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January 2020 Archives

Oliver, IL - Injuries Reported Following Crash on IL-1

Oliver, IL (January 31, 2020) - A two-vehicle collision was reported on the north side of Oliver, Illinois on Thursday, January 30th. The accident reportedly occurred at around 4:00 p.m. on IL-1. Local authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the crash. 

Schiller Park, IL - Woman Struck & Killed on Mannheim Rd

Schiller Park, IL (January 31, 2020) - A woman was fatally struck by a car in Schiller Park, Illinois on Sunday, January 26th. The crash occurred at the 4200 block of Mannheim Road at around 9:45 p.m. Desiree Jordan, 58, was hit by a 54-year-old man driving a 2018 BMW X2.

Wilmington, IL - Fatal Head-On Crash at New River Rd & S Boathouse Rd

Wilmington, IL (January 31, 2020) - A fatal head-on collision was reported on Thursday morning, January 30th, in Wilmington, Illinois. The accident took place at the intersection of New River Road and South Boathouse Road near the time of 6:00 a.m. One passenger, identified as Annette Reed, 57, of Sauk Village, Illinois, sustained fatal injuries in the crash.

Chicago, IL - UPDATE: Man Charged in Gold Coast Crash on Chestnut St

Chicago, IL (January 30, 2020) - A man has been charged for seriously injuring a pedestrian on Tuesday, January 28th, in Gold Coast on the Near North side of Chicago. The accident happened near the time of 2:50 a.m. when an eastbound 2003 Toyota Corolla clipped a westbound 2017 Hyundai at the 1 block of Chestnut Street. The driver of the Corolla, Kenneth Ida, 25, then veered right, hitting a pedestrian.

Chicago, IL - Cassandra Holmes Injured in Hit-&-Run on S King Dr

Chicago, IL (January 30, 2020) - Cassandra Holmes, the sister of Chicago community activist Andrew Holmes, was injured in a hit-and-run collision on Wednesday, January 29th. The site of the crash was located near the intersection of 74th Street and South King Drive. Initial reports revealed that Holmes and her brother were on her way to a doctor's appointment when she was struck by a pickup truck at the 7400 block of South King Drive.

Oak Forest, IL - Man Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident on 167th St

Oak Forest, IL (January 30, 2020) - On Monday, January 27th, in Oak Forest, Illinois left one elderly man dead. The accident occurred near the intersection of 167th Street and South Cicero Avenue in the afternoon. James Patton, 94, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Springfield, IL - Former Mayor, Wife Killed in Plane Crash

Springfield, IL (January 29, 2020) - Authorities in Sangamon County, Illinois responded to a fatal plane crash Tuesday afternoon, January 28th. Three people and one dog were killed in the accident. Multiple sources have reported that two of the deceased parties were Frank and Cinda Edwards. 

Lake Co, IL - 2 Struck By Car At N Wildwood Dr & W Engle Dr

Lake Co, IL (January 29, 2020) - Two people were severely injured after being hit by a vehicle on Monday, January 27th, in unincorporated Lake Villa, Illinois. At around 7:40 p.m., authorities responded to the scene of the accident near the intersection of North Wildwood Drive and West Engle Drive. Two victims were found at the scene, a 45-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, with severe injuries.

Danville, IL - Deputy Rear-Ended, Injured on I-74

Danville, IL (January 29, 2020) - On Sunday, January 26th, a Vermilion County Sheriff's deputy was injured after his patrol vehicle was struck on I-74 in Danville, Illinois. The Illinois State Police reported that the deputy, identified as Mike Vice, was injured at around 6:50 a.m. on I-74 WB near the exit for Bowman Avenue. At the time of the crash, Vice's squad car was parked on the left shoulder with emergency lights activated while the deputy assisted another collision.

Chicago, IL - Pedestrian Seriously Injured at E Chestnut St

Chicago, IL (January 28, 2020) - Tuesday, January 28th, a pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a car the Gold Coast area of Chicago on the city's Near North side. The collision occurred around 2:50 a.m. at the 1 block of East Chestnut Street. Local authorities revealed that a man driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla clipped a westbound 2017 Hyundai traveling on East Chestnut Street.

Chicago, IL - 2 CPD Officers Injured on N Laramie Ave

Chicago, IL (January 28, 2020) - A man has been charged in a crash that injured two Chicago Department Police officers on Thursday, January 23rd. The officers were injured at the 3300 block of North Laramie Avenue on the Northwest side of Chicago at around 11:12 p.m. The driver who struck the officers, Enrique Hernandez-Carreno, 19, was charged for driving under the influence following the collision. 

Chicago, IL - Man Hit by Multiple Vehicles on Kennedy Expy

Chicago, IL (January 28, 2020) - A man was hit by multiple vehicles in Chicago on Sunday evening, January 26th. The collision occurred on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) near the Adams Street overpass at around 11 p.m. The Illinois State Police reported that the man was hit by at least two vehicles, which both failed to stop at the scene.

