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Hit-and-Run accident leads to grand jury indictment

A Kankakee County grand jury indicted Andrew Langston, of St. Anne, for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident that left a 12-year-old Kankakee boy seriously injured.

The May 25th accident on N. Chicago Avenue injured Marcus James. He continues to recover, having been released from a hospital.

Langston was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in personal injuries and driving on a suspended license. If found guilty of leaving the scene, Langston could be sentenced up to seven years in prison.

Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe said bond has been set at $500,000.

Langston is being held in Johnson County, Ind., on unrelated charges.

Illinois State Police DUI arrests ---

A hit and run in Iroquois County Saturday led to a DUI arrest. 59-year-old Cynthia Slavin of Kankakee was involved in a crash on Route 1 at 1400 N. State Police report she showed signs of impairment and was also arrested for improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed, improper parking on a roadway, improper overtaking, leaving the scne of an accident and failing to report the accident. She was also cited for no insurance.

Troopers also responded to a pedestrian in the roadway on I-57 southbound in Iroquois County. 34-year-old Mark Blaze of Hobart, Indiana was arrested for DUI and illegal transportation of alcohol.

Last Friday ... a trooper was dispatched to a vehicle in a pond at a rest stop on I-57. 62-year-old Michael Pardue of Mobile, Alabama was taken to a hospital due to a medical condition. He was then arrested for DUI and illegal transportation of alcohol.

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Country Theatre Workshop Camp

The Cissna Park Country Theatre Workshop is holding a theatre camp this week. Children will hold two performances this Saturday, June 23, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm to demonstrate the skills they've learned at camp.

Tickets are available at the door at time of performances; there will be no advance reservation calls. Parents will also be able to reserve 6 seats.

Performances are at Country Theatre Workshop, 2 miles north of Cissna Park on IL Rt. 49.

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Illinois County Fairs sharing $5-million agriculture grants

Governor Bruce Rauner has announced $16-million in agriculture grants for Illinois communities. The money includes six-million dollars for Soil & Water Conservation Districts. There's also money for educational programs thru tzhe U of I Extension Service. 

The reamining five-million dollars is for county fairs.  More than $54,000 will go to 92 county fairs around the state for operations and maintenance.

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Loda in line for $500,000 grant for new water tower

A Department of Agriculture grant may be brining a $500,000 to the village of Loda for a new water tower.  The federal grant will require an income survey as part of the application process.  Local residents will be asked to provide survey info.  The survey is part of an "environmental review record," according to village engineer Tom Overmyer.

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Donovan Boil Order

Donovan residents will be under a boil order for at least the next 24-hours.  Village officials announced a water sut-off for up to two hours starting at 9 am today (Wed).  The shut-off is for Donovan residents on the west side of the railroad tracks and north of 2nd Street.

The boil order for the entire village will follow the shut-off and last thru Thursday morning, at least.

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