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Herscher burn-victim identified

The body of a man found burned to death in a pickup truck near Herscher last month has been identified.

17-year-old Cody Rattin of Herscher was identified by the Kankakee County Coroner’s office. DNA samples helped with the investigation.

The truck was discovered on fire near a barn October 17th. The truck was found at 13000 W and 7500 S Roads.

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Reddick woman sentenced to prison

A 43-year-old Reddick woman will spend 27 years in prison for the shooting death of her former husband.

Michelle Rockwood pleaded guilty to murder in Kankakee Circuit Court. Her plea was for the death of 49-year-old Theodore Rockwood in November 2015. The victim was shot five times in his Shannon Shores home.

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Manteno man dies in 3-vehicle crash

A 47-year-old Manteno man suffered fatal in
juries in a three-vehicle accident in rural Manteno Monday.

The victim is identified as Matthew Denham. He was pronounced dead at Riverside Medical Center, according to the Coroner’s office.

The accident occurred about 2 pm at North 3000E Road and East 7500N Road. Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said the accident involved an SUV, semitractor and a minivan.
One person was airlifted to a suburban hospital. Two other accident victims were taken to local hospitals.

The Illinois State Police accident reconstruction team is investigating.

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Iroquois County jurors report for duty at 9:30a Wednesday

Citizens working jury duty in Iroquois County need to report to the courthouse in Watseka by 9:30 Wednesday morning. 

Jury phone lines are not working to provide instrations.  All three groups are to report by 9:30 am November 9th.

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Local issues for today's election...

Kankakee County has a ballot loaded with contested issues, including local county seats, a state representative race and state's attorney contest.

In Iroquois County, there's just a couple of contested matters.  The races were all decided in the March primary election.

Iroquois County Board District 1 has three seeking two seats, Chad McGinnis, Michael McTaggart and Mack Berry are on the ballot.

Iroquois County Board District 3 finds four names on the ballot; two to be elected.  Charles Alt, Marvin Stichnoth, Dustin Wells, and Charles "Butch" Hartke all appear on the ballot.

Iroquois County voters are also being asked to support a quarter-cent sales tax on limited items to support law enforcement.

The marquee race in Kankakee County has state-wide interest.  For the 79th Illinois House seat, Kate Cloonen is challenged ty Lindsay Parkhurst.

The race for State's Attorney features Ed Glazer against Jim Rowe. 

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