ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DISTRICT 21 WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL ADVISORY
Motorists Urged to Reduce Speeds & Slow Down
Ashkum, IL- Illinois State Police District 21 covering Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties are reminding drivers to take precautions as they travel.
The Illinois State Police are advising motorist to be cautious while traveling this morning. Interstate 57 currently covered in ice throughout Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties. Secondary roads are also icy. District 21 is reporting several slide offs due to the hazardous road conditions. District 21 is currently handling a serious crash on Interstate 57 northbound at milepost 304. Interstate 57 northbound from milepost 296-304 is currently blocked, motorist are urged to find an alternate route.
Motorists are advised to be cautious while driving near and around snow plows. Motorist should also be cautious, slow down, and move over for emergency vehicles assisting motorists on the roadways.
The Illinois State Police are asking drivers to monitor changing weather conditions, limit their travels, and be prepared to allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Drivers are also encouraged to put extra water, food, and warm clothing their vehicle. Please contact your nearest police department if you vehicle becomes disabled or involved in a crash.
If you decide to drive please slow down and buckle up.
Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher has announced that the publication of the full ballot, as well as sample ballots for the April 9th Consolidated Election are now available on the county's website at www.co.iroquois.il.us. You may also call the clerk's office at: 815-432-6960 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and request a sample ballot which can be mailed or emailed to you.
Absentee, early voting in April 7 election underway – no excuse needed
Absentee and early voting continues in area counties and across the state of Illinois for the April 7 Consolidated Election.
Candidates seeking seats include those running for seats on numerous local government boards such as city councils, village boards, school boards, and park boards. Some voters also have referenda issues on the ballot.
The Milford school district is seeking a building construction OK from voters to ensure continued and quality education for local students.
Voting early either by mail or in-person encourages more people to participate in the election due to the convenience, County Clerks say voters don't need to provide election officials with a reason for casting their ballot before Election Day.
Most all county election offices are open from 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday thru Fridays. Questions can be directed to your respective county clerk's office.
Decatur Lutheran is up next for the Milford Bearcats Boys basketball team. After clipping rival Cissna Park in overtime Friday for the 1A Reg'l C-ship at Armstrong, Milford moves on to Sectional play Tuesday at Danville Schlarman. Game time is 7 p Hear it on 94.1 WGFA or at wgfaradio.com
It's Milford's first regional crown since 1997.
The post season excitement continues after the I-W Lady Raiders brought home a 1A 4th place trophy from the state finals at ISU. And the Lady Irish at McNamara captured a state C-ship in 2A play at ISU.