A traffic accident blamed on a snow-covered roadway claimed the lives of two young people near Manhattan. State Police report a car slid out of control Saturday afternoon on Route 52 in Will County. The car slid into the path of a pickup truck
Police report all involved were from Joliet. The 20-year-old driver and a 16-year-old passenger were killed. A 19-year-old passenger is hospitalized in critical condition. Police reported no one in the pickup truck was hurt.
American Legion Posts welcome Vice-Commander Robert E. Newman
Membership Drive Focuses On Bringing Veterans Together With A United Voice
CISSNA PARK --- American Legion Posts across, including Cissna Park, have been welcoming Robert E. Newman, the American Legion National Vice Commander.
Commander Newman is recognizing the service provided by veterans and legion homes. The
The Illinois State Police Legion Post at Litchfield (IL) also hosted Vice-Commander Newman.
"The American Legion is the voice of millions of American service members, past and present, to maintain veteran services earned in combat. Vice Commander Newman's presence serves as a reminder to honor our fellow veterans."
"We are honored in joining Vice Commander Newman in the national effort to encourage veterans to come forward and be recognized for their service and to support one another through a unified voice," said ISP Legion Post Commander Limey Nargelenas. he added.
National Vice Commander Newman's visit is part of a continual recruitment drive to bring veterans together with the American Legion throughout the central and southern regions of Illinois.
Robert E. Newman was elected as a national vice commander of the 2.4-million member American Legion at the organization's 95th national convention in Houston on Aug. 29, 2013.
A member of American Legion Post 178 in Garrett, Ind., he served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1969. He had held offices at every level of The American Legion, including department (state) commander of Indiana, northern vice commander of Indiana, Americanism Commission chairman of Indiana, department Children and Youth Commission chairman, Internal Affairs Commission chairman and Rehabilitation Commission chairman. Nationally, he has served on the Veterans Preference and National Insurance committees.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and served as the postmaster in Butler, Ind., from 1997-2001. Newman, who was commander at Post 178, lives in Garrett with his wife of 43 years, Rosey. They have two sons, Charles R. Newman and Robert Newman, Jr.
CISSNA PARK — Fire destroyed the bowling alley in Cissna Park Saturday morning. No injury was reported. The State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause.
Three dozen firemen from Cissna Park, Milford, Buckley, Loda, Rankin, and East Lynn answered the at 8:40 am. The Park Bowl Lanes was a popular business at the north edge of town.
No injury was reported.
A passerby reported the fire. There was no one in the building; the business was closed at the time. Firemen observed a large amount of smoke coming from the north end of the bowling alley and fire coming from the building's south end. A garage on the building's south side was engulfed in flames.
The bowling alley was owned by Jarrod Warner of Wellington.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING.
SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH MID EVENING.
PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW.WITH TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES.LEADING TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.
INTERMITTENT BANDS OF HEAVY SNOW ARE EXPECTED.& THIS WILL RESULT IN UP TO AN INCH & A HALF PER HOUR SNOW RATES AT TIMES.ESPECIALLY THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WILL RESULT IN SNOW COVERED ROADS & SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY TO UNDER A HALF MILE AT TIMES.
A few cancellations and high school sporting events have been postponed for Saturday due to snow and blowing conditions. Included among the postponements is tonight's scheduled basketball game between Herscher and St. Anne at St. Anne. The game was to be broadcast on 94.1 WGFA.
Other cancellations can be found on the WGFA website www.wgfaradio.com Click on the Cancellations link.