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February 2020 Archives

O'Fallon, IL - 102-Year-Old Man Killed in Crash on Frank Scott Pkwy

O'Fallon, IL (February 29, 2020) - A two-vehicle accident took the life of a 102-year-old man on Friday, February 28th, in O'Fallon. Local sources indicated that the crash took place at the intersection of Frank Scott Parkway and Fountain Lakes Drive. Clarence A. Tritley, 102, was traveling west on Frank Scott Parkway when an eastbound crossed the centerline, striking his vehicle head-on. 

St Charles, IL - Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash at Fox River & Weber Dr

St Charles, IL (February 29, 2020) - One man was killed and another seriously injured following a single-vehicle accident in St. Charles Township on Friday morning, February 28th. The crash occurred at the intersection of Fox River and Weber Drive near the time of 4:10 p.m. Local authorities reported that a silver Chevy Trailblazer traveling north on Fox River Drive struck a tree on the west side of the road, south of Weber Drive. 

Carterville, IL - UPDATE: Victims Identified in Deadly Herrin Rd Crash

Carterville, IL (February 29, 2020) - The two deceased victims involved in a deadly crash near Carterville, Illinois on Thursday, February 27th, have been identified by local authorities. The accident in question happened sometime around 1:40 p.m. Delbert Allen, 82, of Carterville was reportedly traveling east on Herrin Road near Cundiff Cemetary when his vehicle crossed the centerline, striking an oncoming westbound vehicle. 

Carterville, IL - 2 Killed in Head-On Crash on Herrin Rd

Carterville, IL (February 28, 2020) - A crash involving three vehicles in Carterville left two people dead on Thursday afternoon, February 27th. The collision occurred on Herrin Road near Cundiff Cemetary at about 1:40 p.m. A Carterville man, 82, and a Royalton woman, 32, were killed in the accident.

Calumet Park, IL - 1 Killed After Crash Pushes Vehicle Off I-57

Calumet Park, IL (February 28, 2020) - A deadly crash in Calumet Park resulted in highway closures on Friday, February 28th. Two vehicles reportedly collided on I-57 SB near the intersection with 127th Street. The crash occurred at around 2:06 a.m. 

Chicago, IL - 2 State Troopers Injured at I-94 & 111th St

Chicago, IL (February 28, 2020) - Two troopers from the Illinois State Police were injured after being involved in a collision in Chicago early Friday morning, February 28th. The accident occurred on I-94 NB  at 111th Street. Two ISP vehicles were involved in a crash at around 9:10 a.m. 

Fall River, IL - Icy Roads Lead to Deadly Crash on Joe Hettel Rd

Fall River, IL (February 27, 2020) - On Wednesday, February 26th, one person was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Fall River Township, Illinois. Authorities responded to the scene of the accident on Joe Hettel Road (East 22nd Road) at around 6:22 a.m. According to local reports, a Chevy pickup truck was traveling northbound when the driver lost control due to ice on the roadway. 

Chicago, IL - 1 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured After Crash on I-57

Chicago, IL (February 27, 2020) - An accident on Thursday morning, February 27th, in Chicago left one person killed and another seriously injured. The accident occurred on I-57 shortly before 7 a.m. Officials from the Illinois State Police reported that two people were stopped on I-57 putting gas in their disabled vehicle near the exit ramp for I-80 WB when their car was struck by an oncoming vehicle. 

Morton, IL - Fatal Head-On Crash with Semi-Truck on I-74

Morton, IL (February 27, 2020) - A head-on crash near Morton, Illinois left one dead on Wednesday morning, February 26th. According to initial reports, the collision occurred on I-74 EB at around 8 a.m. Authorities reported that a van lost control due to icy roadway conditions, colliding with a semi-truck.

U.S. traffic deaths fall for second year in a row

Illinois readers may be pleased to learn that U.S. traffic fatalities decreased for the second year in a row in 2019, according to new data released by the National Safety Council. The downward trend comes after a few years of significant increases in roadway deaths.

Minooka, IL - 9 Injured in Crash with Tractor-Trailer on I-80

Minooka, IL (February 26, 2020) - A crash on Friday, February 21st, near Minooka, Illinois left nine people injured. The crash reportedly began when a male driver struck a tractor-trailer on I-80 at around 9 p.m. The driver who hit the semi got out of his car when he was hit by the second vehicle, causing a chain-reaction accident. 

Arlington Heights, IL - Metra Train Strikes SUV, Injuries 1 at NW Hwy

Arlington Heights, IL (February 26, 2020) - One person was reportedly injured after a Metra train struck an SUV in Arlington Heights, Illinois on Monday morning, February 24th. Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 11:30 a.m. at the Metra crossing located at the intersection of Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway. Local firefighters had to extricate one person from the SUV.

