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Earth Day - Do your part to clean our environment

Earth Day events today (Monday, April 22) find several businesses and organizations doing their part to clean up the environment.  The day is set aside annualy to celebrate the effort to keep our environment clean and healthy.  Recycling centers and landfills are promoting the need to dispose of items in an environmentally-friendly way.

Community Shred Day is being promoted by Prospect Bank.  Personal and business papers that need to be shredded can be dropped off between 9a - 3p at Prospect Banks.  Safe and secure shredding will be carried out --  at no charge.

Belson Steel in Bourbonnais is also involved in cleaning up the environment.

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Brush fires keep Iroquois County firemen busy over the weekend

It’s that time of year.... as we reported earlier, brush fires can oftentimes burn out of control. And the weekend winds kept several area fire departments busy over the weekend.

Easter Sunday plans were interrupted for many volunteer firemen. Beaverville, Papineau, Donovan, St. Anne, Pembroke Township, Aroma Park – all among those on hand to help control flames in northeastern Iroquois County and eastern Kankakee County.

No injury was reported. Rural folks are reminded about burning on windy days and making sure you’re monitoring any controlled-burns.

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Kankakee woman’s death under investigation

                                 Victim’s daughter charged with murder

A 61-year-old Kankakee woman is facing a murder charge for the stabbing death of her mother. 61-year-old Kathleen Kirkpatrick was arrested for Saturday’s death of 89-year-old Kathleen Ruch.

Kankakee Police made the arrest. The death was the result of a stabbing at a residence on South Greenwood Avenue.
Emergency personnel answered a 9-1-1 call concerning an incident at the residence. The victim was pronounced dead inside the home, according to police.

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Delphi homicide investigation taking new direction

                                                             -- Press Conference planned Monday --

Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter will be making an announcement on behalf of the Multi-Agency Taskforce Monday in Delphi. State Police and several law enforcement agencies have remained committed to the investigation of the double-murders of Abby Williams and Libby German.

The girls were murdered along the historic Delphi Trails in Carroll County in February 2018. The case remains unsolved. One year after the murders, Indiana State Police spoke on the continued commitment to the investigation of the double homicides.

According to a press release, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter will be making an announcement on behalf of the Multi-Agency Taskforce Monday in Delphi.

The media briefing will focus on the new direction of the Delphi homicide investigation. The conference will be held at The Canal Center in Delphi.

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ILLINOIS: Zoning process in hands of county, not township

Governor JB Pritzker has signed a bill that will block townships from writing their own regulations for wind farms.

Controversy erupted in Douglas County last month when Newman Township voted to require a wind farm company to put more space between turbines and homes. That decision affected how many turbines the company would be able to build. The matter has affected other potential developments too. Too many restrictions isolates progress and causes companies to abandon projects.

This new law puts the power solely in the county's hands.
Douglas County does not have many zoning restrictions on wind turbines. The governor says this change will help create jobs and produce clean, renewable energy. The law takes effect immediately.

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