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Peotone Resident Killed in Motorcycle Accident

John C. Miaczynski, a 52 year old Peotone resident, was killed Tuesday morning in a motorcycle accident. Illinois State Police District 5 investigators have released a preliminary report about the crash, but more investigations will be completed before a final statement is released. At this point, police believe that Miaczynski was riding his 200 Ducati… Read More

Motorcycle Accident Leaves Two Dead in Collinsville

Two people died when their motorcycle hit a utility pole in southwestern Illinois according to authorities. The accident took place at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2011.  Collinsville resident Brandon King, 25, was traveling west bound on St. Louis Road in Collinsville when he lost control of the 2007 Harley Davidson  motorcycle and hit… Read More

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… Read More

Pedestrian Dies from Injuries After Being Hit by an SUV

Downtown Pontiac was the scene of a death investigation after a 59-year-old woman was hit by an SUV while walking on June 30, 2011. Carol Lynch died on Saturday, July 2, 2011 from her injuries. The Pontiac resident was stepping off the curb and into the path of a 2001 Ford Explorer when she was… Read More

Truck Collides with Amtrak Passenger Train, Leave Six Dead

As the Amtrak passenger train went through a crossing in Nevada on June 24, 2011, a semi-tractor trailer truck crashed through it, causing the train to catch fire and leaving six people dead. The California Zephyr train left Chicago and was headed to California at the time of the accident. It is unknown as to… Read More

Two motorcycle accidents kills one, injures another

Two separate motorcycle accidents left one man killed and another man injured. The injured man is from Cabery and the man who was killed in from Chicago. The 64-year-old Cabery man was taken to the hospital in Kankakee after he lost control of his motorcycle for unknown reasons on Illinois Route 115 around 8 p.m.… Read More

Six injured in Kankakee County boat accident

A boat crash on the Kankakee River over the weekend injured six people in a drunk driving accident, according to authorities. One woman remained hospitalized, but is listed in stable condition after suffering a broken back and head injuries in the crash. The 34-year-old female bartender was the passenger a boat that struck another boat,… Read More