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Reddick Fire District buys Reddick School

The community of Reddick and the Reddick Community Fire Protection District is looking at opportunity with the fire district's purchase of the former Reddick school.

The fire district bought the school property for $52, 200. The acquisition opens the doors to expansion, giving the fire district much more room. The fire district currently houses four vehicles in a single-door garage attached to the Lions Hall.

The former 4th and 5th grader attendance center was closed after the 2012 – 2013 school year.

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Riverside Medical Center Gives More Than $9,300 to Area Schools

                              Scores for Schools Program Earns Money for 16 Local Schools

KANKAKEE, IL (February 4, 2014) – The 2014 sports seasons should look a little brighter for area schools who participated in Riverside's Scores for Schools program. Riverside Medical Center was proud to present the schools with $9,355.

The program saw a few changes recently with the addition of girls' varsity volleyball. Schools were now able to earn $25 for every home varsity touchdown scored if they have a football team and $20 for ever home varsity volleyball game won. For schools that do not have a football program, the varsity soccer team earned $10 for every varsity goal scored at home.

Jessica Kebert, Riverside marketing and public relations specialist, delivered checks to the schools for the following amounts:

Beecher High School - $630

Bishop McNamara High School - $870

Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School - $1,170

Central High School - $835

Grant Park High School - $500

Herscher High School - $365

Kankakee High School - $380

Kankakee Trinity Academy - $510

Manteno High School - $570

Momence High School - $695

Peotone High School - $945

Reed Custer High School - $420

St. Anne High School - $260

Watseka High School - $605

Wilmington High School - $600

 

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Kankakee Police will enforce Snow Ordinance

                                                    Snowbound ‎vehicles will be towed

The Kankakee Police will begin enforcing the Snow Ordinance Immediately. Any snowbound ‎vehicles will be towed beginning today. ‎

Normally, whenever there are 2 inches of snow or more, vehicles are prohibited from parking on ‎the even side of the streets on even days, and odd side on the odd days. This winter we have ‎been placing courtesy notices on vehicles, and recently have placed notices. ‎

However, with the forecast for more accumulating snow, snowbound vehicles will be towed ‎immediately, and the ordinance will be enforced for the remainder of the season. This is for the ‎safety of all.‎ {submitted}

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Give blood and help save lives

PEORIA, Ill. (Feb. 3, 2014) — Like a hospital emergency room, the American Red Cross must be prepared to provide blood for patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. It's the blood already on the shelves and readily available that can be lifesaving for people like Chris Salinas.

Chris was a horse trainer who was seriously injured in an accident when a horse pinned him to the pavement. He and his family said they credit the multiple blood transfusions he received with helping him recover.

Type O negative blood is especially needed right now. O negative is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to patients with any type. To make an appointment to donate blood and help ensure the shelves are stocked for patients in need, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Ford County
Feb. 24 from 12-6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 401 N. Church St. in Gibson City, Ill.
Feb. 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 925 North Route 47 in Gibson City, Ill. –Platelet donations only. Platelet donations are taken by appointment only.

Iroquois County
Feb. 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Crescent City Community Center, 699 County Road 1800 North in Crescent City, Ill. –Platelet donations only. Platelet donations are taken by appointment only.

Kankakee County
Feb. 17 from 3-6 p.m. at Moose Lodge, 730 N. Kinzie Ave. in Bradley, Ill.
Feb. 20 from 12-6 p.m. at American Red Cross Kankakee, 20 Heritage Drive in Bourbonnais, Ill.
Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lions Hall, Parls Street in Essex, Ill.
Feb. 24 from 2-6 p.m. at Momence Fire Department, 15 N. Pine in Momence, Ill.
Feb. 27 from 12-6 p.m. at American Red Cross Kankakee, 20 Heritage Drive in Bourbonnais, Ill.
Feb. 28 from10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Red Cross Kankakee, 20 Heritage Drive in Bourbonnais, Ill. –Platelet donations only. Platelet donations are taken by appointment only.
Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bishop McNamara Catholic High School, 550 W. Brookmont Blvd. in Kankakee, Ill.

Livingston County
Feb. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at VFW Hall, 531 Lincoln Ave. in Pontiac, Ill.
Feb. 26 from 12-6 p.m. at Walton Centre, 100 W. Locust St. in Fairbury, Ill.
Feb. 26 from9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at VFW Hall, 531 Lincoln Ave. in Pontiac, Ill. –Platelet donations only. Platelet donations are taken by appointment only.

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

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NWS still predicting new winter storm arriving Tuesday

The National Weather Service continues to predict a new winter storm for Central Illinois with snowfall totaling 5 to 7 inches before all is said and done Tuesday.

The region remains under a winter storm warning from noon Tuesday to noon Wednesday and the city of Bloomington on Monday issued a snow route parking ban, taking effect at 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Snow will begin falling Tuesday afternoon with accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. The high temperature will be about 20 degrees. with a wind chill reading of zero to 10 below zero this morning.

More snow is predicted Tuesday night — 2 to 3 inches — accompanied by wind gusts of up to 25 mph in some areas, said the NWS, adding that will make for treacherous driving conditions.

Wednesday does not call for additional snow but it will remain very cold with a low Wednesday night of 8 below zero. The sun should return on Thursday with a high of around 8 degrees.

There also is a 40 percent chance for more snow on Friday night and Saturday night, according to the weather service.