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Mitchell Meenen of Melvin was recently elected as a member the Ford County Fair Board. Meenen had previously served as a junior director on the board. He joins Dave Kaeding, Loda; Vera Bunting, Gibson City, and Tim Muehlenpfort...

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leadng to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for an Indiana barn fire.  Investigators say the fire was set intentionally, destroying the structure and...

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police report the arrest of 36-year-old Ricky Blaylock.  The Watseka man was wanted on an outstading Governor's warrant for being a fugitive from justice.  Blaylock was jailed in...

Kankakee City Police are dealing with a wave of shootings.  Police have answered calls to four shooting incidents since Saturday, January 16.  Five people were shot and wounded at a house party and a mother and her two...

A community-based COVID Clinic is today (Tuesday) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital.  The vaccine is available by appointment only.  Scheduled-clients should visit the hospital using the emergency room entrance on the south...

Leading up to the February Primary Election in the city of Kankakee, the local chapter of the NAACP invites the public to hear from the candidates.  A series of  forums are at the Kankakee City Library will...

Iroquois County’s COVID positivity reading Monday was down to 4.7%. The overall Region 6 number was 5.4 percent. In Region 7, Kankakee County was bumped up to 5.5%, that’s up from 5.1 on Friday. The Will County number Monday was...

Citizens with special needs in Livingston County are being offered a new program..The Premise Alert Program is a voluntary notification system designed to aid in the interaction between citizens with special needs and responding...

State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) will serve as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee in the 102nd General Assembly. Joyce said he intends to work hand in hand with the leaders of the state’s agricultural industries. “As...

Reports of a person with gun triggered a police chase in Watseka Sunday afternoon. A 22-year-old Watseka man is now facing several charges. Watseka Police responded to a Person with a Gun in the 100-block of W. Oak Street just...