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New chief judge for Illinois Supreme Court, Justice Garman administers oath

Justice Rita Garman of Danville has stepped aside as Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. Justice Garman Monday administered the oath of office to new Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier of Nashville, Illinois.

Justice Karmeier is Illinois’ 120th Chief Justice. Justice Garman will continue to serve on the court, but her term as Chief Justice ended.

Chief Justice Karmeier pledged to continue Justice Garman’s efforts to expand access for electronic filing, and her efforts in other areas to make Illinois courts more effective and readily available to all who need them.

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Kankakee County gets ‘good news,’ economic boost

Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey delivered some good news to the County Board finance leaders Monday. More ICE detainees have arrived for housing at the county jail. That means more revenue.

There’s now 121 detainees. The sheriff said the county is set up to handle up to 200 inmates. The federal program could bring in up to $5-million a year.

FY2017 Budget OK’d ...

The County Board was in special session Monday, approving a balanced budget for the new fiscal year.

The budget does include provisions for accumulating some reserves. The spending plan did face some opposition due to spending cuts in the sheriff’s department while withholding $500,000 in reserves.

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Bradley: Verizon store robbed at gunpoint

An armed robbery of the Verizon store in Bradley Sunday is under investigation. Two men are reported to have entered the store on Route 50 about 10:30 am. Customers and employees were tied up while the assailants fled with with an undisclosed number of cellphones.

Bradley Police reported the two suspects were masked and armed with semi-automatic firearms. They ordered customers and employees to the ground before restraining them. The robbers left through a back door, fleeing in a waiting vehicle.

No one was injured.

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More Trick 'R Treat Hours ....

Additional community leaders have announced their trick 'r treating hours for today, October 31st.  The 94.1 WGFA website posted hours in area towns last week (They can be found on this site).

Trick 'R Treat Hours today (Monday, October 31) >

Donovan       5:30 - 8 pm

Beaverville      5-7 pm

Iroquois         5-7 pm

Martinton       5-7 pm

Wellington      7-9 pm

Woodland       4-7 pm


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Indiana school principal pleads guilty to OWI charge

A Twin Lakes High School principal who was put on administrative leave for operating a vehicle while intoxicated has pleaded guilty.

Jennifer Miller was arrested in August after a witness called 911 to report an intoxicated driver. According to court documents, Miller’s blood alcohol content was .144 – almost twice the legal limit.

The White County Prosecutors office reports Miller is undergoing a drug and alcohol evaluation administered by the county.

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