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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 [….]


City Truck hits Pedestrians, 8 go to Hospitals

The Gold Coast neighborhood in Chicago was the scene of an accident involving a city truck and several pedestrians. The accident occurred Saturday, May 21, 2011 as people were walking and a photographer was conducting a photo shoot of a “bride and groom.”   The accident took place at the intersection of State, Rush and [….]


Truck Crashes in Starbuck’s Building

Starbuck’s on Route 50 in Bradley was closed when a pick-up truck crashed into the south entrance on January 13, 2011. Four people were injured from this accident.   Jason Helmig was at the McDonald’s drive-thru with a five-year-old passenger when he began to suffer from an unidentified medical problem. Helmig’s truck accelerated, going north. [….]


Crash in Cairo injures one patrolman and three passengers in second vehicle.

Cairo, a city in the far southern-most part of the state of Illinois, was the scene of an accident on Sunday morning when a police officer crashed into a car while on his way to respond to assist with a call. The patrolman was enroute to support Pulaski County authorities with a pursuit on Interstate [….]


Weather Blamed in Two Illinois Accidents

Gusty winds, heavy snow, and icy roads are being blamed for two crashes which occurred Wednesday morning on Interstate 57, south of the town of Manteno. According to police, the low visibility and perilous road conditions led to a southbound pickup truck losing its grip on the road and sliding into a ditch, where it [….]