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March 2020 Archives

Effingham, IL - 3 Injured in 2-Car Crash at IL-33 & Midtowne Blvd

Effingham, IL (March 31, 2020) - Three people were injured following a collision in Effingham, Illinois on Sunday morning, March 22nd. The crash occurred near the intersection of IL-33 (N. Keller Drive) and Midtowne Boulevard at around 11:29 a.m. According to initial reports, Lisa Berkel, 53, was driving through the intersection when her vehicle was struck by another car driven by Richard Milanec, 38, of Shumway, Illinois.

Champaign, IL - Ryan Holt Ejected from Motorcycle on US-150

Champaign, IL (March 31, 2020) - Two people were injured after being ejected from a motorcycle in Champaign, Illinois. On Monday night, March 30th, Ryan Holt, 33, of Bloomington, Illinois and his passenger were traveling on the motorcycle when they collided with another vehicle. The crash occurred on US-150 near the intersedction with 125 East.

Lincoln, IL - Work Zone Crash on Interstate 55

Lincoln, IL (March 31, 2020) - A crash was reported in a work zone on Monday afternoon, March 30th, in Logan County. The accident occurred on I-55 SB south of Lincoln, Illinois. Authorities responded to the scene of the collision at around 2:10 p.m. to render aid to those at the scene. 

County Club Hills, IL - Auto Accident at I-57 & 183rd St

Country Club Hills, IL (March 30, 2020) - A crash near Country Club Hills, Illinois in Cook County was reported earlier this morning. The accident occurred on Monday, March 30th, at around 10:52 a.m. The collision took place on I-57 NB near 183rd Street. 

Springfield, IL - UPDATE: 3 Charged in Accident at 6th & Jefferson St

Springfield, IL (March 30, 2020) - Three people are now facing charges in connection with a serious collision in Springfield, Illinois on Friday evening, March 27th. The accident reportedly occurred at the intersection of 6th and Jefferson Streets just past 10:30 p.m. Three parties were reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed in a black vehicle when they collided with another car at the intersection.

Rockford, IL - Crash Closes US-20 Ramp to I-39

Rockford, IL (March 30, 2020) - A crash was reported in the Rockford, Illinois area earlier today that resulted in lane closures. The accident happened early Monday morning on March 30th on the US-20 off-ramp to I-39. The collision was initially reported by the Illinois State Police.

Elmhurst, IL - Collision Reported on I-290 at York Rd

Elmhurst, IL (March 29, 2020) - There was a crash reported earlier this morning near Elmhurst, Illinois. The accident occurred sometime before 9:49 a.m. on Sunday, March 29th. Officials responded to the scene of the accident at the intersection of I-290 WB and York Road.

Rockford, IL - Crash with Injuries at N Mulford Rd & Spring Brook Rd

Rockford, IL (March 29, 2020) - A vehicle collision was reported in the Rockford, Illinois area on Saturday afternoon, March 28th. The crash occurred at the corner of North Mulford Road and Spring Brook Road. There was at least one extrication reported. 

Springfield, IL - 4 Injured in Collision at N 6th & E Jefferson St

Springfield, IL (March 29, 2020) - A serious accident resulted in shutdowns in parts of Springfield, Illinois on Friday evening, March 27th. The site of the crash was located at the intersection of 6th and Jefferson Streets near the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Four people were reportedly injured in the accident.

Bartlett, IL - 1 Injured in DUI Crash at E Lake St & Oak Ave

Bartlett, IL (March 28, 2020) - A North Aurora man was charged following a drunk driving collision in Bartlett, Illinois on Tuesday, March 24th. The crash occurred at the intersection of East Lake Street and Oak Avenue at around 7 p.m. According to initial sources, the crash occurred when a man driving a Subaru Crosstrek disobeyed a traffic control device on Oak Avenue and collided with a Chevy Sonic that was making a left turn at the intersection.

Hanover Park, IL - Chetankumar Patel Fatally Struck at E Ave

Hanover Park, IL (March 28, 2020) - On Tuesday, March 24th, a man was killed in a pedestrian crash in Hanover Park, Illinois. Authorities reported that the crash occurred at the intersection of East Avenue and Irving Park Road (IL-19) at around 11:20 p.m. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those involved.

Pontiac, IL - Kenisha Hall Killed in Pedestrian Crash on IL-23

Pontiac, IL (March 28, 2020) - A woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle in rural Livingston County on Thursday, March 25th. The crash occurred near Pontiac, Illinois at around 4:30 a.m. The site of the crash was located at the intersection of IL-23 (Historic US-66) and Livingston County Road.

Chicago, IL - 2 Injured in CTA Bus Crash at 59th St & Ashland Ave

Chicago, IL (March 27, 2020) - Two people were injured following a crash in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago on Thursday morning, March 26th. Authorities responded to the scene of the collision at the intersection of W. 59th Street and Ashland Avenue at around 11:54 a.m. The Chicago Police Department reported that three vehicles were involved in the crash.

