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Woman killed after car trouble

Shana Outlaw, 23, of Rantoul, died Thursday morning after sustaining multiple traumatic injuries in a crash. She and her three children, aged 6, 4, and 8 months, were taken to Carle Foundation Hospital, where Ms. Outlaw was pronounced dead. The children’s injuries were non-life-threatening. Outlaw was traveling south on U.S. 45 near Urbana, south of […]

I-74 Speed Limit Lowered

The Illinois Department of Transportation will be lowering the speed limit on I-74 from 70 mph to 60 mph in response to a traffic study. The study demonstrated that the crash rate, number of interchanges, and prevailing speed justified a need for a reduced speed limit. The change affects the area between Cunningham Avenue in […]

Westville motorcyclist hospitalized after crash

A crash on Illinois 1 Wednesday morning sent one Westville man to the hospital. State police investigating the crash report that around 11 AM on Wednesday, a pedestrian ran out onto Illinois 1 in front of a Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling north between Danville and Belgium, near Greenwood Avenue. The 60-year-old driver from Westville […]

Herscher man hospitalized after crash

A crash on Illinois Route 115 on Thursday left one driver with life-threatening injuries. Tyler E. Frantz, 24, was airlifted to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn after the crash occurred around 5:30 AM. Frantz was traveling east on Route 115 in a 2014 Ford Transit minivan when a southbound semi-truck ran a stop sign on Lehigh […]

Partner, Miranda Soucie, Receives Favorable Supreme Court Decision

After receiving a negative ruling from the trial court and in the Fourth District Appellate Court, Partner, Miranda Soucie, kept fighting and was able to take her case all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court. Ms. Soucie traveled to Springfield where she argued before the Illinois Supreme Court on behalf of Spiros Law, client, Barbara […]

Hospitals fail to give women proper treatment in childbirth

A report by USA Today has found that the United States is the most dangerous country in the world to give birth in. 50,000 women are injured every year as a result of complications of childbirth, while another 700 die. The rate in other countries, such as the United Kingdom, is a third of ours. […]

Helia Healthcare fined $75,000 after two more resident deaths

Helia Healthcare, a nursing home in Champaign, has been fined $75,000 after two resident deaths. This comes less than a year after another resident death, for which the home was fined $50,000 earlier this year. In all three cases, Helia chose not to contest the fines and waived its right to a hearing, allowing it […]

Loda woman killed in intersection crash

A car crash on Wednesday morning, July 11, left 54-year-old Lori Whitfield, of Loda, dead. The crash occurred at the intersection of southbound County Road 1600 East and County Road 100 North, near Paxton. As Whitfield entered the intersection, her vehicle collided with a Dodge Ram pickup truck. She died less than an hour later […]

UPDATE: 3000 McDonald’s Locations Pull Salads after Food Poisoning Incidents

Dozens of people across Illinois and Iowa have contracted an intestinal parasite after eating McDonald’s salad. The parasite, called cyclospora, causes food poisoning symptoms including cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. Cases have appeared across the Midwest. Since mid-May, 20 people have gotten sick in Illinois. In late June and early July, an additional 15 people got […]

Family of Six Injured in 2-Vehicle Crash

Jestin M. Covington, 31, and his five children were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a 2-vehicle crash. The children were between the ages of one and ten. The crash occurred around 3 AM on Thursday, July 5th on Interstate 74 between Prospect Avenue and the Interstate 57 interchange. Covington was driving a […]