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Calumet City Home Hit by Semi-Truck, Leaves One Dead and Three Injured

A house in Calumet City was damaged when a semi-truck crashed into it, leaving the driver dead and three other people injured. It was just before midnight on May 23rd when Joseph Foster, of Talmo, Ga, was driving on Michigan City Road. His truck began to drift into the opposite lane towards Tyler Weightman, 18 [….]


Kendal County Wreck Leaves One Dead, One Injured.

Little Rock Township in Kendall County was the scene of a fatal head-on collision between a pick-up truck and semi truck on Sunday, November 6, 2011. The driver of the pick-up truck died at the scene while the other driver was taken to Copley Hospital. The accident took place at the intersection of Jones And [….]


Overturned Semi Blocks I-57 ramp at Exit 308

The southbound ramp of the 308 exit on Interstate 57 at the south end of Kankakee was blocked for nearly two hours on the morning of July 1, 2011 after a semi-truck overturned on the ramp. Edward Cooper of Chicago was coming off of southbound I-57 and heading towards Route 45-52 when his truck overturned [….]


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 [….]


Accident takes the life of Lansing Woman

Grant Park, in north-eastern Kankakee County, was the site of an accident that cost an elderly woman her life on November 2, 2010. Beatrice Poortenga was driving eastbound on 8000 North Road. At the intersection of Illinois routes 1 and 17, the 83-year-old Lansing, Illinois resident apparently failed to stop. According to Sgt. Angela Kinstner [….]