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Milford Police seeking support for 'Cops for Kids' Christmas gifts ...

The Milford Police Department is ready for its annual Cops for Kids Christmas give-away. The Program give-way is November 25. The gift give-away is at 7 pm at the Milford Citizens State Bank basement.

Families experiencing financial hardships are welcome to register their children now thru November 16th at the Milford Village Hall.

Police chief Claudio Garcia said children must be from the local Milford community. This is the 5th year for the program.

Gifts and cash donations are most appreciated. Donations are welcome from everyone.

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Final push for political support; Election is Tuesday

Early voting has occupied a lot of peoples time over the last few weeks. One more of early voting is today. The polls are open tomorrow (Tuesday) from 6am ‘til 7 pm.

Party leaders were busy over the weekend. Rallies were held by Republicans and Democrats statewide and across the country.

County races offer voters choices in some limited contests in Iroquois, Ford, Kankakee and Vermilion counties. There are referenda questions for voters to decide too.

Congressional races are on the ballot in the 15the and 16th Districts. Republican John Shimkust is challenged Democrat Kevin Gaither. In the 16th District, Republican Adam Kinzinger has a challenge from Democrat Sara Dady.

Iroquois County voters have a choice for Treasurer. Kurt Albers is up against Bill Nutter. Three people are on the ballot for County Board in District 2. Two will be elected.

Vermilion County voters will decide if Republican Cathy Jenkins will continue as County Clerk. She’s challenged by Democrat Mary Roberson.

There’s races for County Board seats in Ford County.
Several contested races for County Board in Kankakee County are on the ballot, along with races for County Clerk and Treasurer.

The 79th District House seat finds a hot race between Lindsay Parkhurst and Lisa Dugan.

The city of Danville has a referendum question --- voters will finally decide whether the city should switch to having a city manager.

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Illinois addresses traffic safety, want 'zero deaths'

Nearly 1,100 people died on Illinois roads last year, the eighth-highest total in the country and a 2 percent increase. The trend nationally is going down. To investigate how other states are working to control the rates, Illinois Department of Transportation held a summit Tuesday in Springfield.

Minnesota state traffic safety engineer Brad Estochen recommended ways to slow traffic down in troubled spots.

Other Minnesota officials talked about bringing transportation, law enforcement and public health officials together.

Illinois State Police Sgt. Mike Kindhart said such an effort can be effective.

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November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month

                        Preparedness is key to surviving Illinois winters

The official start of winter is still nearly two months away but much of the state has already experienced its first frost and, in some areas, its first snowfall. This sets the stage for a potentially long winter so the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is recommending people start taking steps to ensure they’re prepared to stay safe and warm throughout the winter months.

Driving on snow or ice-covered roads can be extremely hazardous. Before starting a trip when the weather is bad, be sure to check road conditions on the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Winter Road Conditions Map at www.gettingaroundillinois.com.

Read more: November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month

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WCHS hosting Volleyball Super-Sectional

The Watseka community gets to see top-notch, state-bound high school volleyball teams compete for the right to advance to State finals.

Watseka High School will be hosting the IHSA 2A Super Sectional on Friday, November 2nd at 6:30pm.

      St. Thomas More Sabers vs. Seneca Lady Fighting Irish

Doors open at 5:30pm
Cost of admission is $6.00

The 1A Flanagan-Cornell Falcons are looking to State too.  The Falcons defeated host Blue Ridge for the Sectional Championship Wednesday at Farmer City.

Flanagan-Cornell advances to Class 1A Super-Sectional play at Lexington Friday vs Hartsburg-Emden.

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