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Explosion at Arlington Heights Factory Kills One Man, Sends 10 Others to Hospitals

Arlington Heights was the scene of an explosion, fire and chemical leak that killed one man and sent 10 others to area hospitals. Witnesses stated that around 8:30 a.m. on May 22 they heard a loud booming noise that sounded like a car backfiring. Firefighters received a call around 9 a.m. that there was a [….]


Late Night Accident in Huntley Kills One, Injures Three Others

Four passengers were thrown from a car that crashed in Illinois’ McHenry County late in the night of May 2, 2012. One person died in the accident that remains under investigation. Megan Hartigan, of  Algonquin, was riding in a 2004 Hyundai along with three other people as it was heading west on the 14600 block [….]


Apartment Fire Cost Two Students Their Life

Childhood friends died during the early morning hours on Sunday, April 22 after a fire started in their Edwardsville off-campus apartment. 21-year-old Lacy Siddal and 19-year-old Lauren Petersen were students at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Around 3:45 a.m., a neighbor noticed smoke pouring out of a window in their apartment and called the fire [….]


Investigation findings about Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse Reported to State Fair Commission

Last week, the Indiana State Fair Commission heard a 90-minute presentation about the investigation into the stage collapse at last year’s state fair that killed seven people and injured dozens of other people who were waiting for a scheduled performance by the Sugarland band. On August 13, a temporary stage set up for the Indiana [….]


U.S. 51 Closed for Three Hours after Fatal Accident

  A resident from Pinckneyville, Illinois was killed this week in a chain-reaction crash that also injured nine other people. A man from Clarksville, Tennessee has been charged in regards to the accident that closed U.S. 51 for three hours.   At approximately 5:30 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2012, Arlene Hackworth was a passenger on [….]


Toddler Dies After Flat Screen TV Falls on Him

In the past four months, four children under the age of five have died as a result of being hit by a falling television. The latest victim was 13-month-old Shaun Brown of the Roseland neighborhood in Chicago. Monday afternoon, the toddler was playing upstairs when he ‘tagged’ the flat screen TV which rested atop of [….]


Crash in Indiana Kills Crete, Illinois Woman

Alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that occurred in Lake County, Indiana that killed a woman from Crete, Illinois and injured a man from Indiana. Neither car held any passengers. On Saturday, January 7, 2012, Annette Orellana was driving westbound in the vicinity of 98th and Sheffield avenues outside of St. John, [….]


Man on Lawn Mower Hit and Killed by Pickup Driver

A St. Anne man was killed on the evening of September 15th after being hit by a pickup truck  while on his lawn mower in rural Papineau. Martinton resident Daniel J. Mitchell was going south on Iroquois County Road 2000E Road when he hit Dennis W. Busse, 60, as Busse was riding his lawn mower. [….]


Cargill Recalls 36 Million Pounds of Ground Turkey

The Minnesota-based company, Cargill, announced that they are recalling 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen ground turkey in light of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person and sicken 76 other people in the United States. Reported illnesses date back to March of 2011 and have come from 26 states coast to coast. [….]


Pedestrian Dies from Injuries After Being Hit by an SUV

Downtown Pontiac was the scene of a death investigation after a 59-year-old woman was hit by an SUV while walking on June 30, 2011. Carol Lynch died on Saturday, July 2, 2011 from her injuries. The Pontiac resident was stepping off the curb and into the path of a 2001 Ford Explorer when she was [….]