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Seven injured in Kankakee County head on collision

A head on collision between two vehicles in Kankakee County resulted in the hospitalization of seven individuals, according to the Daily Journal on July 4. The two-vehicle accident occurred on U.S. Route 45/52 and 11000N Road, although details about the nature of the car accident were not released. The Manteno Fire Department responded to the [….]


Megabus Flips en Route to Chicago

More than twenty passengers were injured in a Megabus accident that occurred in a northbound lane of Interstate 65 near Indianapolis, The Chicago Tribune reported on October 14. The bus, driving from Atlanta to Chicago, was struck by a car at around 4:30 a.m. in Greenwood, Indiana. According to State Police Sgt. Shawn O’Keefe, a [….]


Edwardsville head-on collision kills 16-year-old

A 16-year-old boy, whose name was not yet released by police authorities, perished in a vehicular crash on U.S. Route 157 near Commerce in Edwardsville, Illinois, KSDK reported on October 3. According to the Edwardsville Police Department, the vehicular accident occurred at around 4:45 p.m. when a car heading south on Route 157 collided with a [….]


Erratic vehicle claimed life of 82-year-old in Polk

Washington County officials reported that a two-vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. Route 41 just north of Western Avenue in the town of Polk in Illinois resulted in the death of one individual, FOX 6 reported on September 19. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported that a sport utility vehicle driven by a 63-year-old Ellsworth [….]


Momence community leader dies

On Wednesday, November 20, William Gilbert, 84, was collecting donations for the landscaping of a newly sanctioned park, when a public works truck hit and killed him around 3 p.m. He was standing at the corner of 6th Avenue and Ash Street. Gilbert’s sudden death has left people in the Momence community grieving. Many people admired Gilbert [….]


Woman Hit and Killed by Drunk Driver on Southside Chicago

Pulaski Road was the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a 56-year-old Chicago woman. Judith Branwell, 56, was getting into a car that was parked in the 6500 block of South Pulaski during the early morning hours on Saturday, September 22nd. Around 2:00 a.m. another car crashed into the Chicago resident. [….]


Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident on Damen Avenue

A Chicago man was arrested for a hit-and-run accident at an interstate overpass that killed a newspaper seller on Friday morning. Anthony Castillo, 23, was heading south on Damen Avenue, nearing the overpass at Interstate 55 also know as the Stevenson Expressway. At approximately 4:30 a.m., Castillo was at the 3100 South block of Damen [….]


Driver Crashes into Home After Speeding Away From Police

A Libertyville home was damaged when a car struck the side after attempting to elude police. On Saturday, May 5, police noticed a car traveling at a high rate of speed around 12:30 a.m. on Route 176. The driver managed to dodge the police but officers later found Andrew T. Gregory, 19, still in his [….]


Car Crashes Into Bourbonnais home

Sunday evenings are usually a quiet time. But the residents of a Bourbonnais home had a surprise visitor when a car came crashing through the home on Toni Street.   Samantha Scheperle, 26, made an unexpected left turn on the street that led straight into the living room of the home that is in the [….]