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Bonfield Boy Drowns in Kankakee River; Boat Accident Claims 10-year-old in Lake Villa

Rescue workers Sunday recovered the body of a 16-year-old boy from the Kankakee River.

 Shaun Lynch, of Bonfield, was found at 4 p.m. Sunday in the in Bourbonnais Township near Perry Farm property.

Kankakee County coroner Bob Gessner said that Lynch was pulled under the water by a current while swimming across the river to family. Gessner said the body was discovered more than 100 yards from where Lynch disappeared.

(Lake Villa, IL)  --  A boating accident on Lake Petite near the suburban town of Lake Villa has killed a ten-year-old boy.  Officials say Tony Borcia was hit by a boat after falling off of a tube being pulled by another boat.  The accident is under investigation; no charges have been filed.

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Illinoisans to be honored at State Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Ten Illinoisans committed to community service will receive an award from the Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation.

The museum foundation will honor the residents with the Illinoisan of the Day Award on the Farm Bureau Stage of the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Beginning Aug. 10, a different honoree will receive an award each day of the fair.

Officials say the winners will be publicly introduced, receive gifts and get a personal proclamation from Gov. Pat Quinn.

The museum foundation aims to honor those who work to brighten the lives of their neighbors and represent the best of Illinois citizenship.

The list of winners was announced at the museum foundation's annual fundraiser, the Corndog Kick-off held on the fairgrounds.

 

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Iroquois S&WCD offers Water Conservation Tips

Over the past few weeks the most persistent topic of conversation in Iroquois County seems to be the weather, or rather the lack of rain and excessive temperatures.   According to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center,  Part of Iroquois County is in a severe drought and the forecast is for continued above average temperatures and below average precipitation through at least the end of September.  Drought, as defined by the US Geological Survey, is a condition of moisture deficit sufficient to have an adverse effect on vegetation, animals and man over a sizeable area.  So, how has the drought impacted you and what are you doing about it? 

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Autopsy Completed on Pepsico Quaker Victim

Preliminary autopsy results on Brett Hauk, conducted this (Sat) morning, reveal that he died from massive traumatic blunt force injuries from the fall at the Pepsico Quaker plant in Danville.  The Coroner's Office is still awaiting toxicology results and microscopic studies before finalizing the investigation.

Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson is working with Danville Police and OSHA in the investigation.

The 51-year-old Hauk fell five floors to his death last Thursday evening. He fell from a manlift.  Hauk was pronounced dead just before 9 pm.

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DACC Receives $10,000 Donation from Iroquois Federal

DANVILLE — The Danville Area Community College Foundation has received a $10,000 grant from the Iroquois Federal Foundation.  It will provide additional scholarships for students.

The Iroquois Federal Foundation scholarships benefit low-income students from Vermilion and Iroquois County who are pursuing a bank-related field of study.  Studies may include accounting, business administration, finance, management, math, marketing, office systems, customer service or pre-law.

The DACC Foundation is committed to building on success and pursuing additional resources until every student in need has the opportunity to achieve their dream of higher education.

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