Certain issues at nursing homes lead to abuse

When people in Illinois hire others to do a job for them, they expect that the job will be done correctly. They pay these people because they do not have the expertise to do it themselves or do not have the time to complete the task on their own. In some situations, they are paying a significant amount of money to have the job completed as well.

Mascoutah, IL - UPDATE: Victim Identified In Deadly I-64 Crash

Mascoutah, IL (January 27, 2020) - Authorities have released the identity of the victim who was killed in a deadly crash involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer near Mascoutah, Illinois on Friday, January 24th. The collision occurred at around 7:54 p.m. on I-64 near mile marker 26. The victim was identified as Dustin T. Graves, 26, of O'Fallon, Illinois.

Yellowhead, IL - Man Killed In Head-On Crash at IL-1 & 10500N Rd

Yellowhead, IL (January 27, 2020) - The Illinois State Police reported that a man was killed following a two-vehicle collision on Sunday, January 26th, near Yellowhead Township, Illinois. According to local sources, Michael D. Latty Jr., 41, of Momence, Illinois was hit head-on by an oncoming pickup truck at the intersection of IL-1 and 10500N Road. The crash occurred at 8:22 a.m. Latty was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Chicago, IL - 2 Officers Injured At 600 N Pulaski Rd

Chicago, IL (January 27, 2020) - Two officers from the Chicago Police Department were injured on Saturday night, January 25th, on the West Side. The officers' patrol vehicle was struck at the 600 block of North Pulaski Road at around 11:45 p.m. The officers were reportedly en route to assist with a vehicle fire.

A closer look why medical errors occur

Though medical and scientific advancements have helped people in Illinois live longer and healthier lives, doctor and hospital errors continue to be a problem. One out of every 20 individuals treated by a medical facility is exposed to preventable harm. Unfortunately, 12 percent of medical mistakes result in death or permanent disability.

Salem, IL - 2 Injured After Semi-Truck Leaves Road On I-57

Salem, IL (January 26, 2020) - Officials from the Illinois State Police responded to a collision in Salem, Illinois on Friday night, January 24th. The accident took place on I-57 near the time of 5:40 p.m. Authorities reported that a southbound gray semi-trailer left the roadway, entering the median. 

Mascoutah, IL - 1 Killed in Tractor-Trailer Collision on I-64

Mascoutah, IL (January 26, 2020) - A crash involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer in Mascoutah, Illinois left one person dead on Friday night, January 24th. The Illinois State Police reported that the crash occurred at around 8:30 p.m. The accident took place on I-64 WB near mile marker 27. 

Arlington Heights, IL - Driver Killed At E Hintz Rd Intersection

Arlington Heights, IL (January 26, 2020) - A driver was killed Saturday, January 25th, following a collision in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Local reports revealed that the driver of a red SUV was traveling on Arlington Heights Road when they were struck at the intersection with East Hintz Road at around 4 p.m. The driver of the SUV was attempting to make a left turn onto Hintz Road when they were struck by a southbound vehicle that continued through a yellow light. 

Chicago, IL - 4 Injured In Red-Light Accident On Stony Island Ave

Chicago, IL (January 25, 2020) - A crash involving a school bus and at least two other vehicles left four people injured in Chicago on Thursday night, January 24th. The crash took place near the intersection of Stony Island Avenue, 79th Street, and South Chicago Avenue. According to police, the crash occurred when a 53-year-old man driving a pickup truck ran a red light on South Chicago Avenue and collidedwith a 34-year-old man driving a taxi traveling south on Stony Island Avenue.

Harrisburg, IL - Head-On Crash Injures 3 At US-45 & Hilltop Rd

Harrisburg, IL (January 25, 2020) - A crash on Thursday morning, January 24th, near Harrisburg, Illinois left three people injured. The accident occurred at around 7:49 a.m. near the intersection of US-45 and Hilltop Road. The crash occurred when a southbound 1991 Chevy pickup truck attempted to pass another vehicle ahead of it on US-45 and collided with a 2019 Ford Explorer head-on.

Orland, IL - Young Girl Killed In Crash At Harlem Ave & 151st St

Orland, IL (January 25, 2020) - A 5-year-old girl was reportedly killed after a collision in Orland Township, Illinois on Thursday evening, January 24th. The crash took place near the intersection of Harlem Avenue and 151st Street. The vehicle the deceased victim was traveling in was struck from the side by a vehicle making a left turn onto 151st Street from Harlem Avenue. 

Lake Barrington, IL - UPDATE: Victim Identified In Kelsey Rd Crash

Lake Barrington, IL (January 24, 2020) - Local authorities have released the identity of the woman who was killed following a collision in Lake Barrington, Illinois on Monday night, January 20th. The site of the accident was located near the intersection of Kelsey Road and Flint Creek Road. The deceased victim has been identified as Angela Parisi, 40, of Algonquin, Illinois. 