Schiller Park, IL - Woman Fatally Struck on Irving Park Rd

Schiller Park, IL (February 26, 2020) - Local authorities in Schiller Park, Illinois responded to the scene of a deadly pedestrian accident. The crash occurred on Tuesday, February 25th, early in the morning. Initial reports revealed that the woman was struck on Irving Park Road, near 25th Avenue to Old River Road. 

Rockford, IL - Pileup Crash Injures 4 at Alpine Rd & Harrison Ave

Rockford, IL (February 25, 2020) - Four people were injured following a multi-vehicle accident in Rockford, Illinois on Sunday, February 23rd. The collision occurred at the intersection of Alpine Road and Harrison Avenue at around 12:09 p.m. Authorities responded to the scene to provide aid to those injured in the crash.

South Roxana, IL - UPDATE: Alex Turner Injured in Deadly IL-111 Crash

South Roxana, IL (February 25, 2020) - Local authorities have identified Alex E. Turner,21, as an injured victim involved in a fatal crash in South Roxana, Illinois that also took the life of a young girl. The accident took place on IL-111 near Broadway Avenue at around 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 23rd. Turner was a passenger in a 2002 Chevy pickup truck that struck a Nissan Altima near the intersection.

Peru, IL - Pedestrian Seriously Injured at 4th & Pike St

Peru, IL (February 25, 2020) - A pedestrian in Peru, Illinois was left severely injured after being struck on Saturday night, February 22nd. The accident took place at the corner of 4th and Pike Streets at around 7 p.m. The injured victim was found lying in the road with critical injuries.

Marshall, IL - 2 Hospitalized in Accident on I-70

Marshall, IL (February 24, 2020) - An accident involving three tractor-trailers in Marshall, Illinois resulted in two hospitalizations on early Sunday morning, February 23rd. The collision occurred on I-70 WB, one mile east of Marshall. The crash occurred when one tractor-trailer, operated by a Guatemalan man without a commercial vehicle license, overturned, losing the vehicles it was towing. 

Mascoutah, IL - Motorcyclist Injured at N 6th St & Fuesser Rd

Mascoutah, IL (February 24, 2020) - A motorcyclist was injured in Mascoutah, Illinois on Sunday, February 23rd. The crash occurred at the intersection of North 6th Street and Fuesser Road at around 3:30 p.m. Initial reports revealed that George Fagan, 65, was riding a 2001 Ducati motorcycle northbound on 6th Street when he struck a 2008 Mitsubishi.

South Roxana, IL - Young Girl Killed in Crash at IL-111 & Broadway Ave

South Roxana, IL (February 24, 2020) - A six-year-old girl was killed in a two-vehicle collision in South Roxana, Illinois on Sunday night, February 23rd. The accident occurred at the intersection of IL-111 and Broadway Avenue. Initial reports revealed that others were airlifted from the scene of the accident. 

Chicago, IL - UPDATE: Randolph St Pedestrian Crash Victim Identified

Chicago, IL (February 23, 2020) - A Morton High School teacher has been identified as one of the three pedestrians injured in a crash in Chicago on Friday afternoon, February 21st. Local reports revealed that the crash occurred at around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Randolph and Halsted Streets when a vehicle ran a red light, hitting three pedestrians. One of the victims was later identified as Marshall Tucker, 46.

Jasper Co, IL - Single-Vehicle Crash Injures 2 at Co Rd 800E & 1600N

Jasper Co, IL (February 23, 2020) - On Saturday night, February 22nd, local authorities in Jasper County, Illinois reported that two people were injured after their vehicle ran off the road. Initial reports revealed that Hailey M. Cook, 18, of Matoon, Illinois was traveling on Jasper County Road 800E near 1600N at the time of the accident. Cook was unfamiliar with the area and failed to navigate the curve on the roadway, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway.

Streamwood, IL - Cyclist Injured at IL Rte 59 & Schaumburg Rd

Streamwood, IL (February 23, 2020) - A cyclist was seriously injured while attempting to cross the street in Streamwood, Illinois on Saturday night, February 22nd. Initial reports revealed that the driver of a Toyota struck an adult bicycle rider near the intersection of Illinois Route 59 and Schaumburg Road at 11:46 p.m. Paramedics arrived at the scene to assist the injured cyclist.

Chicago, IL - 4 Injured in Crash at Washington Blvd & Pulaski Rd

Chicago, IL (February 23, 2020) - A crash on Saturday, February 22nd, in the Garfield Park area of Chicago left four people injured, with one woman reportedly in critical condition. The accident occurred at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Pulaski Road at around 4 p.m. 

