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I-57 Heroin arrest in Iroquois County

                                    Leads to an Arrest for Possession of Controlled Substance

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of 23-year-old Rakeem Sallee of Urbana and 30-year-old Tony Brock of Champaign for possession of a controlled substance.

Wednesday, state police stopped a vehicle on the interstate in Iroquois County for speeding. Both occupants showed signs of extreme nervousness. That's what led to a search. The trooper located 4 ounces of Heroin which has a street value of $22,400.

Both suspects are jailed in Iroquois County. Sallee's bond was set at $150,000. Brock is being held on a $300,000 bond.

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>>Feds Raid Kankakee County Township Office

(Pembroke, IL) -- The FBI raided a Kankakee County township office in Pembroke this week, but it wasn't exactly a surprise. The "Daily Journal" quotes FBI spokesman Brad Ware as saying the four-hour search was part of "an ongoing investigation into corruption."

Township supervisor Sharon White says agents interviewed employees and seized financial documents as a follow-up to her own internal investigation that showed more than 30-thousand-dollars in cash unaccounted for. Township attorney Jim Rowe says community leaders requested the federal investigation.

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Garman Looks To Be Next Chief Justice

(Springfield, IL) -- The next Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court is likely to be Justice Rita Garman of Danville. The court's press secretary Joseph Tybor says the announcement on who will succeed Thomas Kilbride when his term ends in October could come next week when the court meets in Chicago. (Justice Kilbride is a Kankakee native).

Tybor says the position of chief justice usually rotates among the justices, based on seniority, and by that standard, Garman would be next in line. Garman was named to the state's highest court in February 2001, becoming the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and the first from downstate.

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GOP Governor Candidates at ‘Meet and Greet’ Saturday

(Gibson City, IL) -- Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner and Dan Rutherford are all scheduled to attend a meet and greet in Gibson City. The event will be at the Railside Golf Course today (Sat) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. It's hosted by the Ford County Republican Central Committee. It is not a fundraiser. The event is free and will include refreshments.

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Weekend Traffic Fatalities, Vermilion & Will County

A Georgetown woman and a Channahon man were killed in separate weekend crashes. Sheriff's Police are investigating along with the Coroner's offices in Vermilion and Will counties.

31-year-old Brian Elsinga of Channahon was pronounced dead Sunday evening at a Joliet hospital. His motorcycle left a frontage road in Channahon Township.

35-year-old Christina Pundt of Georgetown died at the scene of a crash Sunday near Fairmount. Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson said it appeared the woman lost control on loose gravel. The accident happened just after 1 pm on County Road 1100 N.

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