UPDATE 11:26 p.m. – It appears the chase has stopped at mile marker 107 on I-74 westbound. That’s between Morton and Goodfield. Heart of Illinois ABC news crews report there are several law enforcement agencies on scene. Both eastbound lanes of I-74 are open. The westbound lanes are down to one.
Dispatch indicated the officer whose car was hit is okay.
TAZEWELL COUNTY (WEEK) – Someone hit a Deer Creek Police officer’s squad car, which sparked a police chase down I-74 Wednesday night.
A Tazewell County dispatcher confirmed that much about the incident. It is unclear where the chase started, but the driver sped off down I-74 West, passing through Tazewell County sometime just after 10:30 p.m.
This is a developing story; it will be updated.