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>>Winter Cold Ranks Among The Worst

(Chicago, IL) -- If you can't remember a winter colder than this, you're probably under 30. Friday was the 22nd day this winter with temperatures at zero or below, compared with the average of seven such days in a normal winter. This winter, so far is the eighth coldest since 1871, and the last time there was a winter colder than this was three decades ago. The forecast calls for below freezing temperatures to continue at least through the middle of next week.   {Metro News}

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Traffic back-up on I-65, juice spilled on interstate

Indiana State Police report a traffic back-up Wednesday on I-65 in White County, Indiana. A semi was ripped in half, scattering juice bottles onto the roadway. No injury was reported. The southbound lanes of the interstate were closed for seven hours during the clean-up.

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Reddick Fire District buys Reddick School

The community of Reddick and the Reddick Community Fire Protection District is looking at opportunity with the fire district's purchase of the former Reddick school.

The fire district bought the school property for $52, 200. The acquisition opens the doors to expansion, giving the fire district much more room. The fire district currently houses four vehicles in a single-door garage attached to the Lions Hall.

The former 4th and 5th grader attendance center was closed after the 2012 – 2013 school year.

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Riverside Medical Center Gives More Than $9,300 to Area Schools

                              Scores for Schools Program Earns Money for 16 Local Schools

KANKAKEE, IL (February 4, 2014) – The 2014 sports seasons should look a little brighter for area schools who participated in Riverside's Scores for Schools program. Riverside Medical Center was proud to present the schools with $9,355.

The program saw a few changes recently with the addition of girls' varsity volleyball. Schools were now able to earn $25 for every home varsity touchdown scored if they have a football team and $20 for ever home varsity volleyball game won. For schools that do not have a football program, the varsity soccer team earned $10 for every varsity goal scored at home.

Jessica Kebert, Riverside marketing and public relations specialist, delivered checks to the schools for the following amounts:

Beecher High School - $630

Bishop McNamara High School - $870

Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School - $1,170

Central High School - $835

Grant Park High School - $500

Herscher High School - $365

Kankakee High School - $380

Kankakee Trinity Academy - $510

Manteno High School - $570

Momence High School - $695

Peotone High School - $945

Reed Custer High School - $420

St. Anne High School - $260

Watseka High School - $605

Wilmington High School - $600

 

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Kankakee Police will enforce Snow Ordinance

                                                    Snowbound ‎vehicles will be towed

The Kankakee Police will begin enforcing the Snow Ordinance Immediately. Any snowbound ‎vehicles will be towed beginning today. ‎

Normally, whenever there are 2 inches of snow or more, vehicles are prohibited from parking on ‎the even side of the streets on even days, and odd side on the odd days. This winter we have ‎been placing courtesy notices on vehicles, and recently have placed notices. ‎

However, with the forecast for more accumulating snow, snowbound vehicles will be towed ‎immediately, and the ordinance will be enforced for the remainder of the season. This is for the ‎safety of all.‎ {submitted}