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MSMF attracts crowd, 34 bands on 3 stages

The annual Merchant Street Music Fest in downtown Kankakee Friday and Saturday.  The event is sponsored by several corporate sponsors, including the Chamber of Commerce and the Kankakee Public Library.

MSMF is held at the Harold & Jean Miner Festival Square.

94.1 WGFA will broadcats live from from 7 -9 pm.

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Some Illinois farmers markets to lose food stamp service

Some folks who shop at farmers across the state of Illinois could soon be shut out.

One of the companies that allows people on food stamps across the country to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets is ending its service.

That means some markets in some states, and some in Illinois, will no longer be able to allow people with LINK cards to buy their produce. Molly Gleason with the Illinois Stewardship Alliance that runs the farmers market in Springfield says it all depends on how a farmers market connects to the food stamp network.

Gleason says the Springfield market won't see any changes.
Illinois' Farmers Market Association says on its website that 16 of the state's markets will see a change.

The USDA, which runs the food stamp program, says it is working to find a new service provider.

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Watseka man arrested for robbery, mob action, hate crime

An early-morning incident today (Thursday) finds one man in custody and another likely to be arrested after Watseka Police responded to a call about a hate crime.

37-year-old Donald Russell of Watseka is charged with robbery, aggravated battery, mob action, theft, escape and resisting a police officer.

Police report they’re seeking a second suspect in connection with the hate crime.

Watseka officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a robbery and theft in progress in the 100-block of E. Oak Street just after 1 am.

A male victim, wearing a dress, was approached by two individuals questioning his gender. The victim, according to police, attempted to walk away but was punched in the face and had his purse stolen. The two assailants fled.
Police were able to locate one of the suspects. Russell was taken to the Iroquois County Jail.

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Bradley police arrest man on child pornography charges

A 36-year-old Chicago-area man faces child porn charges. Trinidad Delhorno was arrested (Tuesday) for child pornography and unauthorized videotaping. Bradley Police other charges are pending.

Delhorno is alleged to have recorded videos on his cellphone of two juvenile girls under the age of 18. Police said the videos were discovered by family members.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for the phone and a forensic examination recovered the videos.

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Iroquois Livestock Sale brings $173, 235 dollars

The total sale price at the Iroquois County Fair's livestock sale (Monday) was down from 2017 numbers.  But the overall sale figure was still well above previous years dating back to 2005.

Monday's sale totaled $173,235.29...down from $195, 280.14 at the 2017 sale of champions. During the last several years, the sale showed totals ranging from $109,000 in 2010 up to $142, 972 in 2013. 

At this year's sale buyers supported the sale of 69 Swine, 18 Beef and 25 Sheep. Nine Wether Goats and seven Rabbits were sold.  Also five Poultry and a Pail of Milk was sold in the Dairy division.

This year's fair attendance was 72,419.

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