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National School Bus Safety Week 2019

Annually held during the third full week of October, this year’s National School Bus Safety Week falls on October 21-25, 2019. The primary initiative for this week is to promote and address the importance of school bus safety. This year’s theme of the week for 2019 is: “My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student [….]


August Marks National Stop on Red Week

Summer is in full swing, and many people are busier than ever and are rushing around to get from point A to point B in a timely manner. The week of August 4th-10th marks National Stop on Red Week. The purpose of this week is to educate the community about the importance of driver safety and [….]


Illinois’ few ATV regulations could be factor in serious accidents

Safety advocacy groups such as the Specialty Vehicle Institute are in favor of implementing stricter ATV laws in the state, such as minimum age and helmet requirements. However, other parties are of the mindset that instituting stricter ATV laws does not necessarily mean that people will obey them, especially when people are actually on rough terrain. Rob [….]


ATV Accident Results in Injury, Death

An ATV accident west of Herscher has left one man seriously injured and another dead. Donald E. Brozek, 24, was driving the vehicle in the early morning hours on Sunday, June 15th, when the vehicle drove into a culvert, killing Brozek and seriously injuring Tyler J. Deany, 23, who was a passenger on the vehicle. [….]


Three Passengers Complain of Injury on Turbulent Flight, One Sent to Hospital

One passenger was sent to a local hospital after complaining of injuries during a turbulent flight from New Orleans to Chicago. An American Eagle 7:27 a.m. flight on a Bombardier CRJ- 700 plane left New Orleans from Louis Armstrong International Airport. During the flight, as the plane descended from 31,000 feet to 29,000 feet, the [….]


One Person Injured after Car Crashing Into Apple Store

Sunday evening saw a car crashing into a Apple Store on North Avenue, landing near a display of headphones. Around 6:30 p.m., a Lincoln Town Car drove through the glass walls of the store located at 801 W. North Avenue on Sunday, January 13th. The dark-colored sedan drove several feet in to the store before [….]


Freeway Accident Takes Life of Paparazzo Taking Photographing Bieber’s Ferrari

A photographer died after he was hit by a motorist after taking pictures of a car belonging to Justin Bieber. On New Year’s Day, Christopher J. Guerra, 29, was taking pictures of a Ferrari registered to Beiber involved in a traffic stop. The vehicle was on the side ofL.A.’s Sepulveda Boulevard near the Getty Center [….]


Toyota Agrees to Pay $1 Billion in Economic Loss Settlement

Toyota has agreed to settle hundred of lawsuits in regards to unintended acceleration problems with some of its vehicles; the settlement is valued at over $1 billion. According to one lawyer, it is the largest settlement regarding automobile defects in the United States. Many of these lawsuits began after complaints from 2009 came to the [….]


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 [….]


Multiple-Vehicle Crash with School Bus Injures 20

A school field trip was interrupted when one of the buses was hit in a multiple-vehicle accident on Wednesday morning. The school bus was one of nine buses in a caravan from Palombi Middle School in Lake Villa taking the kids to a Chicago Wolves game at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. At about 9:30 A.M., [….]