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Cissna Park woman among 2 hurt in crash

Two people were injured in a head-on crash Sunday afternoon in rural Champaign County.

Illinois State Police report 86-year-old Helen Hamrick of Cissna Park was westbound on U.S. 136 just before 1:30 pm when she traveled into the eastbound lane and hit a pickup truck driven by 86-year-old Dwight Snyder of Rantoul.

Both drivers were taken by ambulance to an area hospital.
Police said Hamrick was cited for improper lane use.

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Truck driver injured in I-65 rollover

A semi driver suffered a broken arm when his truck overturned on Interstate 65 early Sunday morning.

Indiana State Police report it happened just south of the Wolcott/Chalmers exit. The semi overturned in the median.
The accident may have been related to strong thunderstorms at the time.

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Ford County Fair Queen Pageant features 8 contestants

Eight young ladies will compete for the 2017 Miss Ford County Queen title on Monday, June 26th.  The pageant is at 7 pm in the dance building at the Melvin Fairgrounds. The county fair is set to begin on Sunday, June 25th.

The eight ladies include:  Mercedes Wise, Kaitlyn Harders, Deanna Diesburg, Ashley Meece, Sydney Porter, Kelsey Vaughn, Autumn Flessner, and Karla Rodqiquez.   The winner will be crowned by current and reigning queen Audrey Bloomquist of Paxton.

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Oakwood grad crowned Miss Illinois

Twenty-year-old Abby Foster, a Danville native and 2015 graduate of Oakwood High School, was crowned Miss Illinois on Saturday night. She will move on to compete at Miss America in September.

Foster, who competed as Miss East Central, performed a lyrical dance to "Rise Up." She wins $10,000 in scholarships.

First runner-up, winner of $3,000 scholarship: Janna Harner, Miss Heartland from Dongola.

Second runner-Up, winner of $2,000 scholarship: Stephanie Dearwester, Miss Quincy from Paloma.

Third runner-up, winner of $1,500 scholarship: Sheridan Hurtig, Miss Land of Lincoln from Mundelein.

Fourth runner-up, winner of $1,200 scholarship: Alexandria Strother, Miss Chicago from Chicago.

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Braidwood woman’s search suspended

Braidwood Police Chief Nick Ficcarello says authorities have suspended the search for a woman missing for more than a week. Seventy-three year old Kim Gray was last seen June 11th leaving her home in the Shadow Lakes area.

The Asian woman’s disappearance has baffled authorities as to her whereabouts. There’s been an extensive ground and air search several times in-and-around the Braidwood area. Chief Ficcarello said there have been reported sightings of the woman, even in the Chicago area.

Kim Gray was last seen near her home which she shared with her son and daughter-in-law. Kim Gray’s car is still parked at the residence.

Police report the woman does have family in the Chicago and Michigan areas. Kim Gray suffers from dementia.
Volunteers are encouraged to continue ground searches on their own.

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