Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Announces Death Of Deputy Donald Gasparini Jr

ROCKFORD, IL. (THECOUNT) — Deputy Chief Donald Gasparini Jr, of Pecatonica Illinois, has been identified as the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office officer who passed away, according to the department Sunday night.

“Donnie” Gasparini, 46, died of unrevealed causes, according to a statement from the department.

The statement said in part:

“The members of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office offer our deepest condolences to the Gasparini family. We ask that you keep his family and our law enforcement family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.“

A cause of death was not provided.

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Geo quick facts: Rockford is a city in northern Illinois. Downtown, the Burpee Museum of Natural History features a dinosaur exhibit. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum offers rotating exhibits in a Victorian home. Rockford Art Museum exhibits regional American works. The sprawling Anderson Japanese Gardens is across the Rock River. Northeast, Rock Cut State Park shelters muskrats, raccoons and waterfowl – wikipedia.

IL Man Craig Reed ID’d As Victim In Friday Night Toulon Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

STARK COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Craig Reed of Toulon, Illinois, has been identified as the victim in a Friday night fatal vehicle crash.

Reed, 62, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Toulon Friday night.

According to reports, Reed was operating a vehicle on Highway 6 near CR-450N in Toulon, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 8:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then rolled over multiple times ejecting Reed.

Reed was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Stark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 5,994. Its county seat is Toulon. Stark County is part of the Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

IL Teen Jacob Inskip ID’d As Victim In Thursday Springfield Fatal Motorcycle Crash

SANGAMON COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Jacob Inskip, of Springfield, Illinois, has been identified as the teenage victim in a fatal Thursday motorcycle crash in Sangamon County.

“Lil Inskip,” 18, was killed in motorcycle crash near Springfield Thursday morning.

According to reports, Inskip was operating a motorcycle on North Cotton Hill Road in Springfield, when for unknown reasons, the bike wrecked around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Inskip was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Inskip:

The Sangamon County Coroner’s Office and Springfield Police Department are investigating.

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Geo quick facts: Sangamon County is a county located in the center of the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 197,465. Its county seat and largest city is Springfield, the state capital. Sangamon County is included in the Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

MO Man Matt Lichius ID’d As Victim In Saturday Bates City Fatal Vehicle Crash

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — William Matt Lichius, of Lexington, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday Interstate 70 vehicle crash in Lafayette County.

Lichius, 50, was killed in a two vehicle crash on I-70 near Bates City Saturday afternoon.

According to reports, Lichius was operating a Land Rover on I-70 in Bates City, when the vehicle was rear-ended by a Kenworth semi-tractor around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The force of the crash caused the Land Rover to exit the roadway and rollover.

Lichius was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The big-rig driver was not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Lafayette County is a county located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,381. Its county seat is Lexington – Wikipedia.

IL Man Aaron Brown ID’d As Victim Shot Dead Inside Chicago Home Saturday

COOK COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Aaron Brown has been identified as the victim fatally shot Saturday in Cook County.

Brown, 26, was shot dead inside a dwelling near Washington Park early Saturday.

According to reports, Brown was found suffering from head and chest gunshot injuries inside a home in the 200 block of East 55th Place around 12:20 a.m. Saturday.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot wounds.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Cook County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Illinois and the second-most-populous county in the United States after Los Angeles County, California. As of 2019, the population was 5,150,233 – Wikipedia.

IL Woman Tayveona Edwards ID’d As Victim In Sunday Lansing Fatal Shooting

LAKE COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Tayveona Edwards, of University Park, Illinois, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday morning shooting in Lake County.

Edwards, 20, was fatally shot Sunday morning in Lansing.

According to reports, Edwards was found suffering from apparent gunshot injuries in the 18000 block of Violet Ave in Lansing Sunday morning after police responded to a call of shots fired.

Edwards was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead at around 10 a.m. of gunshot wounds.

No suspect or motive information was provided by officials as of Sunday evening.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Lake County is a county situated in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Illinois along the shores of Lake Michigan. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 703,462, making it the third-most populous county in Illinois after nearby Cook and DuPage Counties – Wikipedia.

Longtime Chicago ABC 7 Meteorologist Jerry Taft Dead At 77

CHICAGO, IL. (THECOUNT) — ABC 7 Chicago meteorologist, Jerry Taft, has passed away at his home Thursday. He was 77.

Taft worked as a weatherman at WLS-TV for over 3 decades. He retired in January of 2018.

He was surrounded by family and friends when he died peacefully Thursday night, according to the station.

A cause of death was not provided.

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Geo quick facts: Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works – wikipedia.

IL Man Anatoly Spivak ID’d As Realtor Found Dead At Northbrook Haus Mortgage Monday

COOK COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Anatoly Spivak, of Northbrook, Illinois, has been identified as the victim found dead at a Cook County business on Monday.

Spivak, 37, was found unresponsive at a brokerage office near Northbrook early Monday.

According to reports, Spivak was found deceased Monday around 12:30 a.m. at the offices of Haus Mortgage, located at 1240 Meadow Rd #500 in Northbrook.

Witnesses said at least one person was taken into custody at the scene.

A cause of death was not provided.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Spivak:

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

Geo quick facts: Cook County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Illinois and the second-most-populous county in the United States after Los Angeles County, California. As of 2019, the population was 5,150,233 – Wikipedia.

IL Man John Roche Jr ID’d As Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Vehicle Saturday Night In Chicago

COOK COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — John Roche Jr, of Chicago, Illinois, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck Saturday night in Cook County.

Roche, 21, died after he was struck by a vehicle near Chicago Saturday night.

According to reports, Roche was on-foot in the area of 11100 South Pulaski Road in Mount Greenwood, when he was struck by a passing Honda SUV Saturday evening just before midnight.

The driver of the SUV remained on scene and fully cooperated with arriving officials.

Roche was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

No one was cited at the scene.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Cook County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Illinois and the second-most-populous county in the United States after Los Angeles County, California. As of 2019, the population was 5,150,233 – Wikipedia.

Il Teen Colby Rheude ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Girard Twp Head-On Crash Involving Big-Rig

MACOUPIN COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Colby Rheude, of Virden, Illinois, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday head-on vehicle crash in Macoupin County.

Rheude, 18, was killed in a crash near Girard Twp. on Wednesday afternoon involving an 18-wheeler.

According to Illinois State Police, Rheude was operating a vehicle traveling on Route 4 near Finney Road in Girard Township, when he came into head-on contact with a semi-tractor, operated by 51-year-old Walter Smith, that had crossed centerlines for unknown reasons around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Rheude was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Smith was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Macoupin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois, and is a part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 47,765. The county seat is Carlinville. Macoupin County is part of the Metro-East region of the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.