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School bus involved in head-on collision near Arcola

A bus carrying 25 first-grade students from Arcola Elementary School was coming back from a field trip on Illinois 133, just west of Arcola, when the bus was struck head-on by a Dodge Charger that had crossed lanes. The collision occurred around 2:45 p.m. on Thursday. Sherry Bare (61) was driving the school bus. Despite […]


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 […]


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 […]


School Bus Driver Ticketed in Accident

On October 11th around 4:00 pm, a school bus transporting six students was involved in a collision. The school bus was southbound on County Road 2000 E when it slowly rolled into the middle of the intersection and stopped there. While sitting in the intersection, it was struck on its passenger-side fender by an eastbound Ford […]


Springfield woman hit by bus in I-72 accident identified

The identity of a woman who was hit by a bus on I-72 in rural Cisco on Saturday night has been released by the Macon County Coroner. Authorities say the woman was 63-year-old Vicki S. Gardner, of Springfield. Ms. Gardner’s vehicle had apparently skidded off the road into the median at 7:59 p.m. due to […]


Illinois school bus driver killed in crash

An Illinois school bus driver was killed in a crash early Thursday morning. According to Clark County officials, the accident occurred on 8 a.m. when the bus was involved in an accident at the intersection of Route 40 and Route 1. The 55-year-old bus driver died of injuries suffered in an cardiac attack that caused […]