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Driving in Winter? Be Prepared and Stay Safe

Winter weather is now in full swing here in the Midwest. Last week, we saw a major winter snowstorm that covered the Midwest, causing hazardous driving conditions for drivers across the region. In fact, that storm was responsible for at least five deaths in Kansas and Missouri. Part of interstate 44 near St. Louis was… Read More

One Hurt, Two Dead in Douglas County Car Accident

A car accident occurred around 4:48 PM on Friday, December 7 at 1835 East County Road 1450 North, just east of Villa Grove. A Mercury sedan, carrying three people, rear-ended a piece of construction equipment called a skid-steer, which is used to clean up debris on the highway. Two people were killed and one badly… Read More

Tips to Follow After A Car Accident

The United States is one of the busiest countries in terms of road traffic. With nearly 264 million registered vehicles and 218 million registered drivers, our country’s roads are busy which amplifies the dangers of driving. Even though Illinois is full of rural areas with less traffic, there is still a high rate of motor… Read More

Utility Truck Rear-Ended By Simi

According to an Illinois police report, a crash occurred on Wednesday, October 17th on a rural road near the Douglas-Coles county line southwest of Hindsboro. The report details that a 43-year-old Mattoon man was driving an Illinois Department of Transportation utility truck south on Illinois 130 about a mile south of Illinois 133. He slowed… Read More

School Bus Driver Ticketed in Accident

On October 11th around 4:00 pm, a school bus transporting six students was involved in a collision. The school bus was southbound on County Road 2000 E when it slowly rolled into the middle of the intersection and stopped there. While sitting in the intersection, it was struck on its passenger-side fender by an eastbound Ford… Read More

Teen hit by SUV while walking to school

Just before 8 am on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, a teen girl was hit by an SUV while walking to Centennial High School. According to police, the girl is around 14 or 15 years old, and was struck by the SUV when she ran across the middle of the street with friends without using a… Read More

Three killed in Interstate 57 crash

A single-vehicle accident on Interstate 57 in Kankakee County took the lives of three men, while a fourth passenger remains severely injured. Police were called to the scene of the wreck at 6:15 am on Monday after a witness called for help. According to accident reports, the vehicle landed in a culvert, pinning two men inside… Read More

Car Accident Leaves Three Hospitalized

In Urbana last Monday, three individuals were sent to the hospital after their vehicle crashed into a power pole. The car accident occurred on Oaks Road about half a mile west of Highcross Road. The accident occurred at 4:34 in the afternoon. Regional energy company, Ameren, was present at the scene of the accident to… Read More

Snow on Valentine’s Day causes problems on I-74

A Valentine’s Day snowstorm was responsible for a number of car accidents on I-74 in what turned out to be the fifth-highest snowfall ever recorded on February 14 in the county. According to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, the Champaign area got around 2 inches of snow. The Valentine’s Day record, set in 2007, was… Read More

Rollover accident near Tolono kills one, injures eight

An accident occurred around 7:21 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28 in which the driver of a van lost control of the vehicle on Interstate 57. The van flipped several times before eventually coming to rest on its roof in a pond just east of the highway. According to police reports, there were nine occupants in… Read More