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4 injured, 2 children, in Cissna Park area crash

Two adults and two children were injured in a one-car crash Saturday in Iroquois County. Sheriff’s Police investigated on County Road 600N near 1300E in Ash Grove Township.

37-yr-old Elisabeth Bretveld of Cissna Park was eastbound on 600N. Her vehicle left the road, then hit a drainage ditch embankment head-on.

Bretveld was treated and released for minor injuries at Carle Hospital in Urbana. A front-seat passenger, Jennifer Eckhoff, was in stable condition at Carle. Her injuries were not life threatening.

Two back-seat passengers were an 11 and 12-yr-old. The 11-yr-old was reported in stable condition, having been air-lifted to the University of Chicago Hospital. The 12-yr-old was air-lifted to Carle in Urbana for serious injuries.

All four were initially treated at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. Cissna Park Fire & EMS, Milford Fire & EMS, and IMH Ambulance personnel all assisted at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

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Storm damage in Iroquois County

The NWS spent the weekend assessing damage reports in Iroquois, parts of Kankakee and Will County after T-storms, high winds and hail were reported early Saturday. Funnel clouds were reported northwest of Clifton. The front moved across the northern parts of Iroquois County.

Martinton had at least three homes damaged, according the Iroquois County Emergency Management Agency.. There were reports of downed trees and utility poles. No injuries were reported.

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Rowe: ‘Time for gangs to go”

The K3 County State’s Attorney’s Office filed civil charges against 67 members of the Gangster Disciples and Latin Kings in Kankakee County.

The charges come under the Illinois Street Gang Terrorism Omnibus Protection Act ---recognizing the fact that street gangs are operating and presenting a clear danger to the public and creating havoc in too many neighborhoods.

S-A Jim Rowe says “enough is enough.” He says every law abiding citizen is sick and tired of the shootings and criminal activity plaguing our communities. In short, he says, it’s time for the gangs to go.

Rowe explains rather than just relying on the prosecution of gang members after a crime is committed – when a victim has already suffered the effects of a gunshot wound or armed robbery – Rowe is seeking long-term prosecution of the entire gang to prevent crime and dismantle the gang networks.

Rowe said we’ll first go after the gang members and then go after their assets...their cars and houses from which they commit these crimes.

The complaint names the Latin Kings and Gangster Disciples as defendants along with 67 known gang members in the City of Kankakee and Kankakee County.

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New details in Delphi, IN homicide case

Indiana State Police released new details Monday including a composite sketch of the man wanted in connection to the Delphi double homicide.

Law enforcement is still urging info about the double murders of two teenagers. It's been more than five months since the bodies 13-year-old Abigail Williams and 14-year-old Liberty German were found in a wooded area near the Monon High Bridge.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office, FBI, Delphi Police Department and Indiana State Police need information on the man depicted in a composite sketch.

Investigators believe he's a white male between 5 feet 6 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 180-220 pounds, with reddish brown hair and an unknown eye color.
If you have any information regarding the case, please call the Delphi Homicide Investigation Tip Line at 844-459-5786 or email tips to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Information can be reported anonymously, but a reward of more than $230,000 is being offered leading to an arrest of the person or persons responsible.

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Memorial Run fundraiser held by ISP

Illinois State Police (ISP) officers and dozens of motorcycle riders and fun car drivers gathered on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at five sites throughout Illinois to participate in the 10th Annual Memorial Park Motorcycle and Fun Car Run. The Motorcycle Ride and Fun Car Run is organized annually to raise funds to build the Illinois State Police Memorial Park. Last year, more than 350 riders participated.

Motorcycle riders and Fun Car drivers met at 8:30 a.m. in Downers Grove; 10:30 a.m. in Dwight; 1:00 p.m. in Bloomington; 10:00 a.m. in O'Fallon and 1:30 p.m. in Carlinville. Motorcycles and Fun Cars departed from these locations and made a final stop at the ISP FOP Lodge 41 in Springfield. The riders on the route were escorted by police and Rescue Riders who are trained medical professionals and first responders.

ISP Director Leo P. Schmitz greeted the participants at the Downers Grove site, ISP District 15, 2700 Ogden Avenue. Director Schmitz was joined by Retired ISP First Deputy Director and Memorial Park Foundation Co-Chair Jack Garcia, who led the Motorcycle and Fun Car Run to the FOP Lodge in Springfield.
“This annual event draws participants from across Illinois and neighboring states to honor our fallen officers,” said ISP Director Leo Schmitz. “We will never forget our officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. The ISP Memorial Park will serve as a place to honor and remember the lives and dedicated service of the fallen heroes of the Illinois State Police,” he added.