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Excessive Heat Friday

Excessive Heat Friday

It’s another day with oppressive heat and humidity in our area. That excessive heat warning continues through tomorrow night with the heat index expected to once again top out in the 105-110 degree range. If you have to be outside, experts say you need to remember to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks. Be sure…Read More »

ATF Investigation Nets 11 Guns and Two Arrests

ATF Investigation Nets 11 Guns and Two Arrests

Kankakee County Sheriffs police say two Hopkins Park men were arrested by Kankakee ATF Task Force agents Monday night on weapons charges.  30 year old Jeremiah HIll and 57 year old Albert Willis were in federal court in Urbana Wednesday for an initial court appearance.   The 4 month investigation into Hill netted investigators 11 firearms. …Read More »

Pontiac Guard Takes Plea Deal for Beating

Pontiac Guard Takes Plea Deal for Beating

One of three guards at the Pontiac Correctional Center, charged with official misconduct and battery for beating an inmate in February, has taken a plea deal.  31 year old James Fike of Bloomington, 45 year old Jason Cremer of Odell and 21 year old Giovanni Rodriquez of Normal allegedly beat a man doing time for…Read More »

No Reason for Concern in Channahon at Exxon Plant

No Reason for Concern in Channahon at Exxon Plant

There is apparently no reason for concern about an unusual flare and black smoke coming from the Exxon Mobile plant on South Frontage Road in Channahon today. Exxon officials telling Channahon police that the plant is experiencing something they call a process upset which is causing the anomaly.Read More »

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Oak Ridge Boys at the Newton County Pun’kin Vine Fair

The Newton County Fair and Fair Oaks Farms are happy to announce that the Oak Ridge Boys will be performing at the Newton County Pun’kin Vine Fair in Kentland, Indiana, on Saturday, July 20th at 8 pm CST. Don’t miss your chance to see this iconic country act at the Newton County Pun’kin Vine Fair.…

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