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 […]

1 person dead after Metra train strikes vehicle in Arlington Heights – Chicago Tribune

One person is dead after a Metra train crashed into a car Thursday afternoon near downtown Arlington Heights, according to Metra officials.  The late model Mercedes was struck at 2:10 p.m. by a Union Pacific Northwest line train traveling inbound from Crystal Lake through a gated crossing at Euclid Avenue and Northwest Highway, according to Katie Dahlstrom, […]