Construction at the CSX Railroad crossing to being Nov. 16
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- Dawn Aulet
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Residents in Minooka were alerted to construction planned at the CSX rail road crossing that will shut down both directions of Ridge Road for three to five days. "North and South Bound Ridge Road at the CSX rail road crossing intersection (south of the Mondamin intersection) anticipates to be closed beginning Friday, Nov. 16th, 2012 for approximately three to five days while the railroad crossing improvements are made," said a written release from the Minooka Police Department. The alert went on to offer alternative routes to residents:
Officer was hit by another car running a red light.
A car accident in Rockdale this afternoon sent a police officer and a second driver to the hospital. Lt. Donald Pezzuto was recovering and "doing much better," according to Rockdale Police Chief Robert Dykstra, although when police arrived on the scene, Pezzuto was unconscious. "I believe he was just knocked out at the time of the accident," Dykstra said. "He had a heartbeat and he was breathing." Pezzuto was taken to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where his condition was confidential. Preliminary police investigations showed that the officer was sitting at the light on Meadow, facing east. When the light turned green, he proceeded into the intersection of Meadow and Larkin. A car on Larkin drove through a red light, …