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New judge to be sworn-in July 22

Kankakee County's newest judge will take the oath of office later this month. J. Imani Drew is scheduled to to take her oath Friday, July 22 at 4 pm. The event will take place in Courtroom 300.

Drew will be the first African-American woman judge to be appointed to the bench in the 21st Circuit.

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Fishing Derby underway on Kankakee River

It's 33-years strong and the popularity of the Kankakee River Fishing Derby isn't letting up. The annual derby started today (Friday), runs for 10 days, and a seven-pounder already reeled in.

Cash prizes and a lot of enjoyment are included.

Excellent weather conditions and the river conditions, for a change, just perfect....according to Fishing Derby Co-Chairman Ken Munjoy "fish were tagged and released Wednesday, 96 tagged fish are available for cash prizes."

" A seven-pound Northern was already caught. Prize amounts vary depending on the sponsor," Munjoy said.

The grand prize this year is a boat, motor and trailer sponsored by Local 176 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association.

And a big thanks to the many sponsors.

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Weather may mess up July 4 holiday

Heavy rain is possible this weekend. That could play with plans for the long July 4th holiday period. Moderate to heavy rainfall is likely in parts of central-Illinois.

The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement. A storm system will center over the Central Plains this weekend, with a near stationary front extending east into Central and Southern Illinois. The rain is possible by midday Saturday. The NWS says 2-4 inches is possible in some areas.

There's the potential for flash flooding and water levels to rise.

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July 4th events include area fireworks shows

Several area communities are hosting July 4th holiday activities. Fireworks displays are listed for Watseka, Ashkum, Cissna Park, Onarga in Iroquois County.

St. Anne, Aroma Park, Kankakee, Momence, Manteno and Bonfield are hosting displays too.

Onarga has several events planned at Durham Park. Included are a Car & Motorcycle Show Sunday, a Talent Show Saturday at 1:30 pm, A flag-raising ceremony at 11 am will follow the Grand Parade, which begins at 11. The parade Theme is "Time to Remember."

The Onarga Fireworks are at dusk Saturday.

Cissna Park offers its fireworks show Monday at dusk at Kellart Lake.

Watseka fireworks are at the County Courthouse Monday, July 4th. The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce parade is Monday at 11 am. "Pride in Our Past...Faith in Our Future" is the theme. The Iroquois County Long Term Recovery Committee is serving as Parade Grand Marshall.

Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka is also hosting several kids activities on the hospital grounds.

Kankakee Community College invites the public to its annual July 4th event... the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra performs on campus followed by the fireworks show Monday. Food & concessions are offered and there's a $20 admission fee per carload.

St. Anne fireworks are Sunday, July 3, at dusk at the Community Park.
Aroma Park fireworks are Saturday at the Boat Club.
Momence fireworks are Monday on Railroad Avenue.
Manteno's fireworks are Sunday at Legacy Park.
Bonfield has holiday events Sunday and Monday, including a Fishing Derby and fireworks at 9:30 pm Monday.
Dwight offers its fireworks show Monday behind the Elementary School.

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Silver Alert for missing Cedar Lake, IN man

Police in Cedar Lake, IN need help in locating a missing adult man.

63-year-old Larry Stover is a white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen Tuesday, June 28 at 7 pm in Cedar Lake.

He's believed to be in danger and in need of medical attention. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt and jeans.

Larry Stover is believed to be traveling in a blue with purple tint 1995 Ford F150 with Indiana license plate D878NC.

Any information concerning Larry Stover should be passed on to Cedar Lake Police at 219-374-5416.

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