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Free Press News

February 15, 2017

RidgePort neighbors have truck complaints

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WGN News

December 20, 2016

1 Killed in I-55 Crash in Bolingbrook

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Traffic Safety Challenge Award 2016

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The Herald News

August 11, 2016

Crash involving semi, 2 cars closed lane on I-55 in Channahon

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The Herald News

August 11, 2016

Man killed in Will Township crash

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The Herald News

August 5, 2016

Laraway seeks approval to build school, move away from trucks

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The Herald News

July 11, 2016

Public-Private partnership will lead to bridge at Houbolt Road in Joliet

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Illinois Speed Awareness Day 2016

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The Herald News

May 17, 2016

Semi collides with motorcycle on Rt 6 in Channahon

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The Herald News

May 9, 2016

Stuck semi blocks road in Western Will County

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The Huffington Post

April 18, 2016

Trucks Are Getting More Dangerous And Drivers Are Falling Asleep At The Wheel.

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The Herald News

April 11, 2016

3 crashes cause injuries, damage midday Monday on I-55 in Channahon

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The Herald News

February 25, 2016

Semitrailer strikes utility pole, downs power lines

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Truck Safety Coalition

February 25, 2016

From The Truck Safety Coalition… Safe Roads Illinois Is Making Progress.

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The Herald News

February 25, 2016

Elwood cemetery entrance to get traffic light, other improvements

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KMOV 4

February 23, 2016

St. Louis-bound Amtrak crashes outside of Chicago.

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Chicago Tribune

February 23, 2016

Truck carrying ATVs struck by train after going around gates in Joliet.

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CBS Chicago

February 23, 2016

Amtrak train hits truck in Joliet

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Chicago Tribune

February 23, 2016

Lost truck drivers disrupt ‘sanctity’ of national cemetery

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Chicago Tribune

February 23, 2016

Trucker pleads not guilty of driving over Veterans graves.

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The Herald News

February 19, 2016

Semi collides with train near Laraway Elementary School in Joliet.

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Fox 32 – Chicago

February 17, 2016

IDOT plans to install traffic light to stop trucks from damaging veterans’ graves in Elwood.

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WGN Chicago

Elwood residents campaign for safer roads after deadly truck accidents

Janaury 13, 2016

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The Herald News – Joliet

January 11,2016

Safe Roads Illinois – an online-based campaign Elwood launched in December to raise public awareness about the region’s growing truck traffic problem – is one way the village is going to bat for its residents as it seeks reforms it says will bring about safer roadways…

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Fress Press Newspapers – Wilmington

January 5, 2016

A group of Elwood residents believes that regardless of fault, the involvement of big rigs translated into more severe outcomes for the victims of those crashes.

They want to do something to improve safety on Illinois roads, and have launched a campaign to increase awareness, educate the public, effectuate change in industry regulations and ultimately, get elected officials from the smallest local level to the state level to collaborate on a strategic regional transportation plan to manage the increasing number of trucks on the road…

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Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown

December 22, 2015

More than 1,000 Will County residents have signed an online petition during the first two weeks of a grassroots campaign by Elwood to draw attention to public safety issues created by heavy intermodal truck traffic…

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Pritzker Olsen Attorneys

December 7, 2015

Twenty truck-related deaths and 156 truck-related injuries in Will County, Illinois, have stirred a backlash by local citizens who are sick of 18-wheelers cutting them off, blasting through red lights, taking shortcuts on roads that are legally off limits to tractor trailers, busting through railroad crossing gates, speeding, tailgating and slamming on the brakes…

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WJOL

December 4, 2015

Elwood Launches Safe Roads Illinois Website

The Village of Elwood has launched a new effort to promote awareness about safety issues concerning all the truck traffic in the area. You can go online to Safe Roads Illinois today, put your name with this community based coalition’s cause, and sign their petition

 

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The Herald News

December 3, 2015

Elwood launches coalition to push back against truck congestion

The village of Elwood has joined with residents to build a coalition to resist increased truck congestion in Will County Called Safe Roads Illinois, the group has created a website,www.SafeRoadsIllinois.com, with an online petition drive aimed at getting the attention of elected officials….