Chicago, IL - 1 Dead, 2 Injured In Blow Out Collision On 82nd St

Chicago, IL (January 24, 2020) - A car accident left one dead and two others injured on Chicago's south side late Tuesday evening, January 21st. The crash took place on 82nd Street when the tire of a 2020 Dodge Durango had a blowout. The rear tire blew, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. 

Chicago, IL - 4 Injured In Ambulance Crash On Rockwell St

Chicago, IL (January 24, 2020) - On Wednesday morning, January 22nd, four people were injured on the southwest side of Chicago in a crash involving an ambulance. Authorities reported that the collision took place at the 7100 block of South Rockwell Street at around 8:14 a.m. Paramedics responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the crash. 

Lake Barrington, IL - Algonquin Woman Killed In Rollover On Kelsey Rd

Lake Barrington, IL (January 23, 2020) - A 30-year-old woman from Algonquin, Illinois was killed following a rollover crash involving another vehicle. The collision happened in Lake Barrington, Illinois on Monday evening, January 20th, at around 11:40 p.m. According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, the woman was driving a 2004 Nissan Altima southbound on Kelsey Road when she left the roadway, striking a tree before overturning and re-entering the road just north of Flint Creek Drive.

Oswego, IL - Man Injured At Intersection Of US-34 & Orchard Rd

Oswego, IL (January 23, 2020) - A man from Oswego, Illinois was hospitalized following a crash on Monday, January 20th. The man was involved in a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of US-34 and Orchard Road in Oswego at around 3:15 p.m. The man was hit while attempting to make a left turn onto US-34 from Orchard Road. 

St Anne, IL - 3 Injured In Stop Sign Crash At E 3150 North Rd

St Anne, IL (January 23, 2020) - A woman from Beaverville, Illinois caused a crash after running a stop sign on Tuesday afternoon, January 21st. The crash occurred at East 3150 North Road near St. Anne, Illinois at around 3:25 p.m. The Illinois State Police reported that the woman collided with a 2002 GMC Yukon driven by Jose A. Hernandez, 67, of St. Anne, Illinois, who was traveling on IL-1 NB.

Niles, IL - 2 Car Accident At Oakton St & Harlem Ave

Niles, IL (January 22, 2020) - Two vehicles collided on Sunday night, January 19th, in Niles, Illinois. The site of the crash was located near the intersection of Oakton Street and Harlem Avenue. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the crash.

Hallock, IL - Passenger Killed In DUI ATV Crash On Centerville Rd

Hallock, IL (January 22, 2020) - A 20-year-old man from Chillicothe, Illinois was killed after the ATV he was riding on flipped over near Peoria, Illinois. On Friday, January 17th, at around 1:30 a.m., the ATV Brandon M. Buckley was riding on overturned at the 19900 block of Centerville Road in Hallock, Illinois. Authorities reported that Buckley suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries and was likely killed on impact. 

Chicago, IL - Ambulance Hit By Toyota In Hit-&-Run On California Ave

Chicago, IL (January 22, 2020) - Injuries were reported following a hit-and-run crash in the Lawndale area of Chicago on Tuesday afternoon, January 21st. Sources reported that the collision took place near the corner of South California Avenue and Flournoy Street. At around 1:15 p.m., a Chicago Fire Department paramedic was injured when an ambulance was struck by a westbound Toyota at the 700 block of South California Avenue.

Chicago, IL - Hit-&-Run Leaves Man Seriously Injured On 79th St

Chicago, IL (January 21, 2020) - Early Tuesday morning on January 21st, a man was left in critical condition have a hit-and-run collision on Chicago's southside. The man was struck in the South Shore area at the 2300 block of 79th Street at around 12:15 a.m. The man's identity hasn't been released at this time. 

Effingham, IL - 2 Vehicle Crash At 4th St & Fayette Ave

Effingham, IL (January 21, 2020) - Emergency responders arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle accident in Effingham on Thursday, January 16th. The crash took place near the corner of South 4th Street and West Fayette Avenue at around 1 p.m. Authorities at the scene were present to render aid to those injured in the accident.

Sigel, IL - Passenger Injured In 2 Car Accident On I-57

Sigel, IL (January 21, 2020) - Illinois State Police officers were at the scene of a crash with injuries near Sigel, Illinois on Friday night, January 17th. The crash took place on I-57 near the time of 5:33 p.m. According to local reports, a red 1998 GMC Sonoma driven by Marvin R. Curtiss, 76, of Utica, Michigan was traveling on I-57 SB when he lost control on the icy road, hitting a guardrail. 

Edgewood, IL - Transportation Worker Hit By Car On I-57

Edgewood, IL (January 20, 2020) - A worker for the Illinois Department of Transportation was injured after being struck by an oncoming vehicle on Friday, January 17th, near Edgewood, Illinois. The accident occurred on Interstate-57 near mile marker 144 at around 6:36 p.m. The worker was struck while placing warning flares on the roadway to alert drivers of a crash on the interstate.

