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Speckman joins Kankakee County as County Administrator

It’s a brand new position in Kankakee County government. -- County Administrator. And the job is being filled by soon-to-be former Iroquois County Finance Director Anita Speckman.

Just a day after resigning from her six-year job as finance director in Iroquois County, Speckman was named to the newly-created post of Kankakee County Administrator. She begins the new job April 30th.

Board Chairman Andy Wheeler said “Anita brings a wealth of experience in county government...in financial matters, human resources, IT and zoning.” In Iroquois County, she was also bookkeeper for animal control.

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Emergency planning training session Thursday in Bradley

Retired Army Col. Jill Morgenthaler is today’s (Thurs ) keynote speaker at the Emergency Preparedness Planning session at the Quality Inn in Bradley. It’s a day-long training event sponsored by the Bourbonnais Township Park District and Sorensen-Wilder & Associates –Specialists in Safety & Security Solutions.

It’s about being ready for a crisis, identifying vulnerabilities in a community or business and being prepared for a disaster.

Some tickets may be available yet. Register at btpd.org

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Kankakee County Board OK’s solar farm sites

The growing interest in solar farms finds Kankakee County getting onboard. The County Board (Tuesday) gave the green light for up to nine locations where solar farms could locate. Each of the nine sites range from a dozen to 20 acres; each are considered by zoning officials as suitable for solar farm operations.

A California company (Cypress Creek) has shown interest in a solar farm operation in the Bonfield area. Cypress Creek currently operates 150 solar power plants across the United States.

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Sugar Creek Opera fundraiser Sunday in Milford

Opera for the Young at Heart is a fundraiser this Sunday, April 15th. Sugar Creek Opera presents the exclusive performance from Opera for the Young Tour of (Rusalka) ROO-SAHL-KA --- a mermaid’s tale.

Dale Hastings is a member of the Sugar Creek Opera Board of Directors. He tells listeners how special this weekend is .......

"The professionals are here from New York. They perform and wok with the kids and afterwards, there's a question and answer period where the students get to learn more," Hasting said. "This a great event and so much fun."

Dinner is served at Town & Country Events in Milford. It’s a 3:30 afternoon matinee. A special performance. Tickets ? Check online at sugarcreekopera.com

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Watseka Park District Kids Carnival Sunday

A fun, family event hosted by the Watseka Park District is this Sunday, April 15th.

The Park District’s ‘Kids Carnival is at the Watseka High School from 1-3 pm. The venue is a change from the Glenn Raymond School, where the event has been held in past years.

Park District Exec Director Sherry Johnson said there's prizes and fun for everyone. The games carry a sports theme this year. There’s a Daytona 500 race, a pedal tractor event (with help from the Watseka FFA). It’s all Free, courtesy of a grant thru the Elks Club......

"We'd like all to join us. Thanks for the volunteer help and support from the Elks Club," Johnson added.

Questions can be directed to the Park District at 815-432-3931

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