December 4, 2009 --It wasn't a winter storm, but it did make a mess in parts of the north and northwest suburbs overnight. There were a number of accidents on area roads, including one in Wauconda that injured a police officer. The officer was working an accident when he was hit by another car that went out of control and hit a guard rail. The officer suffered serious injuries to his leg.
Accidents were also reported in Spring Grove and Wadsworth because of the icy conditions on the roads.