Chicago, IL - Young Girl Injured In DUI Crash On S Halstead St

Chicago, IL (January 20, 2020) - A man has been charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a crash that critically injured his 4-year-old daughter on Saturday evening, January 18th. The crash happened in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago around 6:00 p.m. The man, identified as Kevin Scott, 40, hit a utility box and then a tree at the 5900 block of South Halstead Street. 

Plainfield, IL - UPDATE: Woman Charged In Officer Death On I-55

Plainfield, IL (January 20, 2020) - A woman has been charged after her passenger was killed in a multi-vehicle collision early Sunday morning, January 19th. The accident occurred near Plainfield, Illinois on Interstate-55, near US-30. At around 6:00 a.m., Erin Zilka, 35, of Plainfield was driving a Dodge Durango when she collided with a stopped boxcar on the highway.

Cancer one of the most frequently misdiagnosed illnesses

When people in Illinois go to the doctor or the hospital, they may expect their illness to be detected and treated accurately. Unfortunately, however, around 40,000 to 80,000 people each year may lose their lives due to mistaken diagnosis or the failure to diagnose deadly conditions. In an analysis of over 11,000 medical malpractice claims filed after a serious medical error, researchers found that some types of misdiagnosis were both more common and more dangerous. The most significant errors were linked to the "big three" conditions, the researchers said: infection, cancer or vascular issues.

Independence, IL - 3 Killed In Head-On Crash At IL-34 & Williams Rd

Independence, IL (January 19, 2020) - The Illinois State Police was notified of a deadly crash at around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 19th, in Independence Township, Illinois. The collision took the lives of three people and injured several others. The crash took place on IL-34, around three miles north of Williams Road.

Melrose Park, IL - Officer Injured In Crash At 38th Ave & North Ave

Melrose Park, IL (January 19, 2020) - Early Sunday morning, January 19th, a police officer was injured in a crash in Melrose Park, Illinois. According to local sources, the officer was at the intersection of 38th Avenue and North Avenue. At around 3:00 a.m., his police SUV was rear-ended by another vehicle.

Plainfield, IL - Fatal Pileup Accident Near I-55 & US-30

Plainfield, IL (January 19, 2020) - Officials from the Illinois State Police responded to the scene of a fatal crash involving four vehicles on Sunday, January 19th, in Plainfield, Illinois. Authorities responded to the scene of the crash near the intersection of Interstate-55 and US-30 at around 6:00 a.m. At least one person was reportedly killed in the crash. 

Sparland, IL - 2 Killed In Head-On Crash On I-29

Sparland, IL (January 18, 2020) - A fatal crash north of Sparland, Illinois took the lives of two people on Friday afternoon, January 17th. The accident occurred on Interstate-29 at 2:15 p.m. The deceased victims have been identified as Francis Hornung, 72, and Susan Hornung, 61, both of Peoria, Illinois. 

Peru, IL - Wrong-Way Crash Injures 3 At IL-251 & Shooting Park Rd

Peru, IL (January 18, 2020) - Three people were injured following a wrong-way crash in Peru, Illinois on Tuesday, January 14th. The crash took place near the corner of IL-251 and Shooting Park Road at around 9:16 p.m. Sources revealed that a vehicle driven by Emilia M Garza, 69, of Alton, Texas collided head-on with another vehicle after veering into oncoming traffic. 

Watson, IL - 2 Injured Following Pileup Crash At US-45 & 875th St

Watson, IL (January 18, 2020) - A rear-end collision resulted in a multi-vehicle accident on Tuesday, January 14th, in Watson Township, Illinois. Local sources revealed that the site of the crash was located on US-45 just north of 875th Street. The accident occurred at around 7:44 a.m. when a red 2007 Ford Expedition, driven by Glenda E. Cooper, 54, of Flora, Illinois rear-ended a silver 2017 Chevy Equinox, driven by Rose M. Pritchard, 67, of Louisville, Illinois. 

McHenry, IL - 2 Critically Injured When Pickup Crashes Into Starbucks

McHenry, IL (January 17, 2020) - A total of five people were injured, two critically, after a pickup truck crashed into a Starbucks in McHenry, Illinois. The collision occurred at the 4305 block of West Elm Street on Thursday, January 16th. The truck reportedly lost control, crashing into the establishment at around 5:00 p.m.

Barrington Hills, IL - Car Crash Injures 2 At IL-62 & Springwood Ln

Barrington Hills, IL (January 17, 2020) - A crash on Wednesday evening, January 15th, in Barrington Hills, Illinois left two people injured. The accident occurred near the intersection of IL-62 (Algonquin Road) and Springwood Lane. Authorities arrived at the scene to render aid to those injured in the crash. 

Chicago, IL - Man Injured In Head-On Crash On Lake Shore Dr

Chicago, IL (January 17, 2020) - A head-on collision left a man in Chicago injured early Thursday morning, January 16th. The accident happened near the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Diversey Parkway at around 4:00 a.m. According to initial reports, the crash was caused by a driver driving in the wrong direction on Lake Shore Drive.