 

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Chicago Tribune

December 2, 2015

Elwood launches regional safety campaign in response to high truck traffic

For anyone driving along Interstates 80 and 55 and Illinois Route 53 in Will County it may be hard to ignore the heavy volume of trucks traveling to the intermodal centers in Elwood and Joliet — estimated at 8,000 per day and growing…

 

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Herald News

June 1, 2016

Police, fire crews respond to overturned semi near I-55 in Wilmington area

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Herald News

March 31, 2016

Pickup collides with semi’s unhitched trailer

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Joliet Patch

March 16, 2016

Car, Semi Collide in Monday Morning Crash

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Joliet Patch

March 9, 2016

Semi rolls over, catches fire after driver falls asleep at wheel.

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Free Press Advocate

March 7, 2016

Trucker ticketed for driving through yard

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The Herald News

March 7, 2016

Truck crashes into house

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Joliet Patch 

Car vs. semi crash leaves 1 injured

Janaury 18, 2016

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FOX Chicago

Families outraged after trucks damage veterans’ graves in Elwood

Janaury 14, 2016

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WGN Chicago

Semi runs over veterans’ graves at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

Janaury 5, 2016

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NBC Chicago

Truck driver cited after driving over veterans’ graves at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

Janaury 5, 2016

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CBS Chicago 

Trucker accused of driving over gravesites at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

Janaury 5, 2016

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Free Press Newspapers – Wilmington 

Truck makes u-turn over graves at ALNC

Janaury 8, 2016

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Daily Southtown 

Driver cited for driving semitrailer over graves at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

