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Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Joliet Man

A Joliet man walking with his wife and dog on Saturday morning was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Luis and Carmen Valladolid were walking eastward on Curtis Avenue with their dog nearing the cross street of Williams Street on December 1st. Around 6:45 a.m. a small grey or silver car turned into the wrong lane [….]


Fire Injures Construction Worker in Lawndale Storefront

A construction worker was injured in a fire over the weekend in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. The construction worker was rehabbing a store front in a small strip mall on the 1800 block of South Kostner Avenue on September 1st. Around 5:35 p.m. the fire was reported to authorities. It was stated that there [….]


Kankakee hospital fire may lead to ban on Medicare

After a fire erupted at Riverside Medical Center during a routine procedure, a public notice is now being discussed by hospital officials. The notice states that because of the fire, a ban on Medicare-funded patients using the hospital may go into affect. Officials with the Secretary of Health and Human Services sent a notice to [….]


Park Forest Fire Kills Elderly Mother and Son

    A fire in an apartment in Park Forest on July 10th lead to the death of an elderly mother and her son.   A fire broke out in the apartment in the 100 block of Ash Street in a building that holds six units all together. Firefighters came to scene at approximately 2 [….]


Extra alarm fire in Southside Apartment Building Send Four to the Hospital

An extra-alarm fire on the southside of Chicago ran trhough an apartment building, sending four people to the hospital. On Tuesday, June 26th a fire broke out at the building located in the 700 block of East 82nd Street. One resident stated that it was her dog who’s barking that woke her up. When she [….]


Workers Burned in 2010 Silo Explosion Awarded $180 Million by Jury

In April 2010, a fire ripped through a ConAgra silo and injured three men who were cleaning one area. This past week the three men were awarded $180 million by a jury. John W. Jentz, Robert Schmidt and Justin Becker made up one cleaning crew that was working on the silo located in the Southern [….]


Apartment Fire Cost Two Students Their Life

Childhood friends died during the early morning hours on Sunday, April 22 after a fire started in their Edwardsville off-campus apartment. 21-year-old Lacy Siddal and 19-year-old Lauren Petersen were students at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Around 3:45 a.m., a neighbor noticed smoke pouring out of a window in their apartment and called the fire [….]


Five people injured in gas explosion near Kankakee

Five people were injured in a gas explosion that occurred this morning in a town south of Herscher. According to the public relations spokesperson at Riverside Medical Center, three victims from the explosion were sent there after the blast. Two of them were admitted for non-life threatening injuries and another was transported to Loyola University [….]


Firefighter killed in huge Illinois fire

A multiple alarm fire ,that involved two buildings, left one firefighter dead after battling the blaze. Firefighters came from multiple communities to help put out the massive fire that occurred in the town square of Pinckneyville, Illinois. Both an antique mall and and an opera house were consumed by the flames. The man has now [….]