facebook-logo twitter-logo


Local News

  • Parent Category: News

Candidate filing period begins Monday

The process for a presidential election year begins Monday (November 23) as political hopefuls begin the candidate filing period for the March 2016 Primary.

The filing period runs for a week ...November 23 thru Monday, November 30th. That's to get your name on the March Primary ballot.

{NOTE: The County Clerk's Office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday}

Iroquois County offices up for election in 2016 include State's Attorney, Circuit Clerk and Coroner. County Board seats are also up for election in all four districts. Precinct committeemen seats are also up.

In Vermilion County.... the County Clerk's Office will be accepting petitions for County Auditor, Circuit Clerk, Recorder, State's Attorney, Coroner, County Board Members, and Precinct Committeemen.

The deadline to file candidacy petitions is Monday, November 30th at 5:00 pm.

94.1 WGFA

  • Parent Category: News

Manhole cover damages car in Clifton

There was no injury, but a manhole cover did substantial damage to a vehicle at a gas station in Clifton Thursday.  A Kankakee woman, 34-year-old April Hennessy, was making her way thru the parking lot of a gas station.  She ran over an unsecured manhole cover to an underground gas tank. Police reports stated the manhole cover sprung upwards and damaged her car.  Damages exceeded $15-hundred dollars.  

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated.

94.1 WGFA


  • Parent Category: News

Milford Fire, Mutual Aid remembers Captain Cook

The Milford Fire Protection District and the Eastern Illinois Mutual Aid Fire Association is posting notice of the loss of one their own. 53-year-old James "Cookie" Cook died in a car-train accident Tuesday, November 17, 20015 in Iroquois County.

'Cookie" served as a Captain with the Milford Fire Department. He's a former Mayor of Milford and was an active volunteer in the community. He was a local businessman and often volunteered his services.

Survivors include his wife, Dorrie, daughter Zoe, and sons Zakary and Max.

Area fire personnel, including members of the Eastern Illinois Mutual Aid Fire Association (MABAS 37) are welcome for a fire department walk-through at 6:30 pm Friday at the Milford Christian Church. Visitation is 4 – 8 pm.

Saturday's funeral at 11 am at the Milford Christian Church will also include a procession of fire equipment, lining up east of the church on Hickory Street.

94.1 WGFA

  • Parent Category: News

Reddick man shot to death

Kankakee County Sheriff's Police are investigating an apparent homicide. A 49-year-old man was found dead inside his home Tuesday night.

49-year-old Theodore Rockwood was shot several times. He was discovered in his Shannon Shores home after his daughter became worried, according to Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner.

Shannon Shores is a resort community located four miles north of Reddick. He was pronounced dead just before midnight. An autopsy was scheduled for today.

94.1 WGFA

  • Parent Category: News

Ford-Iroquois 4-H Foundation Auction this weekend

4-H members are hoping for continued support from the public Saturday when the annual fundraiser is held in Woodworth.

The Ford-Iroquois 4-H Foundation Auction features a silent and live auction at St. Paul's Lutheran School. The silent auction is set for 4 pm. The live auction begins at 5 o'clock.

Extension Advisor Larry Haigh says all the proceeds benefit the local 4-H youth .....

More info is available by calling the Onarga office at 815-268-4051 or google ford-iroquois extension.

94.1 WGFA