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Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:


Cissna Park
3/13/2018: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Creekside Community Center, 510 Prairie Ln

3/7/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Clifton Central High School, 1134 E 3100 N Central HS Rd

3/7/2018: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Donovan High School, 600 North St

3/1/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Iroquois West High School, 529 E.Second St.
3/8/2018: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 129 N Main, P.O. Box 125
3/13/2018: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Garage Community Center, 140 N. Central St.

3/9/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Legion Post 23, South 4th St.


Aroma Park
3/24/2018: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 3rd and Division

2/22/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kankakee Blood Donation Center, 20 Heritage Drive
2/24/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Northfield Square Mall, 1600 N. St. Rt. 50
3/1/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kankakee Blood Donation Center, 20 Heritage Drive
3/8/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kankakee Blood Donation Center, 20 Heritage Drive
3/9/2018: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Court Street Ford, 558 William Latham Dr.
3/15/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kankakee Blood Donation Center, 20 Heritage Drive
3/17/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Municipal Trust and Savings Bank, 720 Main St. NW
3/22/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kankakee Blood Donation Center, 20 Heritage Drive
3/23/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bourbonnais Fire Department, 1080 Armour Rd.

3/5/2018: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Moose Lodge, 730 N Kinzie Ave

3/9/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Herscher High School, 501 N.Main

Saint Anne
3/6/2018: 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., St. Anne Community Drive, 650 W. Guertin

How to help
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.

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Parkland celebrates 50 years of agricultural education

Parkland is the only community college in Illinois with a precision ag degree, and Tuesday, the junior-college celebrated its history of agricultural education at its 50th annual Agriculture Banquet.

"The ag banquet is the longest running event in Parkland's history," said Jenni Fridgen, the ag program's director. "We come together to celebrate students' successes every year," along with the industry partners who've supported the program by offering student internships.

For the 50th banquet, Parkland invited alumni of the program and showed a video highlighting the history of agricultural education there.

Read more: Parkland celebrates 50 years of agricultural education

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Suspected Chicago child killer arrested in Kankakee

A man suspected of killing a two year old boy in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood Wednesday afternoon was arrested a few hours later in Kankakee County. Cook County officials say the boy was stabbed to death. Kankakee County Sheriffs police say the unidentified suspect was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop.

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Benton, Newton County roads in Indiana affected by flooding

Boswell is just one of the many communities in Benton County, Indiana hit hard by flooding. Benton County's Emergency Management Agency Director, John Fields, said ten families had to be rescued in Boswell.

The Red Cross set up a shelter at the Boswell Fire Department. There is a travel warning issued for Benton County. Flooding has caused road closures.

In Newton County.... State Road 16 is closed between US 41 and State Road 55 due to flooding in Brook. Several roads are also closed along the Iroquois River and travel is prohibited.

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>>Flood Watches, Warning, Winter Weather Continues...

Illinois' weather map is a messy mish-mash of watches, warnings and worries about bad weather. The National Weather Service says folks from Chicago to St. Louis will continue to be under an advisory or watch as the fear is about ice and slick roads. But there are also flood watches and warnings posted for most of the same areas, with special attention being paid to the Rock and Illinois rivers. In southern Illinois, forecasts say the length of the Ohio River will be above flood stage until at least Friday.

The city of Watseka is hard hit, again. The Route 1 and 24 intersection on the west side is closed and under water. Several city streets are closed. A Red Cross shelter is open at the Trinity Church. Several people have been forced from their homes.

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