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Opera for the Young at Heart

                            Iroquois County students learn about Sugar Creek

The Sugar Creek Opera is gearing up for its 2019 performance in Iroquois County. Today (Wed), Gillian Hollis is part of a professional touring group out of Wisconsin visiting with elementary students --- it’s part of the educational program “Opera for the Young at Heart” ......
The group performs “Super Storm” – about 4 strangers who meet up with abandoned cats & dogs in a cave. The storm energizes the cats & dogs to where the animals gain the power of speech.

Gillian says the tour group had fun in Milford and today will meet up with students in Watseka.

Select students have had roles in the summer performance of Sugar Creek.

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Danforth man killed in Iroquois County crash

79-year-old Lloyd Anderson of Danforth man died last Friday in a two-vehicle accident in rural Iroquois County. Two others were injured, one seriously.

The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office (Tuesday) identified those involved. A news release stated Anderson was eastbound on County Road 2300 North when he failed to stop at the intersection at County Road 200 East. Anderson’s vehicle struck a southbound vehicle driven by 27-year-old Nicholaus Oliver of Onarga.

Mr. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Anderson’s passenger, 32-year-old Levi Lewis of Gilman was treated and released with minor injuries.

Oliver was transported to Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. His injuries were described as serious.
Sheriff’s Police ticketed Oliver for driving with a suspended driver’s license and failure to wear a seat belt.

Missouri man dies in Kankakee County crash ---

A 70-year-old Man from Kansas City, Missouri died a traffic accident Tuesday in Kankakee County.  Larry Dollinger was identifed by Illinois State Police.  The crash happened at 3 pm on Route 17 at 10000 W Road.  State Police said the victim's eastbound car crossed into the westbound lane and hit a grain truck head-on.  The grain truck driver, Larry Heagle of Kankakee, was not injured.

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Gov Pritzker visits Kankakee County, again

                             ...wants economic opportunity to continue

The light’s been shining bright over Kankakee County. And Governor JB Pritzker wants others to notice.

All the talk, the positive news about expansions and job opportunities at CSL Behring and Nucor Steel has been extended to other manufacturing outlets in the area. The governor visited/tour the Bourbonnais facility --- CSL Behring --- (Tuesday), and was asked how much he knew about the world-wide products made there ?

“We need to extol what’s happening here. All of Illinois, other companies should take note that we’re about marketing Illinois opportunity,” Pritizker told an audience of business and manufacturing leaders at CSL Behring.

Members of the governor’s cabinet were present to talk about the need to improve transportation along Illinois Route 50. A 4-way light is expected to ease traffic congestion. The CSL expansion is moving forward. Most believe the governor’s visit will keep the momentum going forward. In fact, IDOT Transportation Secretary Omer Osman said he’s thinking work will be underway on Route 50 by July.

Gov. Pritzker says “a new Illinois is moving forward. It’s time to get onboard.

So much good right now in Illinois.

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Bond set at $1-million for Kankakee woman accused in killing her mom

A $1 million bond was set (Monday) for Kathleen Kirkpatrick of Kankakee for the weekend death of her mother. Kirkpatrick is accused of stabbing and killing her 89-year-old mother, Kathleen Ruch, Saturday at the home the two shared on South Greenwood Avenue.

The 61-year-old Kirkpatrick allegedly told 9-1-1 dispatcher she ‘just killed her mother.’ The Kankakee County Coroner’s Office reported the cause of death was multiple stab wounds.

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New Sketch, Audio Released In Delphi Murder Investigation

The new sketch of the man who police say killed two teens in Delphi is a lot younger, and skinnier. The Indiana State Police yesterday released a new sketch of their suspect in the 2017 murder of Liberty German and Abigail Williams. Police also released a longer piece of audio that they say has the suspect telling the teens to walk down a hill. Investigators are asking everyone to look at the sketch, then tell them if they recognize the man.

A press conference was held (Monday) in Delphi.

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