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Henning man killed in accident

The Vermilion County sheriff's office and Coroner's office are investigating an accident that killed a Henning man early this (Tues) morning.

Coroner Peggy Johnson said 54-year-old Michael Lacombe was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Illinois 119. An autopsy was scheduled Tuesday afternoon.

The accident was discovered around 12:30 am on a stretch of road, near Bowman Road. The route is a curve that goes under a railroad viaduct. Emergency responders said it appeared the driver failed to negotiate the curve.

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Former Illini Dee Brown does Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — One of the Illini's most popular basketball players in Illinois history paid a visit to see state lawmakers (Tuesday) in Springfield.

Dee Brown works as a UI special assistant to the athletic director. He was in the state capital to lobby legislative leaders to move on a higher-education budget. Brown joined a number of UI students who also made the trip to call attention for state funding for higher ed.

Illinois has been without a budget since a new fiscal year started July 1.

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Ford County State’s Attorney race shapes up for 2016

Two Republican candidates have surfaced in a developing race for State's Attorney in Ford County.

The 2015 March primary will find 44-year-old Lance Cagle of Fisher seeking the prosecutor's job along with 39-year-old Andrew Killian of Gibson City. Cagle announced Monday he'll seek the office. Killian had already announced his intention to seek the office now held by Randy Yedinak.

Yedinak was appointed in June of 2014. He announced he will not seek re-election as Ford County State's Attorney. Instead, Yedinak will run for the prosecutor's job in Livingston County.

Cagle is a lawyer practicing in Bloomington and Paxton. He lives in Fisher.

Killian announced his intent to seek the office in July. He's been practicing for 14 years and has worked with the DCFS the last five years. Killian was assistant state's Attorney in DeWitt County from 2003 to 2008.

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Red Flag Warning in parts of Illiana

Red Flag Warning Remains In Effect From 10 Am CDT
This (Mon) Morning To 7 Pm CDT This Evening. Strong Winds
And Low Relative Humidity is likely for all of Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

Southwest 20 To 25 Mph with Gusts Up To 35 mph.
Relative Humidity As Low As 23 Percent.
Impacts include potentially rapid fire growth.

A Red Flag Warning means critical Fire Weather Conditions. A Combination Of Strong Winds Low Relative Humidity And Warm Temperatures Will Contribute To Extreme Fire Behavior.

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I-57 crash near Rantoul injures 4

I-57 traffic near Rantoul was backed up Friday. A 3-car accident injured four people. State police reported none of the injuries were life-threatening.

A Bradley driver, 24-year-old Rachel Prochazka, lost control while southbound. Police reported her car went spinning thru the median barrier into the northbound lanes, hitting two northbound cars. Drivers of the other cars were from Orland Park and Memphis.

Prochazka was cited for improper lane usage.

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