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Powerball jackpot at $425 million after no weekend winner

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one hit the Powerball jackpot this past weekend, so the money will roll over and it's created a roughly $425 million prize for Wednesday's drawing.

The midweek jackpot remains below the record $590.5 million jackpot won in May by an 84-year-old Florida woman. But as it stands, it would be the third-largest Powerball jackpot ever and the fourth-largest lottery prize on record.

Saturday's winning numbers were 21, 24, 36, 42 and 45; the Powerball was 15.

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Former Sheriff will run again in Livingston County

Former Livingston County Sheriff Marvin Rutledge is running for the job again.

Rutledge announced Monday his intention to challenge the incumbent and another announced-candidate in 2014. Rutledge served two terms as sheriff but did not seek re-election in 2002.

He said in a statement Monday "I would best serve this county as your sheriff."

Rutledge was serving the Livingston County department as chief deputy. That was until his resignation Monday morning.
Current Sheriff Marty Meredith has not yet said if he'll seek re-election for a second term next year.
Rutledge joins Mark Scott, an officer with the Dwight Police Department, as a candidate for the sheriff's post. Scott announced his candidacy on Sunday.

Both candidates and Meredith are Republicans.
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Gibson City fight results in death

The death of 44-year-old Timothy Robertson of Gibson City may lead to new charges against another man.

Robertson died Monday at Carle Hospital in Urbana. He had suffered severe head injuries eight days ago in a fight with another man outside an apartment building in Gibson City. Robertson had been in a coma since July 28th.

The man who allegedly punched Robertson causing the injury is jailed in Paxton on a charge of aggravated battery. 34-year-old Ryan Nibbe of Gibson City now has his case under review for possible new charges following Robertson's death.

Nibbe served prison time in the Illinois Department of Corrections for an aggravated battery conviction in Macon County.

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Kankakee County Fair benefits from great weather >

The 49th Kankakee County Fair closed for 2013 Sunday. And officials say it was a great run.

Pleasant weather conditions and a few new attractions pulled in good crowds, according to Fair Manager Tammy Focken. Rain Friday held things up for a while, but other than that, the nice temps in the 80s kept the audience and exhibitors happy.

The truck pull, demolition derby, and car races were the usual attractions. .

Focken said the motorcycle extreme shows and the bus races were popular.

The Wild World of Animals Show also drew a crowd on Sunday. The animals also were on display when shows weren't going on.

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‘National Night Out’ hopes to avoid weather >

It's been a popular program at the Perry Farm in Bourbonnais. And organizers are hopeful the rainy forecast will let the event happen without problems.

The National Night Out is Tuesday, August 6th beginning g at 4 pm.

The program promotes a partnership between police and community, fighting crime with a fun, family event. Bradley Police and other area law enforcement agencies will host the event for a 7th consectutive year.

Former State Representative Lisa Dugan says current Rep. Kate Cloonen and Senator Toi Hutchinson will provide free school bags with supplies on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family games, musical entertainment, and hot dogs prepared by the Homestead Restaurant will be served. Other prize give-aways are included. A fireworks show will wrap up the evening at dusk.

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