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• Flood Watch: Updated River Levels, Friday, Feb 28, 2014

RENSSELAER 12.0 4.33 06 AM FRI -1.05
FORESMAN 18.0 15.37 06 AM FRI -1.11
CHEBANSE 16.0 12.07 06 AM FRI -1.65
IROQUOIS 18.0 16.40 06 AM FRI -1.30

MILFORD 18.0 7.98 06 AM FRI -1.46

DUNNS BRIDGE 10.0 8.63 06 AM FRI -0.60
KOUTS 11.0 9.47 06 AM FRI -0.59
SHELBY 9.0 9.77 06 AM FRI -0.19
MOMENCE 5.0 7.34 06 AM FRI 0.00
WILMINGTON 6.5 6.73 06 AM FRI 0.00

COAL CITY 12.0 3.38 06 AM FRI -0.43

PONTIAC 14.0 5.31 06 AM FRI 0.24
LEONORE 16.0 1.93 06 AM FRI 0.02

MORRIS 16.0 9.06 06 AM FRI -0.79
OTTAWA 463.0 460.32 06 AM FRI -0.70

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IMH trustees step aside, praised for roles

Dennis Wittenborn and Maggie Martin have resigned from the Iroquois Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees.

Wittenborn was appointed to the board on July 3, 1997. Wittenborn was elected board chairman in June 2009. Under his leadership as chairman, the hospital opened the IMH Multi-Specialty Physicians Clinic and Iroquois Women's Health Clinic, and the hospital expanded its offerings to include dermatology, podiatry and wound care. IMH also added digital mammography technology and established an independent partnership with Presence Health.

Martin was appointed to the board by Watseka's mayor in 2004, serving as a liaison between the IMH board and the IMH Development Council. Martin served as chair of the IMH Development Council for 14 years, from its inception to 2006.

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Beaverville house fire a total loss

Damage was pegged at an estimated $50 - $70,000 in a Beaverville fire that destroyed a two-story house Wednesday.

Ten area fire departments were on the scene at 508 St. Charles Street. Beaverville Fire Chief Jason Brammer reported finding flames coming from two upstairs windows when firemen arrived just past 10:40 am. No one was home. No injury to report even though hypothermia may have affected some firemen during the day-long battle. The fire's cause was ruled 'undetermined.'

Mutual aid was provided by Papineau, St. Anne, Martinton, Momence, Donovan, Concord, Aroma Park, Ashkum, Otto Township and Pembroke.

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Judge says St. Anne school gun incident was ‘mishandled’

Kankakee County Judge Kathy Bradshaw-Elliott is publicly criticizing St. Anne High School, saying school officials created a "dangerous situation" by letting an 18-year-old student allegedly armed with a gun leave school before police were called.

The student, identified as Elijah Robinson, was serving a one-week suspension when he arrived at school. He allegedly displayed a handgun saying he planned to kill the dean of students.

Robinson reportedly was allowed to leave the school, then returned with his mother to turn himself in to the authorities. He's been charged with disorderly conduct and may face weapons charges.

Judge Elliott questioned why school officials waited 45 minutes before calling police ?

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Kinzinger recognizes John Dowling for years of service

WATSEKA – Congressman Adam Kinzinger recognized Watseka resident John Dowling with comments entered into the Congressional Record thanking him for his years of service in the community.

An official copy of the comments were presented to Mr. Dowling at Rep. Kinzinger's Watseka office by staffer Patrick Doggett.

Dowling served 35 years as a teacher and coach in Watseka, 25 years as a board member on the Watseka Public Library Board, and 26 years as a board member on the Iroquois County Board. He will retire from the position of Middleport Township Supervisor at the end of March.

"(John) has been a leader and advocate for many important issues throughout his years of service and has become a well-respected member of the community. While he is leaving his post and heading into retirement, I know that Mr. Dowling will always be there to lend a helping hand or give advice to those in need."

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