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River Valley Metro hosts anniversary bash Friday

River Valley Metro Mass Transit District began providing bus service in the Kankakee metro area in 1999. Today, RVW operate twelve local routes and three commuter routes seven days a week, providing nearly one million rides each year.

To mark ITS fifteenth year of service, an anniversary celebration at the Bourbonnais Metro Centre is today (Friday), August 15th, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

An evening of fun includes
• Cruise-in car show. Car clubs and individuals with special cars are welcome.
• Photo art exhibit and sale hosted by the Kankakee Camera Club.
• Food vendors

Ample parking is available in the East parking lot at Cigna, just off Rt. 45 on St. George Road. Shuttle busses to the Metro Centre will run continuously throughout the event.

For more information, please call 815-935-1403, or go to RiverValleyMetro.com

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Motorcycle accident kills Danville man

A Danville man was killed early this (Thursday) morning when the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a vehicle at Route 150 and Avenue G. 33 year old Christopher A. Williams was pronounced dead at Presence United Samaritans Center Emergency Room at 1:13 this morning. An Autopsy is scheduled. This is still under investigation by the Danville Police Department and the Vermilion County Coroner's Office.

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Former Herscher bank president convicted

The U-S Federal Court in Urbana is announcing the conviction of former Herscher Bank president David Rabideau (Rab-uh-due). The 43-year-old from Clifton pleaded guilty to receiving a kick-back of $75,000 in a 2007 real estate deal. His plea was also for filing false income tax returns.

The Court reports Rabideau also admitted to not reporting taxes on over $9,500 in capital gains.

A September 11 sentencing date is scheduled. Rabideau could be looking at up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $1-million dollars.

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Watseka Police advise citizens to be diligent; vehicle burglaries reported

A rash of vehicle burglaries on East Cherry Street in Watseka has city police alerting the public to be aware and report suspicious activity.

Police Sgt. Jeremy Douglas says in some cases, vehicles were left unlocked by the owners and windows rolled down. Several different items, including a woman's purse, were reported stolen.

Police ask citizens to be a little more of what's going on in their neighborhoods and don't shy away from calling police if they realize something isn't right.

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Harvest looks to increase significantly from 2013

This year's corn and soybean harvest figures to be a big one.

The USDA issued a forecast forecasts 2.218 billion bushels of corn from Illinois, up 5.6 percent from last year, and 542 million bushels of beans, up 17 percent from 2013.

The yield forecast is 188 bushels an acre for corn, up from 178 last year, and 54 bushels an acre for soybeans, up from 49 last year.

Gary Hudson, president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and a farmer in Douglas County, credits the ingenuity of farmers. "They like to try new things, and you can see that with some of the nutrient work that we're doing, trying to figure more ways to keep the nutrients on the land as opposed to sending it down the river – just all kinds of different innovative ideas that come from farming," he said today (Tuesday) at Agriculture Day the State Fair.

He says he expects the price for corn to hold steady for a while, then to fall in September. September corn settled at $3.58½ today on the Chicago Board of Trade, up 1¾ cents. Soybeans are $10.94¼ per bushel, down 14¼ cents.

Nationally, the United States will produce 14 billion bushels of corn, up 1 percent from last year, and 3.8 billion bushels of beans, up 16 percent from last year. If these projections actually occur, they will be record harvests. {IRN)

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