POLICE STATEWIDE ARE STEPPING UP PATROLS FOR THE HALLOWEEN WEEKEND...AND URGE MOTORISTS TO “DRIVE SOBER, OR GET PULLED OVER.”
HALLOWEEN USUALLY INCLUDES LOTS OF PARTIES AND LOTS OF LITTLE KIDS RUNNING AROUND. THAT’S WHY COPS WILL BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR DRIVERS NOT BEING SAFE SAYS ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SPOKESPERSON KELSEA GURSKI.
THE BEEFED UP ENFORCEMENT WILL RUN THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF NOVEMBER FIRST.
Lindsey Jensen is the Teacher of the Year in Illinois. The 10-year veteran instructor at Dwight was named this year’s winner Saturday at the Illinois State Board of Education annual Dinner-Banquet in Normal. Lindsey Jensen was one of 10 finalists for the honor.
Lindsey is a high school English and Literature teacher. Illinois State Education Superintendent Tony Smith said Jensen “exemplifies teacher leadership.” She emerged from a group of 234 teachers who were nominated for the award. The list was narrowed to ten last month. Originally a teacher’s aide, she joined the staff at Dwight in 2008 and has been there since.
- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Mallory L. Davis, 30, Kankakee, for DUI Alcohol; Aaron C. McDonald, 20, Homewood, for Possession of Cannabis over 30 grams; Adebayo V. Fatuki, 20, Homewood, for Possession of Cannabis over 30 grams; Kayleigh A. Bruce, 19, Worth, for Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor; Julia E. Lanigan, 19, Oak Lawn, for Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor; and Donald D. Sherrod Jr., 23, Kankakee, for DUI Drugs, DUI Alcohol and Obstructing Justice.
There is No Trick to Being Safe - Just Treat Yourself to These Tips.
Halloween is just around the corner, and kids are thinking about their costumes and all of the candy they will be receiving. They are not thinking about the dangers they could face during the nighttime trick-or-treating festivities.
Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Captain Darryl Bogard, offers a few tips for a safe Halloween.
• Stay off the roadway unless crossing the street, and always cross the street at crosswalks or unobscured intersections. • A responsible adult should accompany children while trick-or-treating. • Ensure children know their address and phone number. If they do not know it, attached it to their clothes. • Flashlights and/or reflective tape should be used so drivers can see trick-or-treaters. • If unaccompanied, children should only travel in familiar areas and along pre-established routes. • Children should never enter a home or an apartment building unless accompanied by an adult. • Set a time for older children to return home. • Trick-or-treating visits should be restricted to homes with porch or outside lights illuminated. • Watch for jack-o-lanterns lit with candles as costumes may brush against the candle flame and catch fire. • A responsible adult should examine treats prior to consumption by the child. Homemade treats should be avoided. • Drivers are reminded to drive slowly; keep their eyes on the road, not their cell phone; and watch for children darting into the street.