Limestone Teen Serious Injured in Kankakee County Crash
A three-vehicle crash Monday night in Limestone left a Bradley teen seriously injured. Police report a Bonfield man is jailed for drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
19-year-old Zach Jones had to be extricated from his car by rescue personnel following the accident near 3200 Road on Illinois Route 17.
He was rushed to Riverside Medical Center where he was then airlifted to Loyola Medical Center according to state police.
39-year-old William Kibbons reportedly swerved into the eastbound lane , colliding with Jones’ car. Kibbons’ pickup truck then crashed into another another pickup driven by David Phillips. Kibbons was arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. He was also charged with improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The state of Illinois wants public comment on transportation needs and how to make the most of limited money.
The Transportation Department plans a series of open-house events this week. The first is in Carterville on Tuesday, followed by events Wednesday in Springfield and Chicago.
The department is developing what it calls a "strategic framework for the future direction of transportation." It's supposed to address everything from highways and airports to railroads and bicycle trails. The framework is due by the end of the year.
IDOT wants people from different regions to help it with concerns like safety, the environment and planning for growth.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois State Crime Commission has selected Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow as this year's State's Attorney of the Year.
In a news release, the commission praised Glasgow as one of the most innovative state's attorneys in Illinois for creating programs for veterans, abused children, recovering drug addicts and others.
For example, the Will County Veterans Court provides treatment and counseling for veterans with mental health and substance abuse disorders. Glasgow also used money forfeited by criminals to buy a shuttle bus to take the veterans from Joliet to a VA Hospital.
The commission also noted how Glasgow has worked with it to provide free self-defense training for police officers and correctional officers, as well as partner with the commission and others to distribute coats to needy children.
A Pekin (IL) man has been identified as the victim who died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday near Chatsworth. 51-year-old Gerald D. Wagoner was the driver who died northwest of the village, along county road 1000 North.
Livingston County Coroner Mike Burke was scheduled to perform an autopsy Friday.
Burke reported the car was eastbound when it ran into a ditch, flipped and landed on its top in a field. Wagoner was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:30 pm. Chatsworth fire and Southeast Livingston County Ambulance personnel respo9nded. The accident was investigated by County Sheriff’s Police.
sex offender compliance check in Iroquois and Ford counties.
Officers from the United States Marshal’s Service, Central District, Illinois State Police, Ford County Sheriff’s Police, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police, Iroquois County Probation, Watseka Police, Paxton Police and Gibson City Police participated in “Operation Dual County II.” The main focus of this initiative was to locate and verify every registered sex offender residing in each county for the purpose of ensuring compliance in accordance with the mandate of the Adam Walsh Child Protection Safety Act of 2006.
Nearly 120 registered sex offenders were checked during the one-day operation, and one arrest was made for an outstanding traffic warrant. Vincent Decker, 22, of Paxton, was arrested for failure to appear on a no seatbelt charge. It’s anticipated that following further investigation by federal, state and local authorities, several arrest warrants will be issued for non-compliance.
This is the second year the agencies conducted the joint operation.