Chicago, IL - 2 Officers, 3 Others Injured on E 75th St

Chicago, IL (February 22, 2020) - Five people were injured, including two police officers, following a crash in the Grand Crossing area of Chicago's South Side on Thursday, February 20th. The crash reportedly took place at around 8:40 p.m. at the 1200 block of East 75th Street. Initial reports revealed that officers in an unmarked police vehicle to stop a Dodge Challenger when the vehicle sped off. 

Chicago, IL - 3 Pedestrians, Driver Injured at Randolph & Halsted St

Chicago, IL (February 22, 2020) - Three pedestrians were injured in Chicago after being struck by a speeding SUV in the West Loop area on Friday afternoon, February 21st. Reports revealed that the crash occurred at around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Randolph and Halsted Streets. Authorities reported that the pedestrians were hit by a black Hyundai Santa Fe that was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Chicago, IL - Woman Dead After V-Day Crash on W 111th St

Chicago, IL (February 21, 2020) - A woman who was injured after being struck by a car in Chicago on Valentine's Day has recently died. The accident occurred on Friday, February 14th, at the 3800 block of West 111th Street at around 7:26 p.m. Lyndsey Lagestee, 25, of South Holland, Illinois was pronounced dead on Monday, February 17th.

Aurora, IL - UPDATE: Man Charged in S Broadway Collision

Aurora, IL (February 21, 2020) - A suspect has been arrested in connection to a fatal crash that occurred in Aurora, Illinois on Wednesday, February 19th. Authorities attempted to stop a gray Monte Carlo on South Broadway that was involved in a shooting, which then fled the scene and began a police chase. The vehicle collided with multiple vehicles at the intersection of South Broadway and East New York Street, injuring the driver of another vehicle.

Rock Run, IL - Stop Sign Crash at Rock City Rd & IL-75 Ends in Injuries

Rock Run, IL (February 21, 2020) - A Wisconsin man has been charged following a two-vehicle crash in Rock Run Township on Wednesday, February 19th. The crash took place near the intersection of Rock City Road and IL-75 at around 4:30 p.m. Authorities reported that a man driving a stolen vehicle was traveling south on Rock City Road when he ran a stop sign, colliding with another vehicle on IL-75 WB.

West Frankfort, IL - 2 Killed, 1 Injured in Deadly Rollover on I-57

West Frankfort, IL (February 20, 2020) - The Illinois State Police were at the scene of a fatal crash near West Frankfort, Illinois on Wednesday night, February 19th. The crash on I-57 left two people dead and another critically injured. According to initial reports, a 2004 Ford Expedition was traveling on I-57 NB when the vehicle entered the median and rolled over multiple times. 

Aurora, IL - 1 Injured in Crash During Police Chase on S Broadway

Aurora, IL (February 20, 2020) - Authorities in Aurora, Illinois reported to the scene of a shooting turned police chase on Wednesday afternoon, February 19th, that left one person injured. Officials from the Aurora Police Department responded to shots fired at the 600 block of South Broadway at around 1:30 p.m. Officers found a vehicle that matched the description, which took off when officials tried to stop it.

Mississippi, IL - Fatal Collision at IL-109 & McClusky Rd

Mississippi, IL (February 20, 2020) - Law enforcement authorities in Jersey County, Illinois are collaborating on a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday, February 19th, near Mississippi, Illinois. Initial reports revealed that the collision occurred near the intersection of IL-109 and McClusky Road. One person at the scene was pronounced dead by the Jersey County Coroner at around 5:55 p.m. 

Marshall, IL - Driver Injured in Collision on IL-1 at Douglas Rd

Marshall, IL (February 19, 2020) - A driver was injured following a car accident near Marshall, Illinois on Thursday, February 13th. The accident took place at the intersection of IL-1 and North Douglas Road at around 11:53 a.m. Initial reports revealed that a gray 2019 Jeep was following a white 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by James N. Morris, 19, of West Union, Illinois, when the driver-side rear-tire fell off the pickup. 

Chicago, IL - UPDATE: Man Killed After Metra Train Crash on 87th St

Chicago, IL (February 19, 2020) - A man succumbed to his injuries after being left in critical condition following a Metra train crash in Chicago on Wednesday, February 12th. The accident occurred at the intersection of 87th Street and Pulaski Street. At around 7:30 p.m., the Metra train struck a vehicle, which caused the car to strike a pedestrian.