Chicago, IL - 7 Injured In Crash With CTA Bus At Damen Ave & Taylor St

Chicago, IL (January 16, 2020) - A suspected drunk driver struck a CTA bus on Wednesday, January 15th, in Chicago. The crash resulted in seven people being taken to the hospital. The collision took place in the Tri-Taylor neighborhood near the intersection of Damen Avenue and Taylor Street. 

Chicago, IL - Man Struck & Killed By Car On W Devon Ave

Chicago, IL (January 16, 2020) - On Tuesday evening, January 14th, a man was fatally struck by a vehicle in Norwood Park area of Chicago on the city's northwest side. Sources reported that the man was hit at the 6100 block of West Devon Avenue at around 7:45 p.m. The man, believed to be 35 to 45 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding officials. 

Chicago, IL - Correction Officer Injured In Hit-&-Run Crash On S Damen Ave

Chicago, IL (January 16, 2020) - An off-duty correctional officer was injured in a hit-and-run collision in the Englewood area of Chicago on Wednesday, January 15th. The crash took place at the 5500 block of South Damen Avenue near the time of 5:20 a.m. Initial reports revealed that the officer was struck by a vehicle that failed to yield the right-of-way.

Moline, IL - Man Killed In Pedestrian Crash At River Dr & 12th St

Moline, IL (January 15, 2020) - A man, 65, from Moline, Illinois was killed after being struck by a vehicle early Wednesday morning, January 15th. The deceased victim, identified as Richard Stout, was struck while crossing near the intersection of River Drive and 12th Street at around 6:20 a.m. Stout was hit by a pickup truck traveling westbound on River Drive.

Sterling, IL - 2 Injured Under Ride Semi Crash On I-39

Sterling, IL (January 15, 2020) - Two people were injured after the car they were traveling in slid underneath a semi-truck near Sterling, Illinois. The accident took place on Saturday, January 11th, on I-39. Officials from the Illinois State Police responded to the scene at around 8:51 a.m.

Aurora, IL - Man Killed In Pedestrian Crash On S River St

Aurora, IL (January 15, 2020) - An Aurora man was killed following a hit-and-run crash on the west side of Aurora, Illinois late Monday evening, January 13th. The incident occurred at the 500 block of South River Street at around 7 p.m. Authorities identified the deceased victim as Brent Jean, 57.

Geneseo, IL - Bus Crashes Into Car At Wolf Rd & E 1200th St

Geneseo, IL (January 14, 2020) - Early Tuesday morning, January 14th, in Geneseo, Illinois, a local woman, 54, driving a school bus crashed into another vehicle when attempting to pass two semi-trucks. The accident took place at around 7 a.m. Illinois State Police reported that the bus was traveling northbound on Wolf Road when she crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic, colliding with the vehicle near East 1200th Street. 

Chicago, IL - Multi-Vehicle Accident At Dan Ryan Expy & W 59th St

Chicago, IL (January 14, 2020) - There was a crash involving multiple vehicles on the afternoon of Sunday, January 12th, in Chicago. The collision reportedly took place near the intersection of the Dan Ryan Expressway and West 59th Street. Local sources reported the crash at around 12:04 p.m.

Taylorville, IL - 3 Injured In Rollover On East Rd

Taylorville, IL (January 14, 2020) - A crash early Sunday morning, January 12th, left three people injured in Taylorville, Illinois. Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 2 a.m. when a pickup truck traveling south at the 1300 block of East Road left the roadway. The car overturned, coming to a rest on its roof in sitting water next to the roadway.

Minooka, IL - 1 Killed, 2 Injured In Deadly Semi Crash At Sherrill Rd

Minooka, IL (January 13, 2020) - A young man was killed and two others injured following a fatal crash involving a semi-truck in rural Minooka, Illinois on Friday, January 10th. The Kendall County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of the crash near the intersection of Sherrill Road and O'Brien Road at around 7 p.m. that evening. Initial reports revealed that a semi-truck T-boned a passenger vehicle carrying three people.

Clark Co, IL - Man Killed In Deadly Head-On Crash On Clarksville Rd

Clark Co, IL (January 13, 2020) - Illinois State Police responded to the scene of a deadly collision in Clark County, Illinois on Friday, January 10th. The collision took place on Clarksville Road near the time of 6:19 a.m. Initial reports revealed that two vehicles were involved in the crash.

Monticello, IL - Bement Woman Killed In Pileup Crash On IL-105

Monticello, IL (January 13, 2020) - A crash on Saturday, January 11th, south of Monticello, Illinois, killed one woman and left another man seriously injured. The accident occurred near the intersection of IL-105 and E. 1350 North Road at around 2:01 p.m. Initial reports revealed that Conrad Gillespie, 22, of Bement, Illinois was driving a 2008 Honda Accord on IL-105 NB when he entered the southbound lanes to pass a 2016 Ford Fiesta driven by Arthur Anderson, 51, of Bement. 