Rockford, IL - 2-Car Crash with Injuries at N Main St & W Jefferson St

Rockford, IL (March 27, 2020) - A serious car crash was reported in Rockford on Tuesday evening, March 24th. The two-vehicle collision occurred at around 9 p.m at the corner of North Main Street and West Jefferson Street. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the crash.

Chicago, IL - 4 Injured in Rollover Crash on N Hoyne Ave

Chicago, IL (March 27, 2020) - A crash in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago left four people injured on Wednesday, March 25th. The crash occurred at the 300 block of North Hoyne Avenue at around 9 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a 2012 Chevy Equinox was traveling northbound when it was struck by a dark-colored pickup truck, causing the Equinox to overturn.

Recent Illinois legislation could protect nursing home residents

The abuse, neglect and exploitation of this country's elderly is appalling. Far too many aging Americans, including many here in Illinois, live a miserable existence once they reach the age where they can no longer take care of themselves. A good number of families do what they can for them, but even so, they have their own lives to get back to at some point.

Rockford, IL - Crash at Mulford Rd & State St Ends in Injuries

Rockford, IL (March 26, 2020) - A crash was reported in Rockford, Illinois on Monday afternoon, March 23rd. The site of the collision was located at the intersection of South Mulford Road and East State Street in the westbound lanes. There were confirmed injuries in the accident.

Boone Co, IL - Injury Crash at US-20 & Shattuck Rd

Boone Co, IL (March 26, 2020) - Authorities in Boone County, Illinois reported to the scene of a collision Monday morning, March 23rd. The crash occurred at the intersection of US-20 and Shattuck Road at around 6 a.m. At least one involved party was reportedly injured.

Chicago, IL - 6 Injured in Bus Stop Crash on W 63rd St

Chicago, IL (March 26, 2020) - Early Wednesday morning, March 25th, six people, including two children, were injured following an accident at a Chicago bus stop. Four vehicles were reportedly involved in a collision at the 2300 block of West 63rd Street at around 9 a.m. The collision resulted in multiple injuries. 

Kickapoo, IL - Injuries in Rollover Crash N Koerner Rd & IL-8

Kickapoo, IL (March 25, 2020) - Local authorities responded to the scene of a rollover crash in Kickapoo Township, Illinois on Tuesday morning, March 24th. The accident occurred near the intersection of North Koerner Road and IL-8. Initial reports revealed the collision occurred at around 9:40 a.m.

Chicago, IL - UPDATE: Driver Arrested for DUI Crash on Belmont Ave

Chicago, IL (March 25, 2020) - A woman has been arrested in connection with a drunk driving collision that left three people injured, including two Chicago police officers, in the Avondale neighborhood on Tuesday, March 24th. At around 4:20 a.m., Shannon Ohara, 32, struck a CPD vehicle at the 3400 block of West Belmont Avenue. Ohara was allegedly speeding in a Chevy Equinox when she hit a patrol vehicle turning onto Belmont Avenue.

Utica, IL - 2 Injured in Rear-End Collision at US-6 & IL-178

Utica, IL (March 25, 2020) - Two people were hospitalized in Utica, Illinois following a collision on Tuesday, March 24th. The accident occurred near the intersection of US-6 and IL-178. Firefighters responded to the scene at around 3 p.m. less than a mile from the fire station.

Rockford, IL - Injury Crash at N Meridian Rd & Kilburn Ave

Rockford, IL (March 24, 2020) - A crash was reported in the Rockford, Illinois area early Monday morning, March 23rd. The accident took place at the intersection of N. Meridian Road and Kilburn Avenue at around 6:20 a.m. As a result of the crash, parties at the scene were injured. 

Chicago, IL - 4 Critically Injured at Washington Blvd & Kildare Ave

Chicago, IL (March 24, 2020) - A crash in the Garfield neighborhood of Chicago left four people critically injured on Monday, March 23rd. The accident occurred at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Kildare Avenue. The Chicago Fire Department reported the accident at around 10 p.m. that night.

Chicago, IL - 2 CPD Officers Injured at W Belmont Ave & N Kimball Ave

Chicago, IL (March 24, 2020) - Four people, including two Chicago police officers, were injured in a collision in the Avondale area in northwest Chicago on Tuesday, March 24th. The two officers were reportedly in a patrol vehicle when they were involved in a crash at the intersection of W. Belmont Avenue and N. Kimball Avenue at around 4:20 a.m. The vehicle was making a turn onto Belmont Avenue when the officers were struck by a speeding Chevy Equinox. 

