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 …
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…
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
Monday, February 25, 2013
With snow falling since this morning and temperatures right on the freezing mark, streets are slushy and, in some spots, a little treacherous.
Update/3:15 p.m. Tuesday: The winter storm watch has been changed to a winter weather advisory, which is in effect until 9 p.m. Expect a combination of rain, snow and sleet this afternoon and evening before the storm passes through our area. The National Weather Service says we could get between three and five inches total, and that the situation will be exacerbated by winds clocking in at as high as 35 mph. With temperatures right at the freezing mark, wet snow has been falling fairly consistently since later morning and is causing some roads to be predictably slippery. We asked our Facebook readers about what they were seeing, and here's what they reported... Original story posted Monday afternoon: For the second time in less than a week…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Black ice was to blame for accidents up and down Interstate 55 and Interstate 80 and on area roads.
Black ice on interstates and local roads caused spinouts and fender-benders Monday night, but no serious injuries, according to the Illinois State Police. "It started about 5:30 p.m.," District 5 Master Sgt. Jeff Padilla said. "We had a bunch." Black ice is a thin, usually clear sheet of ice that is often invisible to drivers. Because it is invisible, drivers cannot adjust speed or incorporate other driving techniques to stay safe on the road. Monday was the first time this area has had snow or ice in these temperatures. In fact, had the area not seen snow on Monday, it would have tied an all-time state record. The accidents spanned the area, with crashes along Interstate 55, Interstate 80 and Interstate 57 as well as local roads. There …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The FBI and the Illinois State Police spent a third straight day looking for Stacy Peterson in Shorewood's Hammel Woods Wednesday.
The search for Stacy Peterson in Shorewood's Hammel Woods entered its third day as federal agents and state troopers used a dog to hunt for the missing mother. The brown and white dog led a group of a half dozen FBI agents and state troopers—some armed with shovels—through the Shorewood park. The search party headed in the direction of the Hammel Woods dog park off Black Road. A state police source said on Monday that the search effort was nothing more than a routine operation. The agency conducts such searches periodically, the source said, and there was no tip or clue that prompted this week's endeavor. But when FBI agents and troopers returned for a second day Tuesday, and then once again today, some close to the case were wondering if …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Despite wet conditions, state troopers and federal agents continued their search for Stacy Peterson in Shorewood's Hammel Woods.
For a second straight day, federal agents and Illinois State Police troopers combed through Hammel Woods in Shorewood, searching for a sign of missing mom Stacy Peterson. On Monday, a state police source confirmed troopers and FBI agents had launched a search for the vanished wife of disgraced former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson. FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde also said agents with the feds' Evidence Response Team were in the woods "working with ISP as part of an ongoing criminal investigation." Despite persistent rain, agents and troopers were back at it Tuesday. The FBI provided a large recreation vehicle. On Monday, helicopters, boats and police dogs were employed in the joint operation. It was not clear how the inclement weather would …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Illinois State Police are investigating; information on why 22-year-old Ryan Knudsen was walking on the highway has not been released.
A 22-year-old Plainfield man walking in the northbound lane of Interstate 55, just north of the U.S. 30 Joliet/Plainfield exit, died Sunday morning after being struck by two vehicles, an Illinois State Police District 5 news release said. The victim has been identified as Ryan Knudsen, of 23925 Chicago St., a state police spokesman said Sunday night. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:10 a.m., according to the Will County Coroner's Office, and an autopsy will be conducted Monday. The accident occurred at about 5:20 a.m. when a 2005 Freightliner semi-tractor-trailer struck Knudsen in the right lane, the release said. The driver of a 1999 Toyota Camry was behind the truck and struck the victim a second time, the release said. An …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Only five arrests made, all involving car/driving violations.
Illinois State Police District 5 conducted a roadside safety check at Route 53 and Interstate 55 on the night of Sept. 28. The following citations were issued: Violations Enforcement Activity Registration offenses 1 Driver’s license offenses 3 Occupant restraint offenses 1 Driving under the influence arrests 0 Other alcohol/drug arrests 0 Total citations/arrests 22 Total written warnings 8 This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.