A 32-year-old Hopkins Park motorist died Sunday when he apparently lost control of his vehicle in rural Momence. Jamar Jarrette was westbound on 3000N Road, near 8000E. He ran off the roadway and hit two utility poles. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
POLICE STATEWIDE ARE STEPPING UP PATROLS FOR THE HALLOWEEN WEEKEND...AND URGE MOTORISTS TO “DRIVE SOBER, OR GET PULLED OVER.”
HALLOWEEN USUALLY INCLUDES LOTS OF PARTIES AND LOTS OF LITTLE KIDS RUNNING AROUND. THAT’S WHY COPS WILL BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR DRIVERS NOT BEING SAFE SAYS ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SPOKESPERSON KELSEA GURSKI.
THE BEEFED UP ENFORCEMENT WILL RUN THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF NOVEMBER FIRST.
Lindsey Jensen is the Teacher of the Year in Illinois. The 10-year veteran instructor at Dwight was named this year’s winner Saturday at the Illinois State Board of Education annual Dinner-Banquet in Normal. Lindsey Jensen was one of 10 finalists for the honor.
Lindsey is a high school English and Literature teacher. Illinois State Education Superintendent Tony Smith said Jensen “exemplifies teacher leadership.” She emerged from a group of 234 teachers who were nominated for the award. The list was narrowed to ten last month. Originally a teacher’s aide, she joined the staff at Dwight in 2008 and has been there since.
- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Mallory L. Davis, 30, Kankakee, for DUI Alcohol; Aaron C. McDonald, 20, Homewood, for Possession of Cannabis over 30 grams; Adebayo V. Fatuki, 20, Homewood, for Possession of Cannabis over 30 grams; Kayleigh A. Bruce, 19, Worth, for Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor; Julia E. Lanigan, 19, Oak Lawn, for Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor; and Donald D. Sherrod Jr., 23, Kankakee, for DUI Drugs, DUI Alcohol and Obstructing Justice.