Livingston County authorities, working with LaSalle County, say three people are in custody after a fatal shooting in Streator Tuesday night.
A 33-year-old female was shot and killed in the 200 block of West 9th Street in Streator around 9 pm. The victim is now identified as Maria Delatorre.
Police report two black males and a black female are in custody after a crash early Wednesday in Dwight. The suspects were involved in a chase with a Livingston County Sheriff deputy after the suspect-vehicle was spotted at a high rate of speed.
The chase ended with the crash near Route 66 and Route 17 near Dwight.
One individual was arrested shortly afterwards, while the other suspects were apprehended early Wednesday morning.
Illinois State Police along with LaSalle and Livingston County authorities are investigating.
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is scheduled to arrive in Rensselaer Wednesday afternoon. An escort will guide the Wall and its team at 4 pm leading to Brookside Park.
Citizens are invited to welcome the Wall’s arrival and visit the memorial during its local stay.
The Traveling Vietnam Wall was on display in Watseka a few years ago. The Wall was also displayed in Kankakee County back in 2001.
The wall is 80 percent of the size of the original Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington, DC. Despite the size difference, it still includes every single name of the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service during the conflict.
On Wednesday, five local veterans of the Vietnam War will speak at a special forum at Kankakee Community College.
The free event is set for 6 p.m. in Room D124. It is part of the Lifelong Learning Institute series at KCC and is open to the public. The panel includes both men who directly served in combat and those who have been active in helping other veterans.
The veterans will give their recollections in a panel discussion. Speakers taking part in talks include: Barry Baron, Stan;ey Stam, John Fulton, Roger Bean and Jim Wasser.
At the conclusion of the discussion, there will be a short presentation on those who served from Kankakee County who did not come home.
The moving Vietnam Wall, a replica of the memorial in Washington, was set up in Watseka recently and visited Kankakee County in 2001. A permanent memorial has been placed at Perry Farm in Bourbonnais. There are 30 local names on the wall, 27 men who were killed in action and three others who officially were listed as missing in action.