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'Giving Tuesday' -- Contribute to your favorite charity

The political revolution is empowered by people. And "Our Power" President Nina Power says people like all of us make it all happen.

Power says, "Together we have harnessed that power and accomplished some remarkable things this year—making California the first sanctuary state, successfully defending the Affordable Care Act, and electing dozens of progressives to state and local offices across the country. This Giving Tuesday, I am asking for your support to help Our Revolution continue this vital work in 2018 and beyond."

Citizens are encouraged to make a $5 contribution for Giving Tuesday and help Our Revolution continue to power our organizing efforts that are building the political revolution across America.

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Chicago-area cousins arrested after Momence bank robbery

Two Chicago-area cousins are in custody for a Momence bank robbery. Both men were arrested after robbing Municipal Bank on Dixie Highway Friday.

Police identify the cousins as James Muhammad of Chicago and Karriem Muhammad of Park Forest.

Police report it was a bystander who pointed out the getaway car to a responding officer shortly after the robbery occurred. Both men were positively identified by tellers and the witness. The charge is aggravated robbery.

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LOYD RETIRES FROM FARM CREDIT AFTER 33 YEARS

Mike Loyd is retiring from Farm Credit Illinois Nov. 30, after 33 years with the Farm Credit System. Loyd most recently served as vice president of marketplace initiatives based at the financial cooperative’s headquarters in Mahomet.

Loyd spent his formative years on his family’s Williamson and Union County grain and livestock farms. Before joining the workforce, he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in instructional systems design from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. During his tenure, Loyd and the Association’s marketing team were recognized with the Classic Telly Award, several National Agri-Marketing Association awards, and the Farm Credit System’s 2007 marketing showcase award for the Farm Progress Show. He is a 31-year member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters.

At the beginning of his Farm Credit career, Loyd worked at the Farm Credit Bank of St. Louis as the marketing supervisor and played a lead role in communicating the merger of the Farm Credit Banks of St. Louis and St. Paul that formed AgriBank in 1992. After two years consulting for AgriBank in St. Paul, Minn., Loyd transitioned to the marketing department for Farm Credit Services of Southeastern Illinois in Mt. Vernon, Ill., in 1995. When the Southeastern and Central Illinois Associations moved to joint management in 1999, Loyd provided communications leadership and was named the head of marketing department in the newly formed Association in 2001, which eventually became Farm Credit Illinois.

Loyd and his wife Candy reside in rural Mansfield. Mike has one daughter: Lindsey, two step-children: Carrie and Tyler, and three step-grandchildren: Logan, Finn, and Avery. The Farm Credit Illinois team is grateful for Loyd’s leadership and service to farm families and rural communities.

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Candidates filing period begins, first-day filers in Iroquois, Kankakee County

The political start-up for the 2018 elections is underway. Candidates filed early today (Monday) at the Elections Offices in both Watseka and Kankakee.

In Iroquois County – two candidates for Treasurer, one for County Clerk, and four for County Board seats.

In Kankakee County -- 14 Republican candidates filed for County Board seats, precinct committee seats, and for County Clerk. (Dan Hendrickson will seek the Clerk’s Office with Bruce Clark retiring).

Candidates filing at the same time (Mon) will be eligible for a lottery to determine top position on the ballot. Candidates filing at the last-hour on Monday, December 4, will also be involved in a lottery to determine the last position on the ballot.

The filing period for the March 2 Primary Election continues thru Monday, December 4.

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Watseka Christmas Parade Winners

Best Children’s Unit = Sheldon T.I.E.S

Best Walking Unit = Diamond in the Rough

Best Float= State Line Riders ABATE

Best Use of Theme “Rockin” Around The Christmas Tree”= First Trust & Savings

Bank Best Use of Lights = Slow Boys Tractor Club

Best Decorated Emergency Vehicle = Gilman Fire Dept.

Best Religious Entry= Watseka First United Methodist Church

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