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Loda Village Board yet to fill vacancies

Two trustee seats remain vacant on the Loda Village Board. And – it appears they'll remain that way until Board President Carol Arseneau finds the right people.

The Illinois Municipal League is OK with the vacancies, so long as there's an effort continuing to seek candidates. The president or mayor has 60 days to fill a vacancy but that legal-limit can be extended so long as there is an effort to find candidates.

One of the trustee seats is that of Arseneau's who resigned to accept the Village Board Presidency seat. She's filling the term of Ron Dudley, who resigned. Arseneau will serve as president thru April 2017.

The other trustee vacancy is that of Jeff Johnson, who also resigned four months ago.

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Iroquois County flood help still available

The City of Watseka's flood debris pickup ended yesterday (Friday). But those who still have items to be picked up can contact City Hall this next week – if there's still debris to be thrown away.

The snowfall this week may have inconvenienced some people, so Public Works crews will make make an effort to complete any details this coming week, according to Mayor Bob Harwood.

Damage assessments are still being collected too. Property owners with water damage, who maybe didn't yet submit information, can contact with the Emergency Management Agency office at 815-432-6997.

The damage assessments are needed in the attempt to apply for federal assistance.

Clean-up kits are also still available from the Iroquois County Long Term Recovery Committee. And the Recovery Committee welcomes any donations to help flood victims.

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Missouri man killed in hit & run in Jasper County, IN

State Police in Indiana say a Missouri man was killed in a hit & run crash this (Friday) morning on I-65 in Jasper County. 58-year-old Mark Tobiasz of St. Charles, MO was identified as the victim. He was found along the shoulder, near the State Road 114/Rensselaer exit.

The incident happened around 5:30 am at mile-marker 208. Police said they received a call of someone walking along I-65. But before troopers could arrive, they received two more calls of someone on the ground beside the interstate.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jasper County Coroner's Office.

Troopers also found an abandoned vehicle nearby that belonged to the victim. It appeared he ran out of gas. State police believe, based off parts recovered at the scene, that a Kenworth or Freightliner semi hit Tobiasz.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Indiana State Police at 219-696-6242.

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UPDATE: Kankakee County crash kills 1, injures 2

An autopsy is planned today (Friday) to continue the investigation of a Thursday afternoon crash on Route 115 at Kankakee County Road 3000W that left a woman dead, and two others injured.

30-year-old Kimberly Shelton died at the scene. An infant boy was taken to Riverside Hospital. The driver of an SUV involved in the crash was air-lifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Illinois State Police report the SUV, driven by 32-year-old Christopher McCray of Kankakee, was eastbound and ran off the road, hitting a utility pole. It happened just past 3:30 pm.

Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner pronounced Kimberly Shelton dead at the scene.

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Kankakee County: Rt. 115 crash kills 1, injures 2

A Thursday afternoon crash on Route 115 at Kankakee County Road 3000W left one person dead and two others injured. An infant was among the injured.

Illinois State Police report an SUV carrying two adults and a 9-month-old infant ran off the road, hitting a utility pole. It happened just past 3:30 pm.

Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner pronounced 30-year-old Kimberly Shelton dead at the scene.

A male driver, who was responsive, was airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The infant was taken to Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

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