Citing health concerns, Bradley Mayor Bruce Adams stepped aside from his position Friday afternoon. Adams resigned effective at 4 pm Friday. In a brief statement, he said "it's with great displeasure that I resign this position." He said Thank You for the 12 years as a trustee and 10 years as village president.
In the most recent election, the Democratic Party has its power wrestled away by the Progressive Citizens Party.
Adams' replacement will be acted on by the board of trustees. An acting-mayor will be appointed to serve on an interim basis.
The death of a 54-year-old rural Beaverville woman is under investigation in Iroquois County. Diana Hefner was found dead inside a burned vehicle Thursday. Sheriff’s Police report no foul play is suspected. An autopsy was scheduled.
Sherriff’s Police assisted by the Coroner’s Office, the State Fire Marshall and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit conducted a death investigation. Authorities were dispatched to an area at State Line Road in rural Beaverville about 3 pm concerning a vehicle fire. Human remains were discovered inside the vehicle.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is tomorrow (Saturday). The program aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs that may no longer be needed or out-dated. The program also educates the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Several area police agencies, fire departments, hospitals and even retail outlets welcome your visit to dispose of drugs. No questions are asked. The drop-off sites are usually manned from 10 am 'til 2 pm.
The Iroquois County Sheriff's Department will be a drop-off site. Visitors are asked to use the "West Entrance." The Northfield Square Mall also has police personnel available from 10 a, 'til 2 pm.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month ---
Today (Friday) is Walk-A-Mile-In-Her-Shoes --- an annual event to bring awarnesws of the plight of woman in sexual assault cases. The KVPD is hosting a 12 Noon event sponsored by KC-CASA and ISAS. The organizations and several business groups, schools and community members are involved in walking a mile to raise awareness. Several other events were held this month.
The Manteno Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first ever “Thrill of the Putt” putt-putt golf tournament tomorrow ( Saturday, April 27) from 12 – 7 pm. Participants will begin at the Leo Hassett Community Center, travel to twelve holes at different local businesses, before ending at Stampede Saloon for the ”19th hole” after-party.
Teams will each consist of four participants at $20 per participant, or $80 per team; all team members must be over 21 years old to participate. Registration can be found on the Chamber website at mantenochamber.com under Events.
Participants are encouraged to bring donations for The Prince Home for Homeless Veterans; a complete list of acceptable donations can be found on the Facebook event “The Thrill of the Putt” on the Manteno Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page. In addition to accepting donations, 10% of all proceeds raised through registration will be donated to The Prince Home.
Following completion of the tournament, participants are encouraged to meet up at Stampede Saloon for karaoke, raffles, prizes, food, and fun; prizes for the best costume, the best team name, the best golf score, and the best business hole design will be awarded.
Eight of Illinois’ major metropolitan areas saw more jobs than last month while six areas saw fewer. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports leading the gains were Carbondale-Marion, Kankakee and Peoria. Over the year decreases were lead by Bloomington, Danville and Champaign-Urbana. The highest metro unemployment rate is Rockford at 6.6 percent. The state’s unemployment rate is 4.5 percent.
Jobs growth still finds Kankakee County among the tops, but the unemployment was at 6.5% in March, second only to Rockford.
Iroquois County unemployment in March dropped a half-percent to 5.5%. Vermilion County was at 6.3%.