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Wrong-way Driver Accident on Pulaski Avenue Takes Life of Woman, 67

A vehicle going the wrong way on a street resulted in the death of a woman from the Logan Square neighborhood on Saturday morning. Obdulia Villalobos, 67, was riding in the backseat of her daughter’s 2001 Volkswagon Golf as the daughter drove southbound on North Pulaski  Avenue on December 22nd. Around 4:45 a.m., the vehicle [….]


Chicago to pay $6.25 Million to Man Injured by Drunken City Worker

An accident caused by a city worker in May 2011 has resulted in a payout of $6.25 million to a pedestrian. Dwight Washington, a worker in the Streets and Sanitation Department in the City of Chicago, was driving a F-150 pick-up truck in his job as a laborer on May 21st. Washington hit the curb [….]


Church Van Rolls Over, Injures Five People

A church van taking basketball players for a meal between games in a basketball tournament in Indiana rolled over and injured five people. While taking part in a basketball tournament on Thursday, November 29th at Hyles-Anderson College in St. John, Indiana  members of the First Baptist Church of Hammond’s school’s basketball team went to get something [….]


Driver Convicted in Accident Involving Downers Grove Teen

A February crash that left a Downers Grove teen severely disabled has resulted in a conviction against the driver. Hunter Himes,14, was bicycling  on Lemont Road, heading home. At the same time, Timothy Hagen was driving down  Beller Drive, approaching  Lemont Road. As Hagen was turning right onto Lemont Road, he felt a bump on [….]


Family of Paralyzed Man Files Suit Against Joliet Hospitals

The mother of a man who was seriously injured in a bar fight has filed suit against the hospitals and doctors that cared for her son. Tinley Park resident Eric Bartels is a single dad who was going to school for an MBA in 2009. But one night he got into a fight with Joseph [….]


Accident on Route 50 Takes the Life of New Lenox Girl

Route 50 was the scene of a two-car accident that took the life of a child and sent her other family members to the hospital. Ken Little, of New Lenox, and his two daughters, Katie and Karly, were returning home after visiting his mother in a Kankakee County nursing home. At about 10:19 a.m., Little [….]


Accident on I-57 Takes the Life of One Brother, Injures Other

Two Bradley brothers were in an accident that has left one dead and the other in the hospital. On September 30th, Kyle and Nathan Richey, of Bradley, were driving southbound on Interstate 57 in the morning hours. Near the Peotone exit, the driver lost control of the Chevrolet. The car went off the road and [….]


McMahon Discusses Health Problems After Football Career

Jim McMahon was known as the ‘punky QB’ during his days as an NFL quarterback and was most known for leading the Bears to a Superbowl win in the 1985-86 season. McMahon suffered four concussions during his playing days but was jostled plenty during his 14-year career. He stated that sideline coaches and trainers would [….]


Striking Teacher Hit by a Car

A West Town neighborhood intersection that had Chicago Public School teachers picketing was the scene of a car and pedestrian accident on Wednesday morning. The 62-year-old longtime teacher was at the intersection of Chicago and Western Avenues with other striking teachers on September 12th. Around 8:00 a.m., the teacher was in the middle of Chicago [….]


Recovery Slow for Minooka Teen after Being Hit By Pick-Up in October 2011

Before the fall of 2011, Kelsey Little was an active 13-year-old who was a straight-A-student at school as well as an active participant in sports and dance classes. Then in October 2011, she was hit by a pick-up truck as she walked home from a Minooka ice cream stand with friends. The driver was a [….]