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Police arrest Kay Jewelers robbery suspect

Police have arrested a Worth, IL man in connection with last week's robbery at Kay Jewelers in the Northfield Square Mall in Bradley.

37-year-old Jason M. Murawski was arrested Sunday evening at his home.

Police reported Murawski asked to look at a few items in the sore July 1, then grabbed the merchandise from the employee and fled the store.. He then, allegedly, lead police on car chase through parts of Bradley and Bourbonnais.

He was paroled from the Pinckneyville Correctional Center in January after being accused of stealing from six jewelry stores in 2011.

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Farmers reminded to file acreage reports >

WATSEKA, IL. July 8, 2013 – Tammy Hubert, Executive Director of Iroquois County FSA said July 15th is the last day for producers to report all crops and any acreage in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

"Accurate acreage reports are necessary for program eligibility for many of FSA's programs," Hubert said. "To maintain eligibility, and to avoid paying a late fee, producers are encouraged to make an appointment to do their acreage report immediately."

To make an appointment for acreage reporting, contact the Iroquois County FSA office at (815) 432-3946.

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Reddick man apparent drowning victim

Kankakee County Sheriff's police report a 61-year-old Reddick man was found dead in a lake outside of his home.

Russell A. Hartkopp was discovered face down in the lake near his home last Thursday afternoon. The man lived in Shannon Shores Mobile Home Park.

Sheriff's police report Hartkopp was found by his son.

Police reported Hartkopp was cleaning a raft while his 41-year-old son worked nearby. The son called police after he realized his father was face down in the water.

Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said toxicology reports are pending An autopsy was completed Friday.

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Benton County jail inmate found dead

They're calling it a suicide inside the Benton County, Indiana jail. An inmate was found dead early Thursday morning.

Benton County Sheriff Boston "Butch" Pritchett said the man was booked into the jail around 2:30 Thursday morning for driving under the influence.

Pritchett said a check on the man around 4 AM found him lying on a bench inside of the cell. According to Pritchett, the employee came back to check on him about 30 minutes later, and found him hanging inside the cell.

Pritchett said the man used a mattress cover to hang himself. Pritchett said there is no foul play, and authorities are ruling it a suicide.

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Former Vermilion County prosecutor Larry Mills found dead in Urbana motel

Former Vermilion County State's Attorney Larry Mills was found dead Friday in an Urbana motel.

Urbana police were called to the Sleep Inn Motel on Lincoln Avenue around 12:20 pm while motel employees.A person was supposed to check out but hadn't, and the door was locked. Police report they found the 58-year-old Mills lying on the bed dead.

Police reported no obvious sign of foul play.

Mills was also serving as a Vermilion County Board member and was a former County State's Attorney.

Mills was a Danville attorney in private practice, elected in November to the Vermilion County board as a Democrat in District 7.

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