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Andy Purcell Discusses the Importance of Stop on Red Week

In honor of National Stop on Red Week, which is recognized August 4th through 10th, Associate Attorney, Andy Purcell stopped by Milner Media and spoke with the DJ’s at River Country and the Valley to discuss safe driving. The intention of Stop on Red Week is to help educate the public and bring awareness to [….]


Ride to Work Day Safety Precautions to Remember

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration named June 17th National Ride to Work Day! With the summer weather approaching its peak, we may see an increase in motorcycles on the roads enjoying the warm weather. We encourage individuals to celebrate the unique road freedom and safety precautions of motorcycle riding. While today’s main purpose is to [….]


Man killed after being thrown from his motorcycle

A motorcycle accident that occurred in a rural area on U.S. Route 26 and McGinty Road in Amboy in Lee County, Illinois at around 9 p.m. on Friday, July 8 claimed the life of an individual. According to the preliminary investigations of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, two people – 36-year-old Justin Hopson and 30-year-old [….]


Illinois authorities embark on campaign to prevent motorcycle accidents

With the summer coming, more motorcyclists will be venturing out to enjoy the weather, the Southern Illinoisan reported on May 7. With this inevitability, both police officers and motorcycle advocates are planning campaigns and projects to encourage motorcycle safety among both motorcyclists and typical car and truck drivers. Illinois Department of Transportation safety program bureau chief [….]


Crash on I-57 Kills Gary Woman

A crash on I-57 in the early morning hours on December 8th left a Gary, Indiana woman dead. Gary resident Randi Jackson was riding as a passenger in a 1994 GMC Minivan driven by Stephanie Cobb, also of Gary, on the morning of December 8th in the northbound lanes of Interstate 57.  Around 6:30 a.m., the [….]


Man Dies in Fatal Manteno, IL., Accident

Early Monday morning, Chad W. Renchen,  a 41 year-old Bourbonnais native, was pronounced dead after being found at the scene of a motorcycle accident. Discovered on the side of the road by passersby, Illinois state police investigated the scene of the accident, with Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner pronouncing Renchen dead at 7:57 a.m. CT. [….]


Family of Motorcyclist Files Wrongful Death Suit

The family of a man killed in a motorcycle-and-car crash last year have filed a wrongful death suit against a Channahon man. George Weikum, 58, was northbound on Route 59 in Plainfield on October 8, 2011. Chanahon resident David Deitrich was heading southbound when he lost control of his 2005 Ford Ranger Pick-Up truck. It [….]


Motorcyclist dies after collision with Semi-Truck

A motorcyclist lost his life after being struck by a semi-truck on a ramp on Interstate 290 while both vehicles were attempting to get on the ramp at the same time. The accident occurred on Saturday, October 13th  around 4:51 p.m. as the motorcyclist was getting on the eastbound entrance ramp of I-290 at Mannheim [….]


Woman Pleads Guilty in DUI Case in Kane County

A young woman from Campton Hills pled guilty to a 2007 fatal DUI accident in Kane County this week. Erika Scoliere pled guilty to a misdemeanor DUI in regards to an accident on Randall Road that killed motorcyclist Frank Ferraro, 40, of South Elgin. Scoliere was 18 years old at the time of the accident when [….]


Woman Charged in McHenry County Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident

An elderly woman has been charged in a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old boy. The Silva family was walking on the 4600 block of Franklinville Road  in McHenry County on Saturday, September 8th. At approximately 9:00 p.m., a silver or white car was seen coming down the road and unfortunately [….]