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Iroquois County: juvenile arrested in Cissna Park, drug arrests of Kankakee men

A Cissna Park police officer was treated for a minor injury Friday after scuffling with a teenager. The 17-year-old teen was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer. The officer was treated at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police report the Cissna Park officer was investigating a suspicious person near an alley on W. Blaine Street. The male juvenile actively resisted and fought with the officer until he was able to free himself and flee on foot.

Sheriff’s police and Milford Police provided back-up and located the youth who was taken into custody. The juvenile was being held at the Danville Juvenile Detention Center.

A traffic stop for speeding on Route 24 east of Gilman (Sunday) has two Kankakee men facing drug-related charges. 24-year-old Dejuanero Watson and 21-year-old Jarquae Williams are due in court. They were jailed in Watseka.

Iroquois County sheriff deputies found the men in possession of cannabis, prescription drugs and suspected-Ecstasy. Both suspects are charged with possession with intent to deliver.

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Flash Flood Watch issued for Illiana >

A threat of heavy rain across parts of East Central Illinois finds the National Weather Service issuing a Flash Flood Watch. The Watch is posted for parts of Iroquois, Vermilion, Champaign and other neighboring counties in East Central Illinois.

Meanwhile, there’s a Flash Flood Warning in place thru Thursday for portions of Indiana...including Vermillion, Warren, Parke and Vigo Counties.

Showers and thunderstorms could produce 2 to 4 inches of rain in Vermilion County, Illinois. The heaviest rainfall is likely in the southern part of the county according to the National Weather Service. The heavy rain will bring the potential for flash flooding.

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Vermilion County Farm Bureau hosting Fall outlook workshop

The Vermilion County Farm Bureau is hosting a Fall Ag Outlook Workshop today (Monday 8/15). Information provides farmers some valuable information as the harvest draws near. Tom Fricke, Public Information Director for the County Farm Bureau, says the program (at 9 am) provides farmers information on commodity prices, input availability and weather patterns.

The workshop is being held at the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Auditorium on U.S. Route 150, west of Danville.

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USDA: Record Corn and Bean Crops expected

Farmers could have trouble finding a place to store their grain this fall. The USDA says it expects record braking corn and soybean crops. Illinois is one of ten states expecting record harvests. Federal managers expect just over 15-billion bushels of corn to be harvested this year. The soybean crop is expected to be just over four-billion bushels. {Metro News}

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U of I intern killed in Thursday crash near Manteno

A 21-year-old U of I student was identified (Thursday) as the victim of a fatal traffic crash north of Manteno.

Jason Sinnick of Lisle (IL) was interning at Van Drunen Farms in Kankakee County. He suffered fatal injuries in the early-morning accident near County Line Road.

Emergency responders reported Sinnick was southbound on Will Center Road east of Illinois Route 50 when he drove into the T-intersection at County Line Road. A westbound semi drove straight into the car.

The morning fog could have been a factor in the crash, which occurred around 6:30 am.

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