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Kankakee Police Sergeants get new contract

There's a new four-year agreement in place for Sergeants in the Kankakee police department. The City Council (Monday) approved a contract.

Mayor Nina Epstein is pleased with the four-year deal, saying it leaves some breathing room between for the next round of negotiations.

The new contracts gives the Sergeants raises of one-percent this year, 1 and a quarter percent in 2016, and then 2% the next two years after that.

(94.1 WGFA)

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Election Day in Indiana, turnout is low

Voters in Indiana today are electing more than 200 mayors, clerks, clerk-treasurers, judges and municipal council members.  Turnout is low and state officials are not expecting big numbers, even though early balloting more than doubled over the last week in certain areas, including Lake and Porter counties. 

Rensselaer, Cedar Lake, St. John, Crown Point, Frankfort and Ft Wayne all have local issues on the ballot.  Indianapolis is electing a new mayor. 

Polls are open from 6 am 'til 6 pm.

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Livingston County deaths investigated

Foul play is not suspected following the deaths of two people in rural Livingston County.  The Coroner's office reported Dawn and Wesley Thorson were discovered Saturday afternoon in their Cornell home.  Coroner Mike Burke says he beleives the deaths are an isolated incident.

The Coroner's office, Livingston County Sheriff's department and the Illinois State Police are involved with the investigation.

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Brittany Cluver new #9 Board member

The Iroquois County Community Unit #9 school district has appointed Brittany Cluver of Watseka to serve the school board.  She's fills a vacancy created by the recent resignation of Michael Kaeb last month. Kaeb was recently elected, but a new job took him and his family out of the district. 

Mrs. Cluver is employed in the banking industry.  She's a 2002 graduate of Watseka High School and a graduate of Illinois State University.  He appointment to the school board was approved Monday.

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Coal City welcomes tornado relief checks

Nearly 17 months after a tornado struck Coal City, a committee in charge of distributing money to victims has started writing checks. A Grundy County Long Term Recovery Committee had hoped to send checks out in October. Organizers say it took longer than expected to register families and write more than 500 checks. A pool of about 208-thousand-dollars is being sent out.

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