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Momence man dies in industrial mishap

An employee of Kanga Roof in Bradley was killed Tuesday morning in what’s being called an industrial accident The victim was 35-year-old Thomas Morris of Momence. Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said Morris pronounced dead just before 11 am Tuesday after the forklift he was operating overturned and fell on top of him. The incident remains under investigation. The incident occurred at the company's location on Kinzie Ave. in Bradley. An autopsy was planned. 94.1 WGFA
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Kankakee County talks more budget cuts…

An expected deficit of $4-million has Kankakee County officials talking more cuts. Following a meeting Tuesday afternoon, County Board Chairman Mike Bossert said he doesn’t know where it’ll end, but discussions will continue to find ways. The Board is approving eliminating meeting per diems for board members. Bossert says it’s a just small step considering the big-picture, but something that has to be done. Freezing salaries of elected officials and other department leaders has support from finance leaders. There was no support for cutting pay. Health care costs are a major issue. There was talk of eliminating health care coverage. The county and city of Kankakee are dealing with the loss of millions of dollars in sales tax revenue from the revenue-sharing program ruled illegal earlier.
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Rain likely to Soak Illiana

Significant rain is expected to soak areas of East Central Illinois and West-Central Indiana over the next three days. The National Weather Service says 2 to 3 inches of rain is likely, which will likely cause some flooding of rivers and streams. Some areas could see around 4 inches of rain before the system moves out of the area late Friday.

There is a slight risk of severe weather with large hail and some damaging winds Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and night. The greatest threat of severe storms is on Thursday afternoon into the night.

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Bourbonnais woman killed in Crown Point crash

CROWN POINT — A three-car crash on 109th Avenue on Monday morning left one person dead and two others injured.

Jeanelle Fosaugh, 52, of Bourbonnais, Ill., was traveling west on 109th Avenue just before the Interstate 65 interchange when a car traveling east on 109th Avenue crossed the solid yellow double lines into oncoming traffic and struck her vehicle head on, according to Crown Pont Police Chief Pete Land.

Fosaugh's car rolled over from the impact and wound up in an adjacent field.

The Lake County Coroner's office pronounced Fosaugh dead at the scene at 6:38 a.m. from blunt force trauma.

The vehicle that struck her car also struck a second westbound vehicle, injuring that motorist as well.

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“State of the University,” ONU looks ahead

The future is looking even better at Olivet Nazarene University. ONU President John Bowling, this week, announced major construction projects at the Bourbonnais campus. But also revealed during Bowling's address were plans for expansion into Indiana and Michigan.

The university president delivered Olivet's annual "State of the University" address to students and faculty. Bowling outlined a plan that keeps ONU among the best of the 53 Nazarene colleges in the world.

Bowling said "we're looking up, and looking forward with a strong sense of promise and purpose, and a record of fine achievement."

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