Good Shepherd group home resident found dead in van
The death of a resident at the Good Shepherd group home in Momence is under investigation. Charles Laughlin’s death was discovered Sunday. He was found unresponsive in a van.
Kankakee County sheriff's police are investigating the death of a 69-year-old man. According to Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner, the preliminary cause of Charles Laughlin's death was heat exhaustion.
Laughlin and other residents had returned from a shopping trip, Gessner said. Laughlin was found when an employee went to move the van at 5:15 p.m. He may have been left in the van by accident.
High temperature readings were at 93 degrees Sunday. The administration at Good Shepherd is reviewing its procedures for tracking residents on-and-off the grounds.
Watseka’s 150th Birthday is much more than this weekend’s events scattered throughout the community. The city’s rich heritage dates back to 1867.
And over the years, Mayor John Allhands says the message is the city’s ability to rebound when things don’t always go well...... "We have resiliency. Major fires and floods but we keep coming back. People step in and help," Allhands said.
"Now, we have some new people with new energy and we'll keep building." The mayor said, "our story is strong."
The Slo-Boys Tractor Club display is today (Sat) at the Old Courthouse.
Featured entertainment is Clare Dunn – Live at 9 pm tonight at the Riverside parking lot.