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River Valley Metro: University Park Schedule Changes

River Valley Metro is announcing changes to the Metra Electric Line train schedule serving the University Park train station go into effect Monday (Sept 11).

To assure the best possible service for customers, River Valley Metro is changing its University Park Commuter Bus schedule to match the new train schedule. The revised schedule for commuter buses serving the University Park Metra train station can be found on all buses and at RiverValleyMetro.com.

River Valley Metro Mass Transit District continues to serve the urbanized area of Kankakee County with over 350 bus stops.

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“Kankakee Forward”: Mayor looks toward better future

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong will focus on three pillars of her agenda for a better Kankakee.

The mayor hosted a gathering (Thursday) to introduce a new initiative for her administration. She calls it “Kankakee Forward.” She wants to continue pushing forward since her election, bringing the community together with a focus on improved government, strengthening public safety and economic development.

The economic development, she said, is with emphasis on the use of the river-front. A Community Meeting welcomed visitors at the Kankakee Public Library.

Wells-Armstrong says the “Kankakee Forward” initiative is about a better Kankakee for everyone and all groups.

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Railroad fatality: Train collides with van in Rensselaer

The driver of a van is dead after a train and the van collided in Rensselaer, IN Wednesday afternoon.

Police believe the driver of the van was southbound across the railroad tracks along Matheson Street at 2:30 pm when the collision happened.

The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene. A name is not being released until family is notified. Nobody else was inside the vehicle.

The roadway was closed for several hours for the investigation.

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Semi driver dies after multi-vehicle crash on I-65

Three vehicles collided on Interstate 65 North this (Thursday) morning leaving one person dead.

The wreck happened around 1 a.m. about two miles north of State Road 28.

State police say a Freightliner and a pickup truck were partially blocking the right lane. One was pulling a lighted sign to direct traffic into the left lane as two construction workers picked up traffic cones. According to police, a semi failed to slow down or follow traffic signs before sideswiping both construction trucks.

The semi continued north on the interstate before going off the roadway and rolling onto its side.

The Clinton County coroner pronounced the semi driver dead at the scene. No one else was injured in the crash.

State police say the wreck occurred in a construction area that has adequate signage to warn drivers to slow down.

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A NEW FACE with Newton County Sheriff Department >

Sheriff VanVleet is proud to announce the addition of Jesse Wallace to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office patrol staff. Wallace recently returned to the area after serving in the US Marine Corps. He comes from a law enforcement family, being a 3rd generation police officer. He began his service with Newton County on August 14th.

On August 24th Wallace affirmed his oath and was sworn-in by Newton County Superior Court Judge, Daniel J. Molter. Wallace is currently working in the Sheriff’s Office FTO (Field Training Officer) program.

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