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Freedom Run Co-organizer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2012

Next month’s 10th annual Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run in Marseilles will be missing a co-founder.

52-year old Tony Cutrano of Palos Heights was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon on Route 6 near Seneca.  Cutrano was a co-founder of the annual “run” of motorcycles to the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial in Marseilles.  He’s also credited for being one of the two men who came up with the idea for the memorial wall.

A message on the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run Website says: “Tony did so much and gave so much and he will be missed by so many people.  Rest in peace with all the fallen whom you loved so much”.

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Police: Chicago woman stole ambulance

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago police allege a 30-year-old woman stole a fire department ambulance from a hospital on the city’s South Side and crashed it several blocks away.

Cassie Weathersby was charged with stealing the vehicle, driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Chicago police spokesman Ron Gaines says the woman fled across an expressway in the ambulance before crashing into a vehicle around 11 p.m. Sunday.

Weathersby was not injured in the crash and was taken into custody.

She was scheduled to appear in bond court Monday. It was immediately unclear if Weathersby had an attorney.

A message left Sunday at a number listed for Weathersby wasn’t immediately returned.

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Use caution when burning today

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2012

Think before you start of fire Monday.  The National Weather Service says strong winds with hot and dry conditions have created an elevated fire weather danger Monday.

They say fires could quickly spread out of control so use caution.

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State Senators Cullerton and Radogno to speak at IVAC luncheon

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2012

As state lawmakers look for ways to trim millions of dollars from the state budget, a few of them will take time out to speak to The Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce.

State Senate President John Cullerton, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, State Senator Sue Rezin, and State Representative Frank Mautino are scheduled to speak at IVAC’s legislative luncheon.  It’s being held June 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at Grand Bear Lodge in Utica.

It’s 25 dollars per person.  If you’d like to attend, register with IVAC by Tuesday, June 12.

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Palos Heights man dies after motorcycle crash

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2012

It’s a beautiful weekend for a motorcycle ride but ride with care.  A 52 year old man is dead after crashing his motorcycle near Seneca Sunday afternoon.

Grundy County Coroner John Callahan says Anthony Cutrano of Palos Heights was coming around a curve on Route 6 when he hit a guardrail.  Cutrano was thrown from the bike and died at the scene.

The Seneca Police Department and Grundy County Coroner’s office are investigating.

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