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The scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 55 near Channahon. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

Fifth Person Dies After I-55 Truck Crash

An Urbana man who died Wednesday evening is the fifth person killed in a semi-truck involved crash on Interstate 55 last month that left three other people injured.

08/07/2014

Francisco Espinal-Quiroz (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Trucker Accused Of Speeding, Driving 12 Hours Before Deadly I-55 Wreck

Prosecutors said Francisco Espinal-Quiroz was driving at least 15 mph faster than the posted construction zone speed limit at the time of the crash, and there was no evidence that he applied the brakes before the crash, although it was not clear if he fell asleep at the wheel.

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

The scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 55 near Channahon. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

Trucker Charged In Connection With I-55 Crashes That Killed 5

A 51-year-old truck driver has been charged with speeding just before a deadly crash on I-55 near Channahon on Monday; one of two wrecks that killed five people.

07/21/2014

A truck caught fire on Interstate 55 near Weber Road on Friday. (Credit: Twitter/@ DrivingIvan)

Big Delay On Interstate 55 After Truck Fire In Romeoville

The truck caught fire around 6:40 a.m. on Interstate 55 near Weber Road, in Romeoville. It was not immediately clear how the truck caught fire.

05/09/2014

A 4-year-old boy was killed in a crash in southwest suburban Bolingbrook. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Father Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed Son, 4

Illinois State Police said Shannard Dyer was driving a Dodge Journey south on Interstate 55 near Interstate 355, with three children in the back seat, when he lost control of the SUV around 2 a.m. Sunday, and hit a concrete median wall.

05/05/2014

Rodolfo Hernandez-Flores (Credit: Illinois State Police)

State Troopers Intercept Heroin Shipment Headed To Ohio

State troopers pulled over an SUV with Mexico license plates for a traffic violation Friday morning on Interstate 55, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.

04/10/2014

Proposed map of the Illiana Expressway, a tollway which would connect I-65 in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Illiana Corridor Eligible For Federal Funds

The Illiana Corridor would stretch from Interstate 55 to Indiana’s Interstate 65, linking Will County and Indiana’s Lake County.

03/18/2014

The inbound lanes of the Stevenson Expressway were closed just before the morning rush on Friday, after a three-car crash near Damen Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

3-Vehicle Crash Closes Inbound Stevenson

A three-vehicle crash closed inbound lanes of the Stevenson Expressway for more than an hour Friday, just in time for the morning rush.

02/28/2014

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Kirk, Indiana Senator Tout Benefits Of Illiana Expressway

The proposed 47-mile tollway would link Interstate 55 in Illinois to Interstate 65 in Indiana.

12/06/2013

Jason C. Collins is charged with drunk driving in a crash that killed a Pontiac police officer, and his K-9 partner along Interstate 55. (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Driver Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed Downstate Cop, Police Dog

Jason Collins, 33, allegedly was driving under the influence when his pickup left the road and struck a marked police car in the center crossover on I-55 north of Route 23 about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

11/01/2013

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Illiana Expressway Approved By Committee

Plans to build a toll road connecting two interstate highways though the south suburbs and Northwest Indiana was approved by a planning committee on Thursday

10/17/2013

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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

Two semis caught fire after a crash near Channahon. (CBS)

Semis Burst Into Flames After Crash

Two semi trailers collided and burst into flames on Interstate 55 near Channahon, police said.

10/01/2013

File photo of cars on a Chicago area highway (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Feds: Illinois Highways 5th Busiest In U.S.

In 2011, vehicles traveled more than 31 billion miles on Illinois interstates. Records show I-55 was the most traveled interstate in Illinois, logging about 4.6 billion miles.

08/19/2013

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Man Dies After Crashing Motorcycle On I-55

A man from the Back of the Yards neighborhood died Monday, two days after he was hurt in a motorcycle crash on the Near South Side.

08/13/2013

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Woman Killed In Chain Reaction Crash On I-55

A 68-year-old woman was killed in a six-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on Interstate 55 Wednesday night near southwest suburban Wilmington.

07/18/2013

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

Chicago Firefighter/Paramedic Sean Sloe (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Chicago Firefighter Dies In Motorcycle Crash Downstate

A Chicago firefighter and paramedic was killed in a motorcycle crash near Springfield on Thursday.

05/02/2013

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