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Don’t Miss This: Teammates remember roller derby ace, mother of 3 killed on I-55

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▪  A Swansea mother of three and roller derby ace was killed when a pickup struck her on the shoulder of Interstate 55 where her car broke down. Her roller derby teammates have begun thinking about how to honor her in the upcoming season.

▪  Crusaders clinch their fourth unbeaten regular season in school history in a heavyweight battle against Triad. A late interception by Althoff’s Edwyn Brown helps seal the win.

▪  An Illinois Department of Corrections guard who became the target of a fraud investigation after he participated in a fishing tournament while out on total disability collected $48,000 tax-free for his injury. The guard spent 352 days off work, but on full pay, after stating he was incapable of working following an inmate fight in October 2013.