A Kankakee County man was sentenced to four years in prison for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a meth.
39-yr-old Chance Templet of Reddick violated a Grundy County Alternative Court Program.
Templet was placed into the Alternative Court Program on the two charges and required to take random drug screens. On November 6, of 2017, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department arrested Templet for unlawfully defrauding a drug screening test.
Sheriff Kevin Callahan said Templet defrauded the test by using synthetic urine instead of his own urine.
Templet was arrested on a warrant during the drug court program on November 7th.
The teenager shot and killed in Wilmington December 26 is now identified as a freshman student at Reed Custer High School.
15-year-old Mikey Wilkey of Godley was accidentally shot and killed by his 17-year-old cousin near the Faith Christian Church in Wilmington. Will County Investigators say the two teenagers responded to what was believed to be a church break-in. The 17-year-old then grabbed a rifle from a closet but tripped over an extension cord. The gun went off hitting the victim who died at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee.
The Will County Sheriff’s Department said the shooting was accidental and no charges were filed.
The OSFM will work jointly with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance to provide smoke alarms and fire prevention education across Illinois
The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) today launched 'Be Alarmed!' – a joint smoke alarm installation program that provides smoke alarms to Illinoisans through their local fire departments. The OFSM will distribute smoke alarms with 10-year sealed batteries and fire safety educational materials to participating fire departments, at no-cost to residents. The OSFM requires participating fire departments to personally install each smoke alarm, educate the community on fire prevention and safety, and provide installation survey data to the IFSA.
'Working smoke alarms provide crucial advance warning and can potentially save lives,' said State Fire Marshal Matt Perez. 'The ‘Be Alarmed!' program will help ensure that Illinoisans have the tools and know-how to prevent and escape a fire should one occur. We encourage everyone to be alarmed in the new year and make sure your home is equipped with working smoke alarms.'
'Six out of ten residential fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms,' said Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Executive Director, Philip Zaleski. 'The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance is excited to have developed this program in cooperation with the State Fire Marshal's Office to provide smoke alarms to Illinois residents and help reduce the number of fire related injuries and deaths across the state.'
'Be Alarmed!' is a fire safety educational program developed to educate Illinoisans and to ensure that properly installed and working smoke alarms are in homes across Illinois.