Thursday, January 19, 2012
Amber Glasgow is being held in the Will County jail on $75,000 bail after being arrested by Illinois State Police Wednesday.
The woman accused of blowing a Plainfield red light Sunday and plowing into an SUV, leaving the driver in critical condition, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence Wednesday night. Amber J. Glasgow, 25, 108 Hunts Bridge Road, Matteson, is being held in the Will County jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. The arrest was made by Illinois State Police District 5, which had been holding off on charges until Glasgow was released from Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. The woman whose SUV she struck, 40-year-old Tamara Watkins of Plainfield, remains in critical condition at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Glasgow first turned up on police radar in Aurora shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday, when they attempted to stop her …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Timothy Cromwell thanks residents for their prayers and urges people to take a lesson from what could have been an avoidable accident.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Dear Citizens of Plainfield, First, may I say thank you for the support you continue to offer and give the Watkins family in the wake of the Sunday morning accident that involved my sister Tamara. You have defined and are an example of "community." My heart goes out to BOTH families who are dealing with this terrible and senseless tragedy that occurred just days ago. I would like to acknowledge there are members of the other family who are not to blame and are also suffering. We are all now witness to how this drastic occurrence not only affected the immediate persons involved, but forever changed the daily lives of a loving and committed husband, two loving, well-raised boys and the community of Plainfield. This ripple effect also crossed…
Monday, January 16, 2012
Illinois State Police confirm that tests are being conducted to determine if alcohol played a role in the accident, in which a woman drove through a red light and struck the victim's SUV.
Update/11:20 p.m. Monday: Members of Tamara Watkins' family sent these messages to Patch for publication -- "I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to all the people of Plainfield for their prayers and support to my sister Tamara Watkins and her family during this very difficult time. May God bless each and every one of you! Love from her sister in Belgium" "Please let the people know in Plainfield that Tamara's family in Canada truly appreciate all their prayers and support for the Watkins Family. May God Bless them all! The Cromwells" "Thank you to all the people of Plainsfield for their prayers and support to my sister Tamara Walkins and her family in the wake her accident. God bless you all from Tamara's family in Canada." …