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LANSING - A semi-trailer slammed into a suburban Chicago apartment building, leading to a nearly three-hour effort to free the driver from the wreckage.

  

A couple-driving-team did some fast maneuvering for the best possible outcome to bad situation over night on Interstate-74 near Kickapoo in Peoria County.

An Illinois high school is reprinting yearbooks after a student who uses a wheelchair was listed as "most accident prone."

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The East Peoria man whose truck was struck in the accident on I-74 at Pinecrest in Drive Monday evening has died. The Peoria County Coroner says 39-year-old Wayne Farrow succumb to the traumatic head injuries he sustained.

 

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A semi carrying a combine failed to make it under the overpass at Pinecrest Drive on Interstate 74 Monday evening. The semi was traveling eastbound about 6:30 when it struck the overpass. Debris from the combine struck the 2003 Ford pickup truck traveling behind the semi and flatbed.

A report says safety corrections have been made at a University of Illinois Springfield auditorium after one concert patron was hurt and another died from a fall earlier this year.

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An Illinois State Police K-9 handler was killed in an accident with a semi on Interstate 74, near Farmer City Thurs.

An investigation has determined that a suburban Chicago college student was not paying attention to the hammer throw at a track and field meet last month when he was struck and killed by an errant throw. 

Prosecutors say they won't charge a Chicago police officer who fatally shot a college student and his neighbor while responding to a domestic disturbance.  The Cook County State's Attorney's Office says there's insufficient evidence to prove Officer Robert Rialmo didn't act in self-defense when he shot 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier, who Rialmo said charged at him with a baseball bat, and 55-year-old Bettie Jones, whose shooting the department has called an accident.

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Those traveling from northbound Interstate 155 to westbound I-74 were rerouted into Morton Thursday afternoon and evening. Emergency responders were working to remove a charter bus that rolled over while negotiating the exit ramp at about 1:00p.m.

A Freeport, Illinois man was killed early this morning in an pedestrian / vehicle accident involving an Illinois State Police Cruiser on IL Route 116 at Centennial Drive in East Peoria. 44-year-old Jarett J. Simons was hit and killed about 4:19 a.m. according to the Tazewell County Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Police. 

Authorities in western Illinois say a 12-year-old boy has died after an accident with a piece of construction equipment on his family's property.

A van struck a crowd of people gathered for the Labor Day parade in a small eastern Illinois community, injuring eight people.

A construction worker killed while repaving a road on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville has been identified as a 47-year-old O'Fallon man.

McLean County officials say an inspection found no malfunctions in an elevator involved in a deadly accident earlier this week.

 Authorities say a maintenance mechanic has died in a central Illinois elevator accident.

Peoria Police Officers responded to a physical altercation on Garden Street in South Peoria Thursday hours after regional leaders talked state cuts.  Officers made several arrests in the incident that also led to an officer-involved car accident. Peoria Police shift commander Jared Ginglen says police services could hurt if state budget woes are passed onto the city:

Gov. Bruce Rauner's motorcade was involved in a two-vehicle crash that injured a State Police trooper as snow fell in the Chicago area.