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Christmas Cantata accepting participants

Directors of the Iroquois County Christmas Cantata are inviting anyone who is interested in being a part of the annual event to join them for rehearsals. All rehearsals are taking place at First Christian Church, 546 N. Sixth Street, Watseka, from 1-2:30 p.m. each Sunday and from 6:30-8 p.m. each Tuesday.

The cantata is open to anyone who would like to participate and no experience is required. There is a small fee for participants which covers the cost of music and CDs.

In addition to the adult choir, there will be a children’s choir. They are still looking for a couple of children in grades 4-6 to participate. If interested, contact directors any of the directors or show up at a practice.

For info: 815-383-9702

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Vigil Saturday for missing Grant Park man

The family of Dan Jarski has planned a vigil for Saturday in suburban Tinley Park. The Grant Park man’s been missing since September 9. Authorities report he left home and never returned.

Police reported his van was located at Kankakee River State Park two days later. No one has seen or heard from him since.

Jarski’s family has taken up the cause. His sister has created a website to attract information and hopefully leads. The family says it’s not like him to just leave.
There’s been extensive searches by emergency personnel and volunteers.

A candlelight vigil Saturday will be at Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park. The Vigil of Hope is from 5:30 ‘til 8 pm. Daniel Jarski is a native of Tinley Park. He was teacher at Andrew High School until his retirement in 2017.

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Kankakee home damaged by fire

Heavy damage was reported to a two-story home on South Third Avenue in Kankakee Tuesday afternoon. Kankakee Fire Chief Damon Schuldt said no one was home at the time. No injury was reported.

A family of five was displaced. The Red Cross is assisting the two adults and three children who lived there.

The investigation into the cause continues.

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Bourbonnais Police get new contract

Bourbonnais village officials (Monday) negotiated a new 4-year deal for police officers. The new deal is the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). It includes raises and insurance benefits.

Patrol officers will receive a 2.25 percent raise in 2018 and annual raises of 2.5 percent the following three years (2019, 2020 and 2021). The contract is retroactive to May 1.

The village pays 85% of patrol officers insurance; the officer pays 15%.

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Watseka woman arrested after police pursuit

A 21-year-old Watseka woman faces charges after leading local police on a brief chase Monday.  Ashley Collins fled from her vehicle after crashing in a residental backyard. She was arrested for reckless driving, driving while license revoked and no valid registration.  She was also found to be wanted in Kankakee County for driving while suspended.

KAMEG Arrests ---

A 21-year-old Bourbonnais man was arrested after KAMEG agents executed a search warrant at a location on South Stadium Drive in Bourbonnais Monday. Ednin Sosa-Quijada is charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with intne tto deliver.  Agents seized about 6.6 pounds of suspected cannabis.

KAMEG also arrested 35-year-old Tremaine Moore of Kankakee last Friday. A traffic stop on S. Poplar Avenue in Kankakee aled to a brief foot pursuit.  Moore is now facing charges for possession of a cannabis and resisting an officer.  he was also wanted on an outstanding warrant.

RANTOUL POLICE alert for suspicious man ---

A suspicious man alarmed some elememntary school students in Rantoul last week.  Now, Police in the community are keeping a close eye on things at Pleasant Acres Elementary School.  The person described is a white male, bearded, wearing a camaouflage coat and military boots.  The man was running toward the studetns but then verred into a farm field.  Anyone with inf should contact police.

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