The pilot of a twin-engine plane made an emergency landing on Route 17 Saturday evening. No injury was reported when the plane ran out of fuel. The pilot safely brought the plane down near Kankakee County Road 8800 W. The FAA records show the plane was on its sway to Indiana from Kansas.
The latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show unemployment rates slightly improved in our region last month. Kankakee County's unemployment rate in March was 6.9%. That's down from last year's March number of 9.7%. The Iroquois County rate dropped from 6.5 to an even 6% this year. Vermilion County's unemployment rate during March fell by three-tenths of one-percent to 6.9 percent. It had been 7.2 percent in February.
The jobless rate in the City of Danville held steady at 6.7 percent, compared to 6.8 percent in February. In March of 2014, Danville had an unemployment rate pf 10.2%.
In Champaign County, the 4.8 percent jobless rate last month compares to 6.6 percent a year ago. The Bloomington rate was 4.7% in March compared to 6.4 last March.
The Manteno American Legion is hosting the WWII Memorial Model Sunday. Legion Post #755 has planned an unveiling of original model of the National World War II Memorial. The event is set for 1 pm at the Manteno Sportsmen's Club.
The Manteno visit is the final leg of an Illinois statewide tour. The memorial will be headed back to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
Manteno Legion Commander Bill Cushman said American Legion members from across the state have been invited to Sunday's event.
More info about the Memorial Model can be found at www.pillarsofhonor.org
KC-CASA is hosting its annual 'Walk a Mile in her Shoes' event today. The County's Center Against Sexual Assault hosts the educational program to bring more awareness about violence against women. The program is set for 11:30 am at the Rec-Center, the former Armory on Indiana Avenue.
Spokesperson Tom Green welcomes everyone, men and women to take part in the mile-long walk.
Shoes are available for those who want to make the walk in women's high-heels. Last few years more than 150 men have participated.