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APRIL IS DISTRACTED DRIVING MONTH

                                       "Phone in one hand – Ticket it in other"

Ashkum, IL- Illinois State Police District 21 covering Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties are advising motorist of April being distracted driving month.

The Illinois State Police want to remind drivers of the dangers of distracted driving. As of January 1, 2014 the use of a hand-held cell phone device while behind the wheel is banned. Bluetooth headsets, earpieces, and voice activated commands are permitted.

The Illinois State Police District 21 will be conducting numerous details throughout the month of April. This initiative will focus on Distracted Driving and "Fatal Four" enforcement. The goal of the operation is to combine education and enforcement to achieve compliance with distracted driving and graduated driver's licensing laws.

94.1 WGFA

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Pedestrian hit and killed along Rt. 49

The Vermilion County Coroner's Office is working with Illinois State Police investigating a truck-pedestrian accident that killed a pedestrian. It happened last (Thurs) night just after 9 pm. State Police say their investigation found the pedestrian was walking in the roadway along Illinois Route 49, a half-mile north of Vermilion County 2000 North Road when he was struck. The location was northwest of Fithian.

Police report the pick-up truck was driven by a 35-year-old woman. No charges were filed against the driver of the truck.

The name of the man killed is being withheld pending notification of relatives. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

94.1 WGFA

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Flood Warning for Sugar Creek at Milford

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN IL.

SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY

RAINFALL OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS HAS CAUSED RISES IN AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS.INCLUDING SUGAR CREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SAFETY MESSAGE.IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY.TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV/CHICAGO.

ILC075-042348-
/O.NEW.KLOT.FL.W.0031.140404T1148Z-140406T0359Z/
/MILI2.1.ER.140404T0536Z.140404T1800Z.140405T2159Z.NO/
648 AM CDT FRI APR 4 2014

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR THE SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD.
* UNTIL SAT EVENING.
* AT 600 AM FRI THE STAGE WAS 19.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING & MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 19.3 FEET BY THIS AFTERNOON. THE RIVER WILL THEN FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

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Flood Advisories in Effect….

.THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE KANKAKEE RIVER.

KANKAKEE RIVER AT MOMENCE AFFECTING KANKAKEE COUNTY

.THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE SUGAR CREEK.

SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY

618 PM CDT THU APR 3 2014

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE KANKAKEE RIVER AT MOMENCE UNTIL SUN MORNING.
* AT 545 PM THUR THE STAGE WAS 3.7 FEET.
* ACTION STAGE IS 4.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.
* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 4.7 FEET BY FRI EVENING.
* IMPACT.AT 5.0 FEET.SOME FLOODING BEGINS TO THE LOWEST AREAS ALONG THE RIVER.

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD UNTIL SUN AFTERNOON.
* AT 600 PM THUR THE STAGE WAS 12.8 FEET.
* ACTION STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.
* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 17.8 FEET BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

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Forecasters predict 1 and 3 inches of rain thru Friday

Public Works crews were cleaning up debris today in Bradley and Kankakee. It was debris washed up into some residential areas from the Winter.


Storm water blanketed some streets after the early-morning rain. Ponding was reported on several streets while the work crews cleared gutters and sewer covers.


In southeast sections of Iroquois County, Lovejoy, Fountain Creek, and the Milford areas reported some flooding. Additional rainfall thru Friday will keep river-watchers on alert.


Flood Advisories have been issued for Sugar Creek at Milford and the Kankakee River at Momence. The potential for flooding will be around thru the weekend.

The overnight rain did not cause any major road closures or flooding, but it could be only the initial soaking. The National Weather Service has forecast between 1 and 3 inches of rain by this evening, with some severe thunderstorms possible.

94.1 WGFA