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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE PROVIDES TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN SAFETY

There is No Trick to Being Safe - Just Treat Yourself to These Tips.

Halloween is just around the corner, and kids are thinking about their costumes and all of the candy they will be receiving. They are not thinking about the dangers they could face during the nighttime trick-or-treating festivities.

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Captain Darryl Bogard, offers a few tips for a safe Halloween.

• Stay off the roadway unless crossing the street, and always cross the street at crosswalks or unobscured intersections.
• A responsible adult should accompany children while trick-or-treating.
• Ensure children know their address and phone number. If they do not know it, attached it to their clothes.
• Flashlights and/or reflective tape should be used so drivers can see trick-or-treaters.
• If unaccompanied, children should only travel in familiar areas and along pre-established routes.
• Children should never enter a home or an apartment building unless accompanied by an adult.
• Set a time for older children to return home.
• Trick-or-treating visits should be restricted to homes with porch or outside lights illuminated.
• Watch for jack-o-lanterns lit with candles as costumes may brush against the candle flame and catch fire.
• A responsible adult should examine treats prior to consumption by the child. Homemade treats should be avoided.
• Drivers are reminded to drive slowly; keep their eyes on the road, not their cell phone; and watch for children darting into the street.

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Bourbonnais women injured in I-57 rollover

The 28-year-old driver and her passenger were injured in a single-vehicle rollover accident Thursday on I-57 in Kankakee County. Brianne Robson and 24-year-old Alesha Lieser were taken by ambulance to Riverside Hospital.  The rollover occurred just before 11:30 am at the south edge of Kankakee at mile marker 308.

State Police report the northbound car went off the road, the driver overcorrected, then it rolled several times in the median.  Robson was cited for improper laner usage.

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Illinois Supreme Court refuses to hear Paxton bed ‘n breakfast discrimination case

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court has turned down a request by a Paxton-area bed and breakfast to overturn a ruling that said the business discriminated against a gay couple.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which represents Mark and Todd Wathen, said the only remaining option for TimberCreek Bed and Breakfast is to ask the high court to reconsider its decision.

An attorney for TimberCreek could not be reached for comment.

In 2011, TimberCreek co-owner Jim Walder, citing his religious beliefs, did not allow the Wathens to have their civil union ceremony at his facility. The couple took its case to the Illinois Human Rights Commission, which ruled in the couple’s favor and ordered Timber Creek to pay the men and their attorneys $80,000.

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Illinois, Iroquois County Partner for Liquor Inspection Pilot Program

The State of Illinois and Iroquois County have recently joined forces to launch the Iroquois County Liquor Inspection Pilot Program.  It's an effort to improve the allocation of alcohol beverage compliance resources.  Under the agreement, the Iroquois County Health Department has begun carrying out Standard Liquor Inspections for all Iroquois County license holders on behalf of the State of Illinois. Utilizing existing State resources, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) is providing financial assistance and training for designated local inspectors.

The Iroquois County Health Department began conducting inspections for the 79 Iroquois County license holders upon the completion of ILCC training in August and will continue through June 30, 2018 when the pilot program concludes. Inspections include areas of local concern, such as health/sanitation, license and insurance verifications, and deceptive practices. Under the terms of the agreement, local officials are required to report their findings to the state commission, which may result in further adjudicative action.

The Liquor Inspection Pilot Program includes the jurisdictions of all incorporated and unincorporated areas within the County.

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KC-CASA 30th Anniversary Celebration Features Guest Speaker Erin Merryn

Join Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA) as they celebrate their 30th anniversary with a charity dinner and silent auction and help support the years of service ahead. KC-CASA’s 30thAnniversary Celebration will take place on Friday, November 10th with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. at the Kankakee Country Club (2011 Cobb Boulevard Kankakee, IL 60901). Guests will also enjoy a large variety of silent auction items, awards, a 3-course dinner, full cash bar, and more! All proceeds raised will aid efforts to prevent sexual violence and support survivors in our community.

KC-CASA is excited to announce that the evening will feature GUEST SPEAKER ERIN MERRYN, an advocate, activist, survivor, and the force behind "Erin's Law". Erin uses that life-altering experience as a platform to advocate for fellow survivors. She is a nationally recognized speaker, advocate, and published author. Her first book "Stolen Innocence" was published before she graduated high school. She is a survivor of child sexual abuse and is the force behind Erin's Law, a law that requires personal body safety taught in public schools.   {iNFO SUBMITTED...}

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