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Motorcycle accident kills man near Fairbury

The Livingston County Sheriff's Department and the Coroner's Office is investigating a fatal accident (Sunday) that killed a man near Fairbury. The Sheriff's office reported the mishap involved a mini-van and a motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn't been released. The driver of the minivan, whose name also has not been released, was released after being treated at the scene.

The accident occurred just before 4 pm about three miles south of Fairbury, at the intersection of Livingston County Roads 2200 East and 600 North.

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Sheriff’s deputies respond to crash in Vermilion County

Vermilion County Sheriff's Police investigated an accident Saturday afternoon near the Vermilion Regional Airport.

Police reported an Auburn, Illinois man was southbound on Bowman Road when his vehicle went off the side of the pavement. The driver over-corrected causing the driver to be ejected. The vehicle ended up in a ditch.

The 23-year-old driver was critically hurt and taken to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

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Watseka woman dies in Iroquois County accident

A Watseka woman died from injuries Friday night in a head-on collision in Iroquois County. Illinois State Police reported the accident happened just before 7:30 on Route 1 at County Road 1350 N.

55-year-old Suzette Chamness was northbound when her car crossed the center line colliding with a southbound pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old male from Cissna Park.

The 17-year-old for minor injuries at Iroquois Memorial Hospital.

Chamness was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, according to Coroner Bill Cheatum.

The accident remains under investigation.

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PATRIOT DAY: Governors Rauner, Pence order flags lowered to remember 9-11

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Indiana Governor Mike Pence have directed flags to be lowered to half-staff at all state facilities today (Friday) for Patriot Day. Flag are to remain lowered until sunset.

Governor Rauner said ''It's important as Illinoisians that we observe Patriot Day to honor the thousands of men and women who lost their lives or were injured during the attacks on 9-11.'' .

A joint resolution approved December 18th, 2001, designates September 11th each year as Patriot Day in memory of the 2,977 people killed in the 9-11 attacks.

In 2009 President Barack Obama also requested that each September 11th be annually recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

An Iroquois County event is this evening at the Crescent City Fire Department. The 6:30 program finds the '1st Responders Appreciation Event' honoring front-line responders including radio dispatchers, EMS, Police, Fire and the Coroners.

Watseka Fire Lt. Kyle Schaumburg is the featured speaker. He visited the World Trade Center in New York on the 10th Anniversary of 9-11.

Special guest for the event is Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti.

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Kankakee Police investigate robbery attempts

An armed robbery on Oakdale Avenue in Kankakee (Tuesday night) has police looking for the assailants. Three men approached a man sitting in his vehicle demanding the man turn over his personal items. No injury was reported. Police reports indicated the three men responsible had weapons.

An attempted armed robbery Wednesday morning on Myrtle Avenue in Kankakee is under investigation. A man sitting in his car with his girlfriend was approached by a gunman who announced a robbery. Police reported there was a struggle when the victim grabbed the gun. The assailant dropped the weapon and fled. The gun was actually a toy. No injury was reported.

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