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Village of Clifton reports frozen sewer lines

Clifton village officials are reporting frozen sewer lines that may be blocking sewage from reaching the local sewage collector system.


The village website is advising residents to maintain their property sewer lines.


Community leaders advise running more warm water into the system, but do not let water trickle into the system. The slow running cold water may freeze and cause blockage.


The Village of Clifton cannot be responsible for service lines running from your home's point of discharge to the sewer mains. The service line is the property-owner's responsibility. Village officials are willing to help locate your service line and clean-out. The village can provide pictures also as to the direction of the sewer discharge line.


For more information or to make comments or suggestion, email or call the village office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815-694-2273. Office hours are 8-11 am Monday thru Friday.


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Kankakee OK’s public safety fee to replenish revenues

Kankakee residents will see a $10 per month public safety fee, beginning in May, to make up the loss in revenues from the sales tax formula that is no more.

A committee gave the green light last night. The full City Council is expected to approve the proposal next Monday. The fee will show up on city water bills.

The city is also bringing back a vehicle-sticker fee.

The fee will make up the loss of $2.4 million lost in sales tax revenue due to the restructuring of state sales tax agreements by the Department of Revenue.

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Power outage in Ford County; no school at GCMS

There was no school in the Gibson City Melvin Sibley School District Monday due to a power outage that affected all three schools early in the morning.


Ameren Illinois is reporting that there are 304 customers without power as of 7 a.m. Monday. Crews are working on correcting the problem.


The power outages come at a time when there was a wind chill advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Monday for most of Central Illinois. Temperatures will begin warming today (Tuesday). The high is expected to be around 24 degrees. The best chance for snow this week will come Wednesday, maybe 2 inches..


Thursday's high will be around 32 degrees and temperatures may rise to 40 degrees Friday, but a chance of rain and snow is in the forecast for Saturday.


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Cissna Park house fire, no injuries reported

More than two dozen firemen from four departments responded to a house fire north of Cissna Park Monday. No injury was reported. Extensive damage was done to a single-story ranch. Officials reported the fire spread from a fireplace to the attic.

Cissna Park, Buckley, Loda and Milford responded shortly before 11:30 am. to 114 W. Hislop Drive in the Kellart Lake subdivision. Its located off of Illinois 49.

Owner Larry Martyn and his wife were using their fireplace when they smelled smoke and called 911.

The damage was isolated to the living room and attic but was "pretty extensive," Young said.

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Snow Routes in effect, make way for snow plows

                                             Sunday Update:  March 2, 1014

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until midnight tonight (Sunday).  Accumulation of snowfall is likely between 4 to 7 inches.  Snow covered roads are making travel hazardous. Decreasing temps and increased winds will also become a factor.

Area municipalities are advising citizens that emergency snow routes have been implemented. Vehicles will have to be removed from city/village streets to allow snow plows to clear routes.

Snow routes will be in effect at least through Monday.

Emergency routes will have priority. Motorists are warned to slow down and move over for all emergency vehicles.

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