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While emergency responders answered the calls to two REAL events Sunday….other fire, police, ambulance and emergency management personnel were practicing for what could be an actual event. A mock drill involved a Search &...

American farmers intend to plant nearly 96 million acres of corn this year, according to the USDA Prospective Plantings report released Friday morning. If realized, it would be the highest acreage planted to corn since...

Ford and Vermilion counties in Illinois show marked improvement when it comes to the health of the people living there. The counties rank among the top 20 of Illinois’ 102 counties in a third annual measurement of the health...

It’s labeled a $70,000 cost, but could lead to a savings of $1,300 a month.  Iroquois County appears to be geared for a county-wide telephone system upgrade. The County Board’s Management committee (Tues) OK’d Ruder...

Two separate traffic accidents claimed lives in Iroquois County Sunday. 30-year-old Dustin Nichols of Onarga was pronounced dead at the scene of a collision between his truck and an SUV Sunday morning. 39-year-old John...

WATSEKA --- While emergency responders answered the calls to two REAL events Sunday….other fire, police, ambulance and emergency management personnel were practicing for what could be an actual event.  mock drill involved...

New figures show unemployment rates improved last month across East Central Illinois.  Kankakee County leads the state with an unemployment rate of 12.9 percent.  Despite that number, Kankakee County’ rate is below the...

The U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force assisted Kankakee Police in tracking down a man accused of a shooting death in Kankakee earlier this month. A 31-year-old Kankakee man was arrested Wednesday morning in Chicago in...

A 5-2 vote by the Watseka City Council Tuesday has triggered annual water and sewer rate increases for local taxpayers. Infrastructure break-downs appear to be reasons for new revenue to overcome repair needs.  But the No...

*  this story may require updating...... Heavy rain, hail and reports of funnel clouds prompted severe weather Watches & Warnings Friday in the Illiana area.  There were no injuries reported.  Several reports of funnel...