Route 53

Historian Says Truck Traffic Driving Away Tourists On Route 66An 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.
Tollway Boss: Route 53 Extension Not A Done DealKristi LaFleur acknowledges the original estimated price tag for the Northern extension of Route 53 is nearly $3 billion.
Elwood Wants Bridge At Intersection Near Busy Truck FacilityA 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.
Elwood Warns Of Dangers From Heavy Truck TrafficOfficials 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.
Lisle Grocery Store Robbed At GunpointA man walked into the store, at 5525 Route 53, about 2:35 p.m. and attempted to take crash from an open cash drawer.
Woman Killed In Southwest Suburban CrashJudy 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.
Driver Killed In Fiery Crash On Route 53A fiery crash left a driver dead, and shut down multiple lanes of Route 53 in the Schaumburg corridor early Thursday.
2 Hospitalized In Crash On Morton Arboretum GroundsA crash on the grounds of the Morton Arboretum sent two people to the hospital Wednesday night.
10-Vehicle Pileup Shuts Down Route 53 In PalatineA 10-vehicle pileup shut down Route 53 in Palatine early Tuesday.
More Charges May Come In Deadly Crash Caused By Woman Using Cell PhoneMore charges may be on the way for a Buffalo Grove woman accused of checking her cell phone while driving.
Woman Using Cell Phone Crashes Into Man On Route 53For anyone who may think he or she can text or use a cell phone and drive with no problem, think again.
Car Rolls Into Water In BraidwoodNo injuries were reported when a car rolled into a body of water in Braidwood, but search and rescue crews were dispatched.