Rockford, IL - Woman Killed, Child Injured In Semi Crash On I-90

Rockford, IL (January 12, 2020) - A crash Saturday morning, January 11th, near Rockford, Illinois took the life of a woman, 30, and injured a young child. According to Illinois State Police, Taniialle Brown of Flint, Michigan was killed after a FedEx International semi-truck hit her vehicle while it was pulled to the side of the road. The collision took place on I-90 at around 1:20 a.m. 

Chicago, IL - 2 Children Injured At Red Light In Old Irving Park

Chicago, IL (January 12, 2020) - Two children in Chicago were injured after the vehicle they were traveling in was struck by another car while stopped at a red light. The crash took place in the area of Old Irving Park on Saturday, January 11th. The driver reportedly hit a vehicle driven by a woman, 38, with two children in her car.

Bluff City, IL - Fatal Rollover Accident On US-40

Bluff City, IL (January 12, 2020) - A rollover crash took the life of a Brownstown man and injured two others Saturday night, January 11th, near Bluff City, Illinois. The crash occurred on US-40 west of Bluff City. Reports from Illinois State Police revealed that the driver, Craig Frailey, 28, was killed in the crash. 

Rock Island, IL - EMS Respond To Pileup Crash Near Jumer's Casino

Rock Island, IL (January 11, 2020) - A multi-vehicle collision was reported on Wednesday afternoon, January 8th, in the city of Rock Island, Illinois. The crash occurred near Jumer's Casino on IL-92. Local sources revealed that the accident took place at around 3:00 p.m. 

Champaign Co, IL - 2 Killed In Rollover Accident On I-74

Champaign Co, IL (January 11, 2020) - Two men were killed following a rollover accident in Champaign County, Illinois on Wednesday evening, January 8th. A vehicle carrying four occupants overturned on Interstate-74 near mile marker 183 at around 8:38 p.m. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the crash.

Chicago, IL - UPDATE: At-Fault Driver Identified In Crash On 42nd St

Chicago, IL (January 11, 2020) - The identity of a driver who caused a fatal crash in Chicago on Wednesday morning, January 8th, has been revealed by local authorities. The accident happened in the Brighton Park area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Western Avenue. Everardo Coss, 38, was taken into custody by local law enforcement near the time of 10:10 a.m.

Automakers introduce technology to reduce drunk driving crashes

Drunk driving accidents continue to take lives on a daily basis in Illinois and nationwide. For over 100 years, DUI-related car crashes have been the leading cause of fatalities linked to motor vehicles, and drunk driving continues to take thousands of lives every year. With the improvement of autonomous vehicle technologies, automakers are looking for ways that drunk drivers can be stopped from causing accidents before they happen.

Glen Carbon, IL - Man Critically Injured By Car On IL-159

Glen Carbon, IL (January 10, 2020) - A man was hospitalized after being hit by a car on Tuesday, January 7th. The crash occurred on the 4200 block of IL-159 at 8:20 p.m. First responders found the injured pedestrian, a 31-year-old man, at the scene.

Libertyville, IL - 3 Injured In Pileup Accident On US-45

Libertyville, IL (January 10, 2020) - A six-car crash left three people injured early Thursday morning, January 9th. The crash took place at around 7:43 a.m. on US-45, just south of IL-137. Reports from the scene indicated that one injured victim had to be extricated from their vehicle. 

Lake in the Hills, IL - Crash Injures 2 At Randall Rd & Acorn Ln

Lake In The Hills, IL (January 10, 2020) - On Wednesday afternoon, January 8th, a two-vehicle collision left two people injured. The crash was reported at the intersection of Randall Road and Acorn Lane at around 1:10 p.m. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the crash. 

Determining fault after a construction accident

There are many aspects of a construction project in Illinois. The project starts well before any work is actually performed. The people responsible for the project start with choosing a location. Then, architects begin designing the building. Once the designs are approved, materials and equipment need to be brought in and the actual construction can start. Once building has begun, construction accidents can occur and construction workers can suffer severe injuries as a result.

Mt Prospect, IL - UPDATE: Man Killed, Son Injured In Crash On IL-58

Mt Prospect, IL (January 9, 2020) - A man has died due to injuries sustained in a high-speed crash in Mount Prospect, Illinois on Sunday, January 5th. The crash took place near the intersection of IL-58 (Elmhurst Road) and IL-83 (West Golf Road) at around 7 p.m. Alejandro Arzeta, 46, of Des Plaines, Illinois was driving a 2008 Nissan Altima when he was struck by an oncoming 2019 Chevy Impala driven by a man, 33.

Chicago, IL - Man Injured In Pileup At 42nd St & Western Ave

Chicago, IL (January 9, 2020) - A crash involving five vehicles took place in the Brighton Park area on the south side of Chicago. The crash occurred near the intersection of 42nd Street and Western Avenue at around 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, January 8th. Paramedics responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the crash. 

