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DUI arrest for deadly 1-57 crash

A Chicago woman is accused of driving drunk and killing her passenger in a crash near Peotone. Illinois State Police say 32-year-old Rita Mullins drove a sports car off the side of I-57 Sunday night and hit a tree near the Peotone Road. Her passenger was airlifted to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead. Mullins is behind bars at the Will County Adult Detention Facility on a felony count of aggravated DUI with no valid insurance. She also faces several other charges including failure to reduce speed and improper lane usage.

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Off-Duty Cook County Sheriff's Officer Killed in Morris Crash

A deadly weekend crash that took the life of an off-duty Cook County officer in suburban Morris remains under investigation. Officer Ronald Prohasca pulled over Sunday afternoon to help a driver who got stuck on the Route 47 bridge. He was working on the engine when another vehicle hit the parked car. Prohasca, who is from Chicago, was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where he died from his injuries. One of the drivers was cited for not slowing down.

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Health officials warn about ticks

As tick season winds down in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health has announced the discovery of ticks carrying a rare virus. This is the first time the Heartland virus has been discovered in ticks in Illinois. The virus can be fatal and has no vaccine. The department advises people going outdoors to wear pants, long sleeves, insect repellant and do frequent body and hair checks.

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Sheriff departments team with school districts for safety

Sheriff’s Offices are teaming up with school districts to make sure people are reminded about being safe around school buildings and buses. Starting today (Monday), deputies may be travelling routes with the buses to make sure drivers are obeying school bus stop arms and to make sure peol,e don't have their phones in hand. The hope is that, police presence will remind drivers about school bus safety laws. 

When school bus stop arms are extended and amber lights are flashing, driver are required to stop from both directions while students are boarding or unloading. 

Several well-travelled routes in east-central Illinois remain under construction as a new work-week gets started and a the new school year begins. That’s reason for motorists to be reminded to be careful, slow it down and pay attention to school buses and speed limits in school zones. There’s some major routes still needing attention by work crews. Lanes are limited in some construction zones. Driver can expect delays in many areas.

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Storm damage reported in Vermilion County

Emergency weather sirens sounded in Vermilion County Sunday.  Winds clocked at 60 mph brought rain and hail.  A flash flood warning was in effect until 8 pm.  Westville reported up to 4 inches of rain.  Power interuptions were reported.  And some farmers are dealing with corn being blown over.  Some area farmers are assessing fields for damage.

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