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Herscher Resident Dies in Motorcycle/Truck Crash in Dwight

A correctional officer from Dwight Correctional Center who was a Herscher resident and volunteer firefighter/EMT died May 25th as a result of an accident involving a utility truck and the man’s motorcycle. Richard Peters, 48, was on his motorcycle heading towards his workplace when he approached the intersection of 3000E Road and 3100N Road, just [….]


Explosion at Hersher plant Sends Five Workers to Area Hospitals

A single “boom” on August 16, 2011, loud enough for neighbors to think a tree had fallen on their own house, indicated that an explosion had occurred at the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America plant in Herscher in southwest Kankakee County.   Five people were hurt in the mid-morning explosion that caused a fire. [….]


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 [….]