Sunday, May 19, 2013
Matthew Boban was arrested on several charges stemming from the Saturday crime spree, including driving under the influence of drugs, Illinois State Police said.
A Joliet man who stole a woman's purse and then fled in a stolen car, only to crash into a semi on Interstate 80, was arrested Saturday on a slew of charges, including driving under the influence of drugs, Illinois State Police said. Matthew J. Boban, 32, of 521 Mack, was charged after being treated at Silver Cross Medical Center in New Lenox for injuries suffered during the crash. The incident began shortly after noon Saturday when Boban allegedly snagged a woman's purse while in the parking lot of a Joliet Jewel-Osco store at 1401 W. Jefferson St. and then fled in a car taken from a friend, state police said. There was a second person in the car, but it's not known if it was the car's owner. Boban eventually made his way onto eastbound …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
After being closed for more than 24 hours due to flooding, the Illinois State Police say the road is back in drivable condition.
Update/11 a.m. Saturday: The Illinois State Police have announced Interstate 55 has reopened. Original post: 9:30 a.m. April 20 Flooding along the Des Plaines River and I&M Canal corridor is causing traffic on Interstate 55 to be rerouted near Channahon. Illinois State police trooper Ken Gurney said I-55 southbound at Interstate-80 is shut down. He said traffic is being diverted onto I-80. "The canal is overflowing on 55 in both directions," he said. Gurney said I-55 northbound is closed at U.S. Route 6. He said traffic is being diverted onto U.S. Route 6 and he suggested an alternate for motorists looking to make their way around the mess. "You can go on Route 6 eastbound to Houbolt," Gurney said. "Then turn left—go north on Houbolt—and …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Volunteers in the community take in animals from Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Illinois, Joliet location after the road leading to the shelter floods out.
Late Thursday, when the rain had mostly subsided, Illinois State Police shut down NW Frontage Road, off Black Road in Joliet and HART Animal Shelter had to find emergency foster homes for their animals. As of 8 p.m., Thursday night, the Facebook status of HART Animal Shelter, at 18644 NW Frontage Road in Joliet, said the following, "All animals and volunteers are safe! Thanks for everyone's help!" it stated. The shelter is located along NW Frontage Road off Black Road in Joliet, a road that Illinois State Police confirmed was shut down Thursday night. The closure of NW Frontage Road came at the end of a long day of road closures due to flooding from the torrential rain the Joliet area saw overnight April 17 into April 18. Rainfall totals …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The victim has been identified by the coroner's office as a 51-year-old man from Massillon, Ohio.
A crash between two truck tractor semi-trailers at about 3:40 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 80 near Houbolt Avenue has left one person dead, according to the Illinois State Police. Westbound lanes of I-80 were closed for several hours but have since reopened. The collision started a fire, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. The victim has been identified by the coroner as Richard S. Gustaveo, 51, of Massillon, Ohio. Two other people were injured and treated at the scene. The state police issued this statement, but have provided no other details. "The cause of this crash is currently being investigated by Illinois State Police District 05. Further details, when available, will be forthcoming in additional press releases."
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Illinois State Police said the accident happened around 8:49 a.m.
Upated at 2:46 p.m. March 30 Two vehicles were involved in a crash on westbound Interstate 80 near Minooka early Saturday. According to Illinois State Police, the crash happened around 8:49 a.m. when one vehicle side-swiped another while heading west on I-80 west of mile marker 118. One of the vehicles came to rest in a ditch, but no serious injuries were reported in the crash, police said.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The victim was changing a tire near the U.S. 30 exit when the accident occurred; no information on his condition is available.
A man changing a tire on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 55, near Joliet's U.S. 30 exit, was struck by a dump truck this morning, according to the Illinois State Police. The victim, whose identity was not released, was transported to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. His condition is not known, Sgt. Scott Angus said. No information on the truck driver, including his identity or whether he was ticketed or arrested, is yet available, Angus said. More details should be available later. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The crash, which is still under investigation by Illinois State Police and Grundy County Sheriff's Police shut down Interstate 80.
A 66-year-old Bridgeview resident was killed Friday night in a traffic crash on Interstate 80. Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan reported the name of the deceased as Abed M. Bader, 66 of Bridgeview. "Bader was working for a medication delivery service catering to nursing homes in the area," Callahan said in a written release." Bader’s last drop off was Spring Valley, IL and he was then traveling back to Bridgeview when the crash occurred." Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Martez Malone said the crash occurred at 12:05 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Nettle Creek Road, at mile marker 107. "The preliminary crash investigation indicates the 1999 Dodge Caravan was traveling the wrong way on I 80 eastbound, mile post 107…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The accident was caused by one truck clipping another, forcing the second truck into the median, according to the Illinois State Police.
Update 8:25 p.m. A Chicago man was seriously injured Thursday when his semi-truck was clipped by another semi on Interstate 80, forcing his vehicle into the grassy median west of Briggs Street, Illinois State Police Sgt. James M. Powell said. The accident occurred at about 1:15 p.m. when a truck traveling in the right lane of westbound I-80 pulled into the left lane and collided with a second truck already in that lane, Powell said. The impact caused the second truck to veer into the center median. The truck driver, 38, was badly injured and transported to a Joliet-area hospital in critical condition. He has since been upgraded to serious, Powell said. Both lanes of westbound I-80 were closed for more than five hours. One lane of traffic …
Monday, February 25, 2013
With snow falling since this morning and temperatures right on the freezing mark, streets are slushy and, in some spots, a little treacherous.
Update/3:15 p.m. Tuesday: The winter storm watch has been changed to a winter weather advisory, which is in effect until 9 p.m. Expect a combination of rain, snow and sleet this afternoon and evening before the storm passes through our area. The National Weather Service says we could get between three and five inches total, and that the situation will be exacerbated by winds clocking in at as high as 35 mph. With temperatures right at the freezing mark, wet snow has been falling fairly consistently since later morning and is causing some roads to be predictably slippery. We asked our Facebook readers about what they were seeing, and here's what they reported... Original story posted Monday afternoon: For the second time in less than a week…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Interstate 55 northbound was shut down for a time in Troy Township as Illinois State Police cleaned up the crashes and the cause of the crashes.
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Saturday, December 22, 2012
Two filing cabinets in the roadway Saturday night were to blame for two separate crashes on Interstate 55 northbound. Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Fred Rivera said the two vehicles, a van and a passenger car, both swerved to avoid the cabinets in the road. "One vehicle swerved and ended up in the ditch," he said. "The second unit rolled over." The crash happened at mile marker 251, which is near the Interstate 55 and Interstate 80 interchange. The crash was at about 8:40 p.m. Four adults were taken to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. No tickets were issued in the crash. State police had been alerted to the debris in the roadway and were on their way to the scene, but the crashes happened before …