Updated on 3/11/14 14:00
Putnam County Crash
A Peoria man had to be airlifted to the hospital after a traffic crash in Putnam County this morning. According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, 26 year old Joshua Lee Foster was southbound on Illinois 29 around 7 am when his vehicle left the road and struck a tree. After being extricated by the Henry Fire Department, Foster was taken by lifeflight to OSF Hospital in Peoria.
DeKalb County Hit and Run
A DeKalb County Woman says an object thrown from another vehicle damaged her car. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened shortly after 2 am Tuesday morning, near the intersection of Perry and Shabbona Roads. A 27 year old Big Rock woman says an approaching vehicle traveling in the opposite direction threw an object out the driver’s side window, striking her hood and shattering the windshield. The unknown vehicle fled the scene, and no injuries were reported.
A Pedestrian is dead, and a motorist injured in an early morning traffic crash. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, 46 year old Clarence Robert Janecek the Third, of Maple Park, was killed, and 31 year old German Gonzalez, of DeKalb, was injured, in the crash on at the Intersection of Route 38 and Webster Road in Cortland. Deputies say when they arrived shortly after midnight this morning they found an individual lying in the road unresponsive, and a vehicle on the road to the north.
Authorities say two students at a New York state college were charged with animal abuse after a dog was held upside down over a keg and forced to drink beer.Police say one of the College at Brockport students held the black Labrador retriever over a keg and apparently forced the animal to drink from the tap during an off-campus party Saturday at a house in the village, located 17 miles west of Rochester.Another student took a photo and posted it on a Twitter account featuring stories and pictures from parties thrown by students enrolled at state colleges in New York.
The two men, both 20, were charged with torturing and injuring an animal. They were issued appearance tickets for town court.The dog was taken by the local dog warden.
La Salle County authorities are advising drivers to watch for standing water on secondary and country roadways from melting snow pack. Deputies also advise that drivers should seek alternate routes if needed.
The identity of the man killed by an Amtrak train Sunday night has been released. Livingston County Coroner Michael Burke says 21 year old Aaron Harmon, of Pontiac, was pronounced dead at the scene just north of Pontiac. Authorities say a southbound Amtrak train struck Harmon around 7:15 Sunday night.
Rockford Hopeful for Boeing
(AP) - Officials in Rockford hope their abundance of aerospace-related companies will help their bid for a Boeing aircraft manufacturing site. State and local officials also hope to use the bid to generate more opportunities for the area. They're planning to head to major air shows to pitch the town and its airport to other companies.