Chicago, IL - 2 Officers Injured at State St & Roosevelt Rd

Chicago, IL (February 19, 2020) - Two officers with the Chicago Police Department were injured following a crash in the Loop on Wednesday, February 19th. The collision occurred near the corner of State Street and Roosevelt Road just after midnight. The officers were traveling in a marked squad car when they struck a 2015 Lincoln Navigator at the 300 block of South State Street. 

Altamont, IL - Man, Juvenile Injured in I-70 Tractor-Trailer Crash

Altamont, IL (February 18, 2020) - A driver and a young passenger were injured after being involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer in Altamont, Illinois on Monday, February 17th. The collision happened near mile marker 85 on I-70. Initial reports revealed that the accident involved a 2018 Infiniti SUV and a 2017 International tractor-trailer.

Gurnee, IL - Man Injured in Rear-End Crash with Semi at US-41 & IL-21

Gurnee, IL (February 18, 2020) - A man was injured in Gurnee, Illinois after rear-ending a semi-truck on Sunday night, February 16th. The accident occurred at the intersection of US-41 and IL-21 near the time of 8:40 p.m. The 26-year-old Evanston man driving a 2015 Buick sedan struck the rear of the semi-truck as stopped at an intersection.

Sandoval, IL - Mail Truck Driver Injured on US-51

Sandoval, IL (February 18, 2020) - The driver of a mail truck was injured after being rear-ended near Sandoval, Illinois on Friday, February 14th. The crash occurred on US-51 NB near Boone Street Road (1200N) at around 1:05 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a black 2007 Ford Focus rear-ended a mail truck as it was preparing to make a left turn.

Plainfield, IL - 2 Injured in Fatal Collision at IL-126 & Meadow Ln

Plainfield, IL (February 17, 2020) - Local authorities in Plainfield, Illinois responded to the scene of a fatal car crash involving two vehicles on Thursday, February 13th. The crash occurred on IL-126 between Meadow Lane and Indian Boundary Road at around 9:08 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a 37-year-old man driving a Toyota Camry lost control of his vehicle on IL-126, entering the westbound lanes and being struck on the passenger side by a BMW X5.

Altamont, IL - 1 Killed, 2 Injured in Crash on N 650th St

Altamont, IL (February 17, 2020) - One driver was killed and two other people injured following a head-on collision in Altamont, Illinois on Saturday, February 15th. The crash occurred on North 650th Street (Dexter Road) south of US-40 at around 10:15 a.m. According to officers from the scene, an SUV driven by Ronald J. Hite, 62, of Mason Illinois veered into the southbound lanes on N. 650th Street and collided with a pickup truck. 

Bunker Hill, IL - Woman Killed After Hitting Tractor on IL-159

Bunker Hill, IL (February 17, 2020) - A Bunker Hill woman was killed in a deadly collision on Sunday, February 16th. The accident took place on IL-159 near Rust Road. Initial reports revealed that Teresa D. Mullink, 57, was traveling on IL-159 NB at around 6:18 p.m. when she hit a 1984 John Deere skid-steer that had become dislodged from a trailer. 

Overcrowding in ERs puts patients at risk

It's stressful enough when Illinois residents visit the emergency room with an unforeseen health condition. Now, reports are showing that overcrowding in ERs poses a serious health and safety hazard for the visitors. This is a problem that affects millions. In 2016, for example, 145.6 million people in the U.S. visited an ER with 12.6 million being admitted to the hospital afterwards.

Brighton, IL - Injuries Following Tractor-Trailer Accident on IL-111

Brighton, IL (February 16, 2020) - There were reported injuries following a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle in Brighton on Friday, February 14th. The accident occurred on IL-111 sometime that afternoon. Emergency personnel responded to the scene to render aid to those involved in the crash. 

Rosemont, IL - Officer Injured by Fleeing Vehicle at River Rd

Rosemont, IL (February 16, 2020) - A police officer in Rosemont was injured after their vehicle was struck by a car fleeing a traffic stop on Wednesday, February 12th. Officers reportedly pulled over the vehicle at around 12:30 p.m. The officer reported smelling marijuana, and the driver fled instead of exiting the vehicle. 

Chicago, IL - 6 Officers Injured at Springfield Ave & Jackson Blvd

Chicago, IL (February 16, 2020) - Six Chicago police officers were injured in a collision on Saturday night, February 15th, in the West Garfield Park area on the city's West Side. The accident occurred at the intersection of South Springfield Avenue and West Jackson Boulevard at around 7:30 p.m. According to initial reports, the accident involved a patrol vehicle and an unmarked Chicago Police Department vehicle. 

