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Watseka men nabbed for Iroquois Market break-in

An attempt to cash-in stolen lottery tickets led to the arrests of two Watseka Men Saturday.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police report 58-year-old Avery Durflinger Sr. and 35-year-old Avery Durflinger Jr. were jailed on charges of Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Damage to Property.

Police said a break-in at the Iroquois Market in Iroquois early Saturday resulted in an undisclosed amount of lottery tickets stolen. The Durflingers were identified as suspects after it was learned they unsuccessfully tried to cash-in winning tickerts at the Casey’s General Store in St. Anne hours after the burglary.

Both men were arrested without incident.

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Small Business Saturday encourages local shopping

                                           Black Friday shoppers active for holiday season

94.1 WGFA Radio is joining with area Chambers of Commerce in promoting SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.

Holiday shoppers are asked to visit the local retailers in area cities/towns – keeping your dollars local helps the local economy.

Bargain-buster sales are available at several retail outlets in the WGFA-LISTENING AREA.

Chamber of Commerce leaders urge shoppers to keep those dollars at home.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY promotes the small business owners.

Area Chambers of Commerce ask you shoppers to visit and take a close look at the unique offerings in Watseka, Gilman, Onarga, Milford, Cissna Park, Fairbury, Paxton, Gibson City, Hoopeston and Rossville.

Chamber activities also encourage your support in Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais, Manteno and Herscher. And in Kentland, Fowler and Boswell, Indiana.

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Christmas Parades in Watseka, MIlford this weekend

Santa Claus arrives for the holidays in Watseka and Milford this weekend.  Christmas parades welcome entries to make their way along the designated routes.  

"Bright Lights Christmas Delights" is this year's theme for the Watseka Parade this (Friday) this evening.  It steps off at 7 pm.  Juanita and Randy Muller of Designer Homes & Development are the grand marshalls.  Both are supporters of the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce.

Milford is hosting its first-ever Christmas parade Sunday evening at 6 pm.  Retired-Reverend Neil Larimore is the parade grand marshall.  More entries are welcome.  Santa Claus will meet with area children after the parades.

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Black Friday shoppers active for holiday season

The Black Friday shopping sales are attracting local/area customers today. Area stores report smooth transactions, so far, as shoppers hit the store-fronts on Thanksgiving and continue today and thru the weekend.

Bargain-buster sales are available at several retail outlets in the WGFA-LISTENING AREA.

94.1 WGFA helps promote the holiday shopping season with a special 2-hour broadcast this morning at Big R in Watseka.
And Chamber of Commerce leaders urge shoppers to keep those dollars local; shopping local helps the local economy.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is a concept to promote the small business owners.

Area Chambers of Commerce ask you shoppers to visit and take a close look at the unique offerings in Watseka, Gilman, Onarga, Milford, Cissna Park, Fairbury, Paxton, Gibson City, Hoopeston and Rossville.

Chamber activities also encourage your support in Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais, Manteno and Herscher. And in Kentland, Fowler and Boswell, Indiana.

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Milford man ruled unfit for trial

An Iroquois County judge has declared a Milford man accused of throwing a tomahawk at an Iroquois County sheriff's deputy unfit to stand trial.

Judge James Kinzer ordered Kevin Funk be placed in the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services until he is able to regain his fitness. The judge reviewed results of a psychological evaluation of the suspect.

Authorities say Funk threw the tomahawk deputy Clint Perzee in August. Police were preparing to arrest Funk on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. He pleaded not guilty in September to multiple charges including attempted murder and aggravated battery to a peace officer.

Funk is also charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse in a separate case.

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