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Slick Roads Trigger Accidents in Iroquois County

Motorists are advised to be aware of black ice and changing road conditions today. A mix of rain and freezing rain this (Tues) morning finds several roads quite slippery.

A 3-vehicle accident backed up traffic on I-57 near mile marker 303. A jack-knifed tractor-trailer at that location, near Chebanse.. Illinois State Police and other emergency vehicles are at the scene.  Traffic was being re-directed to Route 45.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police also investigated an accident—with injury---at County Routes 2000 E and 1600 N. No other info was available.

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police also responded to a mishap on the Herscher Blacktop.

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Indiana residents hear about proposed expressway

CEDAR LAKE, Ind. (AP) – State highway officials met with more than 100 northwestern Indiana property owners with homes and businesses in the path of the proposed Illiana Expressway.

Illiana corridor project manager James Earl told property owners at Monday's meeting in the Lake County town of Cedar Lake that he knows they have a lot of concerns about the project that would link Interstate 65 in northwestern Indiana and Interstate 55 in Illinois.

Monday's meeting followed three landowner meetings held last week in Illinois.

Earl says the earliest offers for property in either state probably won't happen until summer 2014. He says that first the public will weigh in on the highway's proposed path in a series of hearings.

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Iroquois - Ford County Weather Advisory Back On, Again

***  UPDATE:  Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013   ***

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Weather Advisory for Ford and Iroquois counties.

After the NWS re-organized its forecast yesterday because of the path of the latest storm, an advisory was reinstated last evening.


According to the weather service, a brief period of icy weather is possible through this (Tuesday) morning, with a chance that the precipitation could begin as a period of freezing rain or sleet. According to the weather service, the freezing rain could result in hazardous driving and walking conditions.

The heavier amounts of precipitation are likely to channel to the north.

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Fire destroys Rankin home, no injury

Sixteen firefighters from the Rankin Fire Protection District responded to a house fire Sunday. No injury was reported. The house was destroyed.

The 1 1/2-story home was "a total loss."

The cause remains undetermined.

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Amanda Walters-Pentecost identified

Authorities in Vermilion County have identified the woman’s body found Sunday as that of 33-year-old Amanda J. Walters-Pentecost.

County Coroner Peggy Johnson announced an autopsy completed today (Mon) shows the cause of death was from cold exposure. Toxicology tests are pending.

The woman’s body discovered in a wooded area southeast of Hoopeston.  She was originally reported missing on January 31. 

Family and friends had been part of search teams over the last three weeks trying to locate the victim. She was last seen by family on February 1st.

Hoopeston Police had reported they didn’t suspect any foul play at the time of the woman’s disappearance.

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2-25-13 2:23 PM