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‘Walk a Mile in her Shoes’ today in Kankakee

KC-CASA is hosting its annual 'Walk a Mile in her Shoes' event today. The County's Center Against Sexual Assault hosts the educational program to bring more awareness about violence against women. The program is set for 11:30 am at the Rec-Center, the former Armory on Indiana Avenue.

Spokesperson Tom Green welcomes everyone, men and women to take part in the mile-long walk.

Shoes are available for those who want to make the walk in women's high-heels. Last few years more than 150 men have participated.

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Kankakee County: Financial emergency !

Discussions are underway again in governmental circles in Kankakee County. There's serious talk about another round of budget cuts, following up on last year's elimination of sheriff deputies and correctional officers.

Revenues are not meeting projections. And couple the local picture with budget problems for lawmakers in Springfield, expectations are the state of Illinois will reduce county funding by another $1.5 million dollars.

As talks continue, County Board Chairman Mike Bossert says eliminating jobs may be the next step. He said furlough days, time off and shortened work week are all possibilities.

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IDOT to tour state for public input on infrastructure needs

Illinois Transportation and Capital Development Board officials are hitting the road to chat with Illinoisans to find out what investments they'd like to see when it comes to infrastructure.

The so called listening sessions will help both agencies determine what's needed to keep Illinois competitive in a 21st century global economy. Information generated by the meetings will be used to create a comprehensive package of recommendations for Governor Bruce Rauner.

Future dates for community events will be made public in the days to come at Idot.Illinois.gov.

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Loyalty Parade Sunday in Bradley

"Pride in America" is this year's theme for the Loyalty Day Parade in Bradley on Sunday. The parade steps off on Broadway Street at 1 pm.

The parade's intent is to salute American veterans. This year's event makes a point of special mention in that it's the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

The parade is sponsored by the Bourbonnais Veterans of Foreign Wars & Ladies Auxiliary 9961.

Organizers say parade entries are still welcome. There is no charge to enter. The parade route begins at Washington Avenue and continue west on Broadway to Kennedy Drive and the parking lot of Bradley West Elementary School.

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FFA competition recognizes Tri-Point students

Three Tri-Point High School FFA members have earned Illinois State FFA Proficiency honors. Kendall Wills, Kyle Robinson and Brandon Ifft recently were selected as FFA Proficiency winners.

Diana Loschen is their agriculture teacher and FFA adviser.

Receiving the state proficiency honor makes the students eligible to compete in the National FFA Awards Selection process in July.

Illinois FFA recognizes students in 52 areas based on their work-based learning — also known as supervised agriculture experience. FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through record keeping, leadership, and scholastic achievement may be considered for this award.

The winners were selected by a committee of agriculture industry representatives and teachers knowledgeable in this work-based area.

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