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Historian Says Truck Traffic Driving Away Tourists On Route 66

An historian and guardian of Route 66 says the historic mother road to the pacific shore is getting swamped by trucks using a massive logistic center in tiny Elwood Illinois, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


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Tollway Boss: Route 53 Extension Not A Done Deal

Kristi LaFleur acknowledges the original estimated price tag for the Northern extension of Route 53 is nearly $3 billion.


A semi-tractor trailer drives on the Interstate. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Elwood Wants Bridge At Intersection Near Busy Truck Facility

A tiny town just south of Joliet has reached out to state regulators in an effort to make changes to an intersection that sees very heavy truck traffic, in order to keep cargo moving while avoiding a possible catastrophe.


YouTube video shows a truck breaking a railroad crossing gate to avoid a collision with an Amtrak train in Elwood. (Credit: YouTube)

Elwood Warns Of Dangers From Heavy Truck Traffic

Officials in southwest suburban Elwood have released police dashboard camera video of a semi-trailer truck going through a railroad crossing gate, to illustrate the village’s point that trucks are creating dangerous conditions as it fights a lawsuit by an intermodal facility.


Surveillance video from Aldi grocery store, at 5525 Route 53 in Lisle, which was robbed at gunpoint about 2:35 p.m. Monday. (Photo from Lisle police)

Lisle Grocery Store Robbed At Gunpoint

A man walked into the store, at 5525 Route 53, about 2:35 p.m. and attempted to take crash from an open cash drawer.


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Woman Killed In Southwest Suburban Crash

Judy Shilka of Crest Hill was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a crash with a semi at Route 53 and Renwick Road in Lockport Township.


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Driver Killed In Fiery Crash On Route 53

A fiery crash left a driver dead, and shut down multiple lanes of Route 53 in the Schaumburg corridor early Thursday.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012


2 Hospitalized In Crash On Morton Arboretum Grounds

A crash on the grounds of the Morton Arboretum sent two people to the hospital Wednesday night.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

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10-Vehicle Pileup Shuts Down Route 53 In Palatine

A 10-vehicle pileup shut down Route 53 in Palatine early Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011


More Charges May Come In Deadly Crash Caused By Woman Using Cell Phone

More charges may be on the way for a Buffalo Grove woman accused of checking her cell phone while driving.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011


Woman Using Cell Phone Crashes Into Man On Route 53

For anyone who may think he or she can text or use a cell phone and drive with no problem, think again.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

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Car Rolls Into Water In Braidwood

No injuries were reported when a car rolled into a body of water in Braidwood, but search and rescue crews were dispatched.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2011

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Man Killed In Accident Near Schaumburg

A man was killed in a crash Monday on Route 53 at the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway near northwest suburban Schaumburg.



Injuries Reported In Serious Accident In NW Suburbs

Injuries have been reported in a traffic crash Friday night in the northwest suburbs.