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IDOT to tour state for public input on infrastructure needs

Illinois Transportation and Capital Development Board officials are hitting the road to chat with Illinoisans to find out what investments they'd like to see when it comes to infrastructure.

The so called listening sessions will help both agencies determine what's needed to keep Illinois competitive in a 21st century global economy. Information generated by the meetings will be used to create a comprehensive package of recommendations for Governor Bruce Rauner.

Future dates for community events will be made public in the days to come at Idot.Illinois.gov.

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Loyalty Parade Sunday in Bradley

"Pride in America" is this year's theme for the Loyalty Day Parade in Bradley on Sunday. The parade steps off on Broadway Street at 1 pm.

The parade's intent is to salute American veterans. This year's event makes a point of special mention in that it's the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

The parade is sponsored by the Bourbonnais Veterans of Foreign Wars & Ladies Auxiliary 9961.

Organizers say parade entries are still welcome. There is no charge to enter. The parade route begins at Washington Avenue and continue west on Broadway to Kennedy Drive and the parking lot of Bradley West Elementary School.

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FFA competition recognizes Tri-Point students

Three Tri-Point High School FFA members have earned Illinois State FFA Proficiency honors. Kendall Wills, Kyle Robinson and Brandon Ifft recently were selected as FFA Proficiency winners.

Diana Loschen is their agriculture teacher and FFA adviser.

Receiving the state proficiency honor makes the students eligible to compete in the National FFA Awards Selection process in July.

Illinois FFA recognizes students in 52 areas based on their work-based learning — also known as supervised agriculture experience. FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through record keeping, leadership, and scholastic achievement may be considered for this award.

The winners were selected by a committee of agriculture industry representatives and teachers knowledgeable in this work-based area.

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Funeral Mass Today for Cardinal Francis George

Today is the last day for those who wish to remember the late Cardinal Francis George. Funeral mass will begin at Noon at the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain will be giving the homily. Those attending must have a ticket.

Immediately following the mass, the Committal Service will take place at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines where the Cardinal will be buried in his family plot. George died last week at the age of 78 following a long battle with cancer.

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Kankakee teacher arrested for sexual assault

A Kankakee high school teacher has been arrested for criminal sexual assault. 42-year-old Stephen DiSanto is awaiting formal charges for alleged inappropriate sexual conduct with a 17-year-old student at Kankakee High School.

DiSanto was arrested Tuesday evening at his home.

It was on April 13th when the Kankakee Police Department was made aware of a possible incident between a teacher and a 17-year-old student at Kankakee High School. The Department of Children & Family Services, School District 111 and the Kankakee County State's Attorney's Office were involved in a week-long investigation. During the investigation, evidence was gathered from electronic devices, including computers and cell phones.

Police are waiting for further evidence.

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