Riverside Medical Center breaks ground for radiation center
BOURBONNAIS --Riverside Medical Center is hosting a ground-breaking event today.The new Betty Burch Bridgewater Center will be home for a Radiation Therapy expansion.It’ll offer advanced technology for cancer treatment.
Lead donors for the project will be recognized during the ground-breaking set for 3:30 this afternoon.The event is at 200 Riverside Drive in Bourbonnais.
An early morning house fire (Tuesday) claimed three lives in Attica, Indiana.
The three fatalities resulted despite efforts by volunteer firefighters to rescue them. Attica Fire Chief Ed O’Farrell said the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Firefighters entered the home but were forced to abandon their rescue attempts. Attica firefighters received mutual aid from the Williamsport, Mellott and West Point Fire Departments.The alarm sounded just past midnight.
The victims are a man and his two young daughters; a three-year-old and an eighteen-month-old. The mother of the children had gone to a nearby gas station and arrived home to find the house on fire. She was outside screaming for help when firefighters arrived.
The Indiana State Fire Marshal is assisting in trying to determine what caused the tragedy.
Motorists are advised to be aware of black ice and changing road conditions today.A mix of rain and freezing rain this (Tues) morning finds several roads quite slippery.
A 3-vehicle accident backed up traffic on I-57 near mile marker 303.A jack-knifed tractor-trailer at that location, near Chebanse..Illinois State Police and other emergency vehicles are at the scene. Traffic was being re-directed to Route 45.
Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police also investigated an accident—with injury---at County Routes 2000 E and 1600 N.No other info was available.
Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police also responded to a mishap on the Herscher Blacktop.