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An electronic logging device for trucks.  (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Safety Officials Want Electronic Logs For Truck Drivers

Federal rules limit truckers from driving more than 11 of the 14 consecutive hours they work. They have to take a ten hour break before driving again.

07/22/2014

Ulrike Blopleh (left) and Vicky Palacios were among four people killed in a crash on I-55 on Monday. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Two Dedicated Moms Among Victims Of Grisly I-55 Crash

A woman described by friends and family as a “supermom,” and another mom who was driving to work on her day off were among the five people killed Monday afternoon in a pair of crashes on Interstate 55.

07/22/2014

Ambulance

Naperville Man Killed When SUV Veers Off I-55 And Strikes Pole

A west suburban man was killed when he apparently lost control of his SUV, which veered off I-55 and slammed into a utility pole near southwest suburban Lemont on Wednesday afternoon.

05/28/2014

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash on I-55 early Sunday. / Photo by Network Video Productions

Boy, 4, Killed; 3 Others Injured In Bolingbrook Crash

A 29-year-old dad has been charged with aggravated DUI following a crash on I-55 that killed his 4-year-old child and injured two others.

05/04/2014

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1 Dead, 3 Hurt In I-55 Crash Near Bolingbrook

A Romeoville man was killed and three other people were hurt Wednesday afternoon in a chain-reaction crash on I-55 near southwest suburban Bolingbrook.

04/09/2014

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Police: Person Killed In Wrong Way Crash On I-55

One person died Sunday morning after a wrong way driver collided with a vehicle in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 near west suburban Darien, state police said.

12/01/2013

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Three Hurt In I-55 Crash Near Bolingbrook

Rescue crews responded to the crash about 11:13 p.m. on southbound I-55 near the I-355 interchange.

11/13/2013

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Three Hurt When Three Semis, Four Cars Crash On I-55

The crash happened about 6:45 a.m. when traffic came to a stop in a construction zone on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) near Bluff Road, causing a chain-reaction crash involving three semis and four other vehicles.

10/16/2013

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Southbound Lanes Of I-55 Closed For Crash

CHANNAHON, Ill. (CBS) – The outbound lanes of Interstate 55 were shut down Monday morning in the far southwestern suburbs, after a crash involving two trucks and four cars. Illinois State Police said all southbound […]

10/07/2013

Road Work Ahead

I-55 Work To Require Lane Closures On Saturday

Two lanes of southbound I-55 in the southwest suburbs will be closed to traffic on Saturday to accommodate pavement repair work.

07/12/2013

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Man Killed When Pickup Hits Semi On I-55

A man was killed when a pickup he was driving rear-ended a semi truck early Tuesday on I-55 near southwest suburban Channahon.

06/11/2013

Pace Bus

Pace Expanding Shoulder-Riding Buses

More shoulder-riding Pace buses begin to roam I-55 beginning Monday. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says an even bigger expansion may be in the works.

05/04/2013

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I-55 Crash Closes Southbound Lanes Near Joliet

One of the vehicles overturned in a ditch and the other vehicle was disabled in the left lane following the crash.

03/14/2013

A semi truck hit two cars parked on the shoulder of Interstate 55 near Plainfield, Ill., on March 13, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Man Dies From Crash On I-55 Near Plainfield

The driver of a car that became disabled in traffic on the Stevenson Expressway early Wednesday near southwest suburban Plainfield was killed when a semi plowed into his car and another car that stopped to help.

03/13/2013

Pace Bus

Pace To Increase Use Of Stevenson Expressway Shoulder

More Pace buses will be riding the shoulders of I-55 by next summer — and could possibly be taking riders between the Loop and southwest suburbs middays, and on specials to White Sox and Bears games.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2012

A double-decker Megabus crashed into a concrete pillar on Interstate 55 on Aug. 2, 2012. (Credit: KMOV)

1 Dead After Double-Decker Megabus Crashes Downstate

One person was killed and dozens of others were injured when a double-decker Megabus headed from Chicago to Missouri crashed into a concrete bridge support in southern Illinois.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

I-55 Crash

Crash Involving Car, Semi Snags I-55

Interstate 55 was snagged as the morning rush began Monday, after a predawn crash left a semi-trailer truck on its side and a car demolished.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

McCormick Place West (Credit: CBS)

Feds Reveal Security Perimeter For NATO Summit

The U.S. Secret Service has revealed security measures for next month’s NATO summit, which will push protesters a bit further away from McCormick Place than they originally planned to be.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Dump Truck Rollover

Dump Truck Flips Over, Spills Debris On Ramp From Stevenson To Tri-State

A dump truck full of construction debris flipped over on a ramp between the Stevenson Expressway and the Tri-State Tollway early Monday, causing major backups.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

Pace Bus

Pace To Add More Buses To Stevenson Expressway

It has been four months since Pace buses began roaring up and down the shoulders of Interstate 55, and the program is proving so successful that Pace is adding buses and extending one of the lines.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

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