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Manteno man dies in 3-vehicle crash

A 47-year-old Manteno man suffered fatal in
juries in a three-vehicle accident in rural Manteno Monday.

The victim is identified as Matthew Denham. He was pronounced dead at Riverside Medical Center, according to the Coroner’s office.

The accident occurred about 2 pm at North 3000E Road and East 7500N Road. Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said the accident involved an SUV, semitractor and a minivan.
One person was airlifted to a suburban hospital. Two other accident victims were taken to local hospitals.

The Illinois State Police accident reconstruction team is investigating.

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Iroquois County jurors report for duty at 9:30a Wednesday

Citizens working jury duty in Iroquois County need to report to the courthouse in Watseka by 9:30 Wednesday morning. 

Jury phone lines are not working to provide instrations.  All three groups are to report by 9:30 am November 9th.

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Local issues for today's election...

Kankakee County has a ballot loaded with contested issues, including local county seats, a state representative race and state's attorney contest.

In Iroquois County, there's just a couple of contested matters.  The races were all decided in the March primary election.

Iroquois County Board District 1 has three seeking two seats, Chad McGinnis, Michael McTaggart and Mack Berry are on the ballot.

Iroquois County Board District 3 finds four names on the ballot; two to be elected.  Charles Alt, Marvin Stichnoth, Dustin Wells, and Charles "Butch" Hartke all appear on the ballot.

Iroquois County voters are also being asked to support a quarter-cent sales tax on limited items to support law enforcement.

The marquee race in Kankakee County has state-wide interest.  For the 79th Illinois House seat, Kate Cloonen is challenged ty Lindsay Parkhurst.

The race for State's Attorney features Ed Glazer against Jim Rowe. 

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Election Day: Polls open 6a 'til 7m

Election Day has arrived.  Polls will be open until 7 pm.  Iroquois and area county results will be followed by 94.1 WGFA News beginning just after 7 pm. 

A record number of people have already cast early-vote ballots.  Election officials report more people than ever took advantagte of early-voting.  Iroquois and Kankakee County officials report the number of early-votes surpassed the numbers cast in the last presidential election.  The state board of elections says nearly one-point-three-million people opted to cast an early ballot through Monday morning. 

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IDOT closing Watseka railroad crossing for repairs

Iroquois County motorists traveling thru Watseka will have to deal with a detour beginning Monday.  The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced the Illinois Route 1 / TP & W Railroad crossing on Watseka's east edge will be closed Monday, November 7.  The closing is for about 10 days to allow the railroad to rebuilding the crossing.

A posted detour will direct motorists to use County Highway 40 (Woodland Road) to gain access to Routes 24, Route 49 and Route 1.

Drivers are urged to use caution and expect delays along the detour route.

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