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Autopsy Completed on Pepsico Quaker Victim

Preliminary autopsy results on Brett Hauk, conducted this (Sat) morning, reveal that he died from massive traumatic blunt force injuries from the fall at the Pepsico Quaker plant in Danville.  The Coroner's Office is still awaiting toxicology results and microscopic studies before finalizing the investigation.

Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson is working with Danville Police and OSHA in the investigation.

The 51-year-old Hauk fell five floors to his death last Thursday evening. He fell from a manlift.  Hauk was pronounced dead just before 9 pm.

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DACC Receives $10,000 Donation from Iroquois Federal

DANVILLE — The Danville Area Community College Foundation has received a $10,000 grant from the Iroquois Federal Foundation.  It will provide additional scholarships for students.

The Iroquois Federal Foundation scholarships benefit low-income students from Vermilion and Iroquois County who are pursuing a bank-related field of study.  Studies may include accounting, business administration, finance, management, math, marketing, office systems, customer service or pre-law.

The DACC Foundation is committed to building on success and pursuing additional resources until every student in need has the opportunity to achieve their dream of higher education.

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Suspected Gunman’s Car Found in Chicago, search continues

 

The search continues today for 25-year-old Rene Flores, the man accused of shooting a co-worker at a warehouse in Manteno Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a black Chrysler 300 Rene Flores drove away in was found in Chicago.

Chief deputy Sheriff Ken McCabe said Flores is considered armed and dangerous.  CrimeStoppers is offering a reward for info leading to his arrest.

Police, including Chicago officers, are keeping an eye on the areas where the car was found Thursday.

The search for Flores by the sheriff's office, the Kankakee County Major Crimes Task Force, the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force and other law enforcement agencies continues. Crime Stoppers of Kankakee County is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Flores' arrest. Those with information can call 815-93-CRIME (932-7463) and remain anonymous.

 

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Industrial Accident Kills Danville Man

A Danville man was pronounced dead at the scene after falling 5 floors from a manlift at Pepsico Quaker this (Thurs) evening.

51 year old Brett Hauk fell to his death and was pronounced dead at 8:52 p.m.   An Autopsy will be scheduled. Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson said the Danville Police Department, the Vermilion County Coroner's Office and OSHA are continuing the investigation into this incident.

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Dugan Named Legislator of the Year by the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Distri

SPRINGFIELD, IL –On Monday, July 23, State Rep. Lisa Dugan (D-Bradley) was named Legislator of the Year by the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) during the organization’s annual meeting in Springfield.

“I believe in programs that benefit Illinois and our natural resources and I think it’s important that those programs have the needed resources to continue the work that they do,” Dugan said.  “I am honored to be recognized and will continue to seek opportunities to promote and preserve our natural resources.”

The AISWCD annually recognizes a member of the Illinois General Assembly for their work to promote legislative action that benefits soil and water conservation and protection of the state’s natural resources.  Dugan is a longtime advocate, and most recently successfully sponsored legislation to establish a special fund supported by a tonnage fee on fertilizer that will help provide funding for nutrient research and education programs to ensure soil fertility, and address fertilizer use issues.

Read more: Dugan Named Legislator of the Year by the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Distri