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Car Backs into Plainfield Storefront, Closes Lockport Street for Half Hour

Downtown Plainfield is known for its brick storefronts. But on Monday, July 11, 2011, one of those storefronts was hit by a driver who accidentally backed his car into a building. The unnamed driver was backing his car into the parallel parking space when his foot hit the accelerator instead of the brake. The vehicle [….]


Car veers off highway, drives through three backyards before stopping.

On Monday, June 13th, a car drove through the backyards of several homes in Bradley, Illinois. The driver was sent to the hospital after she was extricated from the car by the fire department. Sonja Grace, 67, of Herscher was southbound on I-57 when she lost control of her car. She hit the front end [….]


Accident takes the life of Lansing Woman

Grant Park, in north-eastern Kankakee County, was the site of an accident that cost an elderly woman her life on November 2, 2010. Beatrice Poortenga was driving eastbound on 8000 North Road. At the intersection of Illinois routes 1 and 17, the 83-year-old Lansing, Illinois resident apparently failed to stop. According to Sgt. Angela Kinstner [….]


Two injured in three-car wreck in Kankakee

Two Kankakee residents were injured in a three-car accident that occurred on Tuesday evening. According to sources familiar with the case, the accident began on the Schuyler Avenue Bridge and ended at the intersection of Schuyler and River Street. The front tire of a pickup truck that was involved in the crash was found at [….]