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Two injured in three-car wreck in Kankakee

Two Kankakee residents were injured in a three-car accident that occurred on Tuesday evening. According to sources familiar with the case, the accident began on the Schuyler Avenue Bridge and ended at the intersection of Schuyler and River Street. The front tire of a pickup truck that was involved in the crash was found at [….]


Avondale Man Charged in Hit-and-Run, 5 Injured

A man from Avondale has been charged with three felonies after allegedly fleeing the scene of a three-car accident on Chicago’s Near North Side that left five people injured. Police say Michael McFaul was traveling east on West Division Street and collided with two taxis shortly before 4:00 a.m. Sunday. The 30 year-old McFaul has [….]


1 Killed, 2 Injured in Illinois Car Accident

A woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a head-on car crash on Illinois Route 160. Barbara Green was traveling southbound on Route 160 when a car driven by James Griesbaum swerved into the lane and struck Green’s vehicle head-on. Green was transported via helicopter to St. Louis University hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Gre [….]


Weather Blamed in Two Illinois Accidents

Gusty winds, heavy snow, and icy roads are being blamed for two crashes which occurred Wednesday morning on Interstate 57, south of the town of Manteno. According to police, the low visibility and perilous road conditions led to a southbound pickup truck losing its grip on the road and sliding into a ditch, where it [….]


Illinois Supreme Court: No Caps on Malpractice Lawsuits

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that caps limiting the amount that can be awarded in medical malpractice suits are against the state’s constitution. The limits were passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 2005, but the court has ruled that the legislation infringed on the power of the state’s judicial branch. Doctors’ advocacy groups [….]


Minier Woman Killed in I-74 Crash

A woman from Tazewell County had died as a result of a three-car accident on Interstate 74 Friday evening in Champaign County. 27-year-old Minier resident Jennifer Kautz was a passenger in a pick-up truck that crossed the center median and struck a westbound semi head-on. According to information released by Illinois State Police District 10 [….]


Kankakee Woman Dies in Semi Crash

The owner of the Wisteria Day Spa died in a tragic auto accident Friday morning when the car she was driving crashed into a semi truck on Illinois Route 50. The 30-year-old mother of three was driving southbound on Route 50 when, witnesses say, she turned abruptly in front of the semi, causing the crash. [….]


Boston Legal Actor Dies in Wisconsin

Justin Mentell, a young actor best known for his role in the television show Boston Legal, was pronounced dead following a tragic car accident in Wisconsin. According to police reports, Mentell was driving his 2005 Jeep along a rural Wisconsin road when he lost control of the vehicle, drove down an embankment, and hit two [….]


Man Dies in Grain Bin Accident

A Siegel, Illinois man has died following a freak grain bin accident. According to the Shelby County coroner, the accident occurred on Thursday. The 22-year-old man was working with two other men loading dried corn into a grain bin when the tragic accident occurred. The man became trapped in the corn and was buried alive. [….]


Italian Sausage Products Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

On Sunday morning, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Safety issued a consumer warning about sausage products made by Daniele International Inc. A federal recall has been initiated to remove nearly 1.2 million pounds of the sausage products due to possible salmonella contamination. Daniele International, Inc produces a variety of sausage products under different [….]