Wisconsin Crash

A 17-year-old Northbrook teen was killed in a car accident in Wisconsin on Monday, authorities said.


Astellas Ribbon Cutting

Quinn: State Incentives Mean New Jobs From Big Drugmaker

Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to give the struggling economy a shot in the arm.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Northbrook Main Break

Water Main Break Shuts Down Waukegan Road In Northbrook

Crews Monday morning were working to repair a water main break in Northbrook.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Discover chairman and chief executive officer David Nelms (left) with sweepstakes winner Bill Kirkpatrick of Northbrook, his 14-year-old son Ricky, his wife Iris. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM Newsradio/CBS)

Northbrook Man Wins $1 Million In Discover Card Contest

Imagine getting off your morning train to work, only to find out you’ve suddenly become a millionaire.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

District 31 Students Push For Property Tax Hike

Several hundred students, their parents and staff from the two schools in West Northfield District 31 marched and rallied Tuesday, urging voters to approve a tax increase.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

North Shore School District Seeking Tax Hike To Avoid Severe Cuts

A small public school district nestled among two wealthy Chicago suburbs is in serious financial trouble. West Northfield Elementary School District 31 is surrounded by Northbrook and Glenview on the North Shore. It has only two schools and severe cuts are looming if they don’t get more money.

CBS 2–01/25/2012

Northbrook police SWAT team officers respond to an apparent standoff with a gunman in the 2400 block of Partridge Lane on Dec. 28, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Northbrook Standoff Ends When Man Found Dead In Home

A four-and-a-half hour in Northbrook came to an end Wednesday evening when police found a man dead of an apparent gunshot wound inside his home.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Man Dies After Edens Spur Crash

A man died after a two-vehicle accident on the Edens Spur near north suburban Northbrook Saturday evening.


State police respond to the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on the Edens Expressway Saturday afternoon. (CBS)

Updated: Four People Injured In Edens Crash

Four people were injured, one critically, Saturday afternoon after a police pursuit ended in a five-car crash on the Edens Expressway.


Road Closed

Lake-Cook Road Reconstruction Project To Stop For 1 Year

Restaurant owners are breathing a sigh of relief along Lake-Cook road between Waukegan and the Tri-State Tollway, because Cook County has agreed to delay the project.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Francisco Tirado, arrested for the 65th time, for assaulting a woman and her children. (Photo courtesy Cook County Sheriffs Dept.)

Man Arrested For 65th Time After Holding Woman And Her Children Hostage

A woman and her two small children escaped a home in unincorporated Northbrook after her attacker fell asleep, ending a week-long captivity during which the woman was repeatedly beaten.



Man To Admit To Shipping Unsolicited ‘Erectile Pumps’ In Medicare Scam

A Northbrook man has agreed to plead guilty to shipping “erectile pumps” to diabetes patients who never asked for them, as part of a Medicare scam.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2011

Authorities surround a residence Thursday during a standoff with an armed resident in Northbrook, Ill. (CBS)

Armed Standoff In Northbrook Ends Peacefully, Man In Custody

A 51-year-old Northbrook man is in custody tonight following a three-hour-plus standoff with police that began when he fired a gun in the home during an argument with his parents.


Jiho Lee, 22, is charged in a crash that killed a woman in Northbrook. (Credit: Northbrook Police)

Man Charged With DUI In Deadly Northbrook Crash

A 22-year-old Buffalo Grove man has been charged with driving drunk in a crash that left a woman dead in Northbrook.


File Photo of Auto Accident (David McNew/ Getty Images)

1 Killed, 2 Injured In Northbrook Crash

One person was killed and two others were injured early Thursday in a two-car crash in Northbrook.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

(File Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

State Launches Reforestation Project In Northbrook

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says reforestation of 40 north suburban acres will pay big dividends for area residents in terms of cleaner air, cleaner water and wildlife habitat.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011