Janaury 5, 2016

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Chicago Sun Times 

Police: Trucker drove over six graves at Will County veterans’ cemetery

Janaury 5, 2016

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WJOL

Semi-truck drives over veterans graves in Elwood

Janaury 5, 2016

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Chicago Tribune 

Two semi-truck accidents underscore dangers

December 2, 2015

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The Herald-News

Minooka area 2-truck crash causes blocked lanes, spilled dairy

September 29, 2015

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The Herald-News

More than 800 Elwood traffic defendants flood Will County courthouse

August 15, 2015

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ABC 7 Eyewitness News

7 Injured in Crash on I-55 in Southwest Suburbs

July 7, 2015

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Chicago Sun Times

Semi-truck and van crash on I-55 in Channahon

June 18, 2015

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NBC 5 Chicago

Amtrak train collides with truck full of bacon

Friday June 5, 2015

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The Daily Journal

Two semi crash backs up I-57 traffic near Peotone for hours

May 21, 2015

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Fox 32

3 hurt in head-on crash on I-80 in Mokena

February 24, 2015

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My Suburban Life

Two injured in I-80 car-semitrailer crash in New Lenox

February 16, 2015

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Joliet Patch

Semi-truck driver sideswipes car in road rage incident

January 5, 2015

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The Herald News

Two injured in truck accident on I-80

December 31, 2014

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CLTV

Semi overturns on North Bound I-55 near Arsenal Road

December 12, 2014

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Bolingbrook Patch

Semi-trailer rolls over in Bolingbrook

September 17, 2014

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The Herald News

Trains stopped after Elwood truck accident

September 3, 2014

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WJOL

Semi crash that killed car driver may have been due to fog

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August 11, 2016


The Herald  News

Wisconsin man pinned between 2 semis in fatal workplace accident

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My Suburban Life 

Will County ranks No. 2 for traffic fatalities statewide 

August 1, 2015

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Chicago Sun Times

Teen killed when van is struck by semi-truck

June 19, 2015

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CBS Chicago

Two  killed in crash with semi on I-55

June 4th, 2015

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The Times Weekly

Man killed after being struck by truck

April 18, 2015

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Chicago Sun Times

Man killed in crash with semi in Elwood

April 15, 2015

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ABC7

Man ,47, killed in I-55 crash involving semi in Plainfield

April 08, 2015

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Chicago Tribune

Man killed in Aurora crash

March 24, 2015

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ABC 7

Teen struck and killed by semi outside of school

February 13, 2015

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The Herald News

Teen killed on I-55 after being cut-off by semi-truck

December 10, 2014

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The Times Weekly

One dead, one critical in car-truck collision

November 25, 2014

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Chicago Sun Times

Head-on crash kills one driver, injures another in Beecher

August 19, 2014

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Morris Herald News

Trucker killed attempting to stop on I-55

July 21, 2014

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Chicago Tribune

Five killed when speeding trucker slams into three cars on I-55 near Arsenal

July 21, 2014

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The Herald News

Michigan man killed after car struck by semi-truck

Friday May 30, 2014

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Chicago Tribune

Eight year old girl killed, sister hospitalized after semi-truck hits mini-van

March 18, 2014

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Chicago Tribune

Woman killed in car vs. semi crash

February 27, 2014

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Chicago Tribune

Toll worker killed and Police Officer critically injured when semi-truck crashes into stationary vehicle

January 27, 2014

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The Herald News

January 13, 2017

Industrial park proposal takes step forward as Lockport residents voice dismay.

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The Herald News

January 10, 2017

Crete Township residents battling proposed CSX intermodal

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Chicago Business

April 26, 2016

Illinois, Indiana join in funding move to keep Illiana alive

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The Herald News

April 19, 2016

Virginia based trucking company Estes Express Line wants to build a terminal on land that be annex to Joliet

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Shorewood Sentinel

Construction begins on IKEA’s Midwest distribution center in Joliet

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April 11, 2016


Will County

Will Country Officials: Illiana, Airport are dead.

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Will County

Join Safe Roads Illinois supporters at a series of open houses in January, hosted by Will County, to discuss the future of transportation in the County. Find more information here

Janaury 13, 2016

Chicago Tribune 

Romeoville leaders approve plan’s for a trucking company’s repair shop

November 25, 2015

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Daily Southtown 

New weight limit starts on Manhattan-Arsenal Road

November 5, 2015

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My Suburban Life 

Will County Board Votes to reduce weight-limit along Manhattan-Arsenal Road

October 15, 2015

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Crain’s Chicago Business 

Amazon confirms huge warehouse in Joliet 

August 10, 2015

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Bugle Newspapers 

CenterPoint breaks ground on 1.11 million square-foot development 

August 6, 2015

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The Herald News

Road tour in Joliet area reflects highway funding problems

July 13, 2015

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Crain’s Chicago Business

Whirlpool to open big warehouse in Joliet

July 1, 2015

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Chicago Tribune

Long-term solution sought in Will County for overweight trucks

May 21, 2015

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The Herald News

Wheeled Storage Yard coming to CenterPoint

May 21, 2015

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The Herald News

Will County extends overweight truck permit ordinance for Arsenal Road

May 21, 2015

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Crain’s Chicago Business

Ikea plans second huge distribution center in Joliet

May 20, 2015

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Chicago Tribune

Will County Board rejects planned truck terminal

April 16, 2015

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The Herald News

BNSF announces Elwood expansion

February 10, 2015

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Daily Southtown

Neighbors fume over truck stop plans in Frankfort Township

February 6, 2015

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ABC 7

Officials close Elwood rail crossing after truck traffic concerns

January 28, 2015

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The Herald News

Transportation projects keep coming, along with trucks

July 30, 2014

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Chicago Tribune

Small town fights big-time truck traffic

July 09, 2014

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ABC 7

Battle brews over truck traffic at Elwood rail crossings

June 18, 2014

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