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Grease Fire Alerts Watseka Fire Department

Someone left grease on the stove.  That led to a fire at 508 N. 2nd Street in Watseka last evening.

Watseka firemen were on the scene just about 30 minutes.  Two other occupants of the house discovered the fire and called 911.  They used a garden hose to put out the fire.   No injury was reported.

There was damage reported to the stove itself, the wall and cabinets. Some damage also affected the rest of the house.  The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

 

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Police Investigate Stabbing Death in St. Anne

                                                --Police report one man in custody  --

 

Illinois State Police are investigating the Sunday morning death of a 21-year-old Manteno man.  

Corey Patterson of Manteno, was stabbed early Sunday morning at a home located at 472 West Station Street in St. Anne.  Patterson died in the E.R.at Riverside Medical Center at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

State Police are working with the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department as well as the St. Anne Police Department in its investigation.

One man is in police custody charged in a preliminary count of murder.

 

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Bonfield Boy Drowns in Kankakee River; Boat Accident Claims 10-year-old in Lake Villa

Rescue workers Sunday recovered the body of a 16-year-old boy from the Kankakee River.

 Shaun Lynch, of Bonfield, was found at 4 p.m. Sunday in the in Bourbonnais Township near Perry Farm property.

Kankakee County coroner Bob Gessner said that Lynch was pulled under the water by a current while swimming across the river to family. Gessner said the body was discovered more than 100 yards from where Lynch disappeared.

(Lake Villa, IL)  --  A boating accident on Lake Petite near the suburban town of Lake Villa has killed a ten-year-old boy.  Officials say Tony Borcia was hit by a boat after falling off of a tube being pulled by another boat.  The accident is under investigation; no charges have been filed.

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Illinoisans to be honored at State Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Ten Illinoisans committed to community service will receive an award from the Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation.

The museum foundation will honor the residents with the Illinoisan of the Day Award on the Farm Bureau Stage of the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Beginning Aug. 10, a different honoree will receive an award each day of the fair.

Officials say the winners will be publicly introduced, receive gifts and get a personal proclamation from Gov. Pat Quinn.

The museum foundation aims to honor those who work to brighten the lives of their neighbors and represent the best of Illinois citizenship.

The list of winners was announced at the museum foundation's annual fundraiser, the Corndog Kick-off held on the fairgrounds.

 

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Iroquois S&WCD offers Water Conservation Tips

Over the past few weeks the most persistent topic of conversation in Iroquois County seems to be the weather, or rather the lack of rain and excessive temperatures.   According to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center,  Part of Iroquois County is in a severe drought and the forecast is for continued above average temperatures and below average precipitation through at least the end of September.  Drought, as defined by the US Geological Survey, is a condition of moisture deficit sufficient to have an adverse effect on vegetation, animals and man over a sizeable area.  So, how has the drought impacted you and what are you doing about it? 

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