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Kankakee girl found safe

An 11-year-old Kankakee girl, reported missing, has been found safe.  Rose Mosley went missing from a relative's home Tuesday night.  Kankakee Polcie report the girl called another famlily member today (Thursday).  No word where the girl was found.  But she is OK.

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Dive team searching Vermilion County pond for apparent drowning victim

The Vermilion County sheriff’s department’s Underwater Search and Rescue Team continued its search today for the body of a man who apparently drowned in a private pond near Hillery, west of Danville.

Sheriff Captain Mike Hartshorn said five divers resumed their search in the pond around 7 a.m., after stopping last night around 8:15 p.m. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources conservation police officers are also part of the search.

Sheriff Pat Hartshorn said the man, a woman and a small child were in a small boat about 20 feet away from the shore when the motor failed. He said the man stood up to work on the engine, and the boat capsized. The child was wearing a floatation device. The woman, identified as the missing man’s fiance, was able to get the child back to shore. When she turned back to the water, she couldn’t see the man.

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Iroquois County OK’s solar energy ordinance

A 12-4 vote by the Iroquois County Board (Tuesday) approved a solar energy ordinance. County Board Vice-Chairman Dan Rayman led the charge to approve a crafted-ordinance that he says will spark commerce and create opportunity.......

Rayman and board member Chad McGinnis put in some time researching the solar farm industry. Rayman adding, it’s coming like it or not, so let’s be ready and by passing the ordinance, we can have some control over the development of the farms........

Opposition from four members, including Chairman John Shure, expressed a need to take more time to make sure all concerns were considered. Others pointed to a long-time opposing view of taking farm ground out of production.

Rayman points out, the Farm Bureau was part of the discussion, meetings to get input were held in the evenings, with just three county board members present.


The ordinance heads to the agenda for a Zoning Board of Appeals hearing scheduled for 7 pm August 29th.

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Dwight man struck & killed by train

A Dwight man was killed Sunday when hit by a train near Ransom.

Investigators with the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office said it’s unknown why 42-yr-old Chad Sandeno was walking near the tracks. He was struck by a train around 7:30 pm at the crossing of the BNSF Railway at North 17th Road and East 29th Road, north of Ransom.

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3-vehicle colission kills Kankakee woman

A fatal traffic accident investigated Monday afternoon on the Momence curves on Route 17. (The location is commonly known as Kinney’s Corner at 500 N Road).

28-yr-old Guillermina Arroyo-Rico of Kankakee was pronounced dead at the scene. State Police reported she pulled into the path of an eastbound UPS truck driven by 33-yr-old Randy Pierce of Clifton. The truck driver was not injured. A 3rd driver trying to avoid the crash suffered a minor injury.

Several emergency crews were on the scene. Route 17 had traffic diverted while the accident was investigated. The collision happened at 5 pm.

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