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Wrong-Way, Head-On Collision

In the early morning hours, there was a head-on collision southbound Interstate 57 at the Interstate 74 interchange. After the collision, traffic was diverted off I-57 onto I-74 for about 45 minutes. Shortly after, the right lane of southbound traffic on Interstate 57 opened and traffic also used the right shoulder while authorities worked to […]


Three Vehicle Crash on Interstate 57

A recent crash left three people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.  The crash occurred on Interstate 57 north of Pesotum. State police reported that two minivans and an SUV were heading south on I-57 at mile marker 221 when the driver of one minivan, Pranav I. Patel, 38, of Paducah, Ky., tried to pass the […]


Troubling Numbers Released in Recent DCFS Report

Troubling numbers have been released in a recent report on the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). The report states that nearly 100 children connected to DCFS died in the 2018 fiscal year. Exactly 98 child deaths investigated by the department occurred between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Of the 98 deaths […]


Two Hospitalized After Crash in Southwestern Champaign

A two-vehicle collision occurred at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Country Road 200 E and Monticello Road 1000N, midway between Seymour and Ivesdale Illinois. Champaign County sheriff’s Sargent Dave Sherrick stated that Keegan Morfey, 18, of Camargo failed to stop at Monticello Road, causing him to collide with a Midwest Pottyhouse pickup truck driven by Dirk […]


James D. Spiros Selected As Leading Lawyers Advisory Board Member

Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Media, is a very respected resource that allows individuals to easily locate respected, reputable, and experienced lawyers. These lawyers are nominated by recommendations from other lawyers in the area, but also by approval from the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board, which is a board made up of premier lawyers […]


Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

Most of the time, dogs serve as a companion, providing their owners and others around them with love and affection. Unfortunately, when irresponsible owners abuse or improperly train their dogs, their dogs can become incredibly aggressive and dangerous. When dogs attack and bite they can cause immense pain and damage for the victim, and sometimes […]


Driving in Winter? Be Prepared and Stay Safe

Winter weather is now in full swing here in the Midwest. Last week, we saw a major winter snowstorm that covered the Midwest, causing hazardous driving conditions for drivers across the region. In fact, that storm was responsible for at least five deaths in Kansas and Missouri. Part of interstate 44 near St. Louis was […]


Champaign County Receives Low Rating in School Zone Safety Study

Zendrive, a company that sells analytics to insurance or fleet companies, started a national campaign called “#FundMyStreets”. The campaign is designed to rank different school zones by their level of safety, with a goal to ultimately promoting safe driving. By using data collected from smartphones, the company was able to analyze drivers on roads within […]


One Hurt, Two Dead in Douglas County Car Accident

A car accident occurred around 4:48 PM on Friday, December 7 at 1835 East County Road 1450 North, just east of Villa Grove. A Mercury sedan, carrying three people, rear-ended a piece of construction equipment called a skid-steer, which is used to clean up debris on the highway. Two people were killed and one badly […]


Fatal McLean County Bus Accident

A bus accident occurred on Interstate 74, southeast of Bloomington, resulting in two fatalities and nine injuries. On Wednesday, December 5 at 8:32 P.M. the Normal West junior varsity girls’ basketball team was traveling home from a game in Champaign against Central High School. The bus, carrying 11 people, was traveling in the westbound lanes […]