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Family of Motorcyclist Files Wrongful Death Suit

The family of a man killed in a motorcycle-and-car crash last year have filed a wrongful death suit against a Channahon man. George Weikum, 58, was northbound on Route 59 in Plainfield on October 8, 2011. Chanahon resident David Deitrich was heading southbound when he lost control of his 2005 Ford Ranger Pick-Up truck. It [….]


Woman Pleads Guilty in DUI Case in Kane County

A young woman from Campton Hills pled guilty to a 2007 fatal DUI accident in Kane County this week. Erika Scoliere pled guilty to a misdemeanor DUI in regards to an accident on Randall Road that killed motorcyclist Frank Ferraro, 40, of South Elgin. Scoliere was 18 years old at the time of the accident when [….]


Motorcyclist dies in Crash with Car on the Dan Ryan

The Dan Ryan Expressway was the scene of a fatal motorcycle/car crash early Thursday morning. In the early morning hours of August 30th, motorcyclist Sylvester D. Dickson was traveling northbound on the Dan Ryan. At approximately 5:15 a.m., he rear-ended a 2002 Cadillac DeVille as driver Alonzo Cozart , 16, was changing lanes, which he [….]


Chain reaction Accident in Plainfield leaves One Dead, Five Injured

A chain reaction accident at Route 126 and County Line Road just west of Plainfield took the life of one man and sent five others to the hospital on Sauturday, July16th. Around 2:30 in the afternoon a Nissan Altima carrying a family was on westbound Rt. 126 and waitng to turn left on County Line [….]


Lombard Man dies in crash related to Road Rage Incident

Road rage and drugs were deemed the reasons behind a Naperville crash between a motorcycle and a Infiniti that left one man dead and another arrested. On June 13th Michael Moreno was driving on westbound Ogden Avenue, chasing a Honda driven by a sixteen-year-old whose action had angered him.  At about 5 p.m., Plainfield resident [….]


Motorcyclist Dies After Crash With Car in Libertyville

Late in the evening of  Wednesday, June 13th, a Mount Prospect man died after his motorcycle was hit by a car in Libertyville. William Thedorf Sr., 79, was traveling south on Route 45 in Libertyville as a train was running parallel to Rt. 45. An 18-year-old driver of a Volkswagen was heading north on Rt.45 [….]


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 [….]


Motorcyclist loses his life after crash with Semi-Truck in Peotone

A crash on Wilmington-Peotone Road between a semi-truck and a motorcycle resulted in the death of a Peotone man. On May 15, 2012, John Miaczynski was driving his 2000 Ducati motorcycle eastbound on Wilmington-Peotone Road near the I-57 interchange. Truck driver Willie Lipsey, of Indianapolis,  was coming off of southbound I-57 and turning westward but [….]


Motorcycle Accident Takes the Life of Justice Man

On Friday, May 4th, a young man collided with a semi truck while riding his motorcycle. John Waksmundzki, of Justice, was driving his motorcycle on Friday afternoon down Joliet Road in Woodridge when the 19-year-old man collided with a semi-truck. The accident took place at Joliet Road and 107th Street. It was not raining at [….]


U.S. 51 Closed for Three Hours after Fatal Accident

  A resident from Pinckneyville, Illinois was killed this week in a chain-reaction crash that also injured nine other people. A man from Clarksville, Tennessee has been charged in regards to the accident that closed U.S. 51 for three hours.   At approximately 5:30 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2012, Arlene Hackworth was a passenger on [….]