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Evanston man killed in Kankakee crash

An Evanston man was killed in a Kankakee car accident Saturday. According to police reports, the accident occurred on Interstate Highway 57 in Kankakee County. The car apparently hit something in the road, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The car then swerved and crashed into a concrete median. When medical officials arrived, [….]


Conair recalls about 291,000 hairdryers

Conair Corp. recalled 291,000 hairdryers last week. According to company reports, the hairdryers could break apart while they are in use. According to a number of reports, when the hairdryers break, they can cause cuts and lacerations. Customers who bought these hairdryers are asked to stop using them and call Conair to order a replacement. [….]


Two vehicle accident injures 16-year old in Cissna Park

A two-vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon sent a 16-year old Cissna Park girl to the hospital for treatment. The accident occurred about two miles north of Cissna Park, and the injured girl was taken to Iroquois Memorial Hospital  in Watseka. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash.


Texting while driving laws in Illinois

In the past few years, numerous studies have examined the effects of using cell phones while driving. In general, drivers who use cell phones to make calls or texts are more likely to be involved in a car accident. As a result, states like Illinois have implemented laws that restrict the use of cell phones [….]


Chicago nursing home may lose license after patient death

A spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Health says that all of the patients at the Fox River Pavillion have been moved to other nursing homes following the death of a resident in a fight.  Authorities have accused nurs ing home adm inistrators of failing to provide adequate supervision of patients in their care, especially [….]


Essex woman sustains minor injuries in crash

Police report that last Friday, April 16, an Essex woman sustained minor injuries in a collision at Kankakee and Rice roads around 6:25 p.m. A 39-year-old woman was driving southbound on Kankakee Road and stopped at the intersection with Rice Road. According to her, the sun was extremely bright and she was unable to see [….]


Freight train crashes through Chapel Steel Co. building in Bourbonnais

A freight train crashed through a Chapel Steel Co. building last Thursday. According to police reports, the freight train’s railcars were not ordered properly, causing the train to crash through the building’s rear. The rear of the building had an opening big enough for a 14-foot-tall car, but the freight train was 16 feet tall. [….]


Kankakee man injured in crash on Route 45/52

Police are investigating the cause of a crash that sent a Kankakee man to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon at around 3:15 p.m. According to sources familiar with the accident, the man’s motorcycle was struck by a car at 2740S Road at Route 45/52. While the extent of the man’s injuries is not yet known, [….]


Minooka man charged with hit-and-run

A 36-year-old Minooka man has been arrested under suspicion of leaving the scene of a personal injury crash. Illinois police report that the man allegedly struck an Illinois State Police trooper car on April 4 before fleeing the scene, leaving the trooper injured. He remains jailed in the Kendall County Jail on $75,000 bond. The [….]


Kankakee driver rollover

An 84-year-old resident was extracted from his upside-down car by Kankakee firefighters following a crash on Tuesday, April 6. The traffic accident occurred at 10:20 a.m. on Court Street and Entrance Avenue when the man failed to stop at a red light and struck another vehicle turning from North Entrance Avenue onto Court Street. The [….]