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Iroquois County: chemical discharge investigation

Reports of dead fish and other wildlife along a 10-mile stretch of Coon Creek in Iroquois County is under investigation.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been notified of the wildlife-kill and potential danger discovered last Friday. The affected area is between 2850E and 3000E... running along Coon Creek to the mouth of Sugar Creek.

Officials in Woodland notified the state agencies after dead fish and other species were discovered. Evidence has been collected. Some sort of chemical tank showed fertilizer content appears to be responsible for the aftermath left behind. A state investigator indicated the contamination may have occurred last Tuesday (5/15).

Officials expressed concern of dead wildlife and a bald eagle that may have been feeding on the affected-remains along the creek-bed. A foul odor also triggered concern in that, kids fishing the area and pets could be in danger.

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Red Cross calls for summer blood donations to prevent a shortage

The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients need blood every minute, every day.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 21 to June 15

Iroquois

Ashkum
6/19/2018: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ashkum Coliseum, 117 E Main St
6/19/2018: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Ashkum Coliseum, 117 E Main St

Milford
5/22/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fire Station, 301 S. Chicago

Watseka
6/14/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Legion Post 23, South 4th St.
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Kankakee

Bradley
5/24/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave.
5/31/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave.
6/7/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave.
6/14/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave.
6/21/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave.

Herscher
6/6/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 225 E. Third

Kankakee
5/30/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Kankakee Faith Reformed Church, 2400 Waldron Rd

Momence
6/4/2018: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Momence Fire Department, 15 N Pine
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How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.

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Kankakee structure fire now a homicide investigation

A Thursday morning fire on N. Harrison Avenue in Kankakee did extensive damage to a building. And then – the body of a man was found in a vehicle that was inside the burning building.

It’s now a homicide investigation. County Coroner Bob Gessner identifies the man as 23-year-old Anthony Spitcic of Manteno. He was found shot to death in the driver’s seat of the vehicle parked inside the building at 433 N. Harrison Avenue.

An autopsy was completed.

Kankakee Fire answered the call at 5:15 am. Mutual aid came from area fire departments in both Kankakee and Will County.

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Deceased veterans names to be read at Manteno recital

In honor of Armed Forces Day, a recital of the names of deceased Kankakee County veterans will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Legion Park in Manteno.

The public is welcome to attend. “Taps’’ and “God Bless America’’ will be performed during the ceremony.

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Cop on a rooftop fundraiser Friday benefits Special Olympics

Dunkin Donut restaurants is where you’ll see police officers perched on rooftops today. The annual Cop-on-a-Rooftop event is being held. The cops will be on the rooftops to raise money for Special Olympics-Illinois.

Dunkin Donut facilities in Bourbonnais (Bethel Drive), Kankakee ( Court Street) and Manteno ( Rt 45 and CR 9000 N) will be involved. Those people donating toward the cause will get gifts. A Harley Davidson motorcycle will also be given away.

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