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Rain in Chicago Floods I-55 and I-94

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Besides the holiday excitement and warm colors of nature, Autumn also means cooling temperatures and rain. Today fit that description pretty well. With about 4 inches of rain landing on the Chicago roads this morning, and more to come, this Halloween was a wet one. Parts of Interstate 55, as well as Interstate 94, became>> Read More

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Have a Happy (and Safe) Halloween

Halloween can be scary, but nothing is scarier than a surprise injury. Did you know that more pedestrians die on Halloween than any other day of the year? Children alone are over 130% more likely to be injured during trick-or-treating. When a pedestrian is hit, the driver almost always blamed. So, as a safe driver>> Read More

Metra Train Wreck in Barlett

Two people have been injured in Bartlett due to a train wreck that occurred October 21, 2013. Around 3:30 p.m., a semi truck was carrying a load of vehicles when the Metra Milwaukee District West Line train collided into it.  Several of the vehicles that were loaded on the truck fell out and damaged several>> Read More

New Speed Cameras Go Into Enforcement Mode

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Next time you think no ones watching you speed, think again. Chicago has now officially launched its new speed camera system. As the weeks go by, more speed cameras will have their grace periods expire, and will transition into Enforcement Mode where real tickets will be given for speed violations. According to Chicagos Department of>> Read More

Three Fighterfighters Injured In South Emerald Ave Fire

A fire occurred over the weekend in Chicagos Englewood neighborhood, which is located on the south side.  Three firefighters were injured while working on the fire. This all happened around 5:30 a.m. On Saturday morning. The house that the fire started in was located on the 6700 block of South Emerald Avenue. It began in>> Read More

Antibiotics Being Overprescribed

There have been repeated warnings that antibiotics usually don’t do the trick when it comes to most sore throats and bronchitis.  Yet, researchers have found that for over a decade doctors have kept prescribing antibiotics for these cases. It has been shown that the rate of these prescriptions have only dropped about 10%, possibly less,>> Read More

Two Fatal Crashes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sadly, fatal crashes happen every day.  They are never intentional, but no matter how careful we are, the world is full of accidents that can never be expected. Here are just two examples that have happened within one week on Illinois roadways. Sunday, between 2 and 3 a.m., an eighteen year old woman was in>> Read More