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White County, IN crash injures three

A traffic crash on Route 24 sent three injured people to a hospital (Monday) in White County, IN. It happened just after 2:30 pm east of County Road 300 East.

Sheriff's Police reported 49-year-old Wiona Dyke, of Delphi, crossed the center line and crashed head on with 77-year-old Linda Goy, of Wolcott.

Goy was first transported IU Health White Memorial Hospital in Monticello and then airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital.

Dyke and her passenger 44-year-old Martha Spencer, of Illinois, were both taken by to IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.

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Riverside Heart Ball raises $540, 000

A black tie event Saturday benefitted the Riverside Healthcare Foundation and raised over $540,000. The Heart Ball at the Tinley Park Convention Center is Riverside Foundation's largest fundraiser.

Riverside Healthcare V-P Matt McBurnie said "in taking care of our community, we look at the many things that affect our community." More than 1,000 people attended, including Riverside personnel, friends and volunteers.

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Bourbonnais man faces double murder charge in Will County

The Will County Sate's Attorney's Office Has announced the arrest of a 41-year-old Bourbonnais man in a double-murder case. A warrant names William Krasawski who's charged with 2-counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 48-year-old Michael Oram of Joliet and 43-year-old Jamie Wills of Lockport.

Bond was set at $5 million in Will County Circuit Court.

Oram and Wills were discovered inside a Joliet auto body business (Fleet Specialty Painting and Auto Body) last Wednesday. Both victims suffered blunt force trauma to the head, according to Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil.

The Daily-Journal reported Illinois Department of Corrections records reveal Krasawski was on parole after serving six years for aggravated vehicle hijacking out of Cook County. Records also show Krasawski served prison time for four other convictions, dating back to 1997.

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Iroquois County: Kankakee man acquitted of burglary & theft

An Iroquois County jury (Thursday) found a Kankakee man 'not guilty' of a 2015 burglary & theft in rural Papineau.

34-year-old Jonathon Williams was charged in the December 2015 case. He was arrested following the burglary at a farm. Williams and two other suspects were accused of stealing goats and a livestock trailer, then leading police and a witness on a chase that ended in Beaverville.

Defense attorney Joe Anthony called Williams to testify that although he was with the two other defendants, he did not participate in the burglary and theft.

The jury deliberated for two hours before returning the "not guilty' verdict.

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Autopsy Report: Carbon monoxide killed 1-year-old

The death of a one-year-old Gilman boy last month in Kankakee has been ruled accidental as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said test results determined Timothy Jewell died February 6 from the carbon monoxide. The boy's mother was also treated, but she survived.

It was reported last month, the car the boy's mother was driving had been involved in an accident and was stopped on Washington Avenue in Kankakee. That's where the boy was found unconscious in the vehicle. He was later pronounced dead at Presence St. Mary's Hospital.

Kankakee police said high levels of carbon monoxide were detected inside the car. An inspection of the car revealed a hole in the exhaust, allowing the deadly gas to make its way into the vehicle.

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