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Watseka to re-bid sewer project

The Watseka City Council plans to re-bid a storm project after two submitted bids came in well over the engineer's estimate for the work. The Council also plans to divide the project, seeking bids for underground infrastructure work and paving work, separately.

The engineer estimate is listed at $1,195,250. The project would separate sewer and sanitary lines along North 2nd Street to Oak Street. The work would also the downtown area from 2nd to 5th Streets.

The city has three other projects on the drawing board as well. Watseka's aging infrastructure continues to be an ongoing rebuilding process, while city leaders manage the finances.

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Gilman plans for sewer line replacement

Plans are in the works in the city of Gilman for a sanitary sewer line replacement. The engineering part of the project calls for replacing a 12-inch line dating back to the 1930s.

Mayor Rick Theesfeld reported the Maple Street bridge project is progressing. At least seven tiles will be replaced.

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Possible Armed Robbery Vehicle Leads to Possession of Cannabis Arrest

Ashkum, IL- Illinois State Police District 21 is reporting the arrest of Kamari B. Wells, 24, of Kankakee, for Possession of Cannabis more than 2.5 grams/less than 10 grams.

An Illinois State Trooper on patrol in Kankakee County Monday observed a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle used in an armed robbery traveling on 9000 North Road. The trooper conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver 24-year-old Kamari B. Wells of Kankakee.

The trooper smelled the odor of cannabis emitting from the vehicle. While searching the vehicle the trooper located cannabis and driver admitted to the cannabis being his. It was determined that Wells' vehicle was not the vehicle from the previous armed robbery.

Wells was also issued a warning for defective windshield and improper display of license plate.

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Milford motorist faces drug charge following single-vehicle crash

35-year-old William Clingenpeel Jr. will have to answer to drug charges after a one-vehicle crash near Hoopeston last Friday. Illinois State Police report the accident sent two people to the hospital.

Clingenpeel rolled a pickup truck on Illinois Route 1 near 100 North Road between Milford and Hoopeston.

Clingenpeel and 30-year-old passenger Joshua Witty, also from Milford, were taken to Hoopeston Community Hospital then transferred to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Charges filed included driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

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Governor Signs School Safety Law

(Chicago, IL) -- Governor Pat Quinn has signed a new law requiring all schools hold drills with police to be prepared for the possibility of school shootings. School districts are already required to conduct six different drills each year and the new law makes sure police are involved in a school shooting drill.

Quinn says schools can never been too prepared for a situation where a gun is involved. He says this will make sure schools work with police to be as prepared as possible.

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