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Fatal crash kills Bourbonnais man

A Bourbonnais man, driving an antique Roadster, died Monday afternoon after losing control of his vehicle and overturning. It happened along South Schuyler Avenue in Kankakee.

Kankakee police report 71-year-old Darrel J. McClure was involved in the single-vehicle accident. Police say McClure was headed southbound, just north of River Road about 4:30 pm, when his 1932 Ford Roadster crossed the northbound lanes and crashed.

McClure was pronounced dead at the scene by Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

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Cissna Park man arrested after high-speed polcie chase

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police assisted Hoopeston Police Saturday in the arrest of 33-year-old Jacob Johnson of Cissna Park.  Johnson led Hoopeston officers on a chase from Vermilion County into Wellington at speeds exceeding 120 mph. Johnson eventually lost control and struck a garage at 416 E. 1st South Street.  

Sheriff's Police reported Johnson fled on foot but was taken into custody a few blocks from the accident scene.  Neigher Johnson nor a passenger were injured.

Cissna Park and Milford Polcie assisted in Wellington.  Johnson had lead Cissna Park Police in a similiar pursuit as hed fled from a traffic stop on Friday.  He had not yet been arrested in that incident.

Johnson is charged with aggravated fleeing & alluding, reckless conduct, speeding and disobeying stop signs.  He faces similiar charges in Vermilion County.

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Kankakee car chase leaves man dead

A 32-year-old Kankakee man was killed Friday when he crashed his vehicle into the rear of a semi-tractor trailer on Kankakee’s south side. Edward Smith was fleeing from police when he slammed into the trailer on S. Schuyler Avenue.

According to police, Smith was pronounced dead at Presence St. Mary's Hospital.

Friday's crash occurred at Schuyler Avenue and West Jeffery shortly after 7 p.m. The semi was turning west onto Jeffery.
Police reported Smith was speeding and may have lost control of his car.

The incident began after Walmart personnel called 911 about a suspicious subject acting irrational inside the store located at 505 Riverstone Parkway. He was taking inappropriate photos of women in the store.

Smith allegedly fled from the store and drove off.  The crash remains under investigation.

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‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive Saturday

Postal workers are ready to “stamp out hunger.”

Letter carriers (mailmen/women) will visit your house during their regular routine Saturday while collecting food donations to restock food banks and pantries.

The Food Banks say Stamp Out Hunger is their largest food drive each year.

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Juveniles arrested in burglary at Wellington school building

Three juveniles were taken into custody in Iroquois County Thursday after they were caught forcing their way into the old Wellington School building. Witnesses observed a 17-year-old and two other juveniles enter the building. They were chased down after fleeing when police arrived.

Charges against the suspects include burglary and criminal trespass to property.

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