Rockford, IL - Injury Accident at Riverside & Huffman Blvd

Rockford, IL (March 23, 2020) - A crash resulted in injuries in the Rockford, Illinois area on Saturday, March 21st. The accident took place at the intersection of W. Riverside and Huffman Boulevards. At least one person at the scene was reportedly injured in the accident. 

IIHS: driver-assist tech not keeping drivers attentive

Driver-assist technology provides Level Two automation, which means that it can take over certain functions like accelerating or keeping a car in its lane without completely replacing the driver. Unfortunately, this is not getting across to many drivers in Illinois and across the U.S., the result being that they let themselves be distracted behind the wheel.

Chicago, IL - Man Struck, Killed by Semi-Truck on I-290

Chicago, IL (March 23, 2020) - A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a semi-truck on Chicago's West Side in Austin. The accident took place on I-290 near Central Avenue late Sunday night near midnight on March 22nd. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to the injured party.

Effingham, IL - 2 Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on I-70/I-57

Effingham, IL (March 23, 2020) - Two people were injured in an early morning crash in Effingham, Illinois on Monday, March 23rd. The accident took place on I-70/I-57 near N. Keller Drive at around 4:10 a.m. The crash involved a single vehicle, according to local authorities. 

Rockford, IL - 2 Killed in Rollover Crash on 16th St

Rockford, IL (March 22, 2020) - Two people were killed in an early morning rollover accident in Rockford, Illinois on Monday, March 16th. The accident took place a the 2100 block of 16th Street at around 2:30 a.m. Initial reports revealed that a Chevy Malibu was traveling on the roadway when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the road, struck a tree, and overturned. 

Rockford, IL - Pileup Crash with Injuries on Broadway

Rockford, IL (March 22, 2020) - A crash reported early Friday morning, March 20th, in Rockford, Illinois resulted in injuries. The crash reportedly involved multiple vehicles and occurred at around 1 a.m. According to initial reports, the accident took place at the Broadway Food & Liquor store at the 2710 block of Broadway.

Rockford, IL - Pedestrian Accident at 12th St & 7th Ave

Rockford, IL (March 22, 2020) - A 52-year-old man was injured after being struck by a car in Rockford, Illinois on Thursday night, March 19th. The crash occurred at the intersection of 12th Street and 7th Avenue. The crash was reported by the Rockford Police Department at around 8:30 p.m. 

Forest Park, IL - Beverly Harrison Killed in Crash on Des Plaines Ave

Forest Park, IL (March 21, 2020) - A woman was killed in a multi-vehicle collision on Monday, March 16th, in the Forest Park, Illinois area. The accident occurred at around 3:15 p.m. at the 1400 block of Des Plaines Avenue. Officers arrived at the scene and found Beverly Harrison's vehicle on fire and helped to extinguish the flames. 

Rockford, IL - Crash with Injuries at Spring Creek & Spring Brook Rd

Rockford, IL (March 21, 2020) - An afternoon crash in Rockford, Illinois on Tuesday, March 17th, resulted in injuries. Officials responded to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Spring Creek and Spring Brook Roads at around 3:30 p.m. At least one person at the scene was reportedly injured. 

Chicago, IL - Rollover Crashes Injures 4 on S Phillips Ave

Chicago, IL (March 21, 2020) - A total of four people, including two Chicago Police Department officers, were injured following a crash on Friday, March 20th, in the Calumet Heights area of Chicago. A CPD van and an SUV reportedly collided at around 10:33 p.m. The crash occurred at the 9100 block of South Phillips Avenue near 91st Street.

Rosemont, IL - Man Killed in 2-Car Crash at Higgins Rd & Patton Dr

Rosemont, IL (March 20, 2020) - On Wednesday, March 18th, a man was killed following a two-vehicle accident in Rosemont, Illinois. Initial reports revealed that the collision took place near 4 p.m. at the corner of Higgins Road and Patton Drive. The factors contributing to the accident aren't known at this time.

Washington Co, IL - Woman Killed in Rollover on I-64

Washington Co, IL (March 20, 2020) - Officials with the Illinois State Police were notified of a deadly accident involving a passenger car and a semi-truck in Washington County, Illinois on Thursday, March 19th. The crash occurred on I-64 WB at around 8:34 p.m. near mile marker 58. Authorities reported that the collision took place after an unidentified woman driving a Chevy Malibu hit the left-rear corner of a semi-tractor's trailer.

Joslin, IL - Semi-Truck Accident with Injuries on I-88

Joslin, IL (March 20, 2020) - The Illinois State Police responded to the scene of a crash involving two semi-trucks earlier this morning on Friday, March 20th. The crash occurred at around 5 a.m. on I-88 (IL-110), around one mile east of Joslin, Illinois. Officials responded to the scene to render aid to those involved in the accident. 

