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Will County Health Department advises dog owners to watch for symptoms of Canine Flu

                    ... Can spread easily ...

The Will County Health Department is urging dog owners to pay attention and act accordingly over the next several weeks regarding their pets. A canine flu outbreak is currently sweeping across the Chicagoland area.

Although there are no confirmed cases, the health department says if your dog comes in contact with an infected canine it will contract the flu. The only good word is that the fatality rate is low, eight to ten percent.

This specific strain of Canine Flu comes from Asia, so as of right now there is no vaccine available in the Chicagoland area. Officials say the most important thing you can do is pay attention for possible symptoms; many of which you also see in humans. Those symptoms are laziness, loss of appetite, and possibly a cough.

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Earth Day activities at KCC

Several events are being held to recognize Earth Day. At Kankakee Community College, the celebration of Sustainability Week (April 20-24) includes moves, educational programs, and also a special educational day on Thursday at Lorenzo Smith Elementary School in Hopkins Park.

Two KCC faculty members will meet with about 200 students from kindergarten thru 8th grade at the Lorenzo Smith Sustainability & Technology Academy. Students will receive educational resources and take part in hands-on learning demonstrations on engineering, electricity and renewable energy. Faculty members Tim Wilhelm and Jennifer Martin will demonstrate energy concepts.

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Construction begins on Route 50

The resurfacing of Illinois Route 50 from Bourbonnais to Manteno is yet another 2015 road project underway.

Motorists will have to deal with the congestion and maybe seek alternate routes for the next two months.

The Illinois Department of Transportation will resurface Route 50 from St. George Road in Bourbonnais to Sixth Street in Manteno.

Kankakee Valley Construction Company will complete the four-mile project, which will cost more than $1.8 million.
IDOT advises motorists to travel with caution through the work zone.

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Kankakee County crash kills one, closes Route 17

A car and a semi-truck collided this (Tuesday) morning on Route 17 at the Hopkins Park curve, killing one man. The crash occurred around 4:30 am. The road was closed during the investigation.

Illinois State police reported the accident occurred at 500 N Road, where the state highway curves north towards Momence. The area is known as Kinney's Corner.

Momence Fire personnel were at the scene. The unidentified victim was the lone occupant in the car. The driver of the truck was not seriously injured.

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Mississippi men face illegal hunting charges in Iroquois County

Illinois Conservation Police were called in to investigate wildlife code violations in Iroquois County after three Mississippi men were stopped by sheriff's police. Deputies were dispatched to 2100 N and 2100 E Road Monday in regards to a call of possible illegal hunting.

The men were found in possession of several freshly-harvested wild turkeys. All three men were also charged with illegal transportation of alcohol. Conservation Police were also considering additional citations.

The suspects are identified as 27-year-old Justin Riddel and 19-year-old Braden McGlothin of French Camp, MS. and 20-year-old John Hall Jr. of Weir, MS.

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