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Saba returns: Service-dog reunited with owner

Great news from Piper City !  'Saba' the service dog is back with her owner.

Missing since Sunday night after a traffic accident, the golden-doodle named Saba was reunited with her owner this (Tuesday) morning after running and hiding scared following the accident south of Piper City, found its way back to owner, Amanda Robles.  And Amanda can't say thank you enough for all the support from volunteers and the Piper City firemen for all the help and support.

No details on how Saba was reunited, but Piper City Fire Chief Tony Lane said owner, Amanda, had set up camp in the area where the accident happened and used home-items to offer a scent that maybe her dog would notice and find her way.

Amanda Robles car rolled onto its top in a ditch near Route 115 and County road 2200 N about 11 pm Sunday.  She was unconscious in the vehicle awile and when she came around, her dog was gone. Monday, the service-dog was spotted a few times on a property site but was not allowing anyone to close.  Reports came in about 10:30 am today that Saba and Amanda had been reunited.

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COVID-19 vaccines continue, concerns of variants

More than 6.5 percent of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The 7-day rolling average number of vaccines administered is 77,800. Nearly three-quarters of the state’s allotment of vaccines for long-term care residents have now been administered. Meanwhile, there are now 68 reported COVID-19 variants reported in Illinois, all but one of which are the UK variant.

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WEATHER: No complaints this week

The month of March is getting off to a great start this week. Sunshine again today (Tuesday), temps remain mild in the upper 40s and lower 50s. A southeast wind expected to reach about 20 mph. Tonight, a clear sky with readings in the low 30s. Then more sunny conditions and temps in the 50s the rest of the work week. The weekend looks even better before a cool-down arrives into next week.

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Human remains discovered in Jasper County

Two Coyote Hunters found what appeared to be human remains over the weekend. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports the remains were found Saturday night, about five miles northeast of Rensselaer. Law enforcement officials did not identify the exact location where the remains were found. The remains were removed from the scene and taken to the Jasper County Morgue for forensic study.

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Congressman Kinzinger: Future Of Party Is Not United

Congressman Adam Kinzinger says the GOP party is not united on a message to win future elections. On CBS's Face The Nation, Illinois' Representative says the party has used fear for too long. He says while fear can motivate, it will eventually destroy a narrative and possibly a country. Kinzinger says America needs more truth-telling and less finger-pointing.

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