Rockford, IL - Injury Crash with Stolen Car on Kishwaukee St

Rockford, IL (March 19, 2020) - Officials in Rockford, Illinois spotted a reportedly stolen vehicle on Tuesday, March 17th, and a chase ensued. While in pursuit, the stolen vehicle ran a stop sign at the intersection of Kishwaukee Street and Buckbee Street. The pursued vehicle collided with another car at the intersection.

Rockford, IL - 3 Injured in Rollover on Winnebago St

Rockford, IL (March 19, 2020) - Three people were injured in a crash on early Saturday morning, March 14th, in Rockford, Illinois. A rollover accident was reported at the 900 block of South Winnebago Street. Officials arrived at the scene at around 12 a.m.

Skokie, IL - Passenger Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on Skokie Blvd

Skokie, IL (March 19, 2020) - Officials in Skokie, Illinois responded to the scene of a deadly accident on Wednesday morning, March 18th. The accident reportedly involved a single-vehicle and took place at the 8900 block of Skokie Boulevard. Authorities arrived at the scene at around 3:50 a.m.

Clark Co, IL - 3 Injured in Construction Site Crash on IL-1

Clark Co, IL (March 18, 2020) - A man was charged after a crash in Clark County, Illinois left three people injured, with one in critical condition. The accident took place on Monday, March 17th, on IL-1 when the driver of a 2014 Toyota Corolla disobeyed an Illinois Department of Transportation worker's stop sign and continued into a construction zone. The driver, identified as Jessie G. Cooper, 26, of Terra Haute, Illinois, was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to carry insurance, disobeying a flagger, and DUI.

Dallas City, IL - Teen Boy Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on E Co Rd 2800

Dallas City, IL (March 18, 2020) - A single-vehicle accident in Dallas City, Illinois left a 15-year-old boy seriously injured on Monday night, March 17th. The crash reportedly occurred near the intersection of East County Road 2800 and North County Road 23000 at around 6:46 p.m. According to the Illinois State Police, a 17-year-old girl was a driving westbound in a 2010 Gold KIA Forte on E. County Road 2800 when she lost control of the vehicle, leaving the roadway.

Neoga, IL - T-Bone Crash Injures Driver at IL-121 & Co Rd 1000 N

Neoga, IL (March 18, 2020) - Authorities responded to a T-bone collision in Neoga Township, Illinois in Cumberland County on Tuesday, March 17th, that left one driver injured. The crash occurred near the intersection of IL-121 and County Road 1000 North. Initial reports revealed that Karen L. Bline, 57, of Matoon, Illinois was driving a 2017 gray Jeep when she attempted to pass a stopped semi-truck.

Nursing home inspections to step up for COVID-19

When people in Illinois have loved ones in a nursing home, they may be concerned about their safety. While many people attempt to screen a care facility before placing a relative there, it can be difficult to know everything that happens during the day, especially for people with busy schedules who can only engage in short visits. Reports of COVID-19 spreading in nursing homes across the country has also raised fears about how well vulnerable residents are being protected. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be stepping up the number of health inspections performed at nursing homes nationwide.

Rockford, IL - Ambulance Injury Crash at State & Longwood St

Rockford, IL (March 17, 2020) - A Rockford Fire Department ambulance was involved in a crash with a pickup truck late Saturday night, March 14th. The crash took place near the intersection of East State Street and South Longwood Street at around 11 p.m. Multiple parties involved in the crash were reportedly injured in the collision.

Chicago, IL - Man Passes After Deadly Hit-&-Run on W 79th St

Chicago, IL (March 17, 2020) - Two weeks after being injured in a hit-and-run accident in the Gresham area of Chicago, a man was pronounced dead on Sunday night, March 15th, at 7 p.m. Michael Cotton, 60, was hit by an oncoming vehicle at the 1600 block of West 79th Street on Tuesday, March 3rd, at around 6:40 a.m. He was struck by a westbound vehicle on the roadway and left seriously injured.

Chicago, IL - 7 Injured in Accident at E 67th St & S South Shore Dr

Chicago, IL (March 17, 2020) - Two people will be cited following a Chicago crash that left seven people injured on Monday, March 16th. The accident reportedly occurred at around 12:45 p.m. at the intersection of East 67th Street and S. South Shore Drive. Two young girls were reportedly among those injured in the accident.

Rockford, IL - 2 Killed in Deadly Apartment Fire on N 2nd st

Rockford, IL (March 16, 2020) - Two people were killed in an apartment fire in Rockford, Illinois early Saturday morning, March 14th. An apartment located in downtown Rockford at the 722 block of North 2nd Street caught on fire. The Rockford Fire Department arrived at the scene to combat the blaze.

Rockford, IL - 2 Men Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on 15th St

Rockford, IL (March 16, 2020) - Early Monday morning, March 16th, two men were killed in a single-vehicle collision in Rockford, Illinois. The crash occurred at the 2000 block of 15th Street, and local authorities reported the crash at around 3 a.m. Local law enforcement officials responded to the scene to render aid to those involved in the accident.

