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Fatal Truck Accident in Will County, the Second of the Day

Interstate 57 was the site a multiple semi-trailer accident on Thursday, August 19, 2010. The Will County Coroner was called to the scene near the 325-mile marker in Will County. Just before 5:00 pm the first semi-trailer hit the second semi-trailer in the north-bound lanes. Emergency dispatchers reported that a few minutes later a third [….]

Two semi-tractor accidents close Interstate 57

Two separate semi-truck accidents caused Interstate 57 to be shut down twice in one day. According to Illinois State Police, The first accident occurred at 9 a.m. when one of the semi-trucks rear-ended another one. The semi that rear-ended the other then caught fire killing the driver. The driver of the other truck was transported [….]

Train Accident in Braidwood has Victim Airlifted to Hospital

Braidwood was the scene of a train accident when an Eastbound Amtrak passenger train hit a car at a Braidwood railroad crossing that has warning lights and sounds but no gates.  According to the Daily Journal, the victim was crossing the tracks northbound on Division Street when it was struck by the train just after [….]

One injured after train hits car

One person was injured after an Amtrak train hit a car near the Braidwood crossing. The accident occurred as the car was crossing the train tracks on Division Street around 11 a.m. and the train struck the car. There were no gates preventing the person from driving on the tracks, but there were warning lights [….]

Man killed in Iroquois County accident

A 25-year-old man was killed in a two-car accident on Route 52 on Sunday night. The man was from Fithian and was heading eastbound on Route 52 when he crossed the center line into the oncoming lane. A father and son were traveling westbound when the man swerved into their lane. The son, who was [….]

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges from Memorial Day Boating Accident

Alcohol and watercraft operation is not a good mix as boaters have found out throughout time. Paul Hale III was driving a speedboat on May 29 w hen he hit another speedboat near the Schuyler Avenue Bridge. He was found to have a blood-alcohol rate nearly three times the legal limit at the time of [….]

Bourbonnais Woman accused of Criminal Abuse of a Disabled Person.

A hearing has been set for a woman who is accused of hitting a disabled man with a shoe. Aleyamma Kurien, 63, of Bourbonnais is accused of hitting the Shapiro Developmental Center resident with a shoe and has been charged with one count of criminal abuse of a disabled person in connection with the alleged [….]

Soup recalled due to possible allergic reactions

Bay Valley Foods, an Illinois-based company, has announced the recall of canned Chef’s Cupboard Chicken and Rice Soup due to ingredients in the soup not being on the label. The soup was made with Vegetarian Vegetable soup which contains egg and wheat. Egg and wheat are not listed on the label of the can meaning [….]

Train Derailment spills rocks onto Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Union Pacific tracks just north of Wilmington were closed for most of the day on Wednesday, July 28 when a southbound train derailed early Wednesday morning.  The derailment was reported soon after midnight and was located just west of the Prairie Creek Grain Company at 29400 N. Illinois, Route 53. Eight cars were loaded with [….]

Police investigate car crash that injured nine

Illinois State Police are investigating a three-car accident that injured nine people on I-94. The driver of the car that caused the accident is still being searched for by police officials. The accident occurred around 10 p.m., when a car struck another while heading north down the roadway. The vehicle that was hit then struck [….]