Peoria, IL - Officer Seriously Injured at Sterling Ave & Bainter Ln

Peoria, IL (February 15, 2020) - A Peoria police officer was injured following a three-vehicle collision in Peoria on Tuesday, February 11th. The officer was responding to a call when they were involved in a crash near the intersection of Sterling Avenue and Bainter Lane at around 7:30 a.m. The crash occurred when a vehicle made a left turn onto Bainter Lane, striking the officer's vehicle.

Round Grove, IL - 9-Year-Old Boy Killed in Accident on IL-17

Round Grove, IL (February 15, 2020) - A 9-year-old boy has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash near Round Grove on Thursday, February 13th. The crash occurred on I-17 east of Dwight, Illinois at around 4:45 p.m. 

Schaumburg, IL - Woman Killed in Pedestrian Crash on IL-53

Schaumburg, IL (February 15, 2020) - On Friday, February 14th, a 24-year-old woman from Des Plaines, Illinois was struck and killed in Schaumburg. The crash took place on IL-53 (I-290) near Schaumburg Road at around 11 p.m. The victim, identified as Gloria M. Sanchez-Perez, was one of two women traveling in a Toyota Prius that had veered off the roadway, crashing into a ditch. 

Utica, IL - Man Killed in Crash with Semi-Truck on I-80

Utica, IL (February 14, 2020) - A driver was killed following an accident in Utica on Tuesday morning, February 11th. The accident took place on I-80, just east of IL-178, at around 11:26 a.m. The deceased party was found unconscious at the scene by responding officials. 

Madison Co, IL - Woman Injured in Utility-Truck Crash on I-55

Madison Co, IL (February 14, 2020) - A woman was reportedly injured in a crash in Madison County, Illinois early Wednesday morning, February 12th. The accident took place on I-55 at around 6:40 a.m. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene to render aid to those involved in the collision. 

Rockford, IL - 2 Injured in Pileup Crash on Parkview Ave

Rockford, IL (February 14, 2020) - Two people were hospitalized following a three-car collision in Rockford, Illinois on Wednesday afternoon, February 12th. The accident occurred on Parkview Avenue at around 2 p.m. near Guilford Road. Officers at the scene believe that speed was a factor in the collision. 

Sepsis is a real danger for nursing home residents

When your parent reached a point where he or she needed care you could no longer provide, you began searching for a suitable nursing home that you felt would give your aging loved one the care he or she needs. You may visit as often as possible, but your family also needs you as well. For this reason, you cannot visit every day in order to ensure your parent is receiving the care you expected.

Chicago, IL - 4 Injured in Metra Train Crash at Pulaski Rd & 87th St

Chicago, IL (February 13, 2020) - Four people, including a pedestrian, were left critically injured following a crash involving a Metra train and another vehicle on Tuesday night, February 11th. The crash happened at a grade crossing near the intersection of Pulaski Road and 87th Street at around 7:30 p.m. A train reportedly struck the vehicle, which then hit a pedestrian.

DeKalb, IL - Woman Killed in Head-On Crash on IL-38 near Malta Rd

DeKalb, IL (February 13, 2020) - A 20-year-old DeKalb woman was killed in a fatal collision on Wednesday night, February 12th. Kate M. Miller was traveling on IL-38 when she lost control of her vehicle due to slippery roadway conditions near Malta Road. This caused her silver Chevrolet Sedan to cross the centerline of the roadway and collide head-on with a red Dodge pickup truck.

Volo, IL - Man Critically Injured in Crash with Sweeper on US-12

Volo, IL (February 13, 2020) - A Wisconsin man suffered life-threatening injuries following a collision in Volo on Tuesday, February 11th. Authorities responded to the scene of the crash on US-12 near Brandenburg Road at around 2:30 p.m. 

Chicago, IL - 2 Officers Injured in Rear-End Crash on Pulaski Rd

Chicago, IL (February 12, 2020) - Two Chicago police officers were injured after striking a vehicle in the Hermosa neighborhood on Monday, February 10th. The accident happened at around 9:08 p.m. at the 2100 block of Pulaski Road, near the intersection with Dickens Avenue. Two officers were reportedly traveling to an accident with their sirens engaged when they collided with a Honda Ridgeline. 

Effingham, IL - Trucker Hits Driver at I-70 & I-57

Effingham, IL (February 12, 2020) - On Monday, February 10th, an accident involving a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle left one injured in Effingham, Illinois. The crash happened at the crossing of I-70 and I-57 at around 4 p.m. Local sources reported that a white 2019 Freightliner pulling a 2018 utility trailer struck a 2017 Gray Honda Civic that was in the center lane.

