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The Dangers of Below-Freezing Temperatures

Central Illinois is expected to face record-breaking wind chills throughout this week. As the polar vortex comes our way, we will see wind chill temperatures that could be as low as 40 below zero in parts of Central Illinois. When temperatures are this low, frostbite can occur in less than 10 minutes, so it is [….]

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

According to Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics of 2016, Kankakee County had a total of 2,344 car accidents, with 21 being fatal and 663 resulting in injury. Car accidents are among the most common types of crashes that result in fatalities or injuries, and that is no exception in Kankakee County. No matter how many [….]

Unfortunate Car Accident Kills Two in Homer Township

A fatal accident occurred in Homer Township, Illinois on Sunday, October 21st around 9:30 p.m. Illinois State Police said a 62-year-old man in a Porsche Boxster was driving northeast on Archer Avenue when he crossed the center lanes and slammed head-on into a Toyota Tercel driven by a 36-year-old woman. The man was taken to [….]

Three Killed and Two Injured in Crash

A tragic crash occurred in the early morning hours on Tuesday, October 16th leading to the death of three passengers. A Chevrolet Monte Carlo was southbound on Road 447 and failed to stop at a stop sign causing it to drive into the path of an oncoming Buick Enclave on U.S. 30 east of Overton. According [….]

Marissa two-vehicle collision injures six

A two-vehicle collision that happened last Tuesday, January 17 around 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of Illinois Route 4 and Heintz Road in Marissa resulted in six people getting injured. According to Marissa Fire Chief Jim Perrine, a gray Ford Escape and a white GMC Acadia, which were both traveling along the highway, collided. An [….]

Three-vehicle collision in Jasper County hurts one

A three-vehicle collision that occurred on Illinois 30 at County Road 600N resulted in one person getting injured. The accident occurred on Monday, December 26 at approximately 10:50 a.m. The accident involved three vehicles: a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck, 2013 Chevrolet Impala, and 2012 Ford Focus. According to preliminary investigations made by the Illinois State Police, [….]

Child seriously hurt in vehicular accident caused by father

Eight-year-old Kazlynn Thompson remains alive today only because she has the help of a life support system. She is still in the hospital three weeks after getting seriously injured during a vehicular accident investigators suspect was caused by her father, who was driving drunk at the time of the incident. Kazlynn’s mother has supervised visits with her [….]

Illinois appeals court affirms Carrollton man’s aggravated DUI conviction

The Illinois Appellate Court ruled on Thursday, September 29 that it would not revisit the case of 38-year-old Carrollton resident Gary Hillis, who was convicted of aggravated driving under the influence in a fatal 2014 vehicular accident. According to police reports, on May 2, 2014, Hillis was driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck along Illinois Route 108 with [….]

Wrongful death lawsuit asks over $50,000 from defendant in vehicular accident

The widow of 21-year-old Aurora, Illinois resident Jose Quitl is asking for over $50,000 in damages from 24-year-old Maple Park resident Brandon Haller. According to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Kane County, Haller caused the two-vehicle collision on Illinois Route 31 that killed Quitl on March 29, 2016. According to investigations made by the Kane County Sheriff’s [….]

14 fatalities recorded in Illinois over Labor Day weekend

The Illinois State Police said they conducted almost 7,000 traffic stops, took 121 intoxicated drivers into custody, and listed 14 fatalities over the Labor Day weekend, September 2 to 5. Aside from this, troopers also gave 3,386 citations and 4,000 written warnings, performed 783 commercial motor vehicle inspections, and gave aid to almost 1,000 stranded pedestrians [….]