Thursday, April 25, 2013
A pick-up truck attempted to pass a slower vehicle in the eastbound lane and was struck by a truck tractor semi-trailer headed westbound.
Route 71 has been shut down at County Line Road following a fatal traffic crash earlier this morning, said Illinois State Police. A pick-up truck was traveling eastbound on Route 71 at 8:04 a.m. this morning just east of County Line Road, which lies west of Newark, attempted to pass another vehicle also traveling eastbound. At the same time, a truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling westbound on Route 71 and struck the pick-up truck as it entered the westbound lane. Both vehicles ended up in the south side of the roadway in the ditch where the pick-up truck caught fire and it spread to the cab of the truck tractor semi-trailer. The driver of the pick-up truck was pronounced deceased on scene by the Kendall County coroner. The semi-trailer…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Christopher Nevin, 25, is still being held on $100,000 bail in the Kendall County jail, and is now facing felony charges in death of a 22-year-old Oswego man.
An Oswego man is now facing felony charges for his actions in a June car crash that killed a 22-year-old man, according to Kendall County court records. Christopher Nevin, 25, of the 500 block of Heritage Drive, Oswego, had previously been facing traffic citations for the incident that killed Oswego resident Garrett Riotte on June 23. Now those charges have been upgraded to: felony aggravated drunken driving leading to death, felony aggravated drunken driving leading to great bodily harm and felony leaving the scene of an accident, according to Kendall County court records. On June 23, two cars struck Riotte at 2:21 a.m. north of the intersection of Route 71 and Forest Avenue, said Oswego Police. Riotte had been walking in a dark area of …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Fire burned in wooded marshland off of Route 71 on Sunday afternoon.
A brush fire on Sunday afternoon spread a thick layer of black smoke in the rear of the 7200 block of Route 71, said the Oswego Fire Protection District. The OFPD was called in at 1:33 p.m. and did not manage to put the entire blaze out until about 5:00 p.m., said Battalion Chief Jeff Warren. The fire happened in the rear of the block in what Warren described as a “marshy area.” There were 10-15 acres of 8 foot-tall cattails along with the marsh, he said. Due to the climate, the fire department could not get their trucks out into the marsh and had to fight the fire with fire extinguishers that held 2.5 gallons of water. Warren thanked all of the surrounding departments for their help in fighting the fire, including Bristol-Kendall, …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
No tickets issued in accident that sent man to Rush-Copley Medical Center.
An Oswego man walking across Route 71 near Washington Street was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center Tuesday morning after police said he was hit by a vehicle. Oswego police said the 51-year-old was struck by a car driven by a 44-year-old Yorkville woman as he attempted to cross Route 71 at about 11:15 a.m. The woman was turning on to westbound Route 71 from the strip mall on the south side of the road when the man attempted to cross the street from Liberty Court, police said. A condition report on the man was not available, but Oswego police chief Dwight Baird said his injuries were not life-threatening. No tickets have been issued to the driver or the pedestrian. ARE YOU FOLLOWING US ON FACEBOOK? LIKE US HERE.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Projects include work in Oswego, Plano and Yorkville.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego) and Rep. Kay Hatcher (R-Yorkville) announced Friday that millions of dollars in road construction projects in Kendall and Kane counties have been approved for this year. “There are several projects scheduled to move forward in the 84th district including in Kendall and Kane counties that will lead to job creation and less congestion in our area in the coming year,” Cross said. Hatcher said the projects are much needed in the area. “Kendall is one of the fastest growing counties in the country and our roads absolutely must keep pace with that growth,” Hatcher said. “I’m very pleased to have been able to work with Representative Cross to move several key improvement projects forward.” The projects include: …