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Two killed at country road intersection in Champaign County

A Champaign County crash resulted in the deaths of two people and injury of two others, the News-Gazette reported on March 7. The fatal car accident occurred at the intersection of county roads 200 E and 500 N, according to Lt. Brian Mennenga of the Champaign County Sheriff’s office. Initial reports indicated that at around 3… Read More

SUV rolls over on I-290 in Addison, 4 dead, 4 hurt

A Ford Explorer rolled over along Interstate 290 in Addison on the morning of September 26, causing four people to be killed and four others to sustain injuries, according to the Illinois State Police. Addison Deputy Fire Chief Joe Leone said that seven of the passengers were thrown from the SUV after it swerved off… Read More

Higher number of deaths in nursing home prompts investigation

After a dramatic increase in the number of deaths at the Champaign County Nursing Home from December through February, the board of directors and managers intend to investigate to determine whether there is a cause for this spike, it is natural, or it is an error. Although the board received two different sets of numbers,… Read More

Police continue to investigate fatal train accident

Police are continuing to investigate a train accident that occurred Saturday night in Peotone. According to the Peotone Police Department, the accident occurred at the Canadian National Railroad track at 10:30 p.m. The details of the fatal accident are unclear at this time, but a 16-year-old was pronounced dead as a result. The freight line… Read More

Illinois wrongful death lawsuit filed by family of young man

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a young man that was killed in “car surfing” stunt earlier this year. According to the lawsuit, the man was killed on June 30 as he was sitting on top of a car while in a Wal-Mart parking lot and the driver of the… Read More

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Illinois high school

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the Jamaica school district and Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative after an accident claimed the life of one woman. According to the lawsuit, the school district and electric company were negligent and caused the death of a 36-year-old St. Joseph woman. The incident occurred on August 28 when… 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

Siegel Man Dies in Tragic Grain Bin Accident

A 22-year-old Siegel man is dead following a tragic grain bin accident. According to the Shelby County coroner, the man had been loading dried corn into a grain bin with two other men when he became trapped in the corn and was buried beneath it. The accident occurred on Thursday, and an autopsy is scheduled… Read More