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Gessner to seek re-election as Coroner

Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner has announced his intention to seek re-election in 2016.  Gessner was first apointed to the job in 2003.  He won election in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

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Judge Wenzelman to retire

Veteran Kankakee County Circuit Court Judge Kendall Wenzelman has announced his pending retirement, effective November 39th.  First elected in November of 1994, Wenzelman was appointed to the bench in 1993 replacing retiring Judge Wayne Dyer. 

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Indiana ATV crash injures girl

Authorities in Fountain County, IN report an 11 year-old girl was injured Sunday morning in an ATV crash.

Firefighters from Attica reported the girl was riding with a group in the Badlands Off Road Vehicle Park when she drove her ATV too far off the path.

The vehicle rolled and landed on top of her legs.
Emergency crews used a rope rescue to get the girl to a helicopter, and she was airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Fire Chief Ed O'Farrell said the girl was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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Benton County: dead horses found on Boswell property

Two dead horses found at a property site in Benton County, Indiana have stirred an investigation. Sunday - a farmer spotted two dead horses in a field on a property near County Roads 3800 West and 800 South in Boswell.

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health requires dead animals to be removed from the property within 24-hours, unless you have a permit to decompose.

An animal rescue team is now involved in the investigation.

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I-55 crash kills Dwight man

33-year-old Joseph Haggard of Dwight was killed Thursday night when his vehicle crashed on Interstate 55 near Pontiac.

Livingston County Coroner Mike Burke said Haggard was thrown from the southbound vehicle when it crashed, rolled over and came to rest on the shoulder of the northbound lane.

The crash remains under investigation by Illinois State Police.

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