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Friend caught high-speed crash on video that left 3 teenagers seriously injured near Huntley, sheriff says

Sheriff’s officials say a friend of three teenagers seriously injured in a crash near Huntley had exited their car and began video recording, capturing the high-speed crash as it occurred last week. The Kane County Sheriff’s Office and Huntley Fire Protection District responded around 7:32 p.m. on July 5 to the area of 44W911 Dietrich […]

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Charges filed against wrong-way DUI driver who killed Vernon Hills man, fitness coach

State police have announced charges against a woman who allegedly drove intoxicated and caused a wrong-way crash that killed a 27-year-old man from Vernon Hills, who was a fitness coach. The Illinois State Police and Chicago Fire Department responded around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday to Interstate 90 at Cumberland Avenue in Chicago for a vehicle crash […]

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‘Heinous act’: Firefighters rescue, rehome kittens found left for dead in porta-potty toilet in North Chicago

Firefighters rescued and rehomed three kittens who were found abandoned and dumped inside a porta-potty toilet, which authorities called a “heinous act.” The North Chicago Fire Department responded on Tuesday evening to a 911 call for a report of kittens in a porta-potty outside of the Foss Park District Community Recreation Center, 1730 Lewis Avenue. […]

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‘We lost one of the best’: Vernon Hills man, fitness coach remembered after being killed by wrong-way driver

A 27-year-old man from Vernon Hills, who was a fitness coach, is being remembered for being the “nicest and sweetest guy” after he was killed by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 90. The Illinois State Police and Chicago Fire Department responded around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday to Interstate 90 at Cumberland Avenue in Chicago for a […]

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Police arrest woman accused of committing arson fire at grocery store in Buffalo Grove

Police arrested a woman after she allegedly committed a small arson fire at a grocery store in Buffalo Grove while dozens of customers were inside shopping Wednesday evening. The Buffalo Grove Police Department responded around 10:37 p.m. Wednesday to the Woodman’s Food Market, 1550 Deerfield Parkway in Buffalo Grove, for a report of a criminal […]

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Charges filed against woman accused of intentionally striking IDOT construction worker with car in Marengo

Charges have been filed against a driver accused of intentionally hitting an IDOT construction worker with her car, leaving him hospitalized, in Marengo Wednesday morning. The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts and Marengo Police Department responded around 11:05 a.m. Wednesday to West Grant Highway and Park Drive for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Marengo […]