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Collision East of Rantoul Sends Three to Hospital

On Saturday, November 22nd, three people were hospitalized as the result of a head on collision east of Rantoul. Champaign resident, Cara Holt, 19, side swiped a car after crossing over the center lane in her Dodge Neon. The driver of the other vehicle was a woman, 46, from Green Valley. Holt then proceeded to… Read More

One-vehicle crash results in minor injuries

Two individuals were injured in a Thursday evening crash on I-74 near Fithian. According to reports from state police, a 64-year-old man driving a Chevy Silverado lost control of his vehicle when he hit a patch of ice on the road. After losing control of the truck, he drove partially off the road and subsequently… Read More

Local bus strikes UI student

A young woman was recently struck and subsequently trapped under a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) bus, according to reports from The News-Gazette. The incident happened at the corner of Kirby Avenue and First Street around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 28. The University of Illinois student’s current condition is not known, but those at the… Read More

Rantoul man killed in plant accident

A 50-year-old man was killed earlier this week in an accident at a BRG Sports plant in Rantoul. Police were called to the plant on Wednesday around 9:30 p.m. after a man sustained a head injury when he fell from a shelving unit on which pallets were stacked. When police arrived on the scene, the man… Read More

Two-car accident leaves seven injured

A two-car accident that took place around 9 pm last Saturday, October 12, just north of Danville left seven people injured. According to reports from the Illinois State Police, 22-year-old Eliceo Azanon was driving his car north on Illinois Route 1 when his car swerved into oncoming traffic. A 66-year-old woman driving in the southbound lane… Read More

Three-vehicle crash in Champaign leaves two injured

On Friday afternoon at the 800 block of Bloomington Road around 1:30 p.m. there was a three-vehicle collision in northwest Champaign involving a pickup truck and two passenger cars. A man and a woman in one of the passenger cars sustained serious injuries are were taken to Carle Hospital for treatment. Sgt. Tom Frost of… Read More

Two in hospital following I-74 crash just west of Champaign

Early Wednesday morning, two vehicles collided a mile west of Prospect Avenue while traveling in the westbound lane of I-74. When 21-year-old Luis Cano-Moreno lost control of his car, he sideswiped another vehicle operated by a 24-year-old female from Indianapolis. While Cano-Moreno was released at the scene, both the 24-year-old Indianapolis woman and her 15-year-old… Read More

Lisa Madigan proposes nursing home security camera law

Lisa Madigan, Attorney General for the state of Illinois, has proposed a new law that would allow families to install video cameras and audio recording devices in the rooms of relatives who live in nursing homes and similar assisted living facilities. Madigan stated that she felt compelled to take action after hearing  complaints of abuse in… Read More

Drivers avoiding dangerous stretch of I-74

A recent article reported that a number of drivers are avoiding a certain stretch of I-74 between St. Joseph and Danville because it is perceived as being dangerous. In fact, last week alone, three separate accidents occurred. Several individuals interviewed stated that they avoid that stretch as much as possible, instead taking backroads whenever available. Those… Read More

Accident on I-74 shuts down all lanes of traffic

Pat Hartshorn with the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office announced this morning that all lanes of I-74 were shut down between Fithian and Oakwood due to an earlier accident. The accident involved a recreational vehicle that was hauling commercial-grade fireworks and ended up in the median of I-74 after the accident, which occurred at around 10 a.m. The Vermilion County… Read More