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Dropping COVID positivity numbers

Area figures are improving again when it comes to COVID positivity. Region 6 numbers Monday were at seven percent. The Iroquois County reading was 6.1%. Region 7 was listed at 8.5%. Ther Kankakee County number was at five percvent, Will County was at 9.4. 94.1 WGFA
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Pedestrian struck and killed in Kankakee County

An un-identified man is dead having been hit by two vehciles on Armour Road in Bradley early Sunday. The Kankakee County Coroner's Office reports the man had no identification on him. He was hit by an eastbound car about 12:30 am. then hit by a westbound vehicle. he died of multiple injuries. The investigation continues. 94.1 WGFA
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Baseball bat attack

A Watseka woman was arrested after hitting another woman with a baseball bat.  The alleged attack happened at a residence on Newell Street Saturday.  24-year-old Heather Brewer is charged with aggravated domestic battery. Watseka Police report officers were called to the location a second tme after some residents refused to leave the home.

Two people were arrested after Watseka officers responded to reports of shoplifters. 22-year-old Skilar Stone of Iroquois and 24-year-old Lauren Hall of Kentland, IN are charged with retail theft.

42-year-old Donald Jessie Jr. of Milford turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail. He'll serve a sentence for aggravated battery.

A Chicago man is in custody in Watseka.  34-year-old Donte Wade was arrested by Iroquois County Sheriff's Police on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear for a DUI charge.

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Mega and Poweball jackpots grow, no weekend winners

Lottery players have another chance to win big next week since there were no winners of the top prize for both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots in their most recent drawings.

The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated $730 million after no one matched all five numbers and the red ball in the drawing on Saturday night. If a lottery player strikes big in the next Powerball drawing on Wednesday, it would be the fifth-largest jackpot ever in the United States.

The winning numbers were 67, 20, 65, 14, 39, and the Powerball was 02.

No one beat the odds in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, so that jackpot grew to an estimated $850 million. That would be the third-largest jackpot ever if there’s a winner of the top prize for the drawing on Tuesday.

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Virtual MLK Events Set for Today >

The Zion Missionary Baptist Church is today’s setting for Kankakee’s Martin Luther King Jr. church service. The 10 am service does not include a Breakfast this year, due to the COVID pandemic.
The annual scholarships were handed out over the weekend. Virtual celebrations are on the agenda because of the need to social distance, according to organizer Pat Polk.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee in Danville hosts its annual activities honoring the slain civil rights leader today (Monday 1/18). There will be no motorcade/parade or banquet this year, canceled due to the pandemic.
Danville Human Relations Director Sandra Finch says a Community-Wide Service honoring Dr. King is at 11:30 am this (Monday) at the St. James United Methodist Church. The public not allowed to attend due to COVID. But the public is invited to listen to a livestream of the service through a link on the St. James United Methodist Church website.

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