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Phil Jacobs Sr., 80, killed; Norma Jacobs critical after car and pickup collide at U.S. 51 and West Andrews Street Road in Macon, Illinois
It was the same intersection where several Central Illinois elected officials gathered in the rain in November 2011 to announce that they planned to lobby the Illinois Department of Transportation to add a traffic light.
"We have identified this as a problem," Macon County Sheriff Thomas Schneider said at the time. The sheriff had sought help from the lawmakers, including Republicans Rep. Bill Mitchell of Forsyth and Sen. Chapin Rose of Mahomet, who pledged their support.