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Forensic audit findings sent to State’s Attorney >

The Iroquois County Board (Tuesday) voted to forward the forensic audit of computers from the former Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department to the State's Attorney for review.

Iroquois County State's Attorney Jim Devine tells WGFA News "because I represent the county and the health department, I will turn it over to a special prosecutor for a fresh look at the matter."

The Garrett Discovery Company of Decatur completed an audit of computers used by employees of the disbanded-health department. The audit revealed personal business on several computers, including online shopping sites and porn sites.

Select County Board members have wanted to pursue charges against those employees responsible for the computer use on taxpayers time.

Devine has said before, poor office management is not criminal activity, BUT HE WILL HAVE THE MATTER REVIEWED.

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Lay-off plans announced at Bunge Foods

Bunge Foods in Bradley has spelled out its plan to lay-off employees. The company announced earlier it was closing the Route 50 plant. At least 140 employee lay-offs are likely to begin November 23rd.

Mayor Bruce Adams said this kind of news is never good. But he's hopeful Bunge will sell the property to another manufacturer.

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Frost likely later this week

The National Weather Service reports parts of east-central Illinois is likely to experience its first frost this week. Colder air will move into the area late this week behind a weak cold front expected to move through the area Thursday night. A clear sky and light winds will combine with temperatures falling into the 30s creating ideal conditions for frost to develop both Friday and Saturday night.

Friday night's low is expected to be around 34 degrees, and Saturday night could see temperatures fall to a freezing 32.

Precautions are advised if you have flowers or other plants outdoors.

Although night-time lows are expected to dip near freezing Friday and Saturday night, day-time highs on Saturday and Sunday are expected to be near 55 and 58 Sunday.

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Fatal crash: woman dead, child critical, one person still missing

White County, Indiana Sheriff's Police say a woman has died from her injuries and a child was still listed in critical condition Monday following a crash Sunday evening.

48-year-old Deborah Barkas of Monticello and a female child had to be were extricated from the vehicle. Both were taken to IU Health White Memorial Hospital.

Barkas was pronounced dead at the hospital. The child was airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
The White County Sheriff's Office reports just before 8 pm a car traveling east on County Road 800 North collided with a truck that was heading south on State Road 16.

Deputies said the driver of the truck was not on scene and has yet to be located. White County Sheriff's deputies searched the area Sunday night with K-9 units.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the White County Sheriff's Office at 574-583-7103.

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Bridge Work closes Township Road 1950E

Township Road 1950 E...just north of the Iroquois River Bridge on the north edge of Watseka...will be closed this week while the Illinois Route 1 bridge work continues.

Township Road 1950 E is WGFA Radio Road. The closure daily from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm October 12 – 16th.

Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling thru the construction zone. Flagmen and other construction workers will be busy while the bridge work continues.

The scheduled work is part of the $4,786,120.00 project awarded to Iroquois Paving Corporation. The intersection of Route 1 at the Township Road is being raised about 2-feet to transition for the new bridge. The overall project is scheduled for completion in 2016.

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