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Harold and Jean Miner Outpatient Center named

WATSEKA -- Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka now carries a new name. It will now be called the Harold and Jean Miner Outpatient Center.

The name comes from after a generous contribution from the Miner Charitable Foundation. A recognition plaque was recently unveiled during an open house celebration.

The late Harold and Jean Miner were lifelong resident farmers in Iroquois County. The couple supported many community initiatives, giving of their time, talent and treasure. They established the Miner Charitable Foundation to continue their philanthropic interests long into the future.

Riverside’s naming of the facility in their honor not only recognizes the significant financial support of the Miner Foundation, but also recognizes the Miners as an example of those who make a community like Watseka a great one.

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Iroquois County posts sample ballots

SAMPLE BALLOTS NOW AVAILABLE

Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher has announced that the publication of the full ballot, as well as sample ballots for the April 9th Consolidated Election are now available on the county’s website at www.co.iroquois.il.us. You may also call the clerk’s office at: 815-432-6960 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and request a sample ballot which can be mailed or emailed to you.

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Missing Alabama toddler found in Manteno

A missing 2-year-old girl from Alabama has been found in Manteno, Manteno police said in a news release issue before noon today.

Both the child's mother, Jennifer Mosteter, and the child, Carrie Mosteter, were turned over to the FBI at 10:30 a.m. today. The child was then turned over to the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

DCFS will then return the child to the custody of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

On March 8, an AMBER alert regarding the child and mother was issued by Alabama authorities. The mother did not have custodial rights.

The pair was suspected of being in the Manteno area because the mother has relatives there.

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“Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” April 12 in Kankakee

It’s called “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes.” An international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and violence by men against women and children.

The event, the 6th annual, is a fundraiser for the Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA). This year’s fun event is Friday, April 12th.

Tom Greene is the Men’s Initiative Coordinator for KC-CASA.  He says all are welcome regardless if you wear womens healed shoes.  Everyone's support is appreciated.

The Walk will begin at !2 Noon.  Following some opening remarks at 11:45 am, the walk goes around the Kankakee County Courthouse to the Community Resource Center.  It begins at the Knights of Columbus Hall, across the street from the courthouse on N. Indiana Avenue.

Contact the KC-CASA office for more info or visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org

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Nearly 10 percent of Illinois adults have diabetes

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois health officials are putting out the word about diabetes management and prevention.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is joining the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness about the disease that affects nearly 10 percent of adults in the state. Tuesday was "Diabetes Alert Day," a day set side to raise awareness.

Health department officials say the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois is among residents of Alexander, Pulaski and Williamson counties.

People can prevent or delay diabetes by losing just 7 percent of body weight - that's about 15 pounds if you weigh 200 - and through regular physical activity and healthy eating.

And the state provides funding to local health departments and community organizations to offer programs with information about diabetes prevention and management.