Renato Velasquez

Illinois State Police Trooper Doug Balder (right), his wife  Kim (center), and his attorney Elizabeth Kaveny (left) speak to reporters about the January 2014 crash that left him severely injured, and killed an Illinois Tollway worker. Balder wants prosecutors to file reckless homicide charges against the trucker who allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, causing the fiery wreck. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Trooper, Supporters Call For Reckless Homicide Charges In Fatal Truck Crashes

An Illinois State Police trooper injured in a fiery crash one year ago was pressing DuPage County prosecutors to file more serious criminal charges against the trucker who allegedly caused the wreck.

01/27/2015

Renato Velasquez (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Injured Trooper’s Family Seeks More Serious Charges Against Trucker

The family of an Illinois State Police trooper who was severely injured last year in a crash that also killed a tollway worker has demanded more serious charges against the trucker blamed for the wreck.

01/27/2015

Renato Velasquez (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Trucker Pleads Not Guilty In Tollway Crash That Killed IDOT Worker

A truck driver has pleaded not guilty to charges he falsified his logbook, after a crash that killed an IDOT worker and left a state trooper in a coma.

03/03/2014

A Chicago snow plow patrols city streets early Wednesday, when a snowstorm is expected to dump up to 4 inches of flakes on Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Long Hours By Plow Drivers Could Pose Safety Risk

Should all truck drivers have to obey the same hourly limits? Including snow plow drivers? CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look in this Original Report.

01/29/2014

Renato Velasquez (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Prosecutors: Trucker Had Been Working 37 Hours Before Fatal Wreck

Prosecutors said a truck driver accused of causing a fiery crash that killed a tollway worker and critically injured a state trooper had been on the job more than a day-and-a-half, with less than four hours of sleep.

01/29/2014