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Chebanse man killed in Monday afternoon crash

69-year-old Gerald Cassman of Chebanse died Monday following a car crash on U-S Route 45/52 and River Road.

Cassman was pronounced dead at Presence St. Mary's hospital just before 12:30 pm.

Police reported Cassman was southbound and turning left onto River Road when a vehicle heading north struck his car.

At least one person from the other vehicle was taken to Riverside Medical Center.

An autopsy for Cassman is scheduled for today (Tuesday).

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Kankakee shooting nets four arrests

Kankakee Police are reporting the arrests of four people in connection with the Friday shootings on South Lincoln Avenue.

Two people were hit by gunfire in the 600-block. Their injuries were not life-threatening.
The Daily-Journal reports the shootings are still under investigation.

34-year-old Galactica Pope and 44-year-old Mark Ivy were treated for gunshot wounds. They were also charged with reckless discharge of firearms.

Police also reported the arrest of 26-year-old James Stevenson and 39-year-old GeJuan Davidson. They're charged with unlawful use of a weapon, possession of firearms by a felon and having no FOID card.

Police also recovered two handguns.

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I-57 Rollover Kills Tennessee Driver

One person was killed in a rollover accident on Interstate 57 Sunday afternoon near Champaign.

State Police say the driver was southbound in an SUV when the vehicle went into the grass median. The driver steered the vehicle out of the median back into the roadway before losing control. Witnesses told police the vehicle rolled over about three times. The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected.

Three passengers, ages 10, 5 and 1, were not ejected from the vehicle.

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Fatal I-57 crash near Bradley-Bourbonnais exit

A suburban man from Harwood Heights was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday near the Bradley exit on I-57.

31-year-old Rostislav Naymark was southbound when he left the roadway, drove into a ditch and overturned. State Police report he was dead at the scene, still buckled into his seat. Police believe the accident happened late Saturday or early Sunday.

The accident is under investigation.

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Former Governor Jim Edgar lends support to Rep. Josh Harms >

"Good young people is what Springfield needs and I commend you people for sending Josh Harms to represent you."

Encouraging words from former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. The popular Governor, with ties to Iroquois County, visited the Iroquois County Fair Grounds Friday to lend his support to Illinois State Representative Josh Harms. Edgar and Harms both addressed the crowd of around 200.

Harms spoke first about his experiences as a first year legislator. He also spoke about fact that the Democrats being in control of the General Assembly is no excuse for not getting things done for the people of the 106th district. Harms also expressed his gratitude for all of the support he has received from the people in the district and vowed not to forget where he comes from.

Harms introduced Governor Edgar by highlighting his accomplishments such as reformulating the school funding formula, balancing the State's budget, and leaving office with a budget surplus. The Governor spoke about his fondness for the area and the family that he had in Iroquois County. He went on to commend the crowd, "on the fact that you elected Josh last year."

"One of the things we need in government; we need good people and we need good young people...and again you need to be commended for sending Josh." Edgar spoke on the diversity of the state of Illinois and the need to have an understanding of the area one represents. "You need to make sure you have a strong voice in Springfield and with Josh you have that." Edgar said.

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