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Rosendahl selected Gibson City's new police chief

Gibson City has a new police chief. Adam Rosendahl was sworn in at the city council meeting Monday night.

City aldermen unanimously approved Mayor Dan Dickey’s appointment of Rosendahl, who is already a member of the Gibson City Police Department. Rosendahl will be paid $75,000 annually in his new position, with full benefits.

Rosendahl replaces Eric Hyatt as police chief. Mr. Hyatt died in July after a lengthy battle with colon cancer.

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Congresswoman Kelly hosts Bi-Partisan Congressional Field Hearing on Health Care

Congresswoman Robin Kelly hosted a Solutions Only Congressional Field Inquiry on health care at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago.

"The goal of today's inquiry is to move beyond the partisan rhetoric and get to solutions that will make health care affordable and accessible for all Illinois families," said Congresswoman Kelly. "Families are tired of the name-calling and finger pointing; they want solutions and it's our obligation to find them."

A panel of six experts, representing a range of providers and advocates, provided evidence and answered questions from policymakers and attendees.

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) joined the inquiry, as did staff from the offices of Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi.

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Hoekstra Transportation moving to Kankakee

Hoekstra Transportation of St. Anne is moving to the Eastgate Industrail Park in Kankakee. The move happens Thursday. The business will be open and rolling Friday.

The Daily-Journal reports after 25 years at its current location at the intersection of Illinois Route 1 and 17 north of St. Anne, Hoekstra Transportation’s growth is forcing a move. Company president Steve Hoekstra said "We're going from 15,000 square feet to about 32,000 square feet."

The move will allow the company to better serve its employees and its customers.

Hoekstra operates a regional fleet of Peterbilt and International tractors and has built its trailer pool to about 700, according to the company's website.

The company is growing and it has increased its number of drivers, including women, and the new facility will help accommodate their needs.

Hoekstra has 120 full-time employees. The new location is at 613 Eastgate Industrial Parkway.

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Jasper County: erratic driver arrested for drugs

A traffic stop for erratic driving on I-65 Sunday led to the arrest of a Valparaiso (IN) man. 38-yr-old Christopher Elston faces meth possession charges. State Police also located a hypodermic needle and other drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Elston was jailed in Jasper County on felony charges.

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Newton County crash injures driver

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 950 North and County Road 600 West Saturday.

18-yr-old Samuel Wilson of Demotte Indiana, was south bound on County Road 600 West. 064-yr-old Michael Johnson of Schneider, Indiana, was west bound in a pickup truck on County Road 950 North. Police reported Wilson failed to stop at the stop sign striking Johnson’s vehicle causing both vehicles to overturn. Johnson had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Lake Township Fire Department. Johnson was transported to Riverside Hospital for treatment by Newton County Ambulance Personal. Wilson was cited at the scene for Disregarding a Stop Sign.

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