Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Police called the collision a minor accident and issued no citations.
A Pace Bus collided with a car on Halsted Street Monday morning, leading to several minor injuries. The car tried to turn in front of the 352 bus near 12th Street and ended up hitting it, causing minor damage to both vehicles. Eighteen passengers saught medical attention, though none of the injuries were severe, Pace spokesman Patrick Wilmot told Sun-Times Media. Wilmot said things were cleared up quickly, with no delays in Pace's service. Some of the passengers were taken to St. James Hospital, according to police. Read more by visiting the Sun-Times article "18 suffer minor injuries in Chicago Heights bus crash." Like Chicago Heights Patch on Facebook for updates. Sign up to have our newsletter delivered to your inbox.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Sometimes crossing the street can be a chore. Other times it can be a nightmare.
Chicago Heights has quite a few busy intersections for a smaller city. There were initial criticisms aimed at the Chicago Heights Park District for building Alex Lopez Park near Chicago Road and Lincoln Highway. People have also expressed concerns over the intersection of Vollmer Road and Halsted Street. Maybe something can be done to improve the worst intersection in Chicago Heights, but first we need to figure out which one it is. So there you have it: What do you think is the most dangerous intersection in Chicago Heights? The results will be presented to the Chicago Heights city government. Like Chicago Heights Patch on Facebook.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
State Street's southbound lane has been closed since around 2:15 p.m.
An accident on the 1100 block of State Street led to fuel leaking into the sewer Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred when a tractor-trailer collided with a car attempting to exit the Rail Exchange as the truck was entering, fire officals say. The car hit the truck's saddle tank, resulting in a deisel fuel spill onto State Street and into a storm sewer, according to Chicago Heights Fire Chief James Angell. Sign up for breaking news alerts from Chicago Heights Patch. The department was able to patch the leak with putty and they are running about 2,000 gallons of BioSolve, a substance that reduces and eliminates flammable vapors, through the storm sewer, Angell said. The department has been in contact with the Environmental Protection …