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Drug Take-Back Day Saturday

                                             Officials encourage safe disposal of meds

Officials are encouraging you to safely get rid of your old or unwanted medications today (Saturday).

The effort is a part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Select pharmacies are participating. You can drop off your old/unused medications for safe disposal.
Area police and some fire departments also welcome the public to dispose of the old meds at their facilities.
There's planned drop-off program today at Northfield Square Mall in Bradley. Police in Kankakee, Bradley and Bourbonnais are involved in the 'Take Back" effort.

Two locations are also available in Vermilion County: the CVS Pharmacy and county courthouse, both located on Vermilion Street.

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Justice Garman to be installed as Chief of Illinois Supreme Court Monday

The elevation of Justice Rita B. Garman to become Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court will be marked by an installation ceremony Monday, October 28th.

The ceremony is by invite only due to space limitations. The installtion is at the Vermilion County Courthouse in Danville.

Justice Garman will become the 119th Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, the second woman in Illinois to be Chief Justice and the second woman to head one of the three branches of government in Illinois.

"I am honored and humbled to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve as Chief Justice," Justice Garman said.

Justice garman will succeed Kankakee native Thomas Kilbridge as the high court's chief justice.

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Denny’s Restaurant Fire in Bourbonnais

A heating unit on the rooftop of the Denny's Restaurant in Bourbonnais caused a fire, alerting firefighters this (Fri) morning. The restaurant was temporarily closed. There was no injury.

Firemen were alerted to 1303 N. State Route 50 at Armour Road after receiving reports of a smell of smoke in the building.

Bourbonnais Fire Chief Ed St. Louis said the cause is being investigated. He said the rooftop was charred and an air-handler will have to be removed in order to make repairs. The Kankakee County Health Department has been notified.

The restaurant will remain temporarily closed.

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Harms honored for dedication to issues affecting seniors

State Rep. Josh Harms, R-Watseka, was honored by the Life Services Network for his dedication to issues affecting senior citizens and specifically for his support of the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.

Harms was awarded a plaque "in recognition of (his) commitment and dedication to advancing quality in older adult services."

Harms said "the Apostolic Christian Home is a prime example of what is great about the 106th (Illinois House) District. The hard-working employees of the Apostolic Christian Home and the Life Services Network have dedicated their careers to caring for our parents and grandparents. I am proud to be an advocate for their needs."

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Health Department Announce Affordable Care Act Assistance

The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department issued a statement today saying that an In-person counselor/navigator for the Affordable Care Act will be at Big R in Watseka, IL 1200 E. Walnut Street on November 2, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. providing information, answering questions and scheduling appointments for assistance with applying for health coverage for Iroquois County residents, which will begin on November 4, 2013 at the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department in Watseka, IL. 114 North Third Street. Walk-ins will be accepted from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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