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Five contestants set to compete for Miss Iroquois County Fair Queen

Five area contestants will vie for the title of 2018 Miss Iroquois County Fair Queen when the fair opens Wednesday (July 18).

Samantha Hasselbring of Cissna Park was named the 2017 Miss Iroquois County Fair and later the 2018 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. She will crown the new queen at the 8 pm pageant at the Crescent City fairgrounds.

Contestants include:

Kaylee Cumbo, 19, Watseka, the daughter of Julie Sluis. She is a 2017 graduate of Watseka Community High School. She is attending Parkland College studying to be a veterinarian technician.

Samantha Gooding, 21, Watseka, the daughter of John and Tina Gooding. She is a 2015 graduate of Watseka Community High School. She currently attends Paul Mitchell The School in Bradley studying cosmetology.

Lyndsey Neukomm, 20, Cissna Park, the daughter of Walt Neukomm and Charlene Neukomm. She is a 2016 graduate of Cissna Park High School. Neukomm currently attends Parkland College studying ag business management, precision ag and agronomy.

Katlyn Post, 21, Crescent City, the daughter of Kristine Blum and Doug Post. She is a 2015 graduate of Herscher High School. Post is attending Illinois State University majoring in agriculture education.

Olivia Powell, 18, Cissna Park, the daughter of Tim Powell and Debra Masters Powell. She is a 2018 graduate of Cissna Park High School. Powell is currently attending Kankakee Community College on a basketball scholarship and is studying nursing.

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Residents being forced to leave Bourbonnais motel

Nuisance and safety concerns are reasons residents of a Bourbonnais motel are being forced to find a new place to call home.

The Daily-Journal reports about a 100 people live in what was once a Motel 6 along Illinois Route 50.

Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe has fielded questions about the closure. He says action is being taken by the county administration based on what the Journal calls ‘the property site being a nuisance.‘ Rowe said the property has taxed law enforcement resources far too much, for far too long.”

No timetable was given as to when the residents needed to vacate the building.

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July 4th Fireworks

Fireworks displays are featured in several area communities during the July 4th hoiliday period.

The Manteno Sportsman's Club offers its display today (Tuesday, July 3) beginning at dusk.

Watseka, Ashkum, Cissna Park - at Kellart Lake, Onarga (Durham Park), Paxton (Pells Park), Brook, IN (Brunton Park), Momence, Kankakee and Bonfield at Dwight offer displays on Wednesday night (July 4).  Beecher has a display at Firemen's Park at dusk.

The Aroma Park Boat Club has its display Saturday, July 7.

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Biscuits & gravy at Donovan July 4thj

The Donovan American Legion Post #633 welcomes the public  Wednesday (July 4) for the annual biscuits & sausage gravy breakfast.  Serving is from 7 'til 11 am at the park.

Donations are accepted.  U.S. flags will be available for sale. 

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE STEP UP PATROLS DURING THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY

                      ISP Troopers Increasing Visibility and Enforcement Efforts

                                                 – Motorists Urged To Designate a Driver

Illinois State Police (ISP) officials remind motorists to drive sober or get pulled over. Please designate a driver while celebrating during the July 4th holiday period. The ISP message is clear: if you drink and drive, you will be arrested. ISP Troopers in every District will focus on identifying “Fatal-4” traffic violations: DUI, Speeding, Seatbelts, and Distracted Driving.

“July 4th is a holiday we celebrate with family and friends, enjoying barbeques and spending time together outdoors. Please help make this holiday safe for all by driving responsibly,” said ISP Director Leo P. Schmitz. “ISP Troopers will be doing their part to keep the roadways safe by watching for impaired, reckless, and distracted drivers to ensure we all have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day.”

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