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Two collisions (one fatal) on I-57 cause continued slowdowns for drivers

Two collisions late last night have resulted in continued slowdowns today on I-57 between Paxton and Champaign. The first accident occurred after 11:00 p.m. in the southbound lanes just north of the Rantoul exit. While there are few details about the cause of the crash, we do know at this time that it involved a [….]


16-year-old charged for fatal hit-and-run

Kankakee police are holding a 16-year-old boy in custody for an alleged hit and run accident that killed a 36-year-old on Monday night. The 16-year-old has been charged with reckless homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, according to the Daily Journal. As of now, it is not clear whether the young man [….]


Saline County vehicular accident kills young boy

A young boy died during a fatal vehicular accident that happened on U.S. Route 45 in Saline County, Illinois on Saturday, November 21 at around 10:47 in the evening. According to a preliminary investigation, 35-year-old Sarah Schell was driving a vehicle southbound on U.S. Route 45 when, for some reason, the vehicle veered off toward [….]


Erratic vehicle claimed life of 82-year-old in Polk

Washington County officials reported that a two-vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. Route 41 just north of Western Avenue in the town of Polk in Illinois resulted in the death of one individual, FOX 6 reported on September 19. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported that a sport utility vehicle driven by a 63-year-old Ellsworth [….]


Boeing sued by Asiana Airlines passengers for San Francisco crash

Passengers in the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed last summer filed a personal injury lawsuit against aircraft manufacturer Boeing on Saturday, January 18 in Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois. Plaintiffs are claiming that equipment on the plane, which was supposed to warn pilots if they were at a low airspeed, was either malfunctioning or not [….]


Article in 2014 Winter Trial Journal discusses wrongful death claims

An article published in the 2014 Winter Trial Journal, sent by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and written by attorneys James D. Spiros and Miranda L. Soucie details the nuances of wrongful death and survival action claims. From defining these legal terms to describing who can file these claims and how to file them to answering frequently asked questions, [….]


1 dead, 1 injured in Kane County crash

A woman was killed and a man was injured in a two-vehicle car crash near west suburban Maple Park on October 7. According to a press release from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred around 11:50 a.m. 32-year old Shanay Martin was driving a 2000 Mercury Marquis westbound on Rt. 38 when she swerved [….]


Man dies in Berwyn House Fire

A house fire in the western suburb ofBerwyntook the life of a 56-year-old man. The Berwyn Fire Department was called to the home of James Brelowski on the 2400 Block of South Euclid around 7:30 p.m. on January 16th. The home had a lot of content inside, making it difficult for the first responders to [….]


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 [….]


Woman Killed in Collision with Semi Truck in Wheeling

An accident in Wheeling between a car and a semi truck has killed a woman. The driver of a car was westbound on Palatine Road  in the evening of January 9th. Around 11:30 p.m. as the woman approached the intersection of Wheeling Road, her car crashed into a semi truck that was making a left [….]