An early morning fire sent two Peoria residents to the hospital this morning due to smoke inhalation.
Just after 3 a.m. this morning, Peoria Fire Department responded to reports of smoke coming from a house on West Garden Street located on the south end of Peoria.
Upon their arrival, firefighters saw that the two residents had managed to evacuate the premises under their own power. The fire was contained to one room in the house, but the damages are estimated to total northwards of $80,000.
There has not been an update on the current condition of the residents, but they are expected to recover. The cause of the fire is currently still under investigation by the Peoria Fire Department.
WMBD-TV CBS 31 Peoria
Trains rumble through downtown Bensenville on a regular basis. While many businesses like the Two Chefs restaurant deal with the inconveniences they cause right now, they say a potential increase in freight train traffic would be a much bigger deal.
A coalition of mayors and first responders from those towns along the rail line testified against the proposed merger in front of the Surface Transportation Board in Washington D.C. Wednesday.
"A small town like Bensenville, where I have grade separations, this potential increase will completely shut down our town," Bensenville Village President Frank DeSimone said.
Fire and police chiefs have said the longer freight trains could also make it difficult for them to respond to emergencies while they wait to cross the tracks.
WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
A major rollover wreck involving a semi-trailer happened along the westbound stretch of Interstate 80 between Shorewood and Minooka early Wednesday evening leaving three people hospitalized with injuries, according to the Illinois State Police.
News of the crash was first reported by the Facebook page Chicagoland FireGround Scanner. Troy Fire responded to the call, as did several ambulances. Minooka and Channahon also sent paramedics to the I-80 crash scene.
The Illinois State Police notified Joliet Patch that Wednesday's wreck happened at 5:13 p.m. near milepost 125.