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Salon Holds 'Cut-a-Thon' to Help Families of 2 Men Murdered in Joliet

Images Salon in Joliet is holding the fundraiser for the families of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, who were killed by four people who allegedly partied after their deaths.

A month ago, the city of Joliet bore witness to a crime so gruesome that the Joliet Police Chief called it the worst thing he had seen in his career.

"I think you need to know this is one of the most brutal, heinous, really upsetting things that (I've seen) in 27 years of law enforcement," local police chief Mike Trafton said in a story on Jan. 12.

Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins were killed in January. Four people were arrested and indicted in the killings.

For the families of Glover and Rankins, the tragedy of losing a loved one to senseless violence in a gruesome crime was only the begining of a struggle. Mourning a loved one is bad enough. Being unable to pay for his funeral is even worse.

Yet that is exactly what the families faced when they tried to bury their sons.

“Nobody really sets aside money for that,” Yvette Kincer said.

Kincer co-owns Images Salon in Joliet and she took news of the tragedy and struggle to heart.

"I think it's a tragic loss in the community in general," Kincer said. "I think we as a community need to step up and help the community.”

Beginning at 10 a.m. Feb. 24, the stylists at Images Salon in Joliet will be busy cutting hair with the goal of helping the families of Glover and Rankins.

"I can't even fathom what happened,” Kincer said.

Kincer owns Images Salon with her husband Buddy. She said the salon has a personal link to the tragedy. The woman who works the front desk at the salon was friends with Eric Glover, who was teammates with her boyfriend on the Illinois Gators football team.

"All of the (teammates) are just devastated," Kincer said. "A lot of the guys got Eric's helmet number tattooed on their arms."

Through her employee, Kincer learned that both the Glover and Rankins families struggled to pay for funeral services and related costs for the boys and she wanted to do something to help.

"I would love to help the families raise as much money as possible," she said.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 24, 15 stylists will be on hand to cut hair. Adult cuts are $15 and children are $10, with 100 percent of the money earned going to the families. Appointments are suggested by calling 815-436-4033. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Editor's Note: An incorrect date was included in the original article. Patch regrets the error.

Yvette Kincer February 15, 2013 at 01:06 PM
The Correct Date for the Images Salon Cut*A*Thon is Sunday February 24th 10am-3pm. Walk-ins Welcome
Armondo February 15, 2013 at 06:32 PM
It is so nice what you are doing for the family we could use more people like you in this community
Audrey McNamara February 15, 2013 at 06:39 PM
We will be there! What an awesome shop you guys are. I will try and get extra donations! So proud to see the community helping each other,
Jasmine February 15, 2013 at 08:47 PM
It's unfortunate that these guys died, but weren't they drug dealers?
darla black lopez February 15, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Me my husband and our 4 children and 2 grandsons will be there. This is a wonder event your all doing ! God bless you all ! And the victims families !
Colette Revels February 17, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Who cares if they sold drugs or did drugs they didnt deserve this that is not the issue are u excusing what happed because of that? So wonderful that ur doin the fund rasier for the families. Excuse the inconsiderate people
Jasmine February 18, 2013 at 05:32 PM
No, I'm not excusing it - but have you ever heard of KARMA? You do bad things, bad things will happen to you. Not being inconsiderate, just being realistic.
Audrey McNamara February 20, 2013 at 03:01 PM
So u do something bad in your life and you deserve to get beaten to death and suffocated and then sat on by the murders who played video games on top of you while ur dead! No that is not karma sunshine! That's some sick mother f@@kers who need to burn in hell. U r just as sick if u think those 2 young men deserved this!

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