Dorr, IL - 2 Injured in T-Bone Crash at IL-176 & Dean St

Door, IL (March 16, 2020) - Two people were injured in a T-bone collision in Door Township, Illinois on Friday, March 13th. The accident took place at the intersection of IL-176 and Dean Street at around 3:21 p.m. A vehicle left the roadway, flipped over, and re-entered the road, causing T-bone crash with a Mazda SUV. 

Chicago, IL - 15 Injured in CTA Bus Crash on Cottage Grove Ave

Chicago, IL (March 15, 2020) - A Chicago Transit Authority bus accident left 15 people injured on Sunday, March 8th. The crash occurred in the Park Manor area of Chicago at around 11:20 a.m. Initial reports revealed that the bus was traveling north on Cottage Grove Avenue when it was struck by a southbound vehicle near 69th Street. 

Decatur, IL - Car Accident Reported at I-72 & IL-48

Decatur, IL (March 15, 2020) - A crash was reported earlier on Saturday, March 14th, in the Decatur, Illinois area. The accident occurred near the intersection of I-75 WB and IL-48. Local law enforcement officials were notified of the crash at around 11:06 a.m.

Glenarm, IL - Vehicle Collision Closes Lanes on I-55

Glenarm, IL (March 15, 2020) - There was a car accident reportedly Saturday afternoon on March 14th. The crash reportedly occurred near Glenarm, Illinois at around 12:35 p.m. Authorities responded to the scene of the collision on I-55 NB near mile marker 83.

Rockford, IL - RPD Reports to Injury Accident on State St

Rockford, IL (March 14, 2020) - On Thursday, March 12th, there were injuries confirmed following a car accident in the Rockford area. According to local sources, the crash took place near the intersection of State Street and North Bell School Road. Local law enforcement arrived at the scene to gather information from those involved in the collision.

Rockford, IL - Crash with Injuries at Alpine Rd & Harrison Ave

Rockford, IL (March 14, 2020) - Local authorities in Rockford responded to a car accident on Thursday night, March 12th. The crash occurred at around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Alpine Road and Harrison Avenue. The two-vehicle collision reportedly resulted in injuries. 

Marengo, IL - 5 Injured in Suspected DUI Crash on E Grant Hwy

Marengo, IL (March 14, 2020) - A man in Marengo was charged with driving under the influence after a two-vehicle accident on Thursday afternoon, March 12th. Two children and three adults were injured in the crash that occurred near the Taco Ball located at the 19800 block of East Grant Highway. Local emergency units responded to the scene at around 3:20 p.m.

McCook, IL - Worker Killed at Progress Rail on W 55th St

McCook, IL (March 13, 2020) - Authorities are currently investigating a case involving a man who was killed at Progress Rail in McCook, Illinois on Tuesday morning, March 10th. Matt Barr, 37, an employee of Minnesota based Kato Engineering, was working at Progress Rail when he was struck by a machine part. Reports from OSHA officials revealed that the investigation may take as long as six months to come to a close.

Winchester, IL - 1 Killed, 1 Injured in Crash on W Cherry St

Winchester, IL (March 13, 2020) - One man was killed and another injured following a single-vehicle collision near Winchester, Illinois on Thursday night, March 12th. According to local sources, the accident occurred on West Cherry Street just before 8 p.m. Phillip W. Kilver, 50, of Winchester was traveling west on the roadway when his car left the roadway.

Chicago, IL - Man Killed in Hit-&-Run on 63rd St

Chicago, IL (March 13, 2020) - A 59-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the West Lawn area of Chicago on Wednesday afternoon, March 12th. The collision took place 4500 block of West 63rd Street at around 1:30 p.m. A tow truck reportedly had run multiple lights, striking the deceased victim's vehicle.

Brimfield, IL - Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Collision on Southport Rd

Brimfield, IL (March 12, 2020) - One person was killed and another injured following a single-vehicle collision in Brimfield, Illinois on Monday, March 9th. Matthew W. McCuan, 18, of Peoria, Illinois was the passenger 2003 Pontiac Grand Am who was killed after the vehicle left the roadway. The Peoria County Sheriff's Office reported that the accident occurred at the 15000 block of Southport Road at around 1:50 p.m. near Eden Road. 

Peoria Co, IL - Man Cited in Head-On DUI Crash on I-74

Peoria Co, IL (March 12, 2020) - A driver was charged with DUI following a head-on crash with a semi-truck in Peoria County, Illinois on Tuesday, March 10th. According to the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred on I-74 WB. Demarcco D. Clements, 29, of Peoria, Illinois was driving a Dodge Journey when his vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler at around 11:29 p.m. 

