A 20-year-old man is facing charges of aggravated DUI involving death and reckless homicide after a fatal crash in Elk Grove Village on June 30. The young man was on duty at his job as a seasonal employee with the Cook County Forest Preserve District when police say he drove a dump truck into multiple vehicles that were stopped in traffic on Arlington Heights Road.
This time of year, it's not unusual for cars to become disabled on the snowy highways of Illinois and points north. Motorists need to get their car off of the road before attending to it. Even then, it's essential to watch for oncoming traffic because drivers may not see you in time to stop -- particularly if they're traveling at highway speeds.
A 21-year-old Willowbrook resident pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run charges on Oct. 31 in a DuPage County courtroom. Before doing so, he stood accused of having fled the scene of a fatal collision on May 17, 2017, along state route 83. A 26-year-old Westmont resident died in that crash.
A 56-year-old bicyclist died after being struck by a vehicle on Oct. 30 in Round Lake Beach -- a northern suburb of Chicago. Local police say the crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. as the Round Lake Park man was crossing Fairfield Road.
As the holidays get closer, many people are thinking about hitting the roads to visit friends or family. While this is exciting, it can also be dangerous. Between cold weather, snow, ice and increased traffic, traveling over the holidays presents many different risks.
Some Illinois motorcyclists keep their bikes in the garage during the winter. It can be very uncomfortable to ride in cold, snowy, windy conditions. It can also be extremely dangerous. However, if you don't want to hang up your helmet for the winter, the following tips can help you stay safe and (relatively) comfortable on the road.