Saturday, May 18, 2013
Two people were taken to Silver Cross Hospital after a crash west of South La Grange Road in Mokena at about 12:25 p.m. State police say the car was stolen from Joliet.
Police are investigating a crash involving a car stolen from Joliet and a semi-truck on Interstate 80 Saturday afternoon. Two people from the car were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, according to Illinois State Police. At least one person in the car was male. Police did not have details about the identity of either person early Saturday afternoon. For an unknown reason, the stolen car crashed into the back of the semi at about 12:25 p.m., about one-half mile west of South La Grange Road on I-80, police said. The driver of the semi was not hurt. Check back with Patch as more details become available.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Illlinois Department of Transportation begins bridge inspection on April 30. Expect daily lane closures at the Interstate 80 bridge over the Des Plaines River in Joliet.
The Illlinois Department of Transportation announced that traffic heading west toward Joliet on Interstate 80 should be aware of daily lane closures beginning April 30. An IDOT bridge inspection project is slated to result in daily lane closures at the Interstate 80 bridge over the Des Plaines River in Joliet. The closures will be set up and removed during off-peak travel hours Monday through Thursday, according to a news release issued by the city of Joliet. The project will begin with interruptions to westbound traffic and move to the eastbound side by May 6. Look to Joliet Patch for more construction details in and around the City of Joliet. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch communities: New Lenox …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Traffic was stop-and-go between Interstate 57 and 80th Avenue because of an accident that blocked the right lane of westbound traffic.
A two-car accident near Harlem Avenue and Interstate 80 in Tinley Park slowed traffic Monday morning. According to Patch's commuter guide, traffic was stop-and-go between Interstate 57 and 80th Avenue because of an accident that blocked the right lane of westbound traffic. The accident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Sign up to receive a free, daily e-newsletter from Tinley Park Patch. A silver car was in a ditch, and a black car blocking the right lane had its front end crushed. The silver car's rear end was damaged as well. Police weren't immediately sure what caused the accident. One man was transported away in an ambulance with unknown injuries. Mokena and Tinley Park firefighters responded, and the cars were being towed off the …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Traffic is stopped on Interstate 80 after a semi truck going west crossed the median and collided with another car, a witness said.
A semi truck collided with another car Monday morning on Interstate 80, closing down lanes and sending two people to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. According to a witness on the scene, a truck headed westbound blew out a tire and crossed the median, hitting a car that was moving east. The accident occurred just east of Gougar Road in New Lenox. The witness said an infant was removed from the car and appeared to be OK. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital, but the witness said she appeared conscious. Get breaking newsletters from New Lenox Patch. Brian Applegate of the New Lenox Fire Protection District said two people were taken to Silver Cross Hospital but he did not know the extent of their injuries. Eastbound …
Friday, June 24, 2011
During this week's special session, the Illinois Senate removed the additional $430 million it previously tacked on to the state's budget.
Local leaders can rest easier knowing that major construction projects on Route 30 and Interstate 80 won't be stopped this summer because of political fighting down state. In a special session this week, the state Senate removed the $430 million it had previously added to the House's capital construction legislation, which already totaled $33.2 billion. Upset over budget cuts, Senate Democrats added $430 million for human services and education last month and tied that extra spending to the annual reauthorization of the statewide construction plan. An attempt to settle differences in a conference committee failed, and road construction statewide—along with 52,000 jobs—was threatened. "This is very welcome news, and legislators left …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Authorities warn traffic is heavy and slow on westbound Interstate 80 near Briggs Street after a serious accident involving semi-trucks.
Illinois State Police has advised that I-80 westbound is now open to traffic, according to information from the Will County Sheriff's Office. Vehicles are being removed from the scene after an accident involving semi-trucks shut down the area of westbound I-80 and Briggs Street early Tuesday afternoon. Traffic remains heavy and slow at this time, authorities said. The sheriff's office assisted state police with investigation of the accident. Patch will update this story as it develops.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Three-car accident closes a lane of eastbound traffic; vehicle fire does the same on opposite side of interstate.
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- Joe Vince
Friday, February 11, 2011
Two accidents closed down lanes in both directions of Interstate 80 east of LaGrange Road on Friday night. A three-car crash shut down a lane of eastbound traffic, while another vehicle caught fire directly across the interstate on the westbound side. No one was seriously hurt from the eastbound accident, said an Indiana State Police officer on the scene, although an ambulance was seen leaving the site. Further information about both crashes wasn't available from State Police officials.