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Weekend Accident Claims Woman’s Life in Livingston County

FAIRBURY – A 25-year-old Fairbury woman has died following a two-vehicle crash in Livingston County.  It occurred in Indian Grove Township Saturday..

The Peoria County Coroner’s Office says Elizabeth Reis was pronounced dead at a Peoria hospital, following the crash south of Fairbury.

Reis was reportedly driving  west on County Road 500 North and was struck by a northbound vehicle on County Road 2200 East, after officials say she failed to yield. The other driver involved and some passengers have all been released from the hospital.

An autopsy is scheduled.

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State Fair 'Sale of Champions' raises $159,000

     Piper City’s Chelsea Wycoff’s Rabbits net nearly $10,000

 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The "Sale of Champions" at this year's Illinois State Fair was a record-breaker.

Acting Agriculture Director Bob Flider says buyers at Tuesday's sale paid record prices for five animals. The annual auction of prize-winning state fair junior livestock brought in more than $159,000 for the producers and Illinois' 4-H and Future Farmers of America education programs.

The grand champion wether raised by 18-year-old Caleb Whitcomb was auctioned off for $17,200. The sheep's sale broke the previous record by nearly $5,000.

But the auction's big ticket item was the fair's grand champion steer. The crossbred shown by 16-year-old A.J. Line of Seaton sold for $52,000, which topped the previous record by $800.

12-year-old Chelsea Wycoff of Piper City drew a standing ovation from the crowd at the Sale of Champions. Her pen of California Rabbits earned $6,500, which she then donated to Easter Seals. Chelsea’s rabbits were donated and sold again for another $3,400…the total resale amount going to Easter Seals.

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Governor Quinn signs Agriculture Laws at State Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn has signed five new laws dealing with agriculture at the Illinois State Fair.

Tuesday was Agriculture Day at the fair in Springfield. Quinn signed the new laws as the state's farmers deal with drought conditions. Quinn says it's an important time to support Illinois farmers and the state's agriculture industry.

Quinn signed legislation into law to protect cattle pastures from wildlife damage and create the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council. Another new law establishes fees for livestock producers to help the state Environmental Protection Agency administer a federal pollution program for animal feeding operations.

Quinn also approved a new law that requires certain vehicles to display a slow-moving vehicle emblem before traveling on Illinois roadways.

 

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KCC Registration for Fall Semester

Kankakee Community College will be open for fall registration on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

          Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 20. Normal registration hours are 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays.

           Students can register in the office of Student and Services at KCC, which is located in the east wing of the second floor of KCC’s Main Building. KCC is located south of downtown Kankakee on River Road off U.S. 45‑52, or take Interstate 57 to Exit 308 and follow the signs.

          For information or to make an advising appointment, phone 815-802-8500 or visit the college’s website at www.kcc.edu/fall2012/.

 

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DACC Preps for Fall Term

Preparations are continuing at Danville Area Community College for the start of the fall term.  The fall classes begin on Monday, August 20th at Danville Area Community College. 


The Registration, Counseling, Financial Aid, Cashier and Bookstore were open for business.   Those offices will be open today (Aug. 15th) from 1:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

All offices at Danville Area Community College will be closed Wednesday morning because of an In-Service session for staff and faculty.  

Offices are also closed Thursday morning.  There’s a Staff/Faculty In-Service meeting from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. The Registration, Counseling, Financial Aid, Cashier and Bookstore will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

On Friday, August 17th, all offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.   And on Saturday, August 18th, all DACC offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. until noon with the exception of the Bookstore which does not open until 9:00 a.m.