Gurnee, IL - UPDATE: Joan Lowry Killed in Crash on Washington St

Gurnee, IL (March 12, 2020) - The woman who was killed in a fatal head-on collision in Gurnee, Illinois on Thursday, March 5th, has been identified by local authorities. The crash involved two vehicles and took place at the intersection of Washington Street and Cemetary Road. Joan Lowry, 69, of Lindenhurst, Illinois was the passenger of a 2002 GMC Envoy that crossed the centerline on Washington Street, colliding head-on with a 2013 Toyota Sienna. 

Chicago, IL - Metra Train Strikes Car, Injures 4 on S Merrill Ave

Chicago, IL (March 11, 2020) - A Metra train accident in Chicago left four injured, including one child, on Tuesday, March 10th. The Metra Electric Service reportedly struck a passenger vehicle at the 7100 block of South Merrill Avenue at around 9:15 p.m. The four injured parties were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment. 

Barry, IL - 2 Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on IL-106

Barry, IL (March 11, 2020) - Two people were reportedly injured in a single-vehicle collision in northwest Pike County, Illinois on Tuesday night, March 10th. The site of the crash was located on IL-106 NB, just north of Barry Township, Illinois. Reports from Illinois State Police revealed that a 2010 Kia van driven by Julie A. Templeton, 59, of Plainville, Illinois left the roadway at around 9:30 p.m., crashing into a ditch. 

Brimfield, IL - Semi-Truck Crash on I-74 Ends in Injuries

Brimfield, IL (March 11, 2020) - Officials with the Peoria County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a crash involving a semi-truck in Brimfield, Illinois on Tuesday, March 10th. Initial reports revealed that a car crashed into an 18-wheeler on I-74 WB at around 11:30 p.m. According to local sources, the accident involved a wrong-way driver. 

Chicago, IL - 5 Injured in Red Light Collision on S Lafayette Ave

Chicago, IL (March 10, 2020) - Five people were reportedly injured following a collision in the Chatham area of Chicago on Monday morning, March 8th. The collision occurred at the 7600 block of South Lafayette Avenue at around 1:35 a.m. A 26-year-old man driving a white BMW ran a red light, colliding with a gray Chevy SUV traveling west on 76th Street. 

Calumet City, IL - Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Wentworth Ave

Calumet City, IL (March 10, 2020) - A man was killed after he was struck by a vehicle in Calumet City, Illinois on Monday afternoon, March 9th. Authorities reported that the accident occurred at around 3:12 p.m. at the 1000 block of Wentworth Avenue. Officers with the Calumet City Police Department found Tarone Conway, 20, lying on the roadway. 

Bolingbrook, IL - Teen Killed in Crash at Boughton Rd & Whitewater Dr

Bolingbrook, IL (March 10, 2020) - A teenager was killed following a two-vehicle collision in Bolingbrook, Illinois on Monday morning, March 9th. The boy was traveling in a car that was struck at the corner of Boughton Road and Whitewater Drive. He was later taken to Amita Bolingbrook Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:03 a.m. 

East Moline, IL - 2 Injured in Bus Collision at 27th St & Morton Dr

East Moline, IL (March 9, 2020) - A collision involving a school bus and an SUV was reported in the area East Moline, Illinois. According to local sources, the crash took place on Monday morning at the intersection of 27th Street and Morton Drive. Initial reports revealed that the SUV ran a stop sign prior to the collision.

Chicago, IL - Man on Scooter Seriously Injured on W Belmont Ave

Chicago, IL (March 9, 2020) - An accident on Sunday, March 8th, in the Lake View area on Chicago's North Side left a man seriously injured. The accident occurred at the 2500 block of West Belmont Avenue at around 7:35 p.m. According to officials from the Chicago Police Department, the man was reportedly riding a scooter when he was sideswiped by an oncoming vehicle.

Marblehead, IL - Woman Killed, Girl Injured in DUI Crash on IL-57

Marblehead, IL (March 9, 2020) - A woman was killed and a girl injured in a suspected DUI collision near Marblehead, Illinois on Sunday, March 8th. The accident took place at around 10:30 a.m. on IL-57. Amanda Zanger, 28, of Plainville, Illinois and a 5-year-old girl were traveling in a 2002 Ford Explorer when the vehicle overturned multiple times.

Research shows daylight saving time leads to fatal auto wrecks

For a few days following the change to daylight savings time, Illinois motorists might find it difficult to adjust, especially when it comes to their morning commute. In fact, the time change is responsible for a 6% increase in fatal car crashes, which accounts to about 30 more fatalities annually according to a University of Colorado research group.

Chicago, IL - Woman, Toddler Struck at Pulaski Rd & Grand Ave

Chicago, IL (March 8, 2020) - On Saturday, March 7th, in Humboldt Park, a 3-year-old girl and a woman were struck by a car. The accident took place at the corner of Pulaski Road and Grand Avenue at around 4:45 p.m. The two victims were reportedly crossing at the intersection when a Toyota hit them while making a turn onto Pulaski Road from Grand Avenue. 

