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Western Indiana remains under flood warning

West-central parts of Indiana remain under a flood warning today. Although a flood warning for Vermilion County ended Sunday afternoon...a flood warning continues for some counties in West Central parts of the Hoosier state.

The National Weather Service says Fountain, Parke, Vermillion and Warren Counties in Indiana will remain under a flood warning until Saturday morning.

The Weather Service says widespread flooding is continuing along several waterways, including Sugar Creek and the Wabash River. The flooding is impacting state roads and some residential areas. At least 20 residences remained evacuated along Wildcat Creek in Tippecanoe County late Sunday.

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Flooding Update: Monday morning river-readings

Water levels are on the decline, but a Flood Warning continues on the Iroquois River at Iroquois and at Foresman, IN.

Observers report ice jams are a factor. The ice jams can result in rapid fluctuations in water levels with little or no warning. Residents in low lying flood prone areas should remain alert.

A Flood Advisory for the Iroquois River at Chebanse is now pushed up to a warning. Ice jams on the river have posed a concern along with the Kankakee River.

The Flood warning for Sugar Creek at Milford is cancelled. The water level fell below the flood stage Sunday afternoon.

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Sheriff Bukowski endorsed for re-election

Municipal police chiefs in Kankakee County are supporting incumbent Sheriff Tim Bukowski for re-election. That according to the Bukowski for Re-election camp.

Bukowski's re-election bid is supported by Kankakee City Police Chief Larry Regnier (Ring-E), Bourbonnais Chief Jim Phelps and the Chiefs of Police in Manteno, Momence and Grant Park.

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NAACP Candidates Forum in Kankakee

The Kankakee branch of the NAACP is hosting a forum today (Monday) at the Kankakee Public Library. The program is set for 5:30 pm on the 4th Floor of the library.

The forum features the GOP candidates for Kankakee County Sheriff, Tim Bukowski and challenger Darryl Smith.

Also participating are Democratic candidates for the 79th Illinois House seat, incumbent Kate Cloonen and her challenger, John Howard.

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Iroquois County routes pose flood worries >

Update:  Saturday, February 22, 2014

Two roads in Iroquois County were closed to traffic Friday afternoon; several others are posted warning drivers of potential danger.

County Highway 41, coming out of Stockland, was closed due to flooding, according to Highway Engineer Joel Moore. The Cissna Park slab, west of Goodwine, was also a big safety concern.

Moore said the biggest worry is more freezing conditions and what could happen if the flood waters turn to ice.

At least seven other rural intersections are posted with 'Warning" signs, letting drivers know about the flooding.

Run-off from farm fields was creating flooding on roads that don't really pose flood concerns. Some of the marked sites improved Friday while others were created by new flooding. Motorists are urged to obey posted signs and seek another route.

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Kempton Roads and Route 115 south of Roberts were also reported to be water and ice covered and very dangerous.