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Coroner: death investigation in Kankakee County

A death investigation is underway in Kankakee County after a woman was found unresponsive in her home on Route 113 at County Road 6700W.

71-year-old Sandra Penrod was found dead in a bedroom, according to Coroner Bob Gessner. An autopsy was scheduled.

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Star Plaza Theatre in northwest Indiana to remain open

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — The owners of a 3,400-seat theater in northwest Indiana that has featured top entertainers such as Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock have changed plans and won't demolish the facility.

Star Plaza Theatre President Charlie Blum told The Times of Northwest Indiana the decision to preserve the theater was made because of an outpouring of community support. White Lodging Services Corp. announced in August it would demolish the theater as part of a project to build a new adjoining Radisson hotel.

The company announced it has determined it could put the new hotel and more green space on the site and still have room for the theater and sufficient parking.

The theater was built in 1979.

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Mullers’ to lead Watseka Christmas Parade >

Juanita and Randy Muiller, owners of Designer Homes & Development in Watseka, have been chose to serve as Grand Marshal’s for this year’s City of Watseka Annual Lighted Christmas Parade.

The couple has been in business since 1999. Both are active Chamber members, volunteering countless hours to help accomplish projects. Juanita has served on several Chamber committees.

The annual parade is set for Friday, November 25 beginning at 7 pm. Santa Claus arrives and will visit with area children. Parade entries will be judged.


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The Gibson City Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes the public to its annual Lighted Holiday Parade this Saturday, November 19th. It begins at 5:30 pm

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Momence is all geared up for its 16th Annual Christmas Gathering “Miracle on Washington Street” Festival. The popular event is Saturday, December 3rd.

Santa and Live Reindeer, Horse-drawn carriage rides and a Christmas Train will be available in historic downtown Momence. Holiday arts and crafts, a Living Nativity and ornament making will be part of the “Dickens of a Christmas” promotion.

More info is at www.mainstreetmomence.com


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Students welcome the public to weekend scholarship auctions >

The Ford-Iroquois 4-H Foundation Scholarship Auction and the Cissna Park FFA Dinner-Auction are two weekend events in Iroquois County.

The F-I Extension Office has info on Sunday’s 4-H Auction at St. Paul’s School in Woodworth. Larry Haigh says it’s the major fundraiser for the youth program....

A Pork chop dinner begins at 1:30. The auction is at 2 pm. Call the Onarga Extension Office for details 815-268-4051.

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The Cissna Park FFA Auction is today (Friday), beginning at 4 pm. It’s at the Cissna Park school.

FFA President Josie Maul says proceeds help several efforts....

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Construction work closes part of N. Schuyler Avenue in Kankakee

North Schuyler Avenue in Kankakee is under construction. And motorists should note an alternate route is required again today (Friday). The closing is from Court Street to Hickory Street.

Tyson Engineering states in a press release the route is scheduled to reopen at 4 pm Friday.

To avoid the construction, motorists are advised to use Indiana, Harrison and Washington avenues as alternate routes.

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