Route 59

A motorcycle struck a pedestrian in Plainfield early Tuesday. Both the biker and the pedestrian died in the collision. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Biker And Pedestrian Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Plainfield

Just after midnight, a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed collided with a pedestrian near the intersection of Route 59 and Lockport Street in Plainfield.



2 Investigators: Dump Thrived For Years Along DuPage River

Now, authorities are going after a land owner and looking into why action wasn’t taken sooner. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


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Barrington Hills Man Pleads Guilty To Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

Karsten Eilertsen, 19, entered a blind plea of guilty to two counts of aggravated DUI for the March 3, 2013, crash in Barrington Hills. His Chevrolet Suburban was traveling north on Route 59 about 3 p.m. when it sideswiped a southbound Toyota just south of Route 68, according to police.


An 11-year-old was struck by a Metra train Friday evening in Barrington. (CBS)

Boy, 11, Hit By Commuter Train In Barrington

A Metra train struck an 11-year-old boy Friday evening in northwest suburban Barrington.


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Man Dead, 4 Injured In Barrington Hills Crash

A man is dead and four other people were injured Sunday afternoon in a four-vehicle accident in northwest suburban Barrington Hills.


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Naperville Offers Big Tax Incentive To Keep Wal-Mart From Leaving

Residents of some parts of Chicago protested and tried to stop Wal-Mart when the retailer announced plans to move in, but in Naperville, the city government is willing to dish out some big money to keep Wal-Mart from leaving.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Road Work Ahead

Major Expansion Project Set To Begin On Route 59 In Western Suburbs

Major construction work on one of the busiest stretches of Chicago area roadways is about to begin.

WBBM Newsradio–08/17/2012

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Brush Fires Shut Down Road, Metra Line

The persistent dry conditions have led to brush fires in the Chicago area, which grew so severe Tuesday afternoon that they shut down a Metra train line and a major roadway.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

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Fire Destroys Fleet Of Construction Vehicles In West Chicago

As many as 15 construction vehicles were destroyed in a fire early Monday in West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

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Person Shot By Off-Duty Cop At Fermilab

A traffic chase between an off-duty police officer and a car involved in a hit-and-run accident in the west suburbs Saturday ended on Fermi Lab property when the officer opened fire on the car, striking someone in the backseat.


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Naperville Red Light Cameras To Be History Later Tuesday

Effective later Tuesday, the red light cameras in Naperville will be taken offline permanently.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

Bartlett Crash

Car Sent Off Road Into Trees In Bartlett Crash; 1 Killed

A crash in Bartlett early Thursday sent a car off the road and into a grove of trees.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Freight Train Fire

Commuters Still Facing Delays After Freight Train Derailment

Twenty-two freight train cars jumped the tracks and three burst into flames Thursday morning in the west suburbs, causing Metra service disruptions that were expected to drag into into Friday.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

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Red Light Cameras To Be Taken Offline In Naperville

Drivers in Naperville are going to get a break from red light cameras.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

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Man Killed, Daughter Hurt In Lake County Motorcycle Accident

A man was killed and his daughter was critically injured over the weekend in a motorcycle accident in the far north suburban town of Ingleside.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011

Route 59 Crash

4 Injured, Roads Shut Down In Streamwood Crash

Serious injuries were reported this morning, when a car and a sport-utility vehicle collided on Route 59 in Streamwood.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011


2 Injured, 1 Extricated, In SW Suburban Crash

PLAINFIELD, Ill. (STMW) – Two people were hospitalized in a crash which required extrication Tuesday evening in southwest suburban Plainfield. The crash happened just north of Route 59 near Pasquinelli Drive about 5 p.m., according […]


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Man Arrested After Going 123 MPH In Plainfield

For the second time in nine days, Plainfield police have pulled over a driver who was going more than 100 miles per hour along Illinois Route 59.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

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Teen Caught Driving 108 MPH On Route 59

A teenager from southwest suburban Plainfield was arrested this week when he was caught driving 108 miles per hour down a busy street.