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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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8-yr-old girl takes mom’s van for breakfast

An eight-year-old girl, apparently anxious for breakfast, took her mom’s van and headed to McDonald’s in Watseka Sunday morning. On her way, the girl pulled into the Pence Service Station on Walnut street, striking a garbage receptacle and then a pillar. Watseka Police report the girl was taken by ambulance for treatment of a minor injury. Property damage at the business was estimated at $200 dollars.

It was an active weekend for area law enforcement....

Milford Police arrested a Cissna Park man early today (Monday). Jacob Johnson is charged on a Vermilion County warrant for 2-counts of aggravated fleeing & alluding an officer. Sheldon Police (Saturday) arrested 29-year-old Alisa Stanis of Watseka. She was charged with fraud and theft under $500.

A Hoopeston man was arrested Sunday for failure to pay child support. 44-year-old William Thomas was wanted on a Champaign County warrant.

22-year-old Cristine Kurnat of Watseka was arrested Friday for theft. Aware of the warrant, she turned herself in at the county jail.

Hoopeston Police investigated a burglary to a garage in the 700-block of S. Third Street. Hoopeston officers also report criminal damage to property on E. Honeywell Avenue.

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Missing Gilman teen located - safe

A Gilman teenager, missing since July 28th, has been found safe.  Diamond Kohl was found at a suburban Oak Lawn residence Saturday. She had been reported missing by her mother. Oak Lawn Police located the girl after Iroquois County Sheriff's Polcie received information that the teen may be at a residende in the south-west suburb.  Diamond Kohl was found unharmed.

The Iroquois County Sheriff's Office and Gilman Police express thanks to the public for help in locating the juvenile.

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