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Motorists Urged to Reduce Speeds & Slow Down

Ashkum, IL- Illinois State Police District 21 covering Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties are reminding drivers to take precautions as they travel.

The Illinois State Police are advising motorist to be cautious while traveling this morning. Interstate 57 currently covered in ice throughout Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties. Secondary roads are also icy. District 21 is reporting several slide offs due to the hazardous road conditions. District 21 is currently handling a serious crash on Interstate 57 northbound at milepost 304. Interstate 57 northbound from milepost 296-304 is currently blocked, motorist are urged to find an alternate route.

Motorists are advised to be cautious while driving near and around snow plows. Motorist should also be cautious, slow down, and move over for emergency vehicles assisting motorists on the roadways.

The Illinois State Police are asking drivers to monitor changing weather conditions, limit their travels, and be prepared to allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Drivers are also encouraged to put extra water, food, and warm clothing their vehicle. Please contact your nearest police department if you vehicle becomes disabled or involved in a crash.

If you decide to drive please slow down and buckle up.

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Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher has announced that the publication of the full ballot, as well as sample ballots for the April 9th Consolidated Election are now available on the county's website at www.co.iroquois.il.us. You may also call the clerk's office at: 815-432-6960 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and request a sample ballot which can be mailed or emailed to you.

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Absentee, early voting in April 7 election underway – no excuse needed

Absentee and early voting continues in area counties and across the state of Illinois for the April 7 Consolidated Election.

Candidates seeking seats include those running for seats on numerous local government boards such as city councils, village boards, school boards, and park boards. Some voters also have referenda issues on the ballot.

The Milford school district is seeking a building construction OK from voters to ensure continued and quality education for local students.

Voting early either by mail or in-person encourages more people to participate in the election due to the convenience, County Clerks say voters don't need to provide election officials with a reason for casting their ballot before Election Day.

Most all county election offices are open from 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday thru Fridays. Questions can be directed to your respective county clerk's office.

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Bearcats gear up for Sectional play

Decatur Lutheran is up next for the Milford Bearcats Boys basketball team. After clipping rival Cissna Park in overtime Friday for the 1A Reg'l C-ship at Armstrong, Milford moves on to Sectional play Tuesday at Danville Schlarman. Game time is 7 p Hear it on 94.1 WGFA or at wgfaradio.com

It's Milford's first regional crown since 1997.

The post season excitement continues after the I-W Lady Raiders brought home a 1A 4th place trophy from the state finals at ISU. And the Lady Irish at McNamara captured a state C-ship in 2A play at ISU.

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Iroquois West girls earn fourth place at state; McNamara girls are 2A state champs

Iroquois West's girls' basketball coach Kristy Arie brought home a proud bunch of girls Saturday after her team earned a 4th place trophy at the 1A state finals at ISU's Redbird Arena.

Arie notes the state appearance will bring more interest in the high school basketball program in Iroquois County.
"This group set our expectations high since they were freshmen," IW coach Kristy Arie said. "They've been a coachable group and a hungry group. They always exceeded my expectations.

"The big thing this (trophy) does is get everyone excited, all the way down to the little kids in kindergarten. There's tons of interest in the program."

Seniors Taylor Cultra and Elena Sanchez left their mark at a school that won 89 games after they entered the building, helping Iroquois West secure its first team trophy in any girls' sport.

The Raiders lost 45-28 to top-rated Prophetstown in Saturday's Class 1A third-place game in the 39th annual IHSA state tournament at Illinois State University's Redbird Arena.

"We will be one of the teams everybody looks back at," said Cultra, who grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in the trophy game. "It was a dream. We knew we were capable of it, and it happened.

"Fourth in the state is not something to be disappointed in. My senior year is everything I wanted. Experiencing state is a great thing."

Sanchez, who led the team in scoring in both state games, had nine points.

Mac Girls win it all >

Bishop McNamara (Kankakee) defeated Breese Central, 55-51, Saturday for the Class 2A Girls championship.

All-Stater Khadaiza Sanders scored 19 points and Hanna Mitchell added 12 to lead the Irish. Both Sanders and Mitchell were unstoppable in the 4th quarter. McNamara finished at 29-4.

Sanders had a record 38 points in Friday's semi-fianls.

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