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Serious crash shuts down Tri-State Tollway near Northbrook

The Tri-State Tollway was fully closed in both directions after a crash Thursday afternoon near north suburban Northbrook. The crash, which involved a semitrailer and an SUV, happened shortly before 3 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 294 near Willow Road, according to Illinois State Police


Northbrook home destroyed by fire, which spread to 2 other homes

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- An explosion caused a massive fire Wednesday morning at a Northbrook home and spread to two neighboring homes. ""It was a blazing inferno. Fire reaching up to the sky. We were sure that our neighbors were gone," said neighbor Mendy Pozin.


Serious Injury On I-294 As SUV Collides With Tractor-Trailer

NORTHBROOK, IL — A serious crash briefly closed Interstate 294 in both directions Thursday afternoon for a medical evacuation. A gray Toyota SUV and a semi-truck collided shortly after 4 p.m. in the southbound lanes near the Willow Road exit ramp, according to state police.


Illinois Emergency Management Agency warns residents to brace for weekend storm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to prepare for this weekend's blast of winter weather, which is forecasted to dump between 4"-8" of snow on northern Illinois, followed by cold arctic air that will bring single digit temperatures to the state.


Northbrook Chamber Looks to the Future at Annual Meeting & Dinner

With redevelopment the hot topic of conversation around the community, the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that its 2019 Annual Meeting & Dinner will feature a presentation by noted Chicago commercial developer Scott Goodman. Goodman's address will touch on the challenges and r


Northbrook man charged with sexual assault of Buffalo Grove woman

A 40-year-old Northbrook man recently was charged with sexually assaulting a Buffalo Grove woman, whom he met through the online dating app “Plenty of Fish,” authorities said Tuesday.


Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse: When To See Red In Illinois

ILLINOIS — A supermoon and total lunar eclipse will coincide Jan. 20-21 in a rare celestial occurrence that will be visible across North America. Whether you'll be able to see this event — also known for reasons we'll get into later as a "blood moon" and a "wolf moon" — in Illinois is dependent on t


CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Knife-Wielding Driver Approaches Window In Niles Road Rage Incident

CHICAGO (CBS)–Charges have been filed in connection with a road rage incident caught on camera on a busy intersection in suburban Niles on Wednesday. A video shows two drivers stop their vehicles around 11 a.m. Jan. 16 near Touhy and Milwaukee avenues.


3 Houses Burn In Extra-Alarm Northbrook Fire

NORTHBROOK, IL — A multiple-alarm fire broke out Wednesday morning in the 2500 block of Melanie Lane in Northbrook. All residents were able to evacuate safely and no rescuers were injured as a fire in one home spread to two neighboring homes, according to Fire Chief Andy Carlson.


Funeral for Illinois State Police Trooper Chris Lambert set for Friday

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- The funeral for Illinois State Police TrooperChris Lambert, who was fatally struck on I-294 in Northbrook, will be held Friday. A visitation will be held 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Willow Creek Community Church, 67 Algonquin Rd., South Barrington. Law enforcement walk-thr


Person shot by police in Addison

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A person was shot by police in west suburban Addison Thursday morning, police said. Police responded to a domestic incident in the 200-block of North Mill Road and a person was shot by police.


Diversity Festival To Remain June 2, Not During BG Days

Buffalo Grove’s first Festival of Diversity at Mike Rylko Community Park will go on as scheduled June 2, despite the village suggest the park district consider moving the event to Buffalo Grove Days over Labor Day weekend.


Illinois parents get 25 years in death of boy, 6, who weighed 17 pounds when he died

JERSEYVILLE, Ill. -- An Illinois father and stepmother will spend decades in prison in the starvation death of their 6-year-old son, who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds when he died.


Winter Storm Watch to begin Friday; Heaviest snow expected overnight into Saturday

CHICAGO -- A Winter Storm Watch has been issued beginning Friday evening through Saturday morning. According to the National Weather Service, heavy snow is expected and accumulations of three to seven inches is possible.


Crews battling blaze at mutliple homes in Northbrook

FOX 32 NEWS - Firefighters responded to a massive blaze Wednesday that had spread to at least three homes in north suburban Northbrook. Crews arrived to the scene of a two-alarm fire that started around 6 a.m. in the 2500 block of Melanie Lane.


Police: Northbrook home ransacked during burglary

The following items were taken from Northbrook Police Department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Five people stole bottles of liquor from CVS, 936 Willow Road, on Jan. 5, police said.


Should Illinois politicians resign before they run for another office?

Some states keep local politicians from running for a new office while holding another by requiring elected officials to resign their current seat before filing to run for the next one.


Dealing With Loss Of Spouse? Seminar At AH Church Offers Help

The public is invited to a two-hour “Loss of a Spouse” seminar for those grieving a spouse’s death. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at Faith Lutheran Church, 431 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights.


Metra UP West Line halted west of Villa Park after person fatally struck by freight train in Lombard

LOMBARD, Ill. (WLS) -- A freight train on the Metra UP West tracks fatally struck a pedestrian Thursday morning, authorities said. The incident occurred near Finley Road and Crescent Boulevard.


Massive Fire Engulfs Multiple Homes in Suburban Northbrook

A massive blaze engulfed several homes in north suburban Northbrook early Wednesday. The fire broke out around 6 a.m. in the 2500 block of Melanie Lane. It appeared as though at least three homes were fully involved in the fire, which was upgraded to a two-alarm blaze.