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Winter Weather Advisory until Wednesday 2/21 9:00am

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM CST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Freezing rain possibly mixed with sleet at times. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch and minor sleet accumulations are expected. * WHERE...In Indiana, Lake IN, Porter, Newton and Jasper Counties. In Illinois, Iroquois County. * WHEN...From 2 AM to 9 AM CST Wednesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.

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Flood advisories for East-Central Illinois

The National Weather Service says Ford and Iroquois counties are under a Flood Warning until 10:45 am Tuesday.

Up to two inches has already fallen in that area and there could up to an additional inch of rain Tuesday morning.
Flood Warning issued until February 24:

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Illinois... Sugar Creek at Milford affecting Iroquois County .Heavy rainfall of 1.5 to 4 inches is likely through Tuesday night with locally heavier amounts in excess of 4 inches possible. The combination of this heavy rainfall, frozen ground, and some snow melt will likely result in flooding. The Flood Warning continues for The Sugar Creek at Milford. * from Tuesday afternoon to late Friday night. * At 500 PM Monday the stage was 10.3 feet. * Flood stage is 18.0 feet. * Moderate flooding is forecast. * Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Tuesday afternoon and continue to rise to near 24.4 feet by Thursday morning.

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Rensselaer Central High School reacts to rumored threat

Rensselaer Central High School took necessary precautions last week after a rumored threat. It’s believed to have a social media threat that started from a conversation between students over lunch.

However, the school's superintendent said they have zero proof and believe there's no credibility behind the threat.
But because of the horrific Florida shooting that happened last Wednesday both the school and police didn't want to take any risks.

The Rensselaer Police Department have investigated and they found no proof of a threat.

The superintendent said he never felt the students were in danger. The school never went on a lock down.

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Severe Weather Alert issued….

Flood Warning issued today until further notice by NWS Chicago

...The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Illinois and Indiana... East Branch Du Page River at Bolingbrook affecting Will 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 and Porter Counties Kankakee River at Momence affecting Kankakee County Sugar Creek at Milford affecting Iroquois County.

Forecast flooding Changed from Moderate to Major severity for the following rivers in Indiana... Kankakee River at Shelby affecting Lake and Newton Counties .Heavy rainfall of 1.5 to 4 inches is likely through Tuesday night with locally heavier amounts in excess of 4 inches possible. The combination of this heavy rainfall, frozen ground, and some snow melt will likely result in flooding.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Flood Warning for The Iroquois River at Iroquois. * from Tuesday evening until further notice. * At 1000 AM Monday the stage was 10.2 feet. * Flood stage is 18.0 feet. * Major flooding is forecast. * Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Tuesday evening and continue to rise to near 25.6 feet by Thursday afternoon. * Impact...At 25.0 feet...Flooding of some buildings near the river begins.

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Kankakee man arrested for 2016 Bradley bank robbery

A 26-year-old Kankakee man is under arrest for the December 2016 armed robbery of Federated Bank in Bradley.

Joe Johnson Jr. was served with an arrest warrant (Monday) after he was located by Kankakee Police. The Bradley Police Department with the assistance of the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office obtained the arrest warrant, naming Joe Johnson Jr. for armed robbery with a firearm.

It was December 12, 2016 when Bradley Police answered a call to a report of a hold-up alarm at the Federated Bank. The victim told investigators she was robbed at gunpoint.

Bradley Police report thru a collaborative effort, officers were able to locate crucial evidence that was turned over to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab. The lab analysis of the evidence recovered was identified as belonging to Johnson.

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