Chicago, IL - Young Girl Hit By Car On S Wentworth Ave

Chicago, IL (January 9, 2020) - A 9-year-old girl was hit by a car on Chicago's Far South Side near an elementary school in the Roseland area. The crash occurred early Monday morning, January 6th, at the 10900 block of South Wentworth Avenue at around 7:30 a.m. The girl was reportedly walking in a crosswalk with her sister when she was hit by the vehicle. 

Chicago, IL - Teenage Girl Struck By Car At Midway International Airport

Chicago, IL (January 8, 2020) - On Monday, January 6th, a teenage girl was struck by an oncoming vehicle near the Midway International Airport in Chicago. Near the intersection of Cicero Avenue and 63rd Street in the neighborhood of Cleering, the 14-year-old girl entered the roadway and was hit by the driver at around 6:20 a.m. 

Jasper Co, IL - 3 Injured In Wrong-Way Collision On IL-33

Jasper Co, IL (January 8, 2020) - Three people were injured in a crash in Jasper County, Illinois. The crash took place on Friday evening, January 3rd, at around 6:18 p.m. Authorities arrived at the scene of the crash near the corner of IL-33 and Bogota Road. 

Rockford, IL - 2 Injured In Semi-Truck Accident At I-39 & I-90

Rockford, IL (January 8, 2020) - Two residents of Lincolnwood, Illinois were left with injuries following a crash involving an Altima and a semi-truck near Rockford, Illinois on Monday, January 6th. The crash took place near the intersection of I-39 and I-90. Local sources reported the crash that morning at 9:42 a.m.

Chicago, IL - 10 Injured Following Crash At Warwick & Austin Aves

Chicago, IL (January 7, 2020) - A collision early in the morning on Saturday, January 4th, left ten people with injuries, including one child, on the Northwest side of Chicago. The collision took place in the Portage Park area near the intersection of West Warwick Avenue and North Austin Avenue. Emergency responders arrived at the scene at around 8:20 a.m. 

Chicago, IL - Elderly Woman Struck By Car On N Northwest Hwy

Chicago, IL (January 7, 2020) - A Friday morning crash on January 3rd left an elderly woman in critical condition on Chicago's northwest side. The crash took place in the Edison Park area at the 6700 block of North Northwest Highway. According to local officials, the woman, 75, was walking in a crosswalk when she was struck by a Mercury sedan. 

Mt Prospect, IL - Crash Injures 3 At IL-58 & IL-83

Mt Prospect, IL (January 7, 2020) - Three people were hospitalized following a crash late Sunday evening, January 5th, in Mount Prospect, Illinois. The crash was reported at around 7:15 p.m. near the intersection of IL-58 (Elmhurst Road) and IL-83 (West Golf Road). The crash involved two vehicles that were seriously damaged in the impact. 

Gurnee, IL - 5 Injured In Crash At Dilleys Rd & Steeple Pt

Gurnee, IL (January 6, 2020) - Authorities reported that a two-vehicle collision in Gurnee, Illinois left five people injured. The accident occurred near the corner of North Dilleys Road and Steeple Pointe on Thursday, January 2nd. The two cars collided at the intersection at around 5:10 p.m. 

Palatine, IL - Multi-Vehicle Crash Injures 3 At IL-53 & Lake Cook Rd

Palatine, IL (January 6, 2020) - On Thursday afternoon, January 2nd, three cars were involved in a crash in the area of Palatine, Illinois. The site of the crash was located near the intersection of IL-53 and Lake Cook Road. Three people were injured at around 5 p.m. when the accident took place.

Hecker, IL - Head-On Crash Injures 2 At IL-159 & LL Rd

Hecker, IL (January 6, 2020) - Two drivers sustained injuries following a head-on crash south of Hecker, Illinois. The site of the crash was located near the intersection of IL-159 and LL Road. The accident occurred on Friday evening, January 3rd, at around 10:45 p.m.

Rockford, IL - Man Killed Following Collision On 11th St

Rockford, IL (January 4, 2020) - A man was killed in a fatal collision on Thursday, January 2nd, in Rockford, Illinois. The accident occurred at the 3800 block of 11th Street at around 4:30 a.m. The deceased victim was identified as Jacob Guerrero, 33. 

Mundelein, IL - UPDATE: Victim Identified In Fatal Burger King Crash

Mundelein, IL (January 5, 2020) - The victim of a fatal collision in Mundelein, Illinois has recently been identified by local authorities. The accident happened on New Year's Day at the 1520 block of South Lake Street. The deceased victim, identified as Richard Skloot, 56, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, was hit by another vehicle at around 10 a.m. while attempting to turn into the Burger King parking lot from US-45 NB. 

