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Flu death confirmed in Indiana

The White County, IN Health Department has confirmed one death in the county due to the flu.

A 91-year-old man from Reynolds, Indiana has died because of the virus. State health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Indiana is now at 25, since October. A report from the state health department shows 16 of the deaths occurred among people age 65 or older and seven other deaths in the 50 to 64 age group.

The flu season is abnormal, according to health officials.

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Dense fog advisory for Illiana

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL at least 4 pm THIS AFTERNOON... .Warm, moist air spreading north over the snow covered ground is helping to develop dense fog across much of northern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana. ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM THIS EVENING... *

VISIBILITY...One quarter mile or less. * IMPACTS...Low visibility will make for hazardous travel across the area into this evening.

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Iroquois County Board schedules ‘special meeting’ to sort details of union contract

A January 25 ‘special meeting’ is on the calendar for Iroquois County officials to try to determine what’s next after an arbitrator ruled in favor of the union that’ll give 9-1-1 dispatchers three-years of back-pay.

The ruling, which could be appealed, disrupts the FY2018 budget, by some $70,000.

County Board Chairman John Shure says the ‘special meeting’ will be closed session talks to explore other options.

"Not much to say right now, nothing's been decided," Shure told 94.1 WGFA.

The emergency dispatchers are entitled to retro-active wages, dating back to 2015...under terms of the arbitrator’s ruling. Six veteran dispatchers will be paid comp time, overtime, and personal days. The amounts range from $27 to $30,000.

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Iroquois County: Tele-communicators contract costly

A recently-ruled on tele-communicators contract is sure to occupy a lot of discussion time at Tuesday’s Iroquois County Board meeting.

An arbitrator’s ruling, after months of negotiations, will cost the county $247, 245 in back pay. Retroactive wages (dating back to 2015), comp time, overtime and pay for personal days went in favor of the union .

The Finance committee learned (last week) the newly-approved FY 2018 budget is out of whack to the tune of an estimated $70,000 in salaries. Six veteran dispatch employees see back pay totaling about $30,000.

The County Board begins meeting at 5 pm Tuesday at the Administrative Center.

January, February and March county board meetings are scheduled for 5 pm starts. The same 5 pm meetings are in October, November and December. The 9 am meetings on the second Tuesday will be April thru September.

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One Killed in Crash on I-80 in Grundy County

Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 80 Friday afternoon. A Bradley woman... 27-YR-OLD Angela Dominguez ... was identified as the victim.

It was at 12:15 p.m. on I-80 Eastbound at Ridge Road when the fatal accident took place. Police report a mini-van was traveling behind a Freightliner box truck when traffic came to a stop. The van crashed into the rear of the truck killing the mini-van driver. The truck driver and their passenger refused medical attention on scene. State Police investigated.

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