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Iroquois County: Youth pheasant hunt Saturday

Illinois youth ages 10 to 17 can take advantage of free pheasant hunt opportunities. The Department of Natural Resources extends an invite for the youth to attend several hunting venues at state facilities. The sites include Iroquois, Ford and Will counties.

The Iroquois County State Wildlife Area, near Beaverville, the Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area, north of Wilmington; and Moraine View State Park, west of Gibson City all host the hunts which begin Saturday, November 12.

Additional opportunities are offered November 27 and December 31 at each of the sites.

Applications are available online at dnr.state.il.us. Check-in times begin at 7 am.

Each young participant must be accompanied by a non-hunting supervisory adult. And each hunter must have completed the DNR hunter education course in order to obtain a license.

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Fatal accident: one dead, one injured in Iroquois County

Emergency personnel in Iroquois County investigated a fatal crash involving farm equipment in rural Cissna Park Wednesday. One person is dead and another was air-lifted to Carle Hospital in Urbana

Sheriff's Police report the accident happened at County Road 300 North at the intersection of County Road 1300 East in Pigeon Grove Township.

Police report both vehicles had farm equipment attached when they collided.

Names of those involved have not been released.
One victim was pronounced dead at Hoopeston Hospital.

Cissna Park Fire and EMS responded. Iroquois County Sheriff's Police, Iroquois County Coroner and Vermilion County Coroner are currently investigating the accident.

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Two found dead in Lowell, Indiana

The Lake County, Indiana Coroner’s Office has identified two people found dead in their Lowell, Indiana home Tuesday morning. The case is being looked at as a possible murder-suicide.

James and Patricia Carlin were pronounced dead at 8:40 am. Both are 61-years-old. Both died from a gunshot wound. Further investigation continues.

The Coroner’s office is asking for help in locating family members. Anyone with information about these individuals is asked to call the Lake County coroner’s office at (219) 755-3265.

Lowell Police Chief Erik Matson said there is no threat to public safety.

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Republicans gain seats on Vermilion County Board

Republicans got the support of voters in Vermilion County (Tuesday) winning 10 of 15 seats that were up for election for the County Board.

Republican winners included: Darren Duncan in District 1, Charles ‘Chuck’ Mockbee III and Kevin Green in District 2, Charles Nesbitt and Joe Eakle in District 3, and Robert Mitch Weaver and Marla Mackiewicz in District 4.

Also winning a seat was Crisi Walls in District 5, Deanna Witzel and Tom Morse in District 6.

Democrat Cari West joins the County Board in District 7. Democrat winners also included Robert Boyd, Nancy O’Kane and Phearn Butler in District 8, and Becky Stark in District 9.

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New Coroner, Auditor & State’s Attorney in Vermilion County

Tuesday’s election brings new office-holders to Vermilion County. A new coroner and a new auditor will be seated. Jane McFadden, who will be retiring as Commander of the Danville Police Investigation Division, defeated Steve Cornett to win the Coroner’s position. McFadden will succeed Coroner Peggy Johnson, who did not seek re-election.

Long-time County Auditor Linda Lucas-Anstey was defeated by Republican Bill Wright.

Others winning county offices running without opposition include Circuit Clerk Dennis Gardner, Recorder of Deeds Dave Stone, and State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy.

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