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State Police ACE Report

Illinois State Police Announce Results of Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement Patrol


ASHKUM, IL – Captain Bridget Bertrand, District 21 Commander, announced the results of an Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrol which was conducted in Kankakee County during the evening of March 22, 2013 and into the early morning hours of March 23, 2013.

Violations

Enforcement Activity

Driving under the influence arrests

1

Drug/alcohol-related arrests

3

Suspended driver’s license citations

1

Speeding citations

4

Occupant restraint citations

4

Total citations

20

Total written warnings

41

The Illinois State Police (ISP) reminds those who drink and drive that future patrols will be conducted. The ISP will continue to work to save lives by taking Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offenders off the road, arresting them, and locking them up. This project was funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

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INDOT State Truck involved in crash on U-S 41

BENTON COUNTY, Ind. - A state highway worker in Indiana was injured Wednesday when a semi crashed into his dump truck in Benton County.

Indiana State Police report the crash happened just before 2 p.m. on U.S. 41, about 3 miles south of Fowler.

65-year-old Thomas Klitzing of Rosedale, drove up on an INDOT crew patching holes in the right lane.  Klitzing told police he was looking at wind turbines when he looked back at the road and saw he was in the construction zone.  Investigators said he swerved and tried to brake when he hit the dump truck.     

Klitzing was ticketed for failure to yield to highway maintenance service vehicles.

The driver of the dump truck, 62-year-old Fairley Creech of Oxford, was not seriously hurt.. 

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Harold and Jean Miner Outpatient Center named

WATSEKA -- Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka now carries a new name. It will now be called the Harold and Jean Miner Outpatient Center.

The name comes from after a generous contribution from the Miner Charitable Foundation. A recognition plaque was recently unveiled during an open house celebration.

The late Harold and Jean Miner were lifelong resident farmers in Iroquois County. The couple supported many community initiatives, giving of their time, talent and treasure. They established the Miner Charitable Foundation to continue their philanthropic interests long into the future.

Riverside’s naming of the facility in their honor not only recognizes the significant financial support of the Miner Foundation, but also recognizes the Miners as an example of those who make a community like Watseka a great one.

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Iroquois County posts sample ballots

SAMPLE BALLOTS NOW AVAILABLE

Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher has announced that the publication of the full ballot, as well as sample ballots for the April 9th Consolidated Election are now available on the county’s website at www.co.iroquois.il.us. You may also call the clerk’s office at: 815-432-6960 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and request a sample ballot which can be mailed or emailed to you.

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Missing Alabama toddler found in Manteno

A missing 2-year-old girl from Alabama has been found in Manteno, Manteno police said in a news release issue before noon today.

Both the child's mother, Jennifer Mosteter, and the child, Carrie Mosteter, were turned over to the FBI at 10:30 a.m. today. The child was then turned over to the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

DCFS will then return the child to the custody of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

On March 8, an AMBER alert regarding the child and mother was issued by Alabama authorities. The mother did not have custodial rights.

The pair was suspected of being in the Manteno area because the mother has relatives there.

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