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Election Day in Indiana, turnout is low

Voters in Indiana today are electing more than 200 mayors, clerks, clerk-treasurers, judges and municipal council members.  Turnout is low and state officials are not expecting big numbers, even though early balloting more than doubled over the last week in certain areas, including Lake and Porter counties. 

Rensselaer, Cedar Lake, St. John, Crown Point, Frankfort and Ft Wayne all have local issues on the ballot.  Indianapolis is electing a new mayor. 

Polls are open from 6 am 'til 6 pm.

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Livingston County deaths investigated

Foul play is not suspected following the deaths of two people in rural Livingston County.  The Coroner's office reported Dawn and Wesley Thorson were discovered Saturday afternoon in their Cornell home.  Coroner Mike Burke says he beleives the deaths are an isolated incident.

The Coroner's office, Livingston County Sheriff's department and the Illinois State Police are involved with the investigation.

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Brittany Cluver new #9 Board member

The Iroquois County Community Unit #9 school district has appointed Brittany Cluver of Watseka to serve the school board.  She's fills a vacancy created by the recent resignation of Michael Kaeb last month. Kaeb was recently elected, but a new job took him and his family out of the district. 

Mrs. Cluver is employed in the banking industry.  She's a 2002 graduate of Watseka High School and a graduate of Illinois State University.  He appointment to the school board was approved Monday.

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Coal City welcomes tornado relief checks

Nearly 17 months after a tornado struck Coal City, a committee in charge of distributing money to victims has started writing checks. A Grundy County Long Term Recovery Committee had hoped to send checks out in October. Organizers say it took longer than expected to register families and write more than 500 checks. A pool of about 208-thousand-dollars is being sent out.

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Flood assessment help continues in Watseka

Volunteer teams with World Renew, Disaster Response Services, continues this week in the city of Watseka.  Canvassing of neighborhoods with a house-to-house approach finds teams documenting needs of flood victims from the June and July flooding of 2015.  The effort is to find any unmet needs of local residents. 

The World Renew group has also set up a walk-in center at the First United Methodist Church in Watseka.  Monday's hours are from 9 am until 7 pm.  Tuesday hours are 9 am 'til 4 pm.  It's the same Wednesday and Thursday.  World Renew plans to close down its operations November 6th.  

A Flood Referral Center also continues at the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce office.

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