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Woman Hit and Killed by Drunk Driver on Southside Chicago

Pulaski Road was the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a 56-year-old Chicago woman. Judith Branwell, 56, was getting into a car that was parked in the 6500 block of South Pulaski during the early morning hours on Saturday, September 22nd. Around 2:00 a.m. another car crashed into the Chicago resident. [….]


Bedford Park factory Sued by Family of Worker Who Died From Acid Burns

The family of a 50-year-old man, who died last year after being burned on over 80% of his body, is suing the man’s former employer. Carlos Centeno worked as a contractor at Raani Corp., which manufactures household and personal grooming products. In November of 2011, Centeno was cleaning a tank when heated citric acid exploded [….]


Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident on Damen Avenue

A Chicago man was arrested for a hit-and-run accident at an interstate overpass that killed a newspaper seller on Friday morning. Anthony Castillo, 23, was heading south on Damen Avenue, nearing the overpass at Interstate 55 also know as the Stevenson Expressway. At approximately 4:30 a.m., Castillo was at the 3100 South block of Damen [….]


Motorcyclist dies in Crash with Car on the Dan Ryan

The Dan Ryan Expressway was the scene of a fatal motorcycle/car crash early Thursday morning. In the early morning hours of August 30th, motorcyclist Sylvester D. Dickson was traveling northbound on the Dan Ryan. At approximately 5:15 a.m., he rear-ended a 2002 Cadillac DeVille as driver Alonzo Cozart , 16, was changing lanes, which he [….]


Two Killed in Separate Weekend Crashes

Two people lost their lives in separate Will County crashes over the weekend. The first one occurred Friday night and the second occurred early Saturday morning. According to local police officials, the first crash occurred at 10:50 p.m. in Lockport Township on Briggs Street when a 30-year-old man was traveling at a ‘high speed’ and [….]


Family of Woman Hit and Killed in Megabus Accident Files Suit

The family of a retired legal secretary who was hit by a Megabus in Chicago this past week has filed a suit against the busing company. Donna Halstead, 76, was walking back to her West Loop apartment on August 7, 2012 around 2:00 p.m. She was in the crosswalk on Adams  Street at Canal Street [….]


Illinois Traffic Accident Fatalities on the Increase for 2012

Traffic accidents resulting in fatalities are on the upswing for Illinois motorists. Last week, the Illinois Department of Transportation noted that traffic fatalities in 2012 are up 9 percent from 2011. The reasons why are many. Roughly 10 percent of this year’s fatalities are related to distracted driving, specifically drivers checking text and email messages. [….]


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 [….]


Lockport Resident Killed in Accident at 95th and LaGrange Road

A Lockport nurse on her way to work at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn was killed when her car was hit by a speeding driver on Sunday morning. Heidi Roseen, of Lockport, was driving her Ford Explorer east on 95th Street as she was heading to work. Roseen entered the intersection of LaGrange Road [….]


Man Dies after being Struck by Car, Driver Charged with DUI

A Joliet man has died after being hit by a car while riding his bike home from work. James H. Farmer was riding home from his job, as was his regular routine, on the 600 block of South Midland Avenue on June 6th. The 49-year-old man was heading north when he was hit by a [….]