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IEMA: Prepare now for potential flooding

Iroquois River and Sugar Creek being monitored....

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says much of the state is under a flash flood watch and it is urging residents to work to reduce flooding risks. The agency recommends making sure sump pumps are working properly, clearing debris from gutters and downspouts, and raising and anchoring service equipment and appliances onto platforms so they are at least one foot above potential flood waters.

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River Flood Warning

Issued by the National Weather Service
For Iroquois County, Illinois

RIVER FLOOD WARNING FROM 2:48PM CDT WED UNTIL 9PM CDT SAT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE IROQUOIS RIVER AT IROQUOIS, OR FROM NEAR US-41 DOWNSTREAM TO CONFLUENCE WITH SUGAR CREEK AT WATSEKA. * FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON TO SATURDAY EVENING. * AT 800 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 14.3 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.

FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 20.0 FEET BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

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Watseka Chamber Awards Banquet set

Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce will recognize its 2019 award winners tomorrow (Wed) when the chamber hosts the annual awards banquet. The event is at the Watseka Elk’s at 5:30 pm.

The Staff Achievement Award this year goes to Jake Quick of Dralle > Chevy-Buick-GMC and Dralle Cadillac of Watseka. The 2019 Professional Award goes to Nichols Paint & Fab. The already-announced awards will find the recipients recognized at the Annual Banquet.

The Times-Republic will announce its Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Achievement award winners.

Contact the Chamber for ticket information at 815-432-2416.

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Accused Milford heroin dealer arrested in Livingston County

The Dwight Police Department and Livingston County Proactive Unit arrested an Iroquois County heroin dealer Sunday.

24-year-old Justin Sellars of Milford was charged with unlawful delivery of heroin. During the investigation, more than 40 suboxone film strips, cash, electronic scales, a passenger car and other items were seized.

Sellars remains in the Livingston County Jail on a $25,000 bond. The Pontiac Narcotics Unit and Livingston County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

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Livingston County: Person found burned beyond recognition in crashed car

A person is dead after their car was impaled on a guard rail and caught fire. It happened at 3225 E. and 1000 N. Rd. in Charlotte Township, north of Chatsworth.

The Livingston County coroner says a person driving by reported it Monday morning around 10. The fire burned sometime overnight.

The coroner says the driver was burned beyond recognition. An autopsy will be performed and an ID will be made using dental records or DNA.

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