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Braidwood Police investigate possible murder-suicide

Two brothers were found dead inside a Braidwood home on Sunday night. Police suspect it was a murder-suicide.

Braidwood police report 25-year-old James A. Benson lived at the home in the 200 block of Park View Lane. Benson and 35-year-old Joseph O. Burgess, of Bourbonnais, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators report both men were shot once.

Police responded to a 9-1-1 call concerning a quarrel between the brothers. Authorities said police had been called to the house for a previous fight between the brothers in the past several years.

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Bourbonnais house fire displaces five

An accidental fire left at least five people homeless in Bourbonnais Monday. The fire at Tri-Star Estates chased occupants from the structure, according to Bourbonnais Fire Protection Chief Ed St. Louis.

The fire, he said, was contained to a bedroom but smoke and water damage was sustained throughout. The American Red Cross stepped in to assist two adults and three children. Damage estimates were not available.

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Weather expectations OK for Tuesday Election

A wet week is the forecast, but Tuesday’s weather conditions are expected to cooperate for the Consolidated Election. The NWS forecast calls for a cloudy day Tuesday, with a light chance of morning rain and highs around 57 degrees.

Voter turn-out is expected to be low in many parts of Illinois. That, despite so many contested races on the ballots in Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion Counties.

The polls open at 6 o’clock Tuesday morning (April 4th, 2017) and will remain open until 7 pm.

Iroquois County voters have seven mayoral races on the ballots. Five mayors contests are on Kankakee County ballots.

Several mayoral, aldermanic/trustee seats are challenged. Township supervisor and trustee seats and Highway Commissioner positions are challenged. Voters will be filling school board seats – including some on the Danville Area Community College Board, in the Rossville-Alvin and Bismarck-Henning School Districts – voters decide Tuesday whether to have a cooperative high school.

And tax hike referendums are popular in many school districts statewide.

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Heroin arrest in Braidwood, man found with 50 bags of heroin

Braidwood Police arrested a 32-year-old man Dwight man. Police allege Brian Kobiela is a heroin dealer.

Kobiela was wanted on warrants of delivery of drugs in Cook and Livingston counties. When arrested, Kobiela was in possession of 57 baggies of heroin.

The investigation also showed that Kobiela was planning to flee the state in the near future. He was arrested on a charge of delivery of drugs and is being held at the Will County Adult Detention Facility.

Braidwood police acted on an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen.

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Will County crash kills Frankfort man

One man died following a two vehicle crash in New Lenox Township. Will County Sheriff’s Police investigated Friday on Schoolhouse Road, north of Route 30.

Forty-year old Mark Nelson of Frankfort was pronounced dead.
The driver of a pickup and his passenger were treated by paramedics at the scene.

The investigation continues.

Deputies observed a pickup truck with a trailer attached in the ditch and a car facing southbound against the guard rail on the east side of the road. New Lenox Fire personnel removed the driver of the car, who was pinned in the driver’s seat.

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