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Whiteside County Airport in Rock Falls to be permanent OSF Life Flight base

OSF life flight helicopter air lifts a patient who was involved in a vehicle accident on Interstate 80 just East of Utica on Tuesday Oct. 5, 2021. Utica Fire and EMS responded to a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near mile post 83 in the westbound lane shortly after 4:30p.m. on Tuesday Oct 5, 2021. The accident occurred underneath the East 10th road overpass. Illinois State Police directed traffic and assisted with the incident. The scene is under investigation.
OSF Life Flight is expected to have a permanent hangar at the Whiteside County Airport.
Kathleen Schultz

Kathleen A. Schultz

Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.