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Credit Union robbery in Monticello, IN

Police in Indiana are searching for a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Monticello.

The Monticello Police Department reported a Friday robbery occurred at the Lakes Federal Credit Union.

Police said a male wearing a dark colored ski mask and a dark colored sweatshirt demanded money. Police report that the man displayed a dark colored handgun.

The individual fled with an undetermined amount of cash heading east in a green colored car.

Authorities said the investigation continues. The Lakes Federal Credit Union is offering a $5,000 reward for information resulting in the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Monticello Police Department at 574-583-2256.

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Milford students to showcase technology at State Capitol

Milford second-grader students Mattison Johnson and Gavin Schunke will take their now-how to Springfield next week. The students will be demonstrating to state legislators and other adults how technology is used to improve student achievement.

Milford Grade School is one of about 60 Illinois schools that will participate in TECH 2014, an annual "Students for the Information Age" event to be held 1-3 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

Milford teacher Terese Hancock and district technology director Kena Clark also will participate.

Computer workstations will be set up in the Capitol Building Rotunda so students may show how technology has helped them with their schoolwork.

The Milford students will demonstrate their project "Breaking News! Speaking, Fluency, and Technology!" for students in kindergarten through third grade.

According to a submitted news release, Newsmaker, is a technology tool to enhance writing, speaking, listening, and presentation skills.

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Paxton man facing arson charge now slapped with theft

Forty-eight year-old Darin McCall of Paxton is facing a new charge of theft, accused of stealing a tractor and selling it to a recycling facility.

McCall is accused of stealing an antique tractor from a Vermilion County site near Rankin and then selling the equipment to the recycling business in Iroquois County.

McCall is facing a felony theft charge. In Vermilion County, McCall has pleaded 'not guilty' to a felony arson charge for allegedly starting a house on fire than he was renting in Loda,

Three days later, he pleaded innocent to a previous charge of arson, a Class 2 felony, in connection with a fire he allegedly set last year in a home he was renting in Loda.

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Four seeking prosecutor's job in Ford County

The applicants of four attorneys are on file as they look to become Ford County's next state's attorney. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted in May.

Attorneys Lance Camp of Paxton, Andrew Killian of Gibson City, Erik Gibson of Galesburg and Randy Yedinak of Pontiac have all applied for the for the state's attorney's job. One of them will be selected to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of now-state's attorney Matt Fitton to a Ford County judgeship.

Republican party leaders and a panel of other local officials will interview the candidates. The Republican precinct committeemen and special panel will make recommendations for the county board's consideration on who should be appointed. The county board is expected to vote on approval of that candidate at its June 9 meeting.

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Kankakee County approves loan to meet bill payments

The Kankakee County Board Tuesday met in special session. The Board OK'd a $3-million loan that'll hopefully allow the county to pay its bills.

The loan is likely to buy some time to allow the county to make it through top the next tax cycle.

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