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Kankakee County hosts Law Enforcement Memorial

The courthouse lawn in Kankakee was the setting Thursday for the 2019 Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony. Several area police agencies and military groups were represented to pay respect to those officers who died in the line of duty over the years.

Retired Illinois State Trooper Bridget Bertrand-Essington was the featured speaker this year. She’s a KCC Professor of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement.

Bourbonnais Police remember Officer Honeycutt --

A tree, planted out front of the Bourbonnais Police Department, was dedicated (Thursday) to honor the life of former village patrolman Justin Honeycutt. The 27-year-old died in a traffic accident in 2011 while driving to work. Members of the officers’ family were present for the dedication, which welcomed the public.

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Lake Village man injured in 2-vehicle collision in Newton County, IN

A farm tractor and a semi collided in Newton County, IN Thursday, sending one person to Riversde Hospital in Kankakee. Sheriff’s Police are investigating.

Deputies responded about 7:30 am to north of CR 1150 N. on US 41 . A Mack Semi Truck driven by a 35 year old male from Orland Park, IL, was northbound US 41 when he failed to slow down or move to the left most lane to avoid a collision with a slow moving farm tractor.

The Farmall tractor was driven by 51-year-old Daniel Nelson of Lake Village, IN. Nelson was transported to Riverside Hospital after being ejected from his tractor.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Newton County EMS, Lake Township FD, Indiana Conservation and Newton County EMA.

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Ford County property tax bills to be mailed by mid-June

Ford County Treasurer Krisha Shoemaker is announcing real estate tax bills should be in the mail by the middle of next month. The 2018 statements, payable here in 2019, will be mailed by mid-June.

That would make the due date for payment of the first installment in mid-July. Late payments will be assessed a 1.5 percent penalty per month.

Taxes may be paid at any Ford County bank or at the treasurer’s office at the courthouse during regular business hours. (8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday). There is also a drop-box outside the front door of the courthouse.


Iroquois County tax bills delayed…

Iroquois County Treasurer Kurt Albers says due to extenuating circumstances beyond Iroquois County’s control, the 2018 payable in 2019 real estate tax bills have not yet been computed, printed, or mailed.

Release of the tax bills may be delayed from 30 to 60 days. Once the tax bills are mailed, the first due date will be 30 days later.

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Flood Watch issued .... more rain forecast

Flood Advisory issued May 16 at 9:​55​AM CDT until May 20 at 4:​00​AM CDT by NWS Chicago

...The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flood Advisory for the Sugar Creek...
Sugar Creek at Milford affecting Iroquois County The following forecasts are based on observed precipitation as well as forecast precipitation 24-48 hours into the future.
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Flood Advisory for The Sugar Creek at Milford, or from Near Milford downstream to confluence with Iroquois River at Watseka.
* until late Sunday night.
* At 900 AM Thursday the stage was 6.1 feet.
* Action stage is 15.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to near 17.5 feet by Saturday afternoon.
* Impact...At 18.0 feet...County road 1090N threatened east of the river north of Milford. Recreation fields inundated near the river in southwest Milford.

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Murphy's Food King earns Business-of-the-Year from Kentland Chamber

It's the first-ever Business of the Year Award from the Kentland Chamber of Commerce.  And Murphy's Food King, a local grocer Kentland and the community rely on, was named the winner at the Kentland Chamber's annual banquet Wednesday evening.  Colleen Murphy-Clifton said it'as an honor to get the recognition.  She said "it's always about customer service and so many small towns have struggled to keep a local grocery store open...so with the help of our great people here, we strive for customer satisfaction."

Murphy's is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.  Colleen is a third-generation Murphy operating the store.

A Newton County Court Security Officer, Greg Hamilton, received the Citizen of the Year Award.  He's always giving in the community and is active with the Kentland Park Board.

Curt Puetz of Fowler is this year's Hall of Fame inductee.  He's always striving to make a difference in the community.

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