Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have cited a Johnson Controls facility, an auto parts maker in Kankakee, after health violations were found at an AT&T Inc, building that the company worked on. OSHA inspected the building after the alleged hazards were reported to them. After doing so, it was found that the [….]
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A train accident on U.S. Highway 24 caused the roadway to be closed near Crescent City. According to officials, the accident occurred as the eastbound train slid off the tracks while carrying ethanol. The train came to a stop in a grassy area between the highway and the tracks. The highway was closed throughout the [….]
In the early hours of June 20, 2011, a house caught fire in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. The fire left the family homeless and killed a two-month-old baby girl. The fire started on a mattress and became so hot that family members could not get Tiniya Coleman who was in a first floor bedroom [….]
There were no tornadoes, but high winds and hail caused caused many injuries across Kankakee and left the emergency crews very busy. An employee at the Wal-Mart in Bradley was taken to Provena St. Mary’s Hospital after the carts that she was pushing were struck by lightening and she was shocked. Also, a driver suffered [….]
Unilever, the company that owns the Skippy Brand of peanut butter, announced in a press release that they were recalling the Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter and Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter as they may have been contaminated with the salmonella bacteria. Stores in sixteen states in the Midwest and the New [….]
Fire officials and other investigators have determined that a propane tank leak was the cause of a home explosion in Momence. A leak in the propane tank was discovered when officials found a nick in the lining of the tank. The gas then traveled to the water heater’s lighter and caused it to ignite. No [….]
A 17-year old Chicago teen was killed when she was struck by a van while on a biking trip through southern Illinois. Two other teens were injured in the collision and were transported to a local hospital. The accident occurred on Wednesday in Gallatin County, and authorities believe the van (driven by an 86-year old [….]