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Serious Crash On I-294 Closes All Lanes In Northbrook

Chicago (CBS) — A serious crash between an SUV and a tractor trailer has closed all north and southbound lanes of I-294 at Willow Road in Northbrook. All lanes are currently closed to allow Flight for Life to land.


Dist. 211 Candidates Explain Why They Are Best For Board

After the polls close on April 2, Township High School Dist. 211 will have at least one new board member. Six candidates are seeking four, four-year seats on the board — three of them incumbents.


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 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.


Manufacturer moving from Schaumburg to Elk Grove

A Schaumburg manufacturer plans to relocate to Elk Grove Village and build a $16 million, 128,000-square-foot industrial building. Yamazen, Inc., now located at 735 E. Remington Road in Schaumburg, is buying a vacant seven-acre site at 111 Northwest Point Boulevard in Elk Grove from the National Roo


CODE RED: Weekend winter storm to hit Central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — ACODE RED WEATHER ALERT remains in effect for Saturday as another round of winter will soon be targeting central Illinois. At least this evening into Friday will offer a break in the action with mostly cloudy skies and seasonably chilly temperatures, but by late Frida


Krishnamoorthi joins House Committee on Intelligence

Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of Schaumburg was appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which is tasked with overseeing the activities and budget of the 17 intelligence agencies.


Ex-Elgin resident admits murder attempt, Roselle townhouse arson

A former Elgin woman has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and aggravated arson for stabbing and trying to suffocate a woman and then setting her former boyfriend's Roselle townhouse on fire in July 2017.


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.


Sarley: Expo season is really about to heat up

The shows just keep on coming. This week features Muskie Expo Chicago at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. I call this one the “Testosterone Show” because the aisles are packed with a lot of huge guys who use huge rods and reels fishing from huge boats looking for huge fish.


Share your Schaumburg photos with the community

A new program called "Schaumburg Snapshot" launched by the village allows members of the public to share photos showcasing why they enjoy the community. The program is open to everyone who can upload photos to the village's website at www.bitly.com/schaumburgsnapshot. Entries can range from still sh


Man armed with knife shot by Addison police

ADDISON, Ill. — A suspect was injured in a police-involved shooting in Addison early Thursday. It happened just before 4:30 a.m. in the 200 block of North Mill. Police arrived on the scene to investigate a domestic disturbance. While entering the apartment they encountered a person armed with a knif


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.


Elk Grove Man Charged With Aggravated Battery To Merchant

The following reports were taken from the files of the Elk Grove Police Dept. The Journal & Topics Newspapers publishes the Elk Grove Police Blotter each week. Alexander Malinowski, 32, of 19 Keswick Rd., Elk Grove Village, was charged with aggravated battery to a merchant and retail theft. He was t


Cook County Health Opens New Health Center in Arlington Heights

Cook County Health is committed to providing quality, compassionate care that is tailored to each patient's needs with community-based health centers that offer primary care medical homes for families throughout Cook County. The new Arlington Heights Health Center opened January 14th in a 25,000 sq.


Boys Basketball Roundup: MS, LA Pull Upset Wins

Here’s a look at the boys basketball action from the Journal-area Friday, Jan. 11 through Monday, Jan. 14:. Lake Zurich 69, Maine East 49: The Blue Demons struggled in the Lake Zurich MLK preliminary game, despite double-digit scoring performances from Jonathan Serrano (13 points) and Yash Singapori


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


Free tax preparation available at Hanover Township

Hanover Township and volunteers from AARP are offering free tax preparation at the Township Senior Center, 240 S. IL Route 59 in Bartlett. Appointments are required and are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appointments will not be scheduled after April 10.


Fire Caused Over $200K In Damage To Elgin Home

ELGIN, IL -- A fire badly damaged a home in the 300 block of Park Street in Elgin Wednesday morning, fire officials said. The blaze broke out at about 6:30 a.m. Firefighters first at the scene found smoke coming from the rear door of the house and residents told fire officials the blaze started in t


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.