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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 [….]

Serious Accident Forces Closure of Illinois 3

A head-on collision between a semi-truck and an American Red Cross vehicle forced authorities to shut down Illinois 3 for several hours on Wednesday. Sources say that one person in the Red Cross vehicle was killed and two other individuals involved in the accident were injured. A third vehicle may have been involved in the [….]

Car Crashes Into Home, Injures Illinois Man

Authorities in Fosterburg, Illinois are investigating an accident that seriously injured a 23 year-old man on Tuesday afternoon. According to sources close to the case, a 52 year old man apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck an embankment, sending his vehicle flying into a nearby home. The injured party was apparently pinned to [….]