Saturday, April 27, 2013
One man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate-355 at Boughton Road.
UPDATE: 10:38 p.m. The two killed in the 3 p.m. two-vehicle crash April 27 on Interstate 355 have been identified as an elderly couple from Berwyn. The driver, 87-year-old Daniel Simone, and wife Dimple Simone, 90. The couple was pronounced dead at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, 500 Remington Blvd. The Will County Coroner's Office has scheduled an autopsy for Daniel Simone on Monday. An external examination is all the coroner's office has planned for the body of Dimple Simone. The Simones were headed north when their vehicle was hit, police said. UPDATE: 8:09 p.m. Dimple Simone, a passenger in the vehicle driven by Daniel Simone, also died in the accident, Illinois State Police said. ....... Original Story: One man was killed and …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
After being closed for more than 24 hours due to flooding, the Illinois State Police say the road is back in drivable condition.
Update/11 a.m. Saturday: The Illinois State Police have announced Interstate 55 has reopened. Original post: 9:30 a.m. April 20 Flooding along the Des Plaines River and I&M Canal corridor is causing traffic on Interstate 55 to be rerouted near Channahon. Illinois State police trooper Ken Gurney said I-55 southbound at Interstate-80 is shut down. He said traffic is being diverted onto I-80. "The canal is overflowing on 55 in both directions," he said. Gurney said I-55 northbound is closed at U.S. Route 6. He said traffic is being diverted onto U.S. Route 6 and he suggested an alternate for motorists looking to make their way around the mess. "You can go on Route 6 eastbound to Houbolt," Gurney said. "Then turn left—go north on Houbolt—and …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Volunteers in the community take in animals from Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Illinois, Joliet location after the road leading to the shelter floods out.
Late Thursday, when the rain had mostly subsided, Illinois State Police shut down NW Frontage Road, off Black Road in Joliet and HART Animal Shelter had to find emergency foster homes for their animals. As of 8 p.m., Thursday night, the Facebook status of HART Animal Shelter, at 18644 NW Frontage Road in Joliet, said the following, "All animals and volunteers are safe! Thanks for everyone's help!" it stated. The shelter is located along NW Frontage Road off Black Road in Joliet, a road that Illinois State Police confirmed was shut down Thursday night. The closure of NW Frontage Road came at the end of a long day of road closures due to flooding from the torrential rain the Joliet area saw overnight April 17 into April 18. Rainfall totals …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Illinois State Police said the cars had to be towed from the scene with flatbed trailers.
No one was injured in a six-car pileup on Interstate 55 Sunday afternoon. The chain-reaction accident, though, shut down all lanes of northbound I55, just south of the Weber Road interchange. Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Jeff Padilla said the call came in at 2:11 p.m. The accident began when a car stalled in the center lane and two vehicles stopped successfully. However, a fourth vehicle did not stop, hitting the three in front. Then two additional cars were also unable to stop. The closure of the Interstate was in part because at least three of the cars needed to be towed from the scene on flatbed trailers. "Nobody is paying attention out there," Padilla said. At 3:30 p.m., the lanes were still shut down. Patch will update this story…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
No details are yet available on the crash. If you're headed that way, state police suggest finding an alternate route.
The Illinois State Police are en route to an accident on northbound Interstate 55, just north of U.S. 30, in Joliet. Traffic's down to one lane. Joliet Patch will report more as details become available.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The victim was changing a tire near the U.S. 30 exit when the accident occurred; no information on his condition is available.
A man changing a tire on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 55, near Joliet's U.S. 30 exit, was struck by a dump truck this morning, according to the Illinois State Police. The victim, whose identity was not released, was transported to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. His condition is not known, Sgt. Scott Angus said. No information on the truck driver, including his identity or whether he was ticketed or arrested, is yet available, Angus said. More details should be available later. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Police said driver lost control, struck median wall south of Route 126.
A man involved in an early-morning crash on Interstate 55 south of Route 126 in Plainfield died of his injuries Wednesday, state police said. Trooper DeAnn Falat said the man was driving a 2006 Mazda on southbound I-55 near milepost 260 when he lost control for unknown reasons and struck a center median wall. The Mazda became disabled in the left lane with no lights activated, police said. When a Good Samaritan driving a 2002 Pontiac pulled over in front of the Mazda to check on the crash victim, a semi-trailer that was also traveling in the left lane struck both vehicles, police said. The driver of the Mazda was airlifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospitalin Downers Grove, where he died of his injuries, police said. State police did not …
Illinois State Police said one person was extricated and transported by helicopter to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
A man was transported to an area hospital by helicopter following a three-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck on southbound Interstate 55 early Wednesday. Illinois State Police Sgt. R. Caves said the accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. on southbound I-55 south of Route 126 after one vehicle crashed into a wall. When another motorist stopped to check on the disabled vehicle, that vehicle was hit by the semi, Caves said. The semi also struck the disabled vehicle, which had come to rest in the left lane with no lights on, according to police. Caves said one man was transported by helicopter to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. No one else was injured in the crash. Police were unable to provide any further information on the …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The check will take place overnight from Feb. 22 into Feb. 23 on the I-88 ramp to Route 31 near Batavia.
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Thursday, February 21
The following is from a press release issued by the Illinois State Police: The Illinois State Police (ISP), District 15, will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in Kane County during the hours of 11 p.m. February 22 until 4 a.m. February 23, according to Captain Joe Perez. The roadside check will be held on the ramp from the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to Illinois Route 31 (IL-31). The State Police have zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. Officers working this detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages or Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Alcohol and drug impairment is a significant factor in …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
An injured dog was found on northbound I-55 this afternoon, according to the Herald-News.
An injured dog caused traffic delays in the northbound lanes of I-55 Wednesday afternoon, according to the Herald-News. The dog was found around 12:15 p.m. near mile marker 255 south of Route 30, according to Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Martez Malone. The animal was subsequently turned over to Joliet Township Animal Control, which was already looking for the dog.