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Former Kankakee football coach found dead at school

{source:  Daily-Journal}

Alec Anderson, the Kankakee High School head football coach from 1987-96, was found dead Wednesday night at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, where he was serving as athletic director.

Anderson, 54, was found next to a treadmill at the school, according to the Northwest Indiana Times. He still resided in Kankakee at the time of his death. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Anderson was arguably the most successful coach in Kankakee history. He led the Kays to eight Illinois High School Association playoff appearances in his 10-year tenure, and the 1995 team reached the quarterfinals of the Class 4A playoffs, the furthest advancement in school history at the time.

He had a 68-35 career record at Kankakee, and his .660 winning percentage is the highest among men who coached more than one season at the school.

He left Kankakee in 1997 to take a job as assistant principal and athletic director at Urbana High School.

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Motorists Alert: Police Impersonators

There's only been one report, but Illinois State Police confirm an investigation is underway concerning a police impersonator at work.

The lone report happened on I-57 in the Matteson area.

District 21 Master Sgt. Cynthia Hodge said the report is under investigation.

A motorist was stopped by fake police officers driving a Chevy Tahoe, equipped with emergency lights. The motorist reportedly surrendered a driver's license and $100 in cash to the fake officers who then drove away.

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Chebanse Skate Park plans moving forward

A skate park and basketball court project recently gained the approval of the Chebanse Village Board.

The Board approved an estimated $4,000 expense to develop the skate park at a reported cost of $900. The basketball court, which will include equipment and other necessary paint striping, carries a price tag of $3,000. Advertising potential may help defray costs.

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Village of Clifton awarded grant

A $51,000 Rural Development Grant will allow the village of Clifton to install a sewer line extension.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant. The funding is to be used to install a sewer line that'll benefit small businesses within the community. The funds will create local jobs during the construction period.

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Queen, Princess crowned at Momence Glad Fest

Miranda Dutour was crowned queen for the 2013 Momence Glad Fest Wednesday evening. Nine-year-old Savannah Anderson was crowned the festival princess.

The 76th Gladiolus Festival kicked off its run with the annual crowning of the queen and princess at the Momence High School football field.
Activities, including a parade, will run through the weekend.

17-year-old Miranda is the daughter of Todd and Amanda LaCosse, and Josh and Jenna Dutour. She will be a senior at Momence High School.

Nine-year-old Savannah is the daughter of Brigitte and Bill Dhom, and Ruben Anderson. She will be in the fourth grade at Je-Neir Elementary School in Momence.

The crowning of the girls extends a long tradition in Momence. The first queen was crowned in 1938, at the advent of the Glad Fest. The tradition of crowning a princess dates back to 1949.

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