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Update: Mobile Home fire kills one in Sheldon

The State Fire Marshall arrived at the scene of a fatal mobile home fire in Sheldon this (Thursday) morning. Investigators are looking over the ruins of the tragedy that left one of two occupants dead.

Iroquois County Coroner Bill Cheatum identifies the victim as 56-year-old Wayne Schwartz. Cheatum said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A roommate was able to flee the structure without serious injury.

Sheldon Fire answered the call to 530 N. Second Street at 6:14 am. Mutual aid came from Concord and Donovan. Firemen found the mobile home engulfed in flames and smoke.

The roommate was awakened when he heard yelling for help, but the smoke was too much for any rescue.

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Boyd considered by Public Defender post in Kankakee County

Kankakee County’s Criminal Justice Committee meeting (Wed) revealed information troubling State’s Attorney Jim Rowe.
Rowe is voicing his opposition about news that former S-A Jamie Boyd is under consideration for a position in the County’s Public Defender’s Office.

Rowe said the last election says “it’s time to move on” and hiring Boyd and putting him back on the payroll is “a move backwards.” Such move, Rowe said, is not being transparent nor accountable to the people.

Rowe urges other people to speak out when they see/hear something that’s not right.

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Decatur men arrested on drug charges during Iroquois County stop

A speeding stop made by Illinois State Police led to drug charges aganst two men in Iroquois County Tuesday.  Both men were jailed in Iroquois County for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

19-year-old Austin Gaither and 20-year-old Drayton Adams were stopped along I-57 by District 21 troopers.  A search of their vehicle led to the discovery of 21 grams of a controlled substance. Both men were taken to the couty jail i8n Watseka.

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Sheldon structure fire

Firefighters in Sheldon responded to a structure fire this (Thursday) morning at 530 N. Second Street.  No details available at this hour.  MUtual aid answered the call.  Firemen from Concord, Donovan and Kentland (IN) were at the scene.  

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I-57 bridge construction underway

Motorists need to be aware that bridge work over I-57 Illinois Route 45/52 in Kankakee is now underway. Lane closures will be part of the detail, when necessary. The work is likely to continue thru the summer months and completed in the fall.

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