Elmwood Park, IL - Multiple Injuries After Crash At W Grand Ave

Elmwood Park, IL (January 5, 2020) - Multiple injuries were reported following a high-speed collision in Elmwood Park, Illinois on Wednesday Morning, January 1st. The crash occurred at a dispensary located at the 7955 block of West Grand Avenue. The 18-year-old driver hit two police cars near a line of nearly a hundred people waiting at a dispensary on Illinois' first day for recreational marijuana sales. 

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Chicago, IL - Man Struck By Train At Euclid & Chicago Aves

Chicago, IL (January 4, 2020) - A driver was critically injured on Wednesday, January 1st, near the intersection of South Euclid and South Chicago Avenues at around 11:35 a.m. The man was hit by a train at the CSX Transportation railroad tracks. 

Chicago, IL - UPDATE: Victim Identified In Deadly Crash On W 112th St

Chicago, IL (January 4, 2020) - Authorities have released the identity of one of three women who were killed in a serious accident in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago late Wednesday evening, January 1st. The accident occurred at the 1400 block of West 112th Street. Ruby Johnson, 28, was the occupant of a 2012 Nissan hatchback that ran a red light, causing the crash. 

Chicago, IL - 2 Officers Injured At W 84th St & Vincennes Ave

Chicago, IL (January 4, 2020) - A collision in the Auburn Gresham community of Chicago left two Chicago Police Department officers injured. The accident occurred on Thursday evening at around 6:00 p.m. near the intersection of West 84th Street and Vincennes Avenue. 

Rock Island, IL - 2 Hospitalized In Crash At 18th Ave & 11th St

Rock Island, IL (January 3, 2020) - A crash in Rock Island, Illinois resulted in two people being sent to the hospital. The crash took place on New Year's Day at around 3:30 p.m., according to local sources. The accident occurred on Wednesday, January 1st, near the corner of 18th Avenue and 11th Street. 

Orland Park, IL - Rollover Crash Near W 159th St & Wolf Rd

Orland Park, IL (January 2, 2020) - A rollover crash in Orland Park, Illinois resulted in lane closures on the eastbound lanes of West 159th Street. The crash occurred early Thursday morning, January 2nd, near the intersection with Wolf Road. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the crash. 

Lawrence Co, IL - 1 Killed In Rollover Crash On Co Rd 1800 N

Lawrence Co, IL (January 3, 2020) - A man was killed and a woman injured following a single-vehicle rollover in Lawrence County, Illinois. The crash took place on Wednesday, January 1st, at around 3:30 p.m. The site of the crash was located near the intersection of County Road 1800 North and County Road 1470 East, five miles north of Lawrenceville, Illinois. 

Mundelein, IL - 1 Killed In Collision At Burger King On S Lake St

Mundelein, IL (January 2, 2020) - A New Year's Day Collision in Mundelein, Illinois left one dead. The collision took place on Tuesday, January 1st, when a vehicle traveling on US-45 SB struck and killed the occupant of another vehicle. Local sources revealed that the vehicle of the deceased party was attempting to turn into the Burger King located at the 1520 block of South Lake Street at the time of the accident. 

Chicago, IL - 3 Killed, 4 Injured In Crash On W 112th St

Chicago, IL (January 2, 2020) - A deadly crash in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago left three killed and four injured -- including a 3-year-old girl. The collision took place at the 1400 block of West 112th Street on Wednesday, January 1st, at around 11:15 p.m. Officials reported that the crash occurred when a Nissan hatchback traveling east on 112th Street collided with a black Nissan SUV.

Oswego, IL - 2 Injured Following Collision On US-30

Oswego, IL (January 2, 2020) - Two people were reportedly injured following a collision near Oswego, Illinois on New Year's Eve. The crash occurred at the 1300 block of US-30, near Gastville Street, on Tuesday, December 31st, at around 5 p.m. The crash involved two vehicles, an SUV and a sedan. 

Metropolis, IL - Woman Killed In Fatal Hit-&-Run On Butler St

Metropolis, IL (January 1, 2020) - The Illinois State Police are currently seeking information on the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run on New Year's Day, on Tuesday, January 1st, in Metropolis, Illinois. The crash took place on Butler Street sometime around 6:39 p.m. Authorities identified the deceased victim as Jackie Laird, 48, of Metropolis.

Chicago, IL - Tow Truck Driver Struck & Killed On I-290

Chicago, IL (January 1, 2020) - A tow-truck driver was killed after being struck attending to the scene of another accident in Chicago on New Years Day on Wednesday, January 1st. The accident took place on I-290 near 9th Avenue at around 6 a.m. According to officials at the scene, the driver was outside of his truck assisting another vehicle when he was fatally struck by an oncoming vehicle. 

Leaf River, IL - 6 Injured In Collision At IL-72 & Mt Morris Rd

Leaf River, IL (January 1, 2020) - Deputies from the Ogle County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a two-vehicle collision in Leaf River, Illinois on Friday, December 27th. The accident took place near the intersection of IL-72 and North Mt. Morris Road at around 12:02 p.m. Six people were reportedly injured in the crash.

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