McHenry, IL - 2 Injured in 3-Car Crash at State Rte 31 & IL-120

McHenry, IL (February 12, 2020) - A police officer was was injured in a three-vehicle collision in McHenry, Illinois on Monday afternoon, February 10th. The accident took place at the intersection of State Route 31 and IL-120 at around 3:48 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a 2001 Chevy Silverado traveling south on State Route 31 struck a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup truck, which then went on to a hit a police vehicle en route to an accident.

Morton, IL - UPDATE: Emma Voss Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on I-155

Morton, IL (February 11, 2020) - A fatal wrong-way crash left another driver seriously injured on Friday night, February 7th, in Morton, Illinois. The crash occurred on I-155 at around 6:40 p.m. Emma Voss was injured when a wrong-way driver traveling down I-155 struck her vehicle head-on. 

Boone Co, IL - 3 Injured In Collision on I-90

Boone Co, IL (February 11, 2020) - Three people were reportedly hospitalized following a collision in Boone County, Illinois on Sunday, February 9th. The crash took place on I-90, near the intersection of Belvidere and Genoa Roads. Local sources reported the accident at around 6:11 p.m.

Chicago, IL - UPDATE: 2 Men Charged in Crash on Jackson Blvd

Chicago, IL (February 11, 2020) - Two men have been charged following a collision that left one woman dead and four others injured on Saturday night, February 8th, on the west side of Chicago. Officers reportedly attempted to pull over a Toyota Avalon at around 9:47 p.m. when the vehicle fled. Toyota went on to cause a collision at the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Kedzie Avenue. 

Lincolnshire, IL - Multiple Injuries at Milwaukee Ave & Aptakisic Rd

Lincolnshire, IL (February 10, 2020) - Multiple injuries were reported following a car accident in Lincolnshire, Illinois on Saturday afternoon, February 8th. At around 3:30 p.m., local authorities responded to the scene of the crash on Milwaukee Avenue, just south of Aptakisic Road. Multiple people at the scene of the crash suffered injuries.

Lasalle, IL - 2 Injured Following Crash on US-6

Lasalle, IL (February 10, 2020) - A crash on Sunday, February 9th, in Lasalle, Illinois left two people injured. The crash occurred at around noon at the 576 block of US-6, a curve on the road near the Lasalle Speedway. Emergency personnel responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the collision.

Herod, IL - 3 Killed in Head-On Crash on IL-34

Herod, IL (February 10, 2020) - A head-on crash near Herod, Illinois on Sunday, February 9th, left three dead and eight others injured. The accident occurred on IL-34 at around 3:28 a.m., just north of Williams Hill Road. Initial reports revealed that the crash took place when a 2007 Dodge Charger crossed the centerline on IL-34, striking a 2000 Lincoln limousine head-on. 

Study links phone distractions to higher rate of medical errors

Most people in Illinois receive calls on their mobiles phones while they are at work, but the consequences of these distractions are more serious for health care workers. A recently published research study tracked medication errors among pediatric nurses while keeping track of whether they received phone calls prior to making a mistake.

Machesney Park, IL - Crash with Injuries at IL-251 & IL-173

Machesney Park, IL (February 9, 2020) - Local sources reported that there were injuries resulting from a crash in Machesney Park, Illinois on Thursday, February 6th. The site of the crash was located just north of the intersection of IL-251 and IL-173. The accident reportedly took place at around 12:45 p.m. 

Rockford, IL - Injury Collision at Harrison Ave & S Mulford Rd

Rockford, IL (February 9, 2020) - Injuries were reported following a car accident in Rockford, Illinois on Friday, February 7th. The crash occurred at the corner of Harrison Avenue and South Mulford Road at around 7:50 a.m. At least one person at the scene sustained injuries in the collision. 

Chicago, IL - Police Chase Injures 5 at Kedzie Ave & Jackson Blvd

Chicago, IL (February 9, 2020) - Five people were injured after two vehicles were involved in a crash with a car fleeing a police stop on the west side of Chicago on Saturday, February 8th. A Toyota Avalon hit a vehicle at the intersection of Kedzie Avenue and Jackson Boulevard after being stopped by police on Jackson Boulevard at around 9:47 p.m. Officers attempted to stop the Avalon, which entered the intersection and caused a crash. 

Chicago, IL - Head-On CTA Bus Crash with Minivan on W Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL (February 8, 2020) - Reports in Chicago revealed that a collision involving a wrong-way driver on the west side resulted in over a dozen injuries Friday night, February 7th. The crash occurred at the 5300 block of West Chicago Avenue at around 7:40 p.m. Authorities reported that a Honda minivan traveling the wrong way on Lorel Avenue struck a Chicago Transit Authority bus head-on.

