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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 [….]

Lawsuit filed, Alleges Teacher’s Death Related to Leaks from Refinery.

A lawsuit was recently filed in Illinois’ Madison County, blaming alleged leaks from a nearby refinery for the death of a Roxanna school district employee.   Debra Och  was working as a Roxanna school district teacher and principal when she was allegedly exposed to cancer-causing benzene released by the Shell Oil Company- and BP Products [….]

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 [….]

Boat Crash Injures Driver During Race on Kankakee River

A boat driver accelerates as he is going to shore, causing an accident that effected three boats during the Power Boat Nati onals on the Kankakee River over the Labor Day weekend. This event is put on by the American Power Boat Association and is an annual Labor Day tradition in Kankakee, Illinois The driver [….]

Family of five survives house explosion

A Cabery family remains unharmed after their home suddenly burst into flames on Wednesday night. The home was powered on propane and a family member reported that the incident occurred shortly after the thermostat was adjusted. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire. The Kankakee personal injury attorneys of are here to help [….]

Single-vehicle crash kills man in Grundy County

A 25-year old man from Gardner was pronounced dead after a single-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 53 early Tuesday morning. The accident occurred at 1:45 a.m. at Route 53 and Smith Road in Braceville. According to sources familiar with the case, the vehicle was heading northbound when it began swerving in between lanes and went [….]

Seven crashes in Iroquois County send six people to local hospital

Seven car accidents involving twelve vehicles occurred within a five-minute time span on Monday morning, sending six people to the Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. According to authorities, the accidents occurred around 7:25 a.m. on Illinois 1 at CR 2100N. The injured individuals were treated at the hospital while law enforcement officers investigated the cause [….]