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School lockdown in Kankakee, react to gunfire

There was an obvious police presence today in a Kankakee alley near Oak and Chestnut Streets. Police responded to reports of gunfire.

The gunfire in the neighborhood prompted Kankakee School District 111 officials to implement a "soft lockdown" procedure. The lockdown was at two schools, the King Middle School and Lincoln Cultural Center. A school official confirms students were present in their classrooms and classes were in session, but extra precautions were being taken.

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Former Limestone Fire Chief, Brosseau, apologizes for Theft

Kankakee County Judge Clark Erickson delayed the sentencing of former Limestone Fire Chief Jeff Brosseau. Another court date is set for next Friday (Oct 11th).

Brosseau admitted stealing $55,000 from the Kankakee Valley Firemen's Association. He faces anywhere from probation to seven-years in prison.

Erickson is considering local jail time of nights or weekends as means of punishment.

Brosseau pleaded guilty, admitting his fault while using the money to pay debts not to buy personal items. The former fire chief actually paid back $19,000 of the money stolen before he was charged. The theft took place between December of 2006 thru early 2009.

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U.S. Senate candidates, Illinois attorney general hopefuls scheduled to address Ford County GOP

The Ford County Republican Central Committee welcomes political candidates at its next meeting in Piper City. The public is welcome for the Saturday, October 19th meeting.

It's at 8:30 am at Ne's Place on Green Street in Piper City.
Doug Truax, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, and Paul Schimpf, a Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general, are scheduled speakers.

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Iroquois County GOP Women welcome Gubernatorial candidates October 17th

The four announced Republican candidates for Illinois governor are invited to the Fall Luncheon of the Iroquois County Republican Women's Club. The 12 Noon event is at Celebrations in Watseka.

Tickets are available from club members.

The candidates are State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, State Senators Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, and Chicago businessman Bruce Rauner.

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Cyber safety section on Ready Illinois website offers online safety information for home, businesses and children SPRINGFIELD - Whether through a computer at home, school or work, or with a mobile device, millions of Americans access the Internet each

Cyber safety section on Ready Illinois website offers online safety information for home, businesses and children

SPRINGFIELD – Whether through a computer at home, school or work, or with a mobile device, millions of Americans access the Internet each day. The Internet provides almost limitless opportunities while creating risks that can range from mere inconveniences to serious threats such as identity theft and child safety.

Throughout October, which is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) will highlight cyber safety to help people understand online risks and what they can do to prevent problems.

"The Internet is part of our everyday life," said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken. "With the click of a mouse, we can make purchases, communicate with friends and family around the world and perform a myriad of business functions. We want people to understand how to protect their computer, personal information, business operations and, most importantly, their children from cyber risks."

Monken said the Ready Illinois website (www.Ready.Illinois.gov) includes a cyber safety section that provides information and links to dozens of resources for the safe use of computers and the Internet at home and businesses, as well as guidance for parents and children about online safety.

The site also offers information technology (IT) "Best Practices," including an IT policy template, sample policies and guidance on how to avoid risks associated with the storage of information on photocopiers, fax machines and printers.

Online shopping is just one of the many uses of the Internet that is rapidly growing in popularity. U.S. online retail sales are estimated to top $252 billion in 2013. While shopping on the Internet is convenient, it's important to ensure your computer has the latest security software, web browsers and operating system to provide the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats.

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