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Gibson City woman dies in Champaign County accident

An autopsy completed Wednesday shows 58-year-old Barbara Roth died of blunt force trauma in a Tuesday accident in Champaign County.  The Gibson City woman was involved in a two-car crash at the intersection of 3200 and 1100 E.  Coroenr Duane Northrup said Roth was pronouncded dead at the scene just before 7 pm.

Sheriff's Polcie said the other driver wasn't hurt.  The accident is under investigation.


Danville man dies when struck by vehicle ---

67-Ronnie Johnson of Danville was identified as the victim of an accident in Vermilion County Tuesday.  He was killed in the parking lot of the Circle K gas station in Tilton.  Coroner Jane McFadden released Johnson's name after an investigation.  The accident happened just before noon.  The Coroner and Tilton Police continue the investigation.

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Beware of scammers seeking access to your computer

It’s the world of scams – and it never seems to go away.

Citizens are again advised to be aware of scammers calling you – on landlines and cellphones ---telling you they represent Microsoft and you’re computer is on the verge of being shut down.

That’s if you don’t call them back and fall victim to them convincing you to turn over vital information that’ll allow them to have access to your computer. Then, they steal your personal info. And in some cases, they want you to pay them (VIA CREDIT CARD) a fee for them to correct the problem on the promise that they’ll reimburse your fee, once they fix the problem.

As always....DON’T DO IT !

Don’t tell them anything about yourself OR provide them any of your info that’ll make you a victim.

If you want to be nice...and not tell them what you really want to call them... JUST HANG UP !

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Kankakee update on River Development Project

The Kankakee City Council received an updated report on the $30-million Riverfront Development Plan. It’s a 10-year plan that hopefully, will create an attraction the city can build on for the future.

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong referred to the Hitchcock plan at her State-of-the-City address last week, calling the plan long over do.

The Hitchcock Design Group explains it’s a plan that’s driven by available dollars. Property and sales taxes would cover an estimated $18-million of the plan. The hope is about $12-million would be created by private donations and state and federal grants.

The mayor says everyday city expenses will not be hurt by this plan. The essential needs of the community will be met.
TIF funding is expected to help drive the River Plan.

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RVM announces alternate parking plans

The Bourbonnais Metro Centre parking lot will be closed for repairs from Saturday, June 9th through Friday, June 15th.

A limited amount of parking space will be available along the west side of the Metro Centre for commuter drop-off and for visitors.

Customers who are using our Midway Airport or University Park commuter services are encouraged to use our Park ‘N Ride facility in Manteno during this closure.

Bus service will not be affected.

Providing over 800,000 rides each year, River Valley Metro Mass Transit District serves the urbanized area of Kankakee County with over 350 bus stops on 11 routes, enabling residents of the Kankakee County area to attend school, go to work, keep appointments, and visit friends.

Commuter routes provide bus service to Midway Airport and the Metra station at University Park. Additionally, Metro Plus provides bus service by appointment for those who meet ADA eligibility requirements.

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Indiana Counties Finally Complete 911 Texting Initiative

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Everyone in the state of Indiana should now be able to text an emergency to 9-1-1. Indiana's Statewide 9-1-1 Board director Ed Reuter said last week that all 92 counties are now ready to accept texts. It's been four years since Indiana first authorized 9-1-1 boards to start to make the switch. Reuter says the state gets about 500 to 600 9-1-1 texts each day. {Metro News}