Arrest made in Fatal Sycamore crash

Authorities say they have arrested the driver in a fatal DUI crash in Sycamore last week. DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies say they arrested Chynna Daugherty, 33 of Genoa, at OSF St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Rockford. She was released from the hospital after being treated for injuries sustained in the crash that killed 49-year-old Christopher Henning and […]

The Jeep Wrangler is not a Sport Utility Vehicle

When I envision what it would be like to drive a convertible, I see myself driving down a long strip of paved road, with the top down and the wind blowing through my hair. And if I were to put myself in the driver seat of a Jeep Wrangler, I envision myself slowly climbing up […]

Motorcyclist airlifted to St. Anthony’s Hospital

A Verona man was flown to OSF Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford over the weekend after a crash involving a motorcycle and car at the corner of Route 23 and Chicago Road. Douglas Wakeman, 56, of Verona, was driving his motorcycle shortly after noon on Sunday when he collided with an eastbound car that had […]

Vehicle fleeing police leads to a fatal car crash in Rockford

ROCKFORD (WREX) — We know the name of this man who died after his car was struck by a car that was driving from Rockford police on Sunday.ISP says a few members of the Rockford Police SCOPE team officers tried to stop a fleeing car with stop sticks just before 5:00 p.m. Sunday.The vehicle avoided […]

Collinsville 8-year-old killed on I-55 in southwest Illinois | Belleville News-Democrat

An 8-year old from Collinsville was killed and three other children were injured in a multiple car crash on Interstate 55 Tuesday night.  According to Illinois State Police, Laura D. Schmittling, 27, of Collinsville, was traveling south at milepost 37, just north of the New Douglas Road exit. Two other children in a second vehicle also were injured and taken to an area hospital.  A […]