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Tobacco Free Campus Program at DACC

The President of Danville Area Community College says a new tobacco-free policy on campus is off to a good start.  Alice Jacobs says it not only creates a healthier environment, but also a safer one.

Dr. Jacobs says nearly all of the administrators at Danville Area Community College are considered greeters.  So if they spot someone using tobacco products they will explain the new policy to those individuals. The DACC Administration has been preparing for the tobacco-free change for the past 18 months.

President Jacobs adds the policy will allow for a cleaner campus. In a survey completed by 350 students in a cross-section of classes on the DACC campus last Fall, over 45-percent of respondents said they strongly agreed with efforts to make the campus tobacco free.  Nearly 30-percent said they somewhat agreed.  And over 85-percent of the students responding to the poll said they strongly or somewhat agreed with the statement: ‘‘Daily exposure to even small amounts of second hand smoke is a serious health risk.’’

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War Veterans Invited to Info Program

Area veterans are invited to a scheduled  Veteran’s Meet and Greet  in Kankakee.  It's planned for Friday, Aug. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Nini’s Brew, 1805 S. Schuyler Avenue.

At the event, veterans can meet and learn more about veteran organizations and the services they provide. Organizations participating in this event include: Veterans Assistance Commission of Kankakee County, Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion.

            The meet and greet is sponsored by the KCC Veteran’s Club. Admission is free and open to the public.

            For more information, contact Jim Ryan, club advisor at 815-935-1936 or email

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Marijuana Growing Operation in Martinton Nets Grand Jury Indictments

The discovery of a marijuana-growing operation in Martinton has resulted in indictments.  The Iroquois County grand jury returned with charges against 31-year-old John Craycraft of Beaverville.  He was arrested in June when police found 114 cannabis plants at a residence.  Craycraft was arrested for Unlawful Production of Cannabis Plants.

KAMEG and Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police were involved in the investigation.

Sheriff’s Police later arrested 48-year-old Michael Miller of Martinton.  He was charged with Unlawful Production of Cannabis plants.  Police found 16 plants at a Martinton residence.

Sixteen defendants were named in indictments returned by the grand jury August 1st.

  • 19-year-old Ricardo Guardiola of Sheldon was indicted for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis.  He was arrested by KAMEG with more than 30 grams in his possession.
  • 32-year-old Wendy Stone of Goodland, IN was arrested by KAMEG.  She was in possession of between 30 – 500 grams of cannabis.  She was indicted for Unlawful Possession with intent to deliver.
  • A Danville man was also arrested by KAMEG. 23-year-old Jaremy Sims faces indictment for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance WITHIN 1,000 feet of a public park.  Sims was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.  Sims was reported to be in possession of cocaine and a 9 mm handgun.

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Federal Appeals Court denies ex-Governor Ryan’s appeal

CHICAGO — A federal court in Chicago has denied former Illinois Gov. George Ryan's appeal seeking his release from prison.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a complex 16-page ruling Monday denying the 78-year-old Republican's appeal for release from the Indiana prison where he's serving a 6½-year sentence for corruption.

Read more: Federal Appeals Court denies ex-Governor Ryan’s appeal

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Crescent City, Piper City issue Burn Bans

The Village of Crescent City and the Crescent-Iroquois Fire Protection District have issued an outdoor burn ban, until further notice.  Mayor Jim Ward says it's just too dry and there's been some instances that have almost gotten out of hand. 

The burn ban is effective immediatley.

 The Piper City Village Board has also issued a burn ban until further notice.

The ban, which includes trash burning, campfires and brush piles, is prompted by the drought. Violators will be given one warning by Police Chief Fred Fanning before a fine is levied for a second offense.

Village President Dick Chandler is also asking residents to reduce their use of water.


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