North Riverside, IL - Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash on S Harlem Ave

North Riverside, IL (March 8, 2020) - A fatal crash was reported in North Riverside, Illinois on Saturday night, March 7th. The collision took place at the 2000 block of South Harlem Avenue. Eduardo Galvez, 29, of Addison, Illinois was reportedly killed after being involved in a crash with a motorcycle.

Newport, IL - 2 Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash at Russel & Delany Rd

Newport, IL (March 8, 2020) - Two people were reportedly killed in a single-vehicle collision in Newport Township, Illinois on Sunday, March 8th. Authorities were dispatched to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Russel and Delany Roads at around 6:45 a.m. A 2006 Infiniti Sedan was found at the scene with significant damage.

Rockford, IL - Injury Crash near YMCA at Newburg Rd & Redansa Dr

Rockford, IL (March 7, 2020) - A crash resulted in confirmed injuries in Rockford, Illinois on Friday night, March 6th. The accident occurred near the YMCA located at the intersection of Newburg Road and Redansa Drive. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those involved in the crash.

Grafton, IL - UPDATE: Allison Watson Killed on Great Rivers Rd

Grafton, IL (March 7, 2020) - Authorities in Grafton, Illinois have released the identity of the victim killed in a crash on Wednesday, March 4th. The Illinois State Police reported that Allison A. Watson, 22, of Bethalto, Illinois was killed in a crash on Great Rivers Road. Two others were injured in the accident. 

Springfield, IL - 3 Injured at Koke Mill & Old Jacksonville Rd

Springfield, IL (March 7, 2020) - On Friday afternoon, March 6th, four vehicles were reportedly involved in a collision in Springfield, Illinois. The collision occurred at the corner of Koke Mill and Old Jacksonville Roads. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those involved.

University Park, IL - Man Killed in Crash at Central Ave & Dralle Rd

University Park, IL (March 6, 2020) - A two-vehicle car accident in suburban University Park, Illinois killed a 62-year-old man from Tinsley Park, Illinois on Thursday, March 5th. The site of the crash was located at the corner of Central Avenue and Dralle Road. According to Will County's coroner's office, James Pasevich was in the driver's seat when his car collided with another vehicle.

Chicago, IL - 2 Children Critically Injured at Nelson St & Laramie Ave

Chicago, IL (March 6, 2020) - Several people were injured in a collision in Chicago early Friday morning, March 6th, including two children. The accident took place at the corner of Nelson Street and Laramie Avenue. Emergency personnel responded to the scene at around 7:45 p.m. 

Gurnee, IL - 1 Killed, 2 Injured in Head-On Crash on Washington St

Gurnee, IL (March 6, 2020) - A head-on collision in Gurnee, Illinois on Thursday, March 5th, left one woman dead and two other injuries. According to authorities, a 71-year-old man driving a GMC on Washington Street when the vehicle crossed the centerline, colliding head-on with a Toyota near Cemetary Road. The 69-year-old female passenger of the GMC was pronounced dead at the scene.

Report: Surgery second most common cause of malpractice claims

The medical liability insurer Coverys published a report revealing the top causes of medical malpractice claims. Illinois residents who are about to undergo surgery should know that surgical errors came in second after diagnostic errors. The insurer analyzed the claims filed with them and closed between 2014 and 2018. Researchers found that surgery-related claims composed 25% of these (32% were diagnosis-related).

Grafton, IL - Woman Killed in Late Night Crash on IL-100

Grafton, IL (March 5, 2020) - A late-night crash on Wednesday, March 4th, took the life of a 22-year-old woman outside of Grafton, Illinois. The accident reportedly occurred on IL-100. Authorities reported to the scene along with emergency personnel to render aid to those involved in the collision.

Lincoln, IL - Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Semi Near Lincoln Hospital

Lincoln, IL (March 5, 2020) - A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a semi-truck in Lincoln, Illinois. The crash took place on Monday, March 2nd, at around 12:30 p.m. According to the Illinois State Police, the collision occurred on Historic US-66 (Lincoln Highway) in front of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Plainfield, IL - Sideswipe Ends in Multiple Injuries IL-126

Plainfield, IL (March 5, 2020) - A woman was transported by air to a medical facility following a two-vehicle collision in Plainfield, Illinois on Wednesday night, March 4th. The accident took place at around 8:30 p.m. on IL-126, between Drauden and County Line roads. The woman was traveling in a minivan, along with a man and four children, when the vehicle was sideswiped by a sedan. 

Kingston, IL - Woman Killed in Head-On Crash on Cherry Valley Rd

Kingston, IL (March 4, 2020) - A Kingston woman was killed following a deadly head-on car accident in rural Kingston, Illinois on Sunday night, March 1st. Authorities reported that the accident occurred at around 7 p.m. at the 7000 block of Cherry Valley Road, near Myelle Road. According to local sources, a 1996 Chevrolet Camaro was traveling west on Cherry Valley Road when it crossed the centerline, colliding head-on with a 2012 Honda CRV.

