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Convicted killer captured in Chicago

Chicago police have escaped killer Kamron Taylor in custody. The 23-year-old, who was on the run the last three days, was chased down by a couple of Chicago beat-patrolman Friday night on the city's south side.

After escaping from the Kankakee County Detention Center early Wednesday, Taylor kept some 50 officers on the job around the clock searching for him. He was found in possession of a .38 caliber handgun, believed stolen from a jail guard he overpowered in his escape from the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

A reward had been increased to $25,000 for information leading to his capture.

Taylor, considered armed and dangerous, was found walking in the 9200-block of South Stony Island. Police responded to reports of a suspicious person around 9 pm, according to Chicago Police. As police approached, Taylor allegedly fled and was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

The, Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski said at a Saturday morning press conference, the pieces came together. Chicago Police called Kankakee County authorities and it was a tattoo on Taylor and a fingerprint that confirmed his identity.

Chicago officers Matt Kozlovski and Oberrian Montilla are credited with Taylor's arrest.

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Delays likely on Route 45/52 as construction begins

U.S. Route 45/52 at St. George Road will be bottled up beginning Monday where road construction will be underway from Armour Road north.

The northbound traffic will be effected. It's where workers left off last fall, when the construction season was winding down.

A two-mile stretch from Armour Road to St. George Road will include periodic shutdowns. Driver are urged to pay attention to flaggers and posted signs.

Bourbonnais Mayor Paul Schore reports the construction will last about 8 weeks.

The $1.3 million project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Reward For Escaped Killer Increases…

Authorities are increasing their reward for the capture of a man who escaped from the Kankakee County jail. The reward for Kamron T. Taylor is now at 75-hundred-dollars, up from five-thousand Thursday.

Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski says he believes Taylor is getting help from someone and that he is armed and dangerous. Taylor, who is awaiting sentencing for the June 2013 murder of a man during a botched armed robbery, escaped Wednesday from his two-person cell at the Jerome Combs Detention Center after the last security check.

Bukowski warns people not to approach or engage in any way with Taylor, if you come across him. Instead, call 9-1-1.

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Four deer poachers arrested in Pembroke

Illinois Conservation Police arrested four men in eastern Kankakee County for poaching deer. The men are from Chicago and Hammond, Ind. They're believed to have been taking deer out of season for much of the year.

Conservation Officer Holly Vadbunker worked surveillance for several weeks to make the arrests in Pembroke Township.
All four men were arrested on 23 citations and 46 written warnings.

Each one was charged with unlawfully hunting without permission of the landowner, unlawfully hunting deer during a closed season, and unlawfully hunting by using bait. They're also charged with failure to have valid hunting licenses and deer permits.

Conservation Police also seized three firearms.

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Stabbing at Paxton bar leads to arrest

A 55-year-old Paxton man faces charges after he allegedly stabbed a bartender at a Paxton bar. Tracy Joyce had bond set Thursday at $50,000. He's been arrested for aggravated battery, aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, and possession of drugs.

The stabbing took place around 10 pm Wednesday at Shooky's Bar on Market Street. It's the second stabbing incident there in the last 18 months.

Joyce was jailed in Paxton. The bartender was treated at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Paxton Police and the Ford County Sheriff's department continue the investigation.

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