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State Representative Josh Harms hosts October Business After Hours

Over 45 chamber members and guests attended the Business After Hours sponsored by State Representative Josh Harms Wednesday. The event was held at the Old Courthouse Museum in Watseka to help kick-off the 35th annual Harvest Daze.

Harms spoke about the 35-year tradition Harvest Daze and how the weekend event has become part of our lives. He complimented the community for its support of the annual fundraiser, which is the number one source of revenue for the popular Old Courthouse Museum and the Iroquois County Genealogical Society.

Amanda Hibbs, Executive Director of the Chamber, welcomed all members, employees, and guests.

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Iroquois County Meet-and-Greet with Tom Bennett

He's a veteran in the insurance industry, an educator, has an agriculture background, and perhaps, most important locally, he has conservative values. And with all that, Tom Bennett wants to State Representative, with a voice for reason in Springfield.

Tom Bennett met with Iroquois County supporters in Watseka Wednesday evening. The Gibson City resident knows there's big issues in the state legislature; and those issues are well-documented. The question is: How does Tom Bennett or anyone else get solutions rather than the same ole ?

Bennett said "one step at a time to common sense is the approach he'll take" The conservative Ford County resident serves the Parkland College Board, is a former K-12 school board member, and works as a manager at State Farm insurance.

Bennett's troubled by the jobs he sees moving from the area. He's bothered by budget problems, taxes being raised, and how the economy isn't friendly to business.

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No Water in Chatsworth

                                          Boil Order issued

A water main prompted a boil order in the Livingston County of Chatsworth. Residents will need to boil all water for consumption until further notice.

Service failed Wednesday. That pushed the Chatsworth elementary school into emergency mode. Water use was restricted. Bottled water was available for students and staff.

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Kankakee County road work alters traffic flow

Motorists in the Kankakee – Bradley area may want to make alternate travel plans today. Road work will find Route 50 from Brookmont Boulevard to Armour Road (in Bradley) re-surfaced. Delays are likely due to lane restrictions. Motorists need to be aware of construction crews and flagmen.

IDOT says the work will continue this month and thru November.

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Two dead in Ford County crash

                     State police correct victim's name

A three-vehicle accident near Melvin Tuesday afternoon took the life of two people.

Illinois State Police updated a new release that now identifies a second victim as 51-year-old Debra Lowe of Fort Wayne, Indiana. (An earlier report identified her as Debra Moody).

77-year-old Jack D. Moody of Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Illinois 54 near 1000E Road. Debra L. Lowe was airlifted from the scene, but pronounced dead at a Champaign hospital.
State Police say Moody was driving a pickup on Illinois 54 at 4:46 pm. Moody's vehicle crossed over the center line into the path of semi truck and continued on into the lane of another pickup driven by Ms. Lowe. The Moody and Lowe pickups collided head-on. The un-identified driver of the semi was not injured.

The investigation into the accident is still continuing.

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