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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 [….]


Man in Custody for Tinley Park Fatal Accident

A man involved in a two-vehicle accident on Sunday morning in Tinley Park is being held with charges pending. Area police were called to the accident site at 183rd Street and 80th Avenue around 2:09 a.m. on December 2nd that involved at least two vehicles. Officers found Lubna Firdausi, 50, seriously injured in one vehicle. [….]


Round Lake Head-on Crash Leaves One Woman Dead

A 22-year-old Mundelein man faces charges related to a fatal car accident that occurred in Round Lake. On November 21st, Mark Oelerich was driving north on Cedar Lake Road. At approximately 9:17 p.m., an officer with the Round Lake Police department discovered the head-on crash involving Oelerich and Araceli Villasenor, 24, who was driving south [….]


Accident on Interstate 55 Kills State Trooper

A state trooper was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer truck on Monday morning during a normal traffic stop alongside Interstate 55 near Litchfield. On the morning of November 26th, motorcycle unit Illinois State trooper Kyle Deatherage had stopped a motorist in the northbound lanes of I-55 near mile marker 62. Just before 9:00 a.m. [….]


Foggy Morning Accident Leaves One Man Dead and Another Injured

A 21-year-old Limestone firefighter from Kankakee was killed last week when his car was struck by a tanker truck. Alex Geistwhite  was traveling on 2000 North Road on November 21st. Shortly before 8:00 a.m. Geiswhite pulled up to the intersection of 2000 N and Warner Bridge Road. At the same time, a tanker truck driven [….]


Car From Deadly Rogers Park Hit-and-Run Accident Found, Driver is Still Missing

The car involved in a hit-and-run accident on Monday evening that killed a West Rogers Park man and injured another has been found. Tsering Dorjee, 44,  spent November 12th helping his brother-in-law, Dakpa Jorden, find an apartment for his family, who were expected to come from India next month. The two men crossed the street in [….]


Chatsworth Man, 24, Killed in ATV Accident

A Chatsworth man has lost his life following a crash on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in Arrowsmith, Illinois. Lucas Stork, 24, was riding an ATV with three other friends on November 10th in the small town area that is 20 miles east of Bloomington. About 11:30 p.m., the ATV crashed with Stork and the ATV [….]


Man Receives Conviction in Fatal DUI Accident

A drunk driver who caused an accident that killed a Yorkville man has received a felony conviction for the crash. On April 26, 2012, Ryan Perina was riding as a passenger in the Honda Civic driven by Keith Stanislaus, also of Yorkville, when the car veered off the road near the intersection of Kennedy and McHugh [….]


Wrongful Death Suit Settled with Family of Worker at Joliet Asphalt Company

A lawsuit brought against a Joliet asphalt company in regards to the 2004 death of a Channahon man has been settled. Jason Shelton, 26, was working at the Gallagher Asphalt Corp. at their Brandon Road facility on a November night just before Thanksgiving of 2004. He was monitoring the flow of sand in a bin [….]


Indiana Health Agency Waited to Tell Public of Tainted Steroids

As the number of deaths from the tainted steroids used for back pain treatment rise, it is reported that the state of Indiana knew about the problems with the steroids before notifying the public about problems with the product. Over the weekend it was reported that the total number of people who have died from [….]