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Motorcyclist charged with DUI, no license in Momence bike crash

A group of motorcyclists riding near Momence Saturday resulted in a collision, sending three people to the hospital. One driver was arrested for DUI and for not having a proper operator's license.

State police investigated north of Momence on Route 1/17.

45-year-old Francine Gajewski of Glenwood hit the back of another bike. That driver of the second cycle was treated and released. A passenger was also injured.

Gajewski is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and for not having motorcycle license, according to the police report.

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Manteno man arrested for lawn mower DUI on Route 50

State Police report the arrest of a Manteno man for operating a lawn tractor while under the influence of alcohol. 35-year-old Anthony Roulo was found stopped on Illinois Route 50 Sunday morning.

Police said the lawn tractor did not have working lights, and when the trooper smelled alcohol on Roulo's breath, he refused a field sobriety test. An open beer was also found the mower deck.
State Police reported the incident happened at ten-past midnight Sunday morning.

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Area’s 4th school bus accident, no injury in Kankakee

No one was injured when a car hit a Kankakee school Monday morning. Police report the bus was stopped at the railroad tracks on East Station Street. Kankakee Police reported only one student was on the bus when the crash happened at around 7:40 am.

The accident marked the fourth such incident, involving a school bus since the school year started.

School buses in Gilman (Iroquois West school district), Herscher (school district #2) and Paxton (PBL school district #10) have also been involved in crashes this month.

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Two Indiana Men Arrested by Illinois State Police

Two Indiana men are facing charges after a traffic stop on I-57. Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 report the arrest of 38-year-old Charles J, Enright of Rensselaer, IN for possession of cannabis. He was also wanted on a warrant. Also arrested was 30-year-old Jerry D. Souders of Rensselaer for driving while license suspended.

On September 26, 2013, at approximately 5:42 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County. The trooper observed a vehicle following too closely. A driver's license inquiry revealed Souders Indiana driver's license to be suspended. The passenger, Enright, was wanted on a warrant out of Kankakee County. Both men were jailed in Iroquois County.

Souders was charged with Driving While License Suspended. Enright was charged with Wanted on Warrant and Possession of Cannabis.

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>>Planning Staff Says 'No' To Illiana Corridor

(Chicago, IL) -- Too costly and not necessary. Those are the conclusions of the staff of the agency that oversees transportation planning for this part of the state about the proposed Illiana Corridor.

The staff of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning,(known as CMAP), is recommending against the proposed toll road that would link I-55 and I-57 in Illinois with I-65 in Indiana. Their report says the road, built and operated under a public-private partnership, would put the state at financial risk since there is not sufficient growth expected along the route to generate tolls to sustain the highway.

The two agencies that will decide the project's fate are not bound by the staff's recommendation.            {Metro News}

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