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Senator Barickman’s staff to meet with constituents

Mobile office hours are planned by staff members from state Senator Jason Barickman's office. Stops are scheduled in several communities in the area on Wednesday, May 14.

Constituents will have a chance to speak with Barickman's staff about any questions or concerns they have with state government.

Mobile office hours are scheduled from 9 to 10 am. at Clifton Village Hall; 10:30 to 11:30 am. at the Gilman-Danforth District Library in Gilman; 12 noon to 1 pm. at the Watseka Library; 1:30 to 2:30 pm. at the Milford Library; and 3 to 4 pm. at the Hoopeston Library.

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Bones discovered in Kankakee County

The discovery of bones in a field near Grant Park prompted a death investigation. The bones, believed to be human remains, were discovered Tuesday evening near Kankakee County Road 10,000 N Road.

The Coroners Office and Sheriff's police are involved in the investigation.

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Ford County restaurants to display placards

Food establishment in Ford County will be required to post a color-coded placard in a prominent location within the business stating its compliance with public health guidelines.

The placards will be visible starting in December.
Ford County Health Board President Mike Short said it's all about accountability. The County Public Health Department board approved an ordinance to require "inspection notice placards" as a way to increase the accountability of both restaurants and the health department.

Short said "I think it just informs the public two things: one, that the health department is doing its job as far as inspecting the food establishments; and two, that the food establishments are doing their job to meet the requirements set forth.

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Credit Union robbery in Monticello, IN

Police in Indiana are searching for a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Monticello.

The Monticello Police Department reported a Friday robbery occurred at the Lakes Federal Credit Union.

Police said a male wearing a dark colored ski mask and a dark colored sweatshirt demanded money. Police report that the man displayed a dark colored handgun.

The individual fled with an undetermined amount of cash heading east in a green colored car.

Authorities said the investigation continues. The Lakes Federal Credit Union is offering a $5,000 reward for information resulting in the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Monticello Police Department at 574-583-2256.

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Milford students to showcase technology at State Capitol

Milford second-grader students Mattison Johnson and Gavin Schunke will take their now-how to Springfield next week. The students will be demonstrating to state legislators and other adults how technology is used to improve student achievement.

Milford Grade School is one of about 60 Illinois schools that will participate in TECH 2014, an annual "Students for the Information Age" event to be held 1-3 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

Milford teacher Terese Hancock and district technology director Kena Clark also will participate.

Computer workstations will be set up in the Capitol Building Rotunda so students may show how technology has helped them with their schoolwork.

The Milford students will demonstrate their project "Breaking News! Speaking, Fluency, and Technology!" for students in kindergarten through third grade.

According to a submitted news release, Newsmaker, is a technology tool to enhance writing, speaking, listening, and presentation skills.

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