Motorcyclist Dies near Prairie Grove

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Motorcycle Traffic Crash – October 3rd A 47-year-old Island Lake man was hospitalized in stable condition Saturday night after being transported by ambulance from the scene of a one-vehicle crash … Continue reading

Helmetless Marengo Motorcyclist Killed in Another Major Accident at Mt. Thabor Road and Route 176

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: “On April 12th, at approximately 3:00 pm, emergency crews from the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue and Crystal Lake Police Departments responded to the intersection of Illinois Route 176 and Mt. Thabor … Continue reading

Speeding, Helmetless 23-Year Old Alden Motorcyclist Goes Airborne, Dies at Rt. 31-14 Intesection

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: On October 9th, 2011 at 7:19PM police responded to the intersection of US Rt.14 and US Rt.31, the scene of a reported traffic crash involving a motorcyclist. Upon arrival, emergency responders … Continue reading

The Motor Cycle Helmet Fight of the Mid-1970’s that Brought ABATE to Maturity

I see that the mandatory motorcycle helmet folks are back. The Chicago Sun-Times editorialized about passage last November and I saved the piece to remind me to write this article. Back in 1975, James “Bud” Washburn of Morris was Republican … Continue reading