Illinois State Police investigate death of Bradley woman on I-57
A Bradley woman may have been a hit-and-run victim on I-57 over the holiday weekend. The body of 30-year-old Jamie DeLeon was discovered in the median. Troopers reported the woman may have been struck by an unknown vehicle.
The north and southbound lanes of the interstate were shut down for about four hours due to the incident. Several emergency responders were at the scene just after 8 am Saturday.
A Sunday evening bar brawl in Buckley resulted in one death and several injuries. 25-year-old Daniel Connolly of Lyons (IL) was pronounced dead at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City. Others were treated for injuries.
No arrests had been made as of Monday.
Buckley Police, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police, and Illinois State Police all responded to a fight in progress at the Dutchmaster Bar on Route 45.
In a prepared news release, sheriff’s police reported multiple victims were found injured at the scene. Buckley Ambulance personnel and Iroquois Memorial Hospital EMS transported the injured to area hospitals.
Daniel Connolly was pronounced dead upon arrival at Gibson Area Hospital.
The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s department and Buckley Police Department.
Milford teen enters ‘not guilty’ plea for murder of restaurant owner
19-year-old Randy White of Milford was in Iroquois County Court last week (Thursday) where he was formally charged for the fatal shooting of a Milford restaurant owner.
White remains jailed in Watseka on a one-million dollar bond. He pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder.
White appeared in court for arraignment with his public defender, Dale Strough of Watseka.
Judge James Kinzer set a pre-trial hearing for 9:30 am January 26.
White, who faces 45 to 85 years in prison if convicted, remained on a $1 million bond at the county jail in Watseka.
White was arrested for the November 13 murder of Jesus “Jesse” Cintora. The 35-year-old died from a gunshot wound when responding to a burglary in progress at his business, the Milford Family Restaurant.
Cintora’s body was discovered about a block away from the restaurant. He had suffered a gunshot wound.
Police said items from the burglary at the restaurant and from the scene of the murder were found at a Milford residence where White was staying.