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Reddick woman arrested for DUI, 3 kids in vehicle at time of stop

Grundy County Sheriff’s Policed report the arrest of a Reddick woman for DUI while three children were in the vehicle with her. Sheriff Kevin Callahan reported deputies conducted a traffic stop (last Saturday) near Route 47.

The deputy noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. 31-year-old Jennifer Bossen admitted she had smoked marijuana approximately 20 minutes prior to the traffic stop. A search of the vehicle revealed prescription drugs not prescribed for Bossen. Bossen failed several field sobriety tests.

Deputies also discovered Bossen had her three children, aged 4-7, inside the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop.
Bossen has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, DUI of drugs, and three counts of endangering the life or health of a child

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NWS: Coldest April on record

THE STATEWIDE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN APRIL WAS ABOUT 45 DEGREES. THAT’S NEARLY EIGHT DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS SAYS STATE CLIMATOLOGIST JIM ANGEL.

"The only April colder was 43.1 degrees in 1907," Angel said.  "You really have to go way back to find anything like this year.  And it was the same all across the Midwest."

STATEWIDE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL WAS ABOUT TWO AND A HALF INCHES...MORE THAN AN INCH BELOW NORMAL. THAT INCLUDED SOME SNOW IN MANY PARTS OF THE STATE.

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Rep. Parkhurst Announces Progress on I-57 Interchange

State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst today announced progress being made on the Interstate 57 and Illinois State Highway 17 junction in Kankakee, Exit 312.

“Since I entered office last year, I worked to move along this necessary infrastructure project in Kankakee because of the huge benefit it has on Kankakee, Bradley, and Bourbonnais,” Rep. Parkhurst stated.

Rep. Parkhurst met with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Randy Blankenhorn, Republican House Leader Jim Durkin (R – Western Springs), and City of Kankakee officials last fall to advocate for local infrastructure improvements including the 312 Exit project which has stalled for 15 years.

Since the meeting, IDOT stated the Phase I study is now on-going again and should be completed in 2018. Phase II is included in the Multi-Year Improvement Program (MYP) ’19-’24.

“I am happy to see our community efforts successfully reactivated this project and I will continue to work to move the project forward,” Rep. Parkhurst stated.

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Pembroke shooting injures 2 Saturday

Gunfire in Pembroke Township Saturday night left at least two people injured outside a gas station. Kankakee County Sheriff's Police are investigating.  Several rounds of spent-casings were recovered at the S-S Friendly Mart.  Anyone with info is asked to contact authorities.

One man, 42-year-old Jason Felton, was treated for multiple gunshot wounds.  No word on his condition.  A second man, 30-year-old Larry Dorsey, drive himself to a Kankakee hospital for treatment of wounds.

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Field fires sparked by high winds

Several area fire departments were alerted Monday to brush fires.  The dry conditions and high winds prompted a "red flag" alert by the National Weather Service.  The alert continues today (Tuesday) with similiar weather conditions.  Winds have been clocked at over 30 mph.

Brush fires alerted fire personnal in Kankakee, Iroquois, Livingston, Fruncy and Vermilion counties. 

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