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Economic Alliance delivers more good news in Kankakee County

It never gets old ... hearing about the booming economy and job market in Kankakee County. And the Kankakee County Board (Tuesday) heard a most-encouraging pep talk from Tim Nugent, the CEO of the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County.

He’s been getting the word out about the positive numbers – Kankakee County is number one in the state in terms of job growth. CSL Behring and Nucor Steel lead the way in business expansions and job creation ...

"We hope it continues and then the solar farm developments offer even more good-paying jobs," Nugent said. "The hope is that solar farms get built, adding more to the economy."

The job growth numbers show Kankakee has been number #1 in 2017 and 2018. CSL Behring’s expansion project is the largest pharmaceutical expansion in the world.

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Iroquois County 9-1-1 appointment doesn’t happen

State statute is not allowing one of two suggested-appointments for the ETSB Board in Iroquois County.

Paul Ducat’s recommendation was pulled from consideration today (Tues) when appointments were presented at the County Board meeting.

Ducat, of Chebanse, is a newly-elected County Board member. The statute limits the number of County board representatives on the ETSB........

Board Chairman John Shure said the statute was misinterpreted. After reviewing it, it’s been determined just one county board member will be allowed to serve.

The County Board member serving the ETSB is Joe Young, who’s also a first responder from Cissna Park. A second suggested ETSB member will be Warren Weber of Ashkum.

State’s Attorney Jim Devine’s mistake was based on populations over 100,000 where multiple county board members could serve the ETSB.

Shure said the vacancy on the 9-1-1 board will be dealt with in the next month.

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Know Your Numbers Lab Fair sponsored by IMH

Iroquois Memorial Hospital will offer its Know Your Numbers Lab Fair Monday through Saturday, Jan. 14-19. The screenings are offered from 7-10 a.m. each day in the lobby of the hospital. No appointments are necessary and you do not have to be affiliated with IMH, any of its clinics or doctors.

The service may be considered very important for those involved in that battle between being self-employed and making too much for assistance !

Read more: Know Your Numbers Lab Fair sponsored by IMH

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Rep. Parkhurst to help bring Valentines to Veterans

State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) continued the “Valentines for Veterans” program launched two years ago. She invites students and other interested citizens to participate in making handmade valentine greetings with well-wishes to our veterans who served our country with pride.

“I started this program in 2017 to ensure our veterans are not forgotten on any holiday. Once again, this is our chance to show our Vets the love and appreciation they deserve,” Rep. Parkhurst said. “Let’s honor them on Valentine's Day for loving our country and keeping us safe.”

All ages are invited to create a card or drawing. Valentines should be delivered to Rep. Parkhurst’s office at 370 E. Court Street in Kankakee by February 8th. The cards will be delivered to 79th District veterans at the Manteno Veteran's Home in time for Valentine's Day.

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Severe Weather Alert issued….

Wind Advisory issued today (Tuesday) --- at 10:04am CST until 9 pn CST.

The National Weather Service says ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST /10 PM EST/ THIS EVENING... * TIMING...This afternoon through early evening. * WINDS...Westerly gusts to 45 mph. Localized gusts to 55 mph possible with isolated snow showers late this afternoon into early this evening. * IMPACTS...Difficult travel for high profile vehicles. Loose objects will be blown about. Minor damage to tree limbs is possible.

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