Deerfield, IL - Suburban Hit-&-Run at Deerfield Rd & Beverly Pl

Deerfield, IL (February 8, 2020) - A hit-and-run accident in suburban Deerfield, Illinois left one person seriously injured on Friday night, February 7th. The accident took place at the corner of Deerfield Road and Beverly Place at around 7:10 p.m. Authorities who responded to the scene found the injured party lying unconscious on the road.

Morgan, IL - Deadly Wrong-Way Accident on I-155

Morgan, IL (February 8, 2020) - A head-on crash involving a wrong-way driver outside of Morgan, Illinois left one person dead on Friday, February 7th. The collision occurred on I-155 SB and was reported at 7:43 p.m. by local news sources. Reports from the Illinois State Police revealed that a black 2019 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV was traveling northbound on I-155 SB when the vehicle struck a Dodge Charger head-on. 

Rockford, IL - Pedestrian Collision on 11th St

Rockford, IL (February 7, 2020) - A pedestrian was struck in Rockford, Illinois late Tuesday evening, February 4th. Initial reports revealed that the crash occurred at the 3100 block of 11th street at around 6 p.m. Officials from the Rockford Police Department responded to the scene to render aid.

Rockford, IL - Multiple Injuries at N Rockton Ave & W Jefferson St

Rockford, IL (February 7, 2020) - There were multiple injuries reported following a crash on Wednesday afternoon, January 5th, in Rockford, Illinois. The site of the accident was at the intersection of North Rockton Avenue and West Jefferson Street. The crash took place at around 12:30 p.m. 

Rockford, IL - Crash with Injuries at N Perryville Rd & E State St

Rockford, IL (February 7, 2020) - There were confirmed injuries resulting from a crash on Wednesday, January 5th, at a busy intersection in Rockford, Illinois. At around 7:40 a.m., two vehicles reportedly collided at the corner of North Perryville Road and East State Street. At least one person at the scene suffered injuries in the crash.

Health foundation suggests technology can reduce medical errors

Any health care settings could expose patients in Illinois to medical errors. A white paper from the nonprofit Foundation for the Innovation and Development of Health Safety explained the global scope of the problem. Primary and outpatient medical providers were the venues for as many as 40% of harmful medical errors around the world. Among those errors, the foundation's researchers estimated that about 80% of them could have been prevented.

Riverside, IL - Drugged Driver Causes Pileup Crash on S Harlem Ave

Riverside, IL (February 6, 2020) - A woman that was reportedly under the influence of PCP is facing several charges after causing a multi-vehicle collision in Riverside, Illinois on Monday, February 3rd. The collision took place at the 1600 block of South Harlem Avenue when Rashawna E. Beachem, 34, of Chicago rammed another vehicle and then crashed near the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Ogden Avenue.

Riverdale, IL - UPDATE: Woman Facing Charges for Deadly I-57 Crash

Riverdale, IL (February 6, 2020) - A woman is currently facing charges for involuntary manslaughter after an accident that killed her wife and injured an officer of the Illinois State Police. The crash happened when a Nissan driven by Sindi Miller, 29, lost control at around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, February 3rd. This caused an ISP vehicle to hit the car, and both vehicles struck the guardrail.

Chicago, IL - Closures on Stevenson Expy at Archer Ave Due to Crash

Chicago, IL (February 6, 2020) - There was a reported crash and oil spill on Monday, February 3rd, in Chicago that resulted in roadway closures. The accident occurred on the Stevenson Expressway near Archer Avenue. Authorities were notified of the crash at around 10:31 a.m. 

Belleville, IL - Deadly Hit-&-Run Crash at IL-157 & St Clair Ave

Belleville, IL (February 5, 2020) - A man was killed early Tuesday morning, February 4th, following a hit-and-run accident in Belleville, Illinois. The collision occurred near the intersection of I-157 and St. Clair Avenue at around 12:50 a.m. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found Craig Boone, 39, of Belleville lying on the eastbound shoulder of IL-57.

Chicago, IL - 1 Killed, 2 Injured on W Lake St

Chicago, IL (February 5, 2020) - A crash on Wednesday morning, January 5th, left one killed and two others injured in the West Garfield Park area of Chicago. The accident occurred at the 3800 block of West Lake Street at around 11:50 a.m. when two vehicles collided near the intersection of Hamlin Avenue and West Lake Street. Authorities responded to the scene to assist those injured in the crash.

