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Chebanse bank robbed

The Federated Bank at Chebanse was robbed this (Monday) morning. A man, described as white, wearing a brown coat, robbed the facility on First North Street at 9:50 am. No one was injured.

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police report the suspect implied he had a weapon. There was no word on how much money was involved.

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Manteno woman killed in snowmobile crash

A Manteno woman was killed in a snowmobile accident Sunday night.

Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said 24-year-old Kristin Agrue was pronounced dead at Riverside Medical Center just after 10 pm. She was thrown from the snowmobile she was riding on and was struck by another one that was following behind.

Sheriff's deputies were at the crash site this morning investigating. The accident happened at 1000N Road near 2000E Road.

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Cold weather relief coming by mid-week

The bitter cold temps will continue another day, but relief is likely by Wednesday. The National Weather Service expects Wednesday through Friday high temperatures to climb into the mid-30s.

Monday’s bitter temperatures will continue.

A mix of snow, rain and sleet over the weekend caused traffic problems across the country. East-central Illinois had to deal with several traffic accidents.

Slide-offs were reported in several counties. And several events, including church services and sporting events were cancelled or postponed.

Monday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny, but temperatures are only going to reach to around 15. And wind-chill readings are going to dip to 5 to 15 below zero. (The wind-chill is how cold it feels on exposed skin).
Monday night finds a clearing sky with near steady temperatures around 9 degrees. Wind chills will reach 6 below to 4 above at times.

Tuesday, although the temperature is expected to climb to 30....gusty southwest winds of up to 25 miles per hour will again offer wind-chill readings at around 5 below.

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Candidate filing ends Monday for April Election

Candidates interested in running for seats in April’s Consolidated Election face a 5 pm deadline today (Monday).

The filing period started last Monday. Petitions can be turned into city/village offices. The consolidated election includes seats for school boards, township and library and park districts. School board candidates and multi-township assessor petitions can be submitted at county clerk’s offices.

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Meth Lab: Watseka Police arrest two

Two Watseka residents were jailed in Iroquois County (Friday) after authorities discovered an active meth lab at a local residence.

38-year-old Ryan Inman and 35-year-old Latasha Inman face charges after the Watseka Enforcement Team executed a search warrant in the 300-block of W. Victory Avenue. Police were acting on a tip. Items located inside the residence are commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine, prescription medication, and drug paraphernalia.

Police also seized two-grams of meth.

Both suspects were arrested for Possession of Meth, Possession of meth precursors, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and participation in meth manufacturing.

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