Students returning to Shepard High School on Monday after spring break were stunned by the news that Cassie Hense, of Alsip, who graduated early after the fall semester, had died in a car crash that left another former student critically injured.
Officials confirmed the body of a man found Tuesday morning in a Cook County forest preserve is that of a missing Oak Lawn man whose car, wallet and cell phone were found Sunday at the preserve.
A semi-trailer truck caught fire on Interstate 80 overnight, causing a major traffic snare for the morning rush.
A motorcyclist was struck and killed by a Metra train in Orland Park overnight.
A lane was blocked on the Eisenhower Expressway as the morning rush began, after a sport-utility vehicle flipped over near Mannheim Road.
One person has been killed in a small plane crash in northwest suburban Wheeling.