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Possible Armed Robbery Vehicle Leads to Possession of Cannabis Arrest

Ashkum, IL- Illinois State Police District 21 is reporting the arrest of Kamari B. Wells, 24, of Kankakee, for Possession of Cannabis more than 2.5 grams/less than 10 grams.

An Illinois State Trooper on patrol in Kankakee County Monday observed a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle used in an armed robbery traveling on 9000 North Road. The trooper conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver 24-year-old Kamari B. Wells of Kankakee.

The trooper smelled the odor of cannabis emitting from the vehicle. While searching the vehicle the trooper located cannabis and driver admitted to the cannabis being his. It was determined that Wells' vehicle was not the vehicle from the previous armed robbery.

Wells was also issued a warning for defective windshield and improper display of license plate.

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Milford motorist faces drug charge following single-vehicle crash

35-year-old William Clingenpeel Jr. will have to answer to drug charges after a one-vehicle crash near Hoopeston last Friday. Illinois State Police report the accident sent two people to the hospital.

Clingenpeel rolled a pickup truck on Illinois Route 1 near 100 North Road between Milford and Hoopeston.

Clingenpeel and 30-year-old passenger Joshua Witty, also from Milford, were taken to Hoopeston Community Hospital then transferred to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Charges filed included driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

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Governor Signs School Safety Law

(Chicago, IL) -- Governor Pat Quinn has signed a new law requiring all schools hold drills with police to be prepared for the possibility of school shootings. School districts are already required to conduct six different drills each year and the new law makes sure police are involved in a school shooting drill.

Quinn says schools can never been too prepared for a situation where a gun is involved. He says this will make sure schools work with police to be as prepared as possible.

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Kay Jewelers robbed, chase ensues

The Kay Jewelers store in Bradley's Northfield Square Mall was robbed Monday. Police are looking for a Hispanic male driving a silver-colored Chrysler 300. The man asked a clerk to look at some merchandise, then grabbed the items and fled.

Police stated the subject never said he had a weapon. He led police on a chase through parts of Bradley and Bourbonnais.

No injury was reported.

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IROQUOIS MEMORIAL HOSPICE Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner

Watseka— It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Iroquois Memorial Hospice has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Iroquois Memorial Hospice will implement ongoing Veteran-centered education for their staff and volunteers to help improve the care they provide to the Veterans they proudly serve. The nation is seeing many of the Veterans who served in World War II and Korean pass away—and the number of deaths of Vietnam Veterans is beginning to rise.

The We Honor Veterans campaign provides tiered recognition to organizations that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for Veterans. "Partners" can assess their ability to serve Veterans and, using resources provided as part of the campaign, integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to Veterans into their organization. By recognizing the unique needs of our nation's Veterans who are facing a

life-limiting illness, Iroquois Memorial Hospice is better able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending. And in cases where there might be some specific needs related to the Veteran's military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, Iroquois Memorial Hospice will find tools to help support those they are caring for.
"All hospices are serving Veterans but often aren't aware of that person's service in the armed forces," said J. Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president and CEO. "Through We Honor Veterans we are taking a giant step forward in helping hospice and palliative care providers understand and serve Veterans at the end of life and work more effectively with VA medical facilities in their communities."

"VA shares a common goal with our nation's hospices, and that is to provide the best possible care specifically tailored for Veterans, meeting their goals of care in their preferred setting. As we focus on working together and unite our services and skills, We Honor Veterans will channel our combined strengths directly to Veterans - wherever they are receiving care."

The resources of We Honor Veterans focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment, coupled with Veteran-centric education of health care staff caring for Veterans. To learn more about We Honor Veterans or to support this important work via a secure, online donation, please visit www.wehonorveterans.org.

"America's Veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country and we believe it is never too late to give them a hero's welcome home. Now it is time that we step up, acquire the necessary skills and fulfill our mission to serve these men and women with the dignity they deserve," added Schumacher.

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