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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 [….]


Semi-truck accident on Interstate 57 injures two

A semi-truck accident on I-57 injured two people in Chebanse Township. The semi-truck struck the rear of a vehicle that was protecting the crew that was working on the road. The semi-truck was hauling compressed hydrogen at the time of the accident. Emergency crews worked to remove the semi-truck in the safest way. The cause [….]


Seven-vehicle crash kills two people, injures more

Five people from Kankakee and Iroquois counties were involved in a seven-vehicle accident on a southern Illinois highway. Two of the victims were killed after the accident. Officials said that the two people killed in the accident was a 54-year-old man and a 52-year-old man from Missouri. The accident is still under investigation, but it [….]