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Flessner to serve as Ford County Coroner

The Ford County Board (Monday night) appointed Rick Flessner to serve as the next Ford County Coroner.

Flessner is from Roberts. He’ll replace Doug Wallace, who has served as coroner the last 17 years. Wallace is stepping aside January 3rd and relocating.

Flessner has served as chief deputy coroner since 2012 and as a deputy coroner since 2008. Flessner’s appointment runs thru November 30, 2018.

Flessner has served as Village President of Roberts since 2000. He’s a veteran member of the Roberts volunteer fire department and past supervisor with the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Watseka Police arrest trucker for DUI

A traffic stop on Walnut Street in Watseka Tuesday has an Indiana truck driver facing charges of driving under the influence of drugs. 38-year-old Christopher Garriott of Pine Village, IN was stopped after police received reports of a reckless driver. Garriott was also cited for having no Commercial Driver's License endorsement.

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Kankakee County drug arrests result in grand jury indictments

Two residents of Mexico stopped on I-57 in Kankakee November 7th now face indictments for trafficking controlled substances.

A grand jury indicted Pedro Vazquez-Salas and Jose Garcia...BOTH OF Nuevo Laredo, MX...for unlawful control substance trafficking, and for unlawful possession with intent to deliver. The men were stopped by State Police at the south exit of I-57. Their rig had over $3-million dollars worth of drugs hidden in the contents.

Also indicted was Tommy Lindsey of Kankakee for unlawful possession of cannabis. Clarissa Moore of Kankakee faces indictment for unlawful possession of a controlled substance—cocaine. She was arrested November 14th.

Kody Sallee of Pembroke Township was also indicted by the grand jury for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance near a park. He reportedly delivered fentanyl, heroin and cocaine to a confidential source. In a separate case, Sallee was indicted for criminal damage to property, aggravated fleeing & alluding and driving while suspended.

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Iroquois County Board goes half-and-half with day-night meetings

Another contentious Iroquois County Board meeting (Tuesday). And after all the debate, the Board voted to stay with six morning and six evening meetings in 2018.

Despite efforts to rescind an earlier vote and return to all 9 am meetings on the second Tuesday of the month, a 16-3 vote finally resulted in staying with a split. County Board meetings will be held at 5 pm January thru March and again October thru December. The 9 am meetings will be April thru September.

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Preparation is Key: ‘Winter Weather – Get it Together’

SPRINGFIELD – As bitter cold creeps into Illinois, the state’s frontline weather responders remind motorists that preparation can help take the bite out of winter this season. The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and the Illinois Tollway encourage motorists to prepare for wintry driving conditions and remember: “Winter Weather – Get it Together.”

“Winter weather can be unpredictable in Illinois, but preparation today will make a safer tomorrow,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. “Drivers should start easing into those winter driving behaviors now. Our snow-and-ice teams are ready, as always, to make this a safe, successful winter driving season.”
Throughout the winter, especially during adverse conditions, motorists should practice basic winter driving skills and build extra time into their schedules. As part of the “Winter Weather – Get it Together” campaign, all travelers are encouraged to follow simple rules and tips during the coming months.

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