Centreville, IL - Fatal Car Crash on Bond Ave

Centreville, IL (March 4, 2020) - Authorities arrived at the scene of a fatal car accident in Centreville, Illinois early Wednesday morning, March 4th. Local reports revealed that the collision took place at around 5:30 a.m. on Bond Avenue. Few details on the accident have been made public at this time.

Lincoln, IL - UPDATE: Victims Identified in Deadly Plane Crash on I-55

Lincoln, IL (March 4, 2020) - The identities of the three people killed in a small plane accident near Lincoln, Illinois early Tuesday morning, March 3rd. Authorities reported that the crash occurred at around 8:50 a.m. when the plane crashed onto I-55 SB, bursting into flames on impact. Officials reported that the small plane, a single-engine, four-seat Cessna 172, had departed from Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Illinois before the accident. 

Schaumburg, IL - 2 Hospitalized Following Accident at I-90 & IL-53

Schaumburg, IL (March 3, 2020) - Two people were hospitalized following a two-vehicle collision in Schaumburg, Illinois on Saturday, February 29th. The accident took place near the intersection of I-90 and IL-53. Officials from the Schaumburg Fire Department were called to the scene at around 4:45 p.m.

Litchfield, IL - 1 Killed, 3 Injured in Deadly Rear-End Crash on I-55

Litchfield, IL (March 3, 2020) - A Wisconsin man was killed and three others injured following a multi-vehicle accident near Litchfield, Illinois on Monday, March 2nd. The accident occurred on I-55 at around 3:55 p.m., approximately 7 miles north of Litchfield. The accident took place when a Chevrolet struck a Porsche that had come to a stop on the highway due to debris from a previous collision. 

Lincoln, IL - 3 Killed in Plane Crash on I-55

Lincoln, IL (March 3, 2020) - Early Tuesday morning, March 3rd, three people were killed after a small plane crashed near Lincoln, Illinois. At around 8:49 a.m., a single-engine, four-seat Cessna 172 crashed onto the southbound lanes of I-55. Authorities have not yet indicated the origin of the flight or to where it was traveling.

Chicago, IL - Man Killed, 2 Injured After Chase on N LaSalle Blvd

Chicago, IL (March 2, 2020) - A police chase ended with one death and two injuries, one including a police officer. The collision occurred after 1:45 a.m. Monday morning, March 2nd, at the 700 block of North LaSalle Boulevard. The driver of the pursued vehicle was killed in the crash, and a female passenger and Chicago police officer were transported for treatment.

Peoria, IL - Driver Cited in Deadly Collision on Old Galena Rd

Peoria, IL (March 2, 2020) - A fatal head-on crash occurred in Peoria, Illinois early Thursday morning, February 27th. According to local reports, the accident took place at the 4700 block of Old Galena Road, near Wilkens Drive. A man driving a pickup drive reportedly crossed the centerline on the roadway, colliding head-on with a minivan. 

Long Grove, IL - Truck Driver Killed in Accident on IL-83

Long Grove, IL (March 2, 2020) - A two-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck took the life of a trucker and injured another driver in Long Grove, Illinois on Thursday, February 27th. Authorities reported that the crash occurred at the intersection of IL-83 and Westmoreland Drive near the time of 11:10 a.m. A semi-truck hauling a 40,000-pound cargo crashed into a 2015 Toyota minivan. 

Chicago, IL - 5 CPD Officers Injured on S Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL (March 1, 2020) - A collision in south Chicago left five officers injured on Thursday, February 27th. The accident occurred at the 9200 block of South Chicago Avenue at around 11:40 p.m. An unmarked police vehicle reportedly collided with a marked patrol car as both were en route to assist with another crash. 

Chicago, IL - 2 Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash at Pulaski Rd & 77th St

Chicago, IL (March 1, 2020) - On Friday, February 28th, a 20-year-old woman was ticketed following a three-vehicle accident that left two people injured in Chicago's Scottsdale area. At around 6:50 p.m., a Lexus LS 460 made a turn onto Pulaski Road from 77th Street, striking a Nissan SUV. The impact caused the Nissan to hit a Chevy Suburban traveling southbound on Pulaski. 

Chicago, IL - Cyclist Killed in Hit-&-Run on W Lake St

Chicago, IL (March 1, 2020) - Officials in Chicago are currently seeking information on a driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident on Saturday night, February 29th. A cyclist was reportedly struck at the 3700 block of West Lake Street in Garfield Park on the city's West Side. At about 12:30 a.m., officials report that the victim was struck by a Chrysler 300 that fled the scene. 

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