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Body found along road in Pembroke Township

A death investigation in Pembroke Township unfolded this (Wed) morning when a man’s body was discovered along South Main Street in Pembroke Township. Investigators reported the discovery of an unresponsive male just past 6:30 am. The Kankakee County Coroner’s Office was dispatched, pronouncing the man dead.

Anyone with any information pertaining to the investigation is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Investigations Bureau at (815) 802-7150. You can also remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at (815) 932-7463.

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Iroquois CoUNTY: White apologizes to Cintora family during Victim Impact Hearing

22-year-old Randy White of Milford told the family he victimized he was sorry for the pain he caused; that “he will never know the pain he caused.” White faces a 44-year prison term for the shooting death of Jessie Cintora, a family restaurant owner who died in November 2016.

A Victim Impact Hearing was held Monday in Iroquois County Court. The victim’s wife, Janet, and two sons, Diego and Jesus, addressed the court, saying “everything was taken from them.” Janet Cintora told White she “hopes prison haunts him.”

White will be transferred to the Department of Corrections this week. He was sentenced to 44 years after pleading guilty to murder and armed violence.

Cintora was shot and killed during a burglary to his restaurant business.

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Missing Rantoul man found safe

Rantoul Police reported a local man missing has been found safe. Melvin Fox was first reported missing a little before 8 pm Tuesday from his home. Police began a search but we along with Champaign County Sheriff deputies and U of I Police. A State Police air-search was included.

The air unit spotted Fox walking in a large farm field half-mile west of U.S. 45 about 11:30 pm. Fox was found in stable condition and was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for precautionary reasons.

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Kankakee County crash kills Bonfield man

The Kankakee County Coroner’s Office (Tuesday) reported the death of a Bonfield man after an overnight crash. It happened north of Route 17 on County Road 8000 W.

41-year-old Ronald Jones was pronounced dead at the scene about 7:30 am. The wreck wasn’t discovered until Tuesday morning.

Jones was driving a pickup truck that appeared to have left the road. Jones was ejected when the vehicle flipped several times.

An autopsy was scheduled.

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Bourbonnais house fire, woman dies

A 49-year-old woman is dead following a house fire in Bourbonnais Monday night. The body was found after a fire destroyed a home in the 200 block of Barrington Lane.

Firefighters from 10 departments battled flames and smoke for about an hour. The State Fire Marshall is investigating. An autopsy is scheduled.

Bourbonnais Fire Chief Ed St. Louis said Kristina Thomas’ body was discovered when firemen were looking over the ruins. Two other people escaped the flames. Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner pronounced her dead at the scene at 8:31 p.m.

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