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University of Illinois student killed in two-vehicle accident

Twenty-year-old journalism student at the University of Illinois and Buffalo Grove resident Brett Lerner, who was killed in a car accident on Friday, October 23, was described by family and friends as outgoing and funny. The Daily Illini, University of Illinois’ campus newspaper, reported that Lerner, who worked for the newspaper, was out on assignment [….]


1 dead, 1 injured in Kane County crash

A woman was killed and a man was injured in a two-vehicle car crash near west suburban Maple Park on October 7. According to a press release from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred around 11:50 a.m. 32-year old Shanay Martin was driving a 2000 Mercury Marquis westbound on Rt. 38 when she swerved [….]


Wrong-way Driver Accident on Pulaski Avenue Takes Life of Woman, 67

A vehicle going the wrong way on a street resulted in the death of a woman from the Logan Square neighborhood on Saturday morning. Obdulia Villalobos, 67, was riding in the backseat of her daughter’s 2001 Volkswagon Golf as the daughter drove southbound on North Pulaski  Avenue on December 22nd. Around 4:45 a.m., the vehicle [….]


NFL Player Arrested in DUI Death of Passenger

A Dallas Cowboy player posted bond in relation to a DUI charge that killed another player. The two friends met while playing football as students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2007 to 2009. Josh Brent, a defensive line man for the Dallas Cowboys, was driving in the Irving, Texas area on Saturday, December [….]


Man in Custody for Tinley Park Fatal Accident

A man involved in a two-vehicle accident on Sunday morning in Tinley Park is being held with charges pending. Area police were called to the accident site at 183rd Street and 80th Avenue around 2:09 a.m. on December 2nd that involved at least two vehicles. Officers found Lubna Firdausi, 50, seriously injured in one vehicle. [….]


Round Lake Head-on Crash Leaves One Woman Dead

A 22-year-old Mundelein man faces charges related to a fatal car accident that occurred in Round Lake. On November 21st, Mark Oelerich was driving north on Cedar Lake Road. At approximately 9:17 p.m., an officer with the Round Lake Police department discovered the head-on crash involving Oelerich and Araceli Villasenor, 24, who was driving south [….]


Accident on Interstate 55 Kills State Trooper

A state trooper was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer truck on Monday morning during a normal traffic stop alongside Interstate 55 near Litchfield. On the morning of November 26th, motorcycle unit Illinois State trooper Kyle Deatherage had stopped a motorist in the northbound lanes of I-55 near mile marker 62. Just before 9:00 a.m. [….]


Foggy Morning Accident Leaves One Man Dead and Another Injured

A 21-year-old Limestone firefighter from Kankakee was killed last week when his car was struck by a tanker truck. Alex Geistwhite  was traveling on 2000 North Road on November 21st. Shortly before 8:00 a.m. Geiswhite pulled up to the intersection of 2000 N and Warner Bridge Road. At the same time, a tanker truck driven [….]


Chatsworth Man, 24, Killed in ATV Accident

A Chatsworth man has lost his life following a crash on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in Arrowsmith, Illinois. Lucas Stork, 24, was riding an ATV with three other friends on November 10th in the small town area that is 20 miles east of Bloomington. About 11:30 p.m., the ATV crashed with Stork and the ATV [….]


Wrongful Death Suit Settled with Family of Worker at Joliet Asphalt Company

A lawsuit brought against a Joliet asphalt company in regards to the 2004 death of a Channahon man has been settled. Jason Shelton, 26, was working at the Gallagher Asphalt Corp. at their Brandon Road facility on a November night just before Thanksgiving of 2004. He was monitoring the flow of sand in a bin [….]