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Chicago

Chicago is the third most populous city in the US with 2.7 million people. The city is a major center for finance, as well as manufacturing, printing, publishing and food processing. Attracting over 30 million tourists a year, Chicago is also a center of art, entertainment, and music, and is the birthplace of Chicago soul and Chicago blues

Links to recent accidents in the Chicago area

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Chicago:

Major Freeways

Other Transportation

  • The Chicago Transit Authority runs an extrensive system of buses within the city of Chicago and a few of the nearby suburbs.
  • Chicago is home to the second-most used commuter rail service in the nation. Called Metra, it operates 11 lines and offered 83.4 million passenger rides in 2014.
  • Chicago is one of the largest passenger rail service hubs in the nation, and Amtrak operates routes that travel all over the U.S. from Chicago.
  • The O'Hare International Airport is located in Chicago, and is considered one of the busiest airports in the world.

Information on Chicago's major hospitals:

The University of Chicago Medicine;

Rush University Medical Center;

Swedish Covenant Hospital;

Weiss Memorial Hospital;

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center.

Resources to find grief support groups:

Center for Grief Recovery and Therapeutic Services - This organization works with individuals, couples and partnerships, families, corporations, and organizations. If you want to learn about Chicago counseling, Chicago counselors, or therapy,  please call for a free consultation at (773) 274-4600. Chicago Grief Support Group directory.

When someone is injured in an accident in Chicago, it is important to gather information about what happens next.

Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.

Where to find legal assistance after a Chicago injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Chicago personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work when an injured person is out-of-network, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Chicago wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Chicago accident attorney can do to help.

Rank: 
3
Percent of U.S: 
3
State: 
Illinois

Most recent accident reports

A trucker was seriously hurt when four semi trucks collided on Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana Wednesday morning, closing the highway for four hours.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Roadway: 
I-65

The westbound lanes of Interstate 80-94 were shut down on Wednesday when a semi slid off the road.

The accident happened near Ripley street in Lake Station.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Roadway: 
I-80/94
Type: Car Accident

Three separate crashes involving seven vehicles on a one-mile stretch of I-55 closed northbound lanes of the expressway for about two-and-a-half hours during the morning rush Monday near southwest suburban Channahon.

Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Roadway: 
I-55

Eight people were taken to hospitals early Monday, after two vehicles crashed into a building in the Logan Square neighborhood. One of those victims later died.

Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A man drove an SUV into an IDOT maintenance truck that was stopped to help a motorist on the Interstate 90/94 Kennedy Expressway, sending a worker and driver to area hospitals Sunday night.

Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A rollover accident shut down all southbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway near 81st Street Saturday.

The crash happened at about 5:30 a.m.

Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2014

An explosive crash on the Reagan Tollway killed a toll worker instantly and left an Illinois state trooper, identified as Trooper Douglas Balder seriously injured.

Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2014
Roadway: 
Reagan Tollway
City: 
Aurora, IL

Two men were killed in a rollover crash Monday night in the Norwood Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A truck's gas tank ruptured and was spilling fuel on the Dan Ryan expressway after it was involved in a rollover crash Monday afternoon. The crash happened about 2:45 p.m., according to unconfirmed dispatch reports.
Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Seven people, including a three-month-old child, were hurt in a crash in northwest suburban Crystal Lake Friday evening.

Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A fatal crash involving two pickups and a semi truck shut down the westbound lanes of I-80 for more than five hours in southwest suburban Minooka on Thursday morning.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Roadway: 
I-80

One person was killed Thursday afternoon in a multiple-vehicle accident that shut down eastbound I-94 near Michigan City, Indiana police said.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Roadway: 
I-94

A bus carrying the Bellarmine University men’s basketball team was involved in a minor hit-and-run accident on Interstate 65 near Merrillville, Ind., on its way to a game at Wisconsin-Parkside Wednesday night, the university said in a release.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Roadway: 
I-65
Type: Bus Accident