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Thomasville man injured in motorcycle accident

A 29-year old Thomasboro man was transported to a local hospital in fair condition after his motorcycle collided with an SUV on Tuesday evening. The accident occurred as the man was riding his motorcycle  north on U.S. 45 near Leverett road when an SUV pulled out in front of him, causing a serious accident. The… Read More

Court denies tax exemption for Urbana hospital

The Illinois Supreme Court upheld an Appellate Court decision that the Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana did not provide enough free care to qualify for a charitable tax exemption on it’s property taxes. Illinois laws allow hospitals that provide free health care services to write off large amounts of property taxes in exchange for… Read More

Man killed when car crashed into home

A 62-year-old man from Mt. Zion was killed early on Sunday morning when a car crashed through his bedroom wall. A 20-year-old man was allegedly fleeing police after an attempted traffic stop when his car crashed into the house. The victim’s wife sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital and later transferred… Read More

Seven accidents occur within minutes, six sent to local hospital

Six people were sent to the Iroquois Memorial Hospital on Monday following a series of accidents that occurred within minutes of each other on Illinois Route 1.  According to authorities, the accidents all happened within a span of five minutes at 7:25 on Monday morning. Officials believe that heavy fog in the area may have… Read More

Man Injured in Thomasboro Car Crash

A man from Rantoul was injured in an early morning vehicle crash Monday. According to an Illinois State Police report, 58 year-old Edward Nash, of Rantoul, was traveling south on U.S. 45 in a 1985 Chevrolet pickup truck when the crash occurred. Shortly after 5:30 a.m., as Nash approached the County Road 2200N near Thomasboro,… Read More

Bad Weather Leads to Highway Accident

Bad weather conditions contributed to a two-vehicle accident which occurred early Wednesday morning along Illinois 57, state police report. Strong gusts of wind, heavy snowfall, and ice on the road caused a southbound pickup truck to lose control and slide into a ditch, where a second vehicle smashed into it. No other details are known… Read More

Illinois Supreme Court: Caps on Malpractice Suits Unconstitutional

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a 2005 law limiting the amount that can be awarded in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The court ruled that the legislation, passed by the state legislature five years ago, took away from the discretion and power of the courts. Not surprisingly, doctors’ interest groups were quick to… Read More

Weather Causes Multiple Accidents in Champaign County

The snowfall has caused many accident in Champaign County. Icy roads seems to be a factor in a few of the accidents. One accident involved an MTD bus that was rear-ended by a car. Officials say that the car slipped through the stop sign and hit the back of the bus as it crossed through… Read More

Trucker Injured in Illinois Car Accident

An accident on I-94 injured a driver of a semi-trailer. The semi-trailer hit a car after the car lost control on the interstate. A 32-year-old driver lost control of his car around 3 a.m. and entered the path of the truck.  After the truck hit the car, it went off the road and hit an exit ramp.… Read More

86 Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Cases since 2007

Authorities have investigated 86 nursing home sexual abuse against elderly or disabled patients. An investigation by the Chicago Tribune found that only one of these cases has resulted in arrest. In a quarter of Chicago’s 119 nursing homes, sexual assault or rape was reported. A majority of the 86 cases it was residents attacking other… Read More