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Berkot’s opens with a bang in Watseka

It was a long line of cold customers, but many said the wait outside in the cold this morning was worth it.

Berkot's Super Foods made its return to the Iroquois County seat today. The big bang on opening day included a ribbon-cutting event. The Watseka Chamber of Commerce, the Iroquois County Development Association (IDA), and other local officials were on hand to welcome the grocery chain back to town.

Berkot's Super Foods is back in its original location on the west end of the Eastside Shopping Complex on U-S Route 24. It was two years ago when a lease snafu forced the move from Watseka. Berkot's Luke Kotara said 'we never wanted to move in the first place and said we always were open to a return.'

Berkot's management says the Watseka facility is the grocery-chain's model store, adding an 8,000 square-foot layout for private labeling of food products that will actually add another 10 or more jobs.

Berkot's purchased the now-closed 96-year-old Quality Super Market from the Jim VanNatta family. Several of the Quality employees are now employed at Berkot's.

The Berkot opening (Thursday) attracted hundreds of customers, who braved the below-zero temps to take advantage of the store's bargains.

94.1 WGFA

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NWS: Weather Advisory

                     WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM CST THURSDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM THURSDAY.

* WIND CHILLS.TEMPS WILL FALL TO NEAR OR JUST BELOW ZERO THIS EVENING. MODERATE NW WINDS WILL RESULT IN WIND CHILLS FALLING TO AROUND 20 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR & STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE & LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS.MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

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Finnell, Garner applauded by Iroquois County Board

Dr. James Finnell and Dan Garner were formally recognized by the Iroquois County Board Tuesday. A resolution cites "exemplary service" for the men during their service with the County animal control department.

Finnell, a retired veterinarian from Gilman, has served as animal control administrator for several years. Dan Garner of rural Crescent City has worked as warden for animal control. Finnell's retirement and Garner's resignation were effective in November.

Dr. Hany Youssef has been appointed the new Animal Control Administrator.

94.1 WGFA

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Ford and Iroquois County report progress on new health boards

Two new health departments are in the works ... one to serve Ford and another for Iroquois County. And the two counties are making progress in setting up eight-member boards to oversee their respected health operations.

Iroquois County Board Chairman Rod Copas said last week, he has people ready to serve the Iroquois health department.

Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said he's just about ready advertise for an administrator for Ford County's health department. Other positions will also have to be filled.

The Ford and Iroquois county boards both voted in November to dissolve the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department and create independent health departments serving their respective counties, effective July 1.

The Iroquois County Board has also formally requested permission from the state to withdraw from the current Ford-Iroquois arrangement.

Steven Williams, the bi-county agency's interim administrator, told the Iroquois County Finance committee last week it'll be February, at earliest, before he can get everything worked out to let the two counties know how much it'll cost them for running their own health departments.

94.1 WGFA

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Snowfall slowing morning commute

Several traffic accidents have been reported in the Kankakee area and to the north this morning. Light to moderate snow has been reported.  Some routes were posing slick conditions. Highway crews were reporting the snow, coupled with re-freezing from the earlier snowfall and freezing rain, was leading to several slide-offs.

Motorists are advised to be aware of changing road conditions.  The snowfall is expected to end by mid-morning to around noon.  Then, gradulay clearing with dropping temperatures.

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