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Deadly Plane Crash in Macoupin County

Over the weekend, a small airplane crashed in Carlinville, Illinois. The rural town is located in Macoupin County. Shortly after the crash, the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department, Carlinville, and the Girard Fire and Rescue and ambulances from Gillespie-Benld Are Ambulance Service all responded to the scene of the crash. No information about what caused the […]


Potential Coronavirus Outbreak at Rantoul Foods

As of Monday, May 4th, 32 employees at Rantoul Foods have tested positive for COVID-19. Rantoul Foods, one of the largest meat processing plants in central Illinois, processes between 30 to 35 million pounds of pork each month. The first case at the facility was discovered on April 25, according to the company’s director of […]


Semi-truck Strikes Pedestrian

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the details surrounding a man that was struck by a semi-trailer tractor truck in the early morning on Friday, April 3. The man, who was on foot, was reportedly conscious after the accident that occurred at 5 a.m. and was then taken to the hospital to assess his […]


Motorcycle Crash Leaves Two Injured

A motorcycle and vehicle collision in Mahomet on March 30th has left two injured persons: the driver and passenger of the motorcycle. The collision occurred when the motorcycle illegally attempted to pass the vehicle at an intersection. According to Illinois State Police, the collision occurred on U.S. 150 at Champaign County Road 125 E, west […]


Remote Legal Assistance

Out of concern for the well-being of our clients, staff, and community, we are implementing some adjustments in order to comply with current state guidelines. In doing our best to help keep everyone as healthy as possible, our physical offices will be closed while Illinois has been ordered to “shelter-in-place.” Although our offices are closed, […]


Illinois Plane Crash

A small plane crashed this past Tuesday morning shortly before 9 a.m. along Interstate 55 near Lincoln. Unfortunately, all three individuals aboard the plane died as it was fully engulfed once it crashed into the middle of the interstate, leaving the southbound lane of I-55 blocked until later in the afternoon. Authorities from the FAA […]


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 […]