A 43-year-old Reddick woman will spend 27 years in prison for the shooting death of her former husband.
Michelle Rockwood pleaded guilty to murder in Kankakee Circuit Court. Her plea was for the death of 49-year-old Theodore Rockwood in November 2015. The victim was shot five times in his Shannon Shores home.
A 47-year-old Manteno man suffered fatal in juries in a three-vehicle accident in rural Manteno Monday.
The victim is identified as Matthew Denham. He was pronounced dead at Riverside Medical Center, according to the Coroner’s office.
The accident occurred about 2 pm at North 3000E Road and East 7500N Road. Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said the accident involved an SUV, semitractor and a minivan. One person was airlifted to a suburban hospital. Two other accident victims were taken to local hospitals.
The Illinois State Police accident reconstruction team is investigating.
Election Day has arrived. Polls will be open until 7 pm. Iroquois and area county results will be followed by 94.1 WGFA News beginning just after 7 pm.
A record number of people have already cast early-vote ballots. Election officials report more people than ever took advantagte of early-voting. Iroquois and Kankakee County officials report the number of early-votes surpassed the numbers cast in the last presidential election. The state board of elections says nearly one-point-three-million people opted to cast an early ballot through Monday morning.