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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Safety Council (NSC) has named the month of April National Distracted Driving Awareness month, focusing on distracted driving awareness. As we know, distracted driving is a big issue today as individuals are using technology now more than ever. In fact, in 2016, 3,450 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers,… Read More

Head-on Collision on Illinois 1 near Bismarck

A head-on collision occurred on Illinois 1, south of Vermilion County Road 2820 N, which is about a mile northwest of Bismark, at 7:45 a.m. on Friday morning. One person was killed, and a second was injured. A 47-year-old man was headed south when his car veered into the northbound lane, hitting another car head-on. His car… Read More

Tax Day study shows increase in fatal accidents

A study was recently done by a team of researchers that analyzed data from the fatal car crashes on Tax Day for the past 30 years. Results from this showed that the number of fatal car crashes is higher on Tax Day than any other day of the month. Researchers shows that the number of… Read More

Girl in critical condition after three-car accident

A 5-year-old girl remains in critical condition after the car she was riding in was struck at a Champaign intersection on Monday morning. According to police officials, the accident occurred at the intersection of Fourth Street and University Avenue when a 20-year-old driver struck an SUV. The impact of this crash caused the SUV to… Read More

Two injured after Champaign car accident

Two people were injured as a result of a car accident on South Staley Road in Champaign. According to a local news source, the accident occurred as an 86-year-old man was backing out of his private driveway and he failed to see an oncoming truck. The 51-year-old truck driver attempted to swerve out of the… Read More

Federal officials announce that more Listeria illnesses may be seen

At this time, there have been up to 16 deaths and 72 illnesses from the Listeria contamination associated with the cantaloupes from Jenson Farms. There have been reports of the contamination in 18 different states, which has made this the worst food-borne illness in over a decade. Officials with the Center of Disease Control and… Read More

Woman involved in accident with officer receives conditional discharge

A woman involved in an accident with a police officer plead guilty to two different offenses and was sentenced to six months of condition discharge. The incident occurred in January when the woman struck the rear-end of a cop car that caused his vehicle to hit another stopped squad car. The collision was at the… Read More

Manteno man fights for stop signs at intersection

A Manteno man is fighting to have a 4-way stop sign installed at an intersection near his home because multiple accidents have occurred here over time. The most recent crash involved his neighbor’s daughter and it was the last straw for him. The man has lived near the intersection of Third and Walnut for  15… Read More

Two drivers injured in head-on collision

This Wednesday, two drivers were injured in a car accident in Vermilion County.  According to the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at 8:38 P.M. when one of the drivers, for an unknown reason, crossed over the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle. The 76-year old driver was traveling northbound on Illinois 1… Read More

School bus carrying children involved in accident

A school bus that was carrying eight children was involved in an accident outside of Urbana Middle School. According to police, the accident was between a school bus, a car and a minivan. It began as the school bus driver attempted to pass a car, but struck and pushed it forward. The bus then went… Read More