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Local Driver Charged with Reckless Homicide and Aggravated DUI

Following a three-vehicle accident that occurred on January 8th in Monticello, a Bement man has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI. The collision that happened on Illinois 105 resulted in the death of one of the three drivers involved. Illinois State Police reported that the collision occurred at 2:01 p.m. when the Bement […]


Paramedic Arrested and Charged With Two Counts of Criminal Sexual Assault

Following a sexual assault report from July 22, a Gifford man, Jeffrey Sanford, has been arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault by State’s Attorney Julia Rietz. Sanford, a veteran paramedic for OSF PRO, was accused of sexually assaulting a patient who was being taken to the hospital via ambulance. According to […]


Three Vehicle Crash Results in Serious Injury and Death

A three-vehicle crash in Piatt County, south of Monticello, resulted in the death of a Bement woman the hospitalization of a Bement man. Illinois State Police reported to the scene on Illinois 105 at Piatt County Road 1350 N, just south of Monticello. According to their reports, a 22-year-old Bement man was driving his 2008 […]


Crash on I-74 Results in the Death of Two

Wednesday evening a car carrying four men was involved in a rollover crash and has, unfortunately, resulted in the death of two passengers. The incident occurred on Interstate 74 in Urbana near the Cunningham Avenue exit. The car was traveling westbound along Interstate 74 when around 8:25pm, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup, the […]


Worksite Accident Results in Death

In an unfortunate work site accident, a 58-year-old Mansfield man was killed. The preliminary autopsy results indicate the cause of death was blunt force injuries that were received when a large front-end loader struck the deceased while being backed up. The sheriff’s office was called to the accident site at about 8:40 a.m. and, according […]


Van Roll Over Causes Injury to Seven Passengers

In the early evening of Thursday, October 31st a Residential Developers Inc.van was involved in a rollover crash.  Residential Developers Inc. is a Champaign home for people with developmental disabilities. The van, a 2007 Ford Econoline, was transporting three employees, including the driver, and five residents. According to a state police report, the driver, Latonia […]


Central Illinois Nursing Homes Face Fines

Recently, three nursing homes in the central Illinois area have been fined by the State of Illinois for violating their license agreements. Among those fined include University Rehab in Urbana, Accolade Paxton Senior Living in Paxton, and Gardenview Manor, located in Danville. The violations were noted during the three-month span between July and September, with […]


Farmer Finds Car in Ditch

A farmer in the Paxton, IL area was harvesting corn when he noticed a vehicle in a ditch. The farmer approached the vehicle and discovered there were two people who had passed away. It is believed that the car had crashed and both the driver and passenger passed away sometime the previous evening. The car […]


Accident West of St. Joseph

An accident was reported just west of St. Joseph that involved two vehicles rolling over. The Illinois State Police were investigating and stated that a witness to the crash notified them of the collision that included three women in one vehicle, a van, and one man in another, a sport utility vehicle. According to a […]


Semi-truck Catches Fire In Crash

A semi-truck crash on interstate 74, between Champaign and Danville, resulted in the death of one driver. Thursday afternoon, a semi-truck was traveling westbound when it failed to slow for a traffic backup and collided with another semi-truck. When the two semi-truck collided, one became engulfed in flames. Police reported that this collision of the […]