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Candidates filing period begins, first-day filers in Iroquois, Kankakee County

The political start-up for the 2018 elections is underway. Candidates filed early today (Monday) at the Elections Offices in both Watseka and Kankakee.

In Iroquois County – two candidates for Treasurer, one for County Clerk, and four for County Board seats.

In Kankakee County -- 14 Republican candidates filed for County Board seats, precinct committee seats, and for County Clerk. (Dan Hendrickson will seek the Clerk’s Office with Bruce Clark retiring).

Candidates filing at the same time (Mon) will be eligible for a lottery to determine top position on the ballot. Candidates filing at the last-hour on Monday, December 4, will also be involved in a lottery to determine the last position on the ballot.

The filing period for the March 2 Primary Election continues thru Monday, December 4.

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Watseka Christmas Parade Winners

Best Children’s Unit = Sheldon T.I.E.S

Best Walking Unit = Diamond in the Rough

Best Float= State Line Riders ABATE

Best Use of Theme “Rockin” Around The Christmas Tree”= First Trust & Savings

Bank Best Use of Lights = Slow Boys Tractor Club

Best Decorated Emergency Vehicle = Gilman Fire Dept.

Best Religious Entry= Watseka First United Methodist Church

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GCMS Falcons win 2A football state title

    FINAL SCORE: Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 38, Maroa-Forsyth 32

The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football program made history (Friday) in Dekalb.

The Falcons staged a second half rally to earn a 38-32 victory against Maroa-Forsyth in the Class 2A state championship game at Huskie Stadium. It was the football program's first-ever state championship.

GCMS finishes 14-0 on the season, capping a final drive against the Trojans (12-2). GCMS scored the winning touchdown with just over a minute left to play.

Trailing 32-30, the Falcons offense wen t the length of the field with a little more than six minutes left. Bryce Barnes made an acrobatic 23-yard touchdown catch off a pass from quarterback Nathan Garard with 1:o8 to go on the clock.

The Falcons' defense did it own more time, stopping Maroa-Forsyth in its own territory to seal the championship win.

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Busy Shoppers on Black Friday; 94.1 WGFA promotes Big R specials

           160M Americans Hitting Black Friday Sales

An estimated 160-million Americans are hitting up Black Friday sales. Shoppers looking for the best deals barely finished their Thanksgiving turkeys before heading out for their annual all-nighter.

The Big R Store in Watseka welcomed holiday shoppers (Friday) for its annual Black Friday Sales. A ‘live’ on-air remote broadcast on 94.1 WGFA featured store officials and customers.

Clothing and toys are popular, but others were hunting for electronics, including laptops, big screen TVs and smartphones. Retailers count on Black Friday, along with Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, for up to 40-percent of yearly sales.

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Peotone woman dies in Ford County crash

43-year-old Deanna Elward of Peotone was killed Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Ford County.

Illinois State Police reported her car was westbound on Route 24 at County Road 1775E just before 6:30. The vehicle left the road and overturned several times. The driver was ejected. The Ford County Coroner pronounced Elward dead at the scene.

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