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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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Pedestrian, State Trooper Hurt On I-55 Near Lemont

A pedestrian and an Illinois State Police trooper were hospitalized after a “serious traffic crash” on Interstate 55 near southwest suburban Lemont.

11/16/2012

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Plainfield Man Struck And Killed On I-55

Ryan Knudsen, 22, of Plainfield, was struck while walking on the shoulder of I-55, just north of Route 30, around 5:22 a.m., according to Illinois State Police Joliet District 5.

10/14/2012

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

Two More Lawsuits Filed Over Fatal Downstate Megabus Crash

Two college students and a Chicago family have now filed lawsuits against Megabus over this month’s fatal crash downstate, when a double-decker vehicle blew a tire and crashed into a pillar on Interstate 55.

08/14/2012

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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

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Motorcyclist Killed In I-80 Crash

A Plainfield motorcyclist died in a crash with a sport-utility vehicle Friday afternoon on Interstate 80 near southwest suburban Shorewood.

06/09/2012

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Lawmakers OK Plan For Illiana Expressway

Illinois lawmakers have fast-tracked a plan to relieve traffic congestion on Chicago area and northwest Indiana interstates.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

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