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Wall That Heals arrives at Perry Farm today >

It’s quite a moving experience – The Wall That Heals. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica & Mobile Education Center will be on display Thursday thru the weekend at Perry Farm in Bourbonnais. The public can visit and view The Wall. It’s a free event, open to the public 24/7.

Hoekstra Transportation is hosting the event with support from several other agencies, including Bourbonnais Park District.

Lori Teders is one of the organizers. The Wall arrives this (Tues) afternoon about 4 pm.  A welcome ceremony is part of the welcome arrival.

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Cornland Zipcode Day today

A central Illinois community of 75 residents is celebrating today (Tuesday) as it’s ZIP Code Day. Cornland, Illinois is located 15 miles northeast of Springfield. The zip code thee is 62519, which matches today’s (Tuesday’s) date. Residents wearing commemorative T-shirts will gather for a photograph in front of the Post Office Tuesday evening. 94.1 WGFA
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Autopsy completed, No new info in Watseka death investigation

The death of a Watseka man remains under investigation. An autopsy was completed Monday on 38-year-old Daniel Gutierrez. He was found dead in his home Sunday. The autopsy results will not be made available until toxicology results are completed, according to Iroquois County Coroner Bill Cheatum.

Watseka Police and Illinois State Police continue their investigation.

Gutierrez was discovered in his home on N. 8th Street in Watseka Sunday afternoon. A welfare check was requested by other family members who were away for the weekend. Neighbors saw Gutierrez lying on the floor and he did not respond to knocks on the door. Authorities were contacted and Gutierrez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Further investigation revealed the house in disarray.

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Fatal crash investigation continues in Vermilion County

The single-car crash that killed a Rankin woman remains under investigation. 33-year-old Shelly Durflinger died in the June 19 crash near Hoopeston. The Vermilion County Coroner’s Office and County Sheriff’s Police are still working the case. Coroner Jane McFadden says Durflinger was ejected from her sport-car when it went out of control and crashed along County Road 4200. The Coroner says Durflinger was on her way to work in Hoopeston when the crash occurred.

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WACC announced coloring contest winners

Two youngsters from Watseka are winners of the Lil' Mr & Miss Firecracker Coloring Contest and will ride in the upcoming July 4th Parade. The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the coloring contest for children ages 3 thru 7.

Lil' Mr. Firecracker is Jax Johnson....seven-year-old son of Sawyer and Sarah Johnson.

Lil' Miss Firecracjer is Karsyn Valentine...3-year-old daughter of Terry Valentine and Jerry Wireman. 

The Parade is set for 10 am July 4.  The Watseka High School FFA Club members will serve as parade grand marshall's.

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