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Sugar Creek flood advisory...

...The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flood Advisory for the Sugar Creek... Sugar Creek at Milford affecting Iroquois County until Sunday morning. * At 1100 AM Friday the stage was 15.4 feet. * Action stage is 15.0 feet. * Flood stage is 18.0 feet. * Forecast...The river will rise to near 16.5 feet by early Saturday.

A Flood Warning continues for the Kankakee River at Shelby, IN affecting Lake and Newton Counties in Indiana. Minor flooding is forecast.

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Peotone woman dies in I-57 crash

A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 57 Thursday afternoon killed a 42-year-old woman. Jaime Corsaro of Peotone died of her injuries.

She was pronounced dead at Presence St. Mary's Hospital, according to Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner. An autopsy was scheduled.

State Police reported Corsaro was northbound when her sports car spun and hit a barrier wall. The car came back into traffic and was hit on its driver's side by a semi.

The crash closed the northbound lanes for four hours.

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Carle earns National Excellence Designation

The Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center and Carle’s east regional facilities were recently awarded a prestigious national designation. And the ‘Pathway to Excellence Program’ designation from the American Nursing Credentialing Center is the first to be awarded in Illinois.

Carle’s East Region facilities includes local Iroquois County clinics Watseka, Cissna Park and Milford. Others are in Rossville, Danville, Champaign-Urbana and Tuscola.

’This confirms the great care our patients receive every day,’’ said Pam Bigler, Chief Nursing Officer for Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center and Carle’s east regional facilities.

A news release from Carle further states, ‘’ANCC Pathway to Excellence recognizes years of patient-centered care, strategic thinking and a culture of quality,’’ said Harry Brockus, Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center CEO and vice president of Regional Health.’’

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Jobless numbers drop again in local area counties

The latest Illinois unemployment figures show jobless rates are down again in East Central Illinois. Significant drops are reported in the May numbers from where they were a year ago.

Kankakee County unemployment in May was at 4.2%, down from 4.6 in 2017.

Iroquois County is listed at 3.2%, down from 3.5 a year ago.

In Vermilion County the May 2018 unemployment rate of 5.1 percent is down from 5.7 a year ago. The city of Danville’s unemployment rate of 5.7 percent is down 1.1 percent from May of 2017.

In the Champaign-Urbana-Rantoul area last month’s unemployment rate of 3.6 percent was down slightly from the 3.8 percent rate in May of 2017.

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A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the Kankakee County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 27.

The unveiling ceremony will take place at 3 pm at the courthouse, 450 E. Court St., Kankakee. The event coincides with a Lex Honor Society induction for local paralegals and will allow the public and paralegals to witness the unveiling of the portrait.

“It is an honor to be part of this historic endeavor to honor Abraham Lincoln during the state’s bicentennial,” said Michael Kramer, Chief Judge of the 21st Judicial Circuit. “This photograph captures Lincoln just before his transition from trial lawyer to presidential candidate.”