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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… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

Four injured in I-57 construction zone collision

Four individuals sustained injuries in a two-vehicle collision that occurred in a construction zone in the northbound lanes of I-57 in Kankakee County on Tuesday, May 24. According to preliminary investigations made by the Illinois State Police, 79-year-old Chebanse resident Shelby Lamie was operating a 2013 Ford Sedan when she failed to slow down within the construction zone,… Read More

Kankakee single-vehicle accident kills three

The Kankakee Police Department in Illinois has reported a single-vehicle accident along U.S. Highway 45/52 and Interstate 57 in Kankakee, which occurred around 5 a.m. on Monday, May 23 and resulted in the death of three individuals. Kankakee County Coroner Robert Gessner identified the victims as 25-year-old Milford resident Lukas Frye, who was identified as the driver of… Read More

16-year-old charged for fatal hit-and-run

Kankakee police are holding a 16-year-old boy in custody for an alleged hit and run accident that killed a 36-year-old on Monday night. The 16-year-old has been charged with reckless homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, according to the Daily Journal. As of now, it is not clear whether the young man… Read More

One injured in Calumet City accident

The Illinois State Police are conducting an investigation into a multi-vehicle accident that occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80/94 near Wentworth Avenue in Calumet City last Sunday, May 8. The incident resulted in the hospitalization of one individual. The accident victim was taken to a nearby hospital in order to receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. Police officials… Read More

One killed, four injured in accident on I-74

Shortly after changing one of his tires on the shoulder of I-74 in Montgomery County, the driver of a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix pulled back onto the interstate without yielding to an oncoming van, according to The News-Gazette. The van hit the rear of the Grand Prix and sent both vehicles onto the shoulder of… Read More

Police investigating fatal crash in Iroquois County

Investigators are looking into what may have caused a woman from Watseka to cross over the center line in her Ford Fusion moments before her vehicle collided head-on with a pickup truck last Friday, as reported by the news-gazette.com. The incident occurred just about five miles southeast of Watseka on Illinois 1. Iroquois County Coroner Bill… Read More