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FFA competition recognizes Tri-Point students

Three Tri-Point High School FFA members have earned Illinois State FFA Proficiency honors. Kendall Wills, Kyle Robinson and Brandon Ifft recently were selected as FFA Proficiency winners.

Diana Loschen is their agriculture teacher and FFA adviser.

Receiving the state proficiency honor makes the students eligible to compete in the National FFA Awards Selection process in July.

Illinois FFA recognizes students in 52 areas based on their work-based learning — also known as supervised agriculture experience. FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through record keeping, leadership, and scholastic achievement may be considered for this award.

The winners were selected by a committee of agriculture industry representatives and teachers knowledgeable in this work-based area.

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Funeral Mass Today for Cardinal Francis George

Today is the last day for those who wish to remember the late Cardinal Francis George. Funeral mass will begin at Noon at the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain will be giving the homily. Those attending must have a ticket.

Immediately following the mass, the Committal Service will take place at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines where the Cardinal will be buried in his family plot. George died last week at the age of 78 following a long battle with cancer.

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Kankakee teacher arrested for sexual assault

A Kankakee high school teacher has been arrested for criminal sexual assault. 42-year-old Stephen DiSanto is awaiting formal charges for alleged inappropriate sexual conduct with a 17-year-old student at Kankakee High School.

DiSanto was arrested Tuesday evening at his home.

It was on April 13th when the Kankakee Police Department was made aware of a possible incident between a teacher and a 17-year-old student at Kankakee High School. The Department of Children & Family Services, School District 111 and the Kankakee County State's Attorney's Office were involved in a week-long investigation. During the investigation, evidence was gathered from electronic devices, including computers and cell phones.

Police are waiting for further evidence.

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Will County Health Department advises dog owners to watch for symptoms of Canine Flu

                    ... Can spread easily ...

The Will County Health Department is urging dog owners to pay attention and act accordingly over the next several weeks regarding their pets. A canine flu outbreak is currently sweeping across the Chicagoland area.

Although there are no confirmed cases, the health department says if your dog comes in contact with an infected canine it will contract the flu. The only good word is that the fatality rate is low, eight to ten percent.

This specific strain of Canine Flu comes from Asia, so as of right now there is no vaccine available in the Chicagoland area. Officials say the most important thing you can do is pay attention for possible symptoms; many of which you also see in humans. Those symptoms are laziness, loss of appetite, and possibly a cough.

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Earth Day activities at KCC

Several events are being held to recognize Earth Day. At Kankakee Community College, the celebration of Sustainability Week (April 20-24) includes moves, educational programs, and also a special educational day on Thursday at Lorenzo Smith Elementary School in Hopkins Park.

Two KCC faculty members will meet with about 200 students from kindergarten thru 8th grade at the Lorenzo Smith Sustainability & Technology Academy. Students will receive educational resources and take part in hands-on learning demonstrations on engineering, electricity and renewable energy. Faculty members Tim Wilhelm and Jennifer Martin will demonstrate energy concepts.

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