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Severe Weather Alert issued….

Flood Warning issued today until further notice by NWS Chicago

...The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Illinois and Indiana... East Branch Du Page River at Bolingbrook affecting Will County Iroquois River near Foresman affecting Newton County Iroquois River at Iroquois affecting Iroquois County Kankakee River at Dunns Bridge affecting Porter County Kankakee River near Kouts affecting Jasper and Porter Counties Kankakee River at Momence affecting Kankakee County Sugar Creek at Milford affecting Iroquois County.

Forecast flooding Changed from Moderate to Major severity for the following rivers in Indiana... Kankakee River at Shelby affecting Lake and Newton Counties .Heavy rainfall of 1.5 to 4 inches is likely through Tuesday night with locally heavier amounts in excess of 4 inches possible. The combination of this heavy rainfall, frozen ground, and some snow melt will likely result in flooding.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Flood Warning for The Iroquois River at Iroquois. * from Tuesday evening until further notice. * At 1000 AM Monday the stage was 10.2 feet. * Flood stage is 18.0 feet. * Major flooding is forecast. * Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Tuesday evening and continue to rise to near 25.6 feet by Thursday afternoon. * Impact...At 25.0 feet...Flooding of some buildings near the river begins.

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Kankakee man arrested for 2016 Bradley bank robbery

A 26-year-old Kankakee man is under arrest for the December 2016 armed robbery of Federated Bank in Bradley.

Joe Johnson Jr. was served with an arrest warrant (Monday) after he was located by Kankakee Police. The Bradley Police Department with the assistance of the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office obtained the arrest warrant, naming Joe Johnson Jr. for armed robbery with a firearm.

It was December 12, 2016 when Bradley Police answered a call to a report of a hold-up alarm at the Federated Bank. The victim told investigators she was robbed at gunpoint.

Bradley Police report thru a collaborative effort, officers were able to locate crucial evidence that was turned over to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab. The lab analysis of the evidence recovered was identified as belonging to Johnson.

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7th Year in row: Thrivent named one of world’s most ethical companies

Recognition honors those who operate with purpose and incorporate integrity into their ecosystems

MINNEAPOLIS – Feb. 16, 2018 – Thrivent, a not-for-profit membership organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously, announced today it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Thrivent has been recognized with this honor since 2011 and is one of only five honorees in the financial services industry, underscoring a commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices.

Read more: 7th Year in row: Thrivent named one of world’s most ethical companies

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FED AG REPORT: Farmland values up

Following three years of consecutive declines, farmland values increased 1 percent through most of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa in 2017, but credit conditions deteriorated for the fourth quarter of last year. That’s according to the latest agriculture report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The report says more of the same is likely through early 2018.

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Pembroke Post Office burglarized

Sherriff’s Police in Kankakee County are investigating a break-in at the Pembroke Township Post Office. It appeared entry was made thru a back door. The offices were ransacked; desks and file cabinets were thrown about. No word on what may have been taken. Information is welcome at Kankakee County CrimeStoppers 815-93 CRIME.

Momence man arrested for attack...

36-year-old David Caman Jr.faces charges for an attack (Wednesday) of two people outside a business iN Bradley. The Momence resident allegedly punched a man and a woman. Caman is charged with battery – causing bodily harm.

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