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Crashes slow traffic in Champaign, Jasper County, Indiana

Both southbound lanes of Interstate 65 are closed in Jasper County due to a crash.

Indiana State Police report the wreck involves a semi that rolled over on I-65 South, blocking both traffic lanes.
Authorities say both southbound lanes of I-65 are closed in Jasper County near the U.S. 231 Exit.

Please avoid the area until further notice.

In Champaign County..... Illinois State Police expected to have traffic flowing again on U.S. Route 150 after a crash this (Mon) morning. It happened at Rising Road, near Champaign. State Police were rerouting traffic.

This was a head-on crash involving a truck tractor-semi trailer and a work-van.

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Kankakee NAACP to host mayoral candidates forum

The Kankakee County chapter of the NAACP Political Action Committee will host a candidates forum Tuesday. The 5:30 pm event is at Kankakee Public Library.

The public is welcome to hear the Kankakee Democratic mayoral candidates.

Candidates who are running as Democrats for Kankakee mayor in the February 28 primary election have been invited to participate. They include 5th Ward Ald. Chasity Wells-Armstrong, 2013 mayoral candidate Jarman Porter, Kankakee County Board member Robert Ellington-Snipes and former 5th Ward Ald. Dexter Thompson.

The winner of the primary will face incumbent Republican Mayor Nina Epstein in the April 4 general election.
For further information, call 815-953-0939.

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Ku Klux Klan flyers discovered in Iroquois County communities

Community leaders are bothered by Ku Klux Klan materials appearing in several area towns, including Iroquois County.
City/village elected officials are quick to report “it’s unwanted advertisement for the KKK.”

Small plastic bags filled with rice have been found lying on sidewalks and in drive-ways. Literature is included with information about the Ku Klux Klan. Those people reporting finding the material call it “trash and hateful advertising.”

The literature has been found in Clifton, Chebanse, Ashkum and Martinton.

The same hateful material has been reported in Kankakee County, in Bradley, Manteno and Kankakee. Last week, the KKK literature was also seen in parts of Will County and also in parts of Champaign and Vermilion counties.

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Major Cocaine arrests in Will County

Three individuals are suspected of trafficking illegal drugs from Texas, through Will County. The Will County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests. All three men have been charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Estimated street value of the seized cocaine is over $200,000.00.

All three suspects, who are from Chicago, are jailed at the Will County Adult Detention Facility. They’re identified as 40-year-old Jose E. Lopez, 50-year-old Ernesto Zuniga and 43-year-old Adrian Montanez

On Thursday, Will County Sheriff’s deputies stopped two vehicles near I-57 and Wilmington-Peotone Road after receiving a tip from another law enforcement agency. The Sheriff’s office K-9 Unit was called to the scene where the dogs indicated the possible presence of illegal drugs on one of the vehicles. Deputies performed a search and recovered 9 kilo’s of cocaine. During questioning it was determined that both vehicles and all three occupants were involved in the incident.

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Missing Person: Watseka Police ask for help

A missing person report has the Watseka Police Department and the Becker family asking for the public’s help in locating 59-year-old Donald E. Becker.

He was last seen at 9 am Tuesday, about three miles south of Watseka. Don Becker was driving a black 2007 Dodge Dakota 4-door pick-up truck with Illinois registration 6 5 7 0 6 U.

Watseka Police report local pilots would be conducting fly-overs in Iroquois County.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Don Becker or his vehicle is asked to call Watseka Police at 815-432-4918.

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