Deadly Start to Illinois Harvest Season, Two Fatals Last Week

Deadly Start to Illinois Harvest Season, Two Fatals Last Week

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Even though it’s been a few weeks since National Farm Safety and Health Week, Illinois Department of Agriculture director John Sullivan hopes the message to heed cautiously during harvest season has not been lost. It’s been a deadly start in Illinois with two fatalities last week, one involving a grain bin and another involving a tractor.

The grain bin fatality occurred last Thursday near Keithsburg, in Mercer County, killing a 66 year old man after he fell into a silo. The tractor accident occurred in Whiteside County in Sterling last Saturday. The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department report indicated a car attempted to pass the tractor, but the vehicle impacted the tractor’s carriage and a passenger in the car, a nine year old girl, died as a result of the mishap.

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James Taylor w/ Jackson Browne

James Taylor w/ Jackson Browne

December 4 @ 7:30 PM Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne and his band at Enterprise Center. ON SALE • Friday, August 27th @ 10am PRICES • $59.50, $79.50, $125.00 Click HERE to purchase tickets

Dream Theater

Dream Theater

POSTPONED!! Dream Theater with special guest Arch Echo at Stifel Theatre on Saturday, December 4th ON SALE • NOW PRICES • $24.50, $36.50, $51.50, $66.50 and $82 Click HERE to purchase tickets

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