Jerseyville, IL - Christian Cazier Killed in Head-On Crash on US-67

Jerseyville, IL (February 5, 2020) - A head-on collision involving a tractor-trailer left a 19-year-old man dead near Jerseyville, Illinois on Tuesday, February 4th. The accident happened at around 3:25 p.m. near the intersection of US-67 and Kristie Lane. Christian Cazier, of Jerseyville, reportedly was traveling on US-67 when he collided head-on with the tractor-trailer.

Matteson, IL - UPDATE: Victim Identified in Fatal I-57 Accident

Matteson, IL (February 4, 2020) - Authorities have identified the woman who was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash in Matteson, Illinois on Sunday night, February 2nd. At around 9:20 p.m., Ashley Hamilton, 25, was killed after being struck by a Jeep. The accident happened on I-57 near Lincoln Highway.

Homer Glen, IL - 3 Injured in Ambulance Crash on I-355 near 159th St

Homer Glen, IL (February 4, 2020) - Three people were injured, one seriously, following a crash with an ambulance in Homer Glen, Illinois on Tuesday morning, February 4th. The accident occurred at around 6 a.m. near the intersection of I-355 and 159th Street. According to initial reports, a Superior private ambulance traveling on I-355 SB entered the right shoulder, rear-ending a stopped Volkswagen Passat.

Aroma, IL - 2 Injured After Accident at IL-17 & N 4000E Rd

Aroma, IL (February 4, 2020) - A two-vehicle collision left both drivers injured in Aroma Township, Illinois on Monday, February 3rd. The crash occurred near the intersection of IL-17 and North 4000E Road at around 8:25 a.m. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the accident.

Matteson, IL - Deadly Pedestrian Accident at I-57 & Lincoln Hwy

Matteson, IL (February 3, 2020) - On Sunday night, February 2nd, a 25-year-old woman from Gary, Illinois was killed in a pedestrian collision near Matteson, Illinois. The accident took place on I-57 NB near the intersection with Lincoln Highway. At around 9:15 p.m., the Illinois State Police were notified of the incident.

Riverdale, IL - Fatal Collision Involving Officer on I-57

Riverdale, IL (February 3, 2020) - Early Monday morning, February 3rd, in Riverdale, Illinois a 29-year-old woman was killed and three others injured, including an Illinois State Police official. The accident took place on I-57 NB near 138th Street, right around 2:30 a.m. Initial sources reported that an unmarked patrol car was struck by a 2006 gray Nissan after its driver lost control of the vehicle.

Chicago, IL - 2 Officers Injured in Rollover at S Yates Blvd & E 85th St

Chicago, IL (February 3, 2020) - Two officers were injured following a rollover collision early Monday morning, February 3rd, on the south side of Chicago. The accident occurred near the intersection of South Yates Boulevard and East 85th Street. Initial reports revealed that the officers were traveling in a marked patrol SUV when they were struck by an oncoming Buick.

Chicago, IL - Fatal Pedestrian Crash on S Lake Shore Dr

Chicago, IL (February 2, 2020) - On Saturday night, February 1st, was hit by a vehicle in the Soldier Field area of Chicago. The accident took place at the 1400 block of South Lake Shore Drive. Authorities were notified that a pedestrian was struck at around 7:45 p.m.

Wilmette, IL - Woman Killed in Hit-&-Run on Greenwood Ave

Wilmette, IL (February 2, 2020) - The woman who was killed in a hit-and-run collision in Wilmette, Illinois on Wednesday, January 29th, was recently identified. Jenny Gaston, 45, of Zion, Illinois was walking across the road near the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Sheridan Road when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver fled the scene of the accident.

Chicago, IL - 1 Injured in Train Collision at 115th St & Perry Ave

Chicago, IL (February 1, 2020) - A train accident in the Far South Side of Chicago left one person severely injured on Saturday, February 1st. The injured party was struck by the train near the intersection of 115th Street and Perry Avenue in the Roseland area. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to the injured victim.

Libertyville, IL - 1 Killed, 1 Injured in Rollover on I-94

Libertyville, IL (February 1, 2020) - A crash involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer in Libertyville, Illinois, killed one and left another injured early Friday morning, January 31st. Initial reports revealed that a female driving a BMW SUV lost control of the vehicle at around 2:13 a.m. on I-94 near IL-176. The SUV struck a semi-truck traveling westbound on the interstate.

Edgar Co, IL - 2 Seriously Injured at IL-49 & Co Rd 1800 N

Edgar Co, IL (February 1, 2020) - A single-vehicle accident in Edgar County, Illinois left two people seriously injured on Thursday afternoon, January 30th. The Illinois State Police reported that the crash took place on IL-49 near County Road 1800 North at around 4:45 p.m. Both victims had to be flown to medical facilities for treatment.

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