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Former Kankakee Man pleads guilty to armed bank robbery

36-year-old Brian Williams of Columbus, Ohio faces a 25-year prison sentence for the 2009 armed robbery of the Shapiro Developmental Center Employees Credit Union in Kankakee.

The former Kankakee resident plead guilty in federal court in Urbana April 17th. He faces sentencing August 28th. Williams also faces a mandatory consecutive terms of 7 years for carrying a firearm during the robbery.

Williams was arrested in September of 2012 in Franklin County, Ohio. The charges stem from a three-year long investigation by the Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force.

Also arrested was co-defendant Frank Black.

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KAMEG search warrant leads to arrest

KAMEG agents conducted a search warrant at 404 N. Adams Street in Kankakee Saturday night. During the investigation, agents seized cannabis, (15) clear plastic bags containing approximately 5.1 grams of powder cocaine, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia and drug packaging materials.

28-year-old DAndrae Washington was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis (2.5- 10 grams) and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1000 feet of a park.

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Iroquois Flood Threat Subsides, River Levels Dropping

Monday Morning Update: 4/22/13

As the new work week gets underway, the threat of flood waters in Iroquois County have weakened. The Iroquois River and Sugar Creek have crested. River levels have been dropping.

Minor flooding at Chebanse and Iroquois continue, but any threat of severe flooding appears to be over, barring no additional heavy rainfall.

The City of Watseka has barricades in place at usual flood sites, but water levels have been receding. Watseka Public Works Department has barricades in place at N. 4th Street (near the Nettie Davis School), N. 5th and Elm, 6th and Ash. Radio Station Road (1973 E 1950 N) was under water, closed by Middleport Township.

· AS ALWAYS, SHOULD YOU EXPERIENCE A FLOODED ROAD, TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

MORE Flood info:

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Chicago: Iroquois River at Iroquois

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Chicago: Sugar Creek at Milford

 

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Watseka Flood Update: Caution, Water Reaches Raodways

UPDATE:  4/20/13  4:55 pm

Motorists in Watseka need to use caution and be aware of flooded roadways. Barricades are in place on N. 4th Street near the Nettie Davis School and on Radio Station Road (1973E 1950N).

Although the monitoring points on the Iroquois River at Iroquois and Sugar Creek at Milford shows the water levels have crested and are dropping, water is flowing to Watseka. There’s no immediate danger to serious flooding of homes or businesses, but roadways will be impacted.

Should you encounter flooded roads, turn around and find another passable route.

Watseka Public Works Department reported the water levels on the creek and river rose approximately 3 inches an hour overnight, but has slowed to less than an inch per hour today (Sat).

The Iroquois River at Iroquois and Sugar Creek at Milford have crested. However, minor flooding will continue in Watseka until the flow weakens.

· Note the most-current NWS Flood Charts ….

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Chicago: Iroquois River at Iroquois

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Chicago: Sugar Creek at Milford

 

Courtesy: NWS, www.iqesda.com

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River Flooding Continues >

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN ILLINOIS…

DU PAGE RIVER AT SHOREWOOD AFFECTING WILL COUNTY FOX RIVER AT DAYTON AFFECTING LA SALLE COUNTY IROQUOIS RIVER NEAR CHEBANSE AFFECTING IROQUOIS & KANKAKEE COUNTIES KANKAKEE RIVER AT MOMENCE AFFECTING KANKAKEE COUNTY… KISHWAUKEE RIVER AT BELVIDERE AFFECTING BOONE COUNTY KISHWAUKEE RIVER NEAR PERRYVILLE AFFECTING WINNEBAGO COUNTY ROCK RIVER AT BYRON AFFECTING OGLE COUNTY ROCK RIVER AT DIXON AFFECTING LEE COUNTY SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY … DU PAGE RIVER NEAR WARRENVILLE AFFECTING DU PAGE COUNTY THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN IL.IN.

DES PLAINES RIVER NEAR RUSSELL AFFECTING LAKE COUNTY DES PLAINES RIVER NEAR GURNEE AFFECTING LAKE COUNTY DES PLAINES RIVER AT LINCOLNSHIRE AFFECTING LAKE COUNTY DES PLAINES RIVER NEAR DES PLAINES AFFECTING COOK COUNTY DES PLAINES RIVER AT RIVERSIDE AFFECTING COOK COUNTY EAST BRANCH DU PAGE RIVER AT BOLINGBROOK AFFECTING WILL COUNTY FOX RIVER AT ALGONQUIN TAILWATER AFFECTING KANE & MCHENRY COUNTIES FOX RIVER AT MONTGOMERY AFFECTING KANE & KENDALL COUNTIES IL RIVER AT MORRIS AFFECTING GRUNDY COUNTY IL RIVER AT OTTAWA AFFECTING LA SALLE COUNTY IL RIVER AT LA SALLE AFFECTING BUREAU & LA SALLE COUNTIES IROQUOIS RIVER AT RENSSELAER AFFECTING JASPER COUNTY… IROQUOIS RIVER NEAR FORESMAN AFFECTING NEWTON COUNTY… IROQUOIS RIVER AT IROQUOIS AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY… KANKAKEE RIVER AT DUNNS BRIDGE AFFECTING PORTER COUNTY… KANKAKEE RIVER NEAR KOUTS AFFECTING JASPER & PORTER COUNTIES… KANKAKEE RIVER AT SHELBY AFFECTING LAKE & NEWTON COUNTIES… LITTLE CALUMET RIVER AT MUNSTER AFFECTING LAKE COUNTY PECATONICA RIVER NEAR SHIRLAND AFFECTING WINNEBAGO COUNTY ROCK RIVER AT ROCKTON AFFECTING WINNEBAGO COUNTY ROCK RIVER AT LATHAM PARK AFFECTING WINNEBAGO COUNTY VERMILION RIVER NEAR LEONORE AFFECTING LA SALLE COUNTY

NO ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SAFETY MESSAGE.IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY.TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

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