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Kankakee Police investigate Sunday shooting

A 41-year-old Kankakee man was listed in critical condition after a Sunday morning shooting in the 300-block of S. Rosewood Avenue in Kankakee. Lucien Sherrod was shot several times, according to police. Police reported a black male approached Sherrod and fired at him with a pistol and then fled in a black SUV.

Police responded to the shooting report at 11:37 am. Anyone with info is asked to contact investigators or call Crime Stoppers at 815-93CRIME.

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Women identified in Dwight shooting

Livingston County Coroner Mike Burke has identified the two women found shot to death at a residence in Dwight early Saturday. Investigators are not saying anything new about the investigation. An un-identified man found wounded at the scene is being treated at a trauma center, according to Dwight Police Chief Tim Henson.

The victims are identified as 60-year-old Donna Denker and 30-year-old Kelli Denker, bot of Dwight. Autopsies are planned today.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Dwight police at 815-584-3132.

At a Saturday afternoon press conference, Henson reported it was the wounded man who called police around 4:30 am.

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Iroquois County Relay brings home the dollars, another success story

"Journey to a Cure" is this year's theme for the Iroquois County Relay for Life. And last night's 12-hour marathon at Watseka High School again attracted people from all over the county and then some. The numbers are yet to come in on how much money was raised. But your contributions are always welcome – even after the relay.

94.1 WGFA was proud to help kick-off the event, leading up to the opening ceremony at Blake Field. The Luminaria, the Survivors Lap and the hugs & smiles make the event well worth the time and effort.

One of the chair-people helping to organize—Sara Seyfert (Sy-fert) --- can't say enough about the support.

"It's so overwhelming and the outpouring of support is something else," Seyfert said. "It's just been great for a small community."

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Meth items discovered in White County, IN

Several items used to manufacture methamphetamine were found along a rural White County road Friday evening.
The White County Sheriff's Office got the report around 6 p.m. that items commonly used to make meth were found on County Road 150 West, northwest of Chalmers.

Sheriff Pat Shafer said a suspicious motorcycle was seen leaving the area. Deputies were unable to make contact with the motorcyclist, but found the bike abandoned later in the evening. Shafer said the motorcycle was impounded.

The Indiana State Police Meth Suppression team was called to the scene. They collected several items along the road and under bridges. The investigation is ongoing.

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Illinois health campaign among nation's costliest

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - The campaign to promote President Barack Obama's health care law in his home state of Illinois has been one of the nation's costliest with a $33 million contract for work by high-priced public relations experts.

An Associated Press review of hundreds of pages of documents finds more than 90 people billed at least $270 an hour under a contract with few built-in restraints.

Illinois got a late start, and executives at the contractor, the PR agency FleishmanHillard, say that meant they needed to flood the assignment with their best people during the first months.

Jennifer Koehler, the top government official for Get Covered Illinois, says the state is making sure there are "legitimate justifications for every expense" submitted by the FleishmanHillard.
Increase seen in Illinois health plans for 2015

A spokesman says United Healthcare has filed an application to sell policies on the Illinois insurance marketplace that's a cornerstone of the nation's health care law.

United Healthcare spokesman Kevin Shermach said Thursday it's ''a first step'' that will help company officials make a final decision about participating. United Healthcare was absent from the marketplace this year.

Earlier Thursday, the Illinois Department of Insurance said 10 insurance carriers submitted 504 health plans for approval to be sold on the marketplace for coverage in 2015.

That's an increase compared to last year when eight insurance carriers offered 165 plans.