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TAX DAY today, Tornado victims will have more time to file

Those people affected by last week's tornadoes are being given more time to pay their taxes. Governor Bruce Rauner announced that residents living in the devastated areas of DeKalb and Ogle County will have until October 31st to file tax returns. Rauner said those communities should be focused on healing and recovery instead of deadlines.

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FRECHETTE RETIRES ---

KANKAKEE COUNTY TREASURER MARK FRECHETTE HAS ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT. HE SAID HE'S PROUD TO HAVE IMPROVED OPERATIONS IN THE OFFICE OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.

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WYNN-BENCE RESIGNS ---

IROQUOIS COUNTY BOARD MEMBER SUSAN WYNN-BENCE HAS ANNOUNCED HER RESIGNATION FROM THE BOARD, EFFECTIVE AT THE END OF THE MONTH. SHE'S JOINING THE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, WORKING IN THE RURAL AFFAIRS DIVISION.

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Kamron Taylor returned to Kankakee for court appearance

Convicted-killer Kamron Taylor wss back in a Kankakee County courrtoom Monday where he appeared to be appointed a new defense attorney.  The 23-year-old appeared before Judge Kathy Bradshaw-Elliott while shackled by his hands and ankles, dressed in a a black and white striped Cook County jumpsuit.  

It was Taylor's first apperance in Kankakee since his dramatic escape from the Jerome Combs Detention Center, in which a correectional officer was severely beaten.

Taylor spent three days on the run before he was captured in Chicago.  He faces a weapons charge in Chicago.  No new charges were filed in Monday's court appearance. He was appointed a defense attorney, Larry Beaumont.

Judge Elliott denied a defense motion to remove Taylor from isolation in the Cook County Jail.  Beaumont argued the isolation violates Taylor's due process and is "detrimental to his health."

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Kankakee County Board says ‘No’ to moratorium, but does not favor landfill

Kankakee County Board members (Tuesday) voted against returning a moratorium to the Solid Waste Disposal Plan. But members made it clear, they're not in favor of a landfill.

New language will be the next step in the plan. The matter is going back to committee with hope that new technology will be included in the solid waste plan. Any landfill development would call for newer, stricter guidelines.

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