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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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Flood assessment help continues in Watseka

Volunteer teams with World Renew, Disaster Response Services, continues this week in the city of Watseka.  Canvassing of neighborhoods with a house-to-house approach finds teams documenting needs of flood victims from the June and July flooding of 2015.  The effort is to find any unmet needs of local residents. 

The World Renew group has also set up a walk-in center at the First United Methodist Church in Watseka.  Monday's hours are from 9 am until 7 pm.  Tuesday hours are 9 am 'til 4 pm.  It's the same Wednesday and Thursday.  World Renew plans to close down its operations November 6th.  

A Flood Referral Center also continues at the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce office.

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4 arrested in KAMEG operation

Search warrants executed in Pembroke Township Friday resulted in four arrests.  KAMEG conducted a joint operation with the Illinois State Police SWAT Team, The Kankakee County Sheriff's Department and the Bradley Police Department. Warrants were executed four different locations, agents locating about 71 grams of suspected heroin, 2.9 grams of suspected cannabis, a 9 mm heandgun, drug materials and currency.

Arrested were 27-year-old Max Jackson, 26 year-old Jevin Johnson, 23-year-old Javonta Davis and 22-year-old Jaleel Shepherd.  All four are facing drug possession and weapons charges.

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Daylight Saving Time ends >

It's time to turn those clocks back one-hour. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning – at 2 am. Don't forget to turn the clock back one-hour before retiring for the night (Sat).

The only two states that don't observe Daylight saving time are Arizona and Hawaii.

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