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Riverside Healthcare Donates $3,000 to United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties

Riverside Healthcare donated $3,000 to United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. This donation came at the conclusion of the 2016 campaign. United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties was proud to announce they had reached their goal by raising a total of $880,051. Riverside Healthcare played a major role in the success of this year's campaign by being one of the top 10 giving campaigns. The success of Riverside's giving campaign would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of one of Riverside's employees who spearheads the campaign each year, Nancy Moore. Moore, Patient Liaison at Riverside Healthcare, was recognized at United Way's Annual Dinner as the Employee Campaign Champion of the year for her 10 years of outstanding dedication to making the United Way campaign a success at Riverside. 94.1 WGFA
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Bunting to be named new Unit #9 Superintendent

A veteran member of the Watseka Unit #9 school district is expected to be named the new superintendent.  James Bunting will be named to the position at the Board of Education meeting Monday, May 16th.

A press release from the district office (Monday) stated Bunting will replace Dr. Kenny Lee who resigned March 4.  Lee accepted a superintendents position in Grundy County.  He'll serve as superintendnet of Minooka Community High School District #111.

Bunting will begin his superintendent job July 1.

Bunting joined Unit #9 in August of 1995 as a math teacher at Glenn Raymond School.  In July of 2000, he was appointed principal of Glenn Raymond School.  He held that position until 2011 when he was moved to assume the role of principal at Watseka Community High School. 

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Rossville crash injures 3

A weekend crash injured an Alvin woman and a 16-year-old girl. Vermilion County Sheriff's Police investigated Saturday southeast of Rossville.

Eighteen-year-old Rachael Link of Alvin was one of two passengers in a van. She was listed in 'Fair' condition at Carle Hospital Monday afternoon. No information was available on the condition of the 16-year-old girl who was also hospitalized.

Police reported both were passengers in the van being operated by 19-year-old William Drake of Rossville. He was released following treatment at Carle Foundation Hospital.

The van was traveling along County Road 1700 East when the driver lost control. The vehicle went off the road, hitting some trees. Both victims were thrown out of the vehicle.

Drake was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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Police manhunt for suspect in attempted murder of police officer

A fatal collision between an Illinois state trooper and a 26-year-old woman has been linked to a police pursuit of a suspect in an officer's shooting earlier that night. Master Sgt. Matthew Boerwinkle of the Illinois State Police tells The (Champaign) News-Gazette that the trooper was responding to a call about the Mahomet officer's shooting late Saturday when his patrol car struck a van at a Decatur intersection.

Meanwhile --- a manhunt continues for Dracy "Clint" Pendleton of Mahomet. He's considered armed and dangerous. Pendleton and Mahomet officer Jeremy Scharlow were wounded when exchanging gunfire during a traffic stop Saturday night.

Officer Scharlow is recovering from an arm injury at home. Police believe Pendleton could be driving a stolen white pickup truck, license plate # 165533B.

He's described as a 34-year-old white male, 5-10, about 155 pounds. He has blue eyes and blonde hair. Pendleton is believed to be armed with an AK-47.

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WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF A POLICE OFFICER

                                                     DRACY C. PENDLETON
                         ***ARMED AND DANGEROUS***

On May 7, 2016 at approximately 10:45 p.m., a Mahomet Police Officer was involved in a shooting with Dracy "Clint" Pendleton, 35. The Officer and Pendleton exchanged gunfire and Pendleton fled the scene. The officer was shot in the arm and it is believed Pendleton received wounds (possibly a gunshot) during the confrontation, but it is unknown to what degree. Pendleton may seek treatment for his injuries at a medical facility. Pendleton is believed to be armed with an AK-47.

The Champaign County State's Attorney's Office has issued an arrest warrant for Pendleton for the charge of Attempted Murder of a Police Officer. Pendleton is described as a White, male, 35 years old, 5'10", 155 lbs, with blue eyes and blonde hair. Pendleton's bond is set at $5 million dollars.

Pendleton has possibly stolen a 2007 white GMC pick-up truck bearing Illinois registration number 165533B. The above picture is a representative photo of the truck and not an actual photo of the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call 217-384-TIPS, or by visiting www.373tips.com you do not have to give your name.

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