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Security in place following PBL bomb threat

A written bomb threat discovered in the PBL High School building prompted an investigation and increased security today (Tuesday).

Superintendent Cliff McClure reported the day’s activities went well; the students and staff were great, he said. The investigation was carried out and “little instruction time was lost” as a result of the investigation.

Paxton Police and the Champaign County Sheriff’s department conducted a search. Students’ back-packs were searched and metal detectors were used as students entered the building this morning.

A written bomb threat was discovered in the building by a school custodian Monday evening.

The superintendent’s office sent an automated message to parents early Tuesday morning informing them of the situation. The message discovered in the building referred to a bombing at 9 am Wednesday.

The bomb threat continued to be investigated by police and PBL administration Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Paxton police or PBL administration.

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KCC’s 50th Anniversary celebration continues…

It was a black tie gala at Kankakee Community College (Saturday). KCC is celebrating its 50 years of learning, moving forward with several events to celebrate its role in learning and its place in the community.

Dr. John Avendano explained several select-alumni have been helping to represent the students that have graduated from KCC and make an impact locally, regionally and even nationally. .....

Several more anniversary events are planned this year.

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White County, IN crash injures woman, baby

Sheriff’s Police in White County, Indiana report a woman and an infant were injured after a crash Sunday evening. The accident occurred at State Road 18 and County Road South 300 East. That's about three miles east of Brookston.

Police reported a car southbound ran the stop sign and hit an eastbound truck on SR 18.

Emergency crews had to cut a woman and an infant out of the car.

Both were taken to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

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Ford cuts 10% of white-collar workforce

Ford Motor Company will cut 10 percent of its white-collar jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits.

The company will offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to its workers. It expects 1,400 positions to be affected by the end of September.

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Mitch Daniels recognized for Japanese development in Indiana

Purdue President and former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels was recognized last week (Thursday) for strengthening the United States' relationship with Japan over the years.

Daniels was celebrated by the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.  He received what's known as the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star Award.

Indiana is the only state with three Japanese automobile manufacturers and 280 Japanese companies in the state.

When Daniels was governor, he helped create thousands of jobs with 70 new Japanese investment projects and expansions in Indiana. He personally led five trade and investment missions from the state to Japan.

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said the award is well-deserved. He said it was Daniels' groundwork that prepared Greater Lafayette for further Japanese development.

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