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Ford-Iroquois Health Board members ousted >

Two new appointees to the Ford-Iroquois Dept of Public Health have been approved by the Iroquois County Board.

At a special meeting this morning…..the Board voted 13-2 to remove three members of the health board. And Board Chairman Rod Copas then named Lauren LukE  and Michelle Fairley to serve two of the three seats for Iroquois County.

The County Board heard more details about an investigation by an Edgar County Watchdog group. Following an executive session, the votes to remove and replace were carried out.

The Ford-Iroquois Health Board had a regular meeting scheduled late this (Mon) morning in Gilman. But the meeting was postponed when it was learned the meeting had not been properly, according to the Open Meetings Act.

John Kraft, from the Edgar County Watchdog Group, questioned the health board members if the meeting and agenda had been posted at the Gilman-Danforth Library Building ?

The newly-appointed Iroquois County members of the health board and County board chairman Copus were not present at the meeting.

 

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Funeral services for Wilmington crash victims

Funeral services for three of four Wilmington High School students who died in a car crash Monday will are being held this weekend.

Memorial visitation for 17-year-old Cheyenne Fender are today (Sat) from 3 until 7 pm at Anderson Memorial Chapel in Romeoville.

Visitation for 15-year-old Cody Carter are from 11 am until 1 pm today (Sat) at Patterson Funeral Home in Braidwood.

Visitation for 15-year-old Micalah Elizabeth Sembach will be held from 1 pm. 'til 4 pm Sunday at Frietag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. A celebration of life services is scheduled for 4 pm.

A funeral service for 14-year-old Matthew Bailey were held Thursday.

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Olivet student's death shocking

Olivet Nazarene University officials say the unexpected death of a 22-year-old senior is under investigation.


Miley Reed was found unconscious in the on-campus apartment she shared with three roommates. She was pronounced dead at Presence St. Mary's Hospital shortly after 7 a.m Thursday.

Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said an autopsy was performed, but Gessner said a cause of death has not been determined. Reed had flu-like symptoms in recent days, and her death appeared natural.

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Ford County Colission

-- Two drivers were taken to the hospital after a crash in rural Ford County. Illinois State Police say the injuries are not life threatening. It happened around Route 9 East and county road 2300, just east of Paxton.

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Show Choir Invite & Civil War Commemoration highlight weekend events

Junior-high and high school dance teams are highlighted on stage in Watseka this weekend.

The 35th Annual Watseka Show Choir Invitational welcomes the public today (Fri) and Saturday. The competition features several school teams; the junior-high teams perform Friday and 15 high school groups hit the stage Saturday.

Julie Burd is one of the many organizers of this popular event. The performers include the Watseka “Sensations” Saturday night.

The doors open at 5 pm today (Fri) and 9 am Saturday AT Watseka High School. An award presentation is set for Saturday night to finish the day.

 

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