Matt Mitchell http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois Road Renamed To Honor Uhl Sisters Killed In Crash http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-road-renamed-honor-uhl-sisters-killed-crash <p>A four-mile stretch of Interstate 64 between Mascoutah and O’Fallon, Ill., was renamed the Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Highway this morning.</p><p>Jessica and Kelli Uhl were killed in a car crash the day after Thanksgiving in 2007. The sisters were hit head on by former Illinois state trooper Matt Mitchell when he crossed a median and slammed into their car at over 120 miles per hour. Mitchell was reportedly responding to an accident while using his in-car computer and making a personal call on his cell phone.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:23:34 +0000 Tina Eaton 5397 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Road Renamed To Honor Uhl Sisters Killed In Crash Emails: Secrecy sought in Ill. trooper crash case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/emails-secrecy-sought-ill-trooper-crash-case <p>The Illinois workers' compensation arbitrator assigned to the case of a state trooper involved in a fatal crash sought to keep a public hearing in the case secret.</p><p>That's according to emails obtained by the <a href="http://www.bnd.com/2011/02/09/1583899/workers-comp-arbitrator-tried.html">Belleville News-Democrat</a>.</p><p>Jennifer Teague emailed her court reporter that parties planned to hold the hearing "on the sly with no press."</p><p>The date, time and place of the public hearing were changed with no notification.</p> Wed, 09 Feb 2011 17:21:31 +0000 The Associated Press 493 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Emails: Secrecy sought in Ill. trooper crash case