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Route 1 bridge work in Watseka, closures this week

Illinois Route 1 bridge work continues in Watseka.  And this week, short term closures will cause delays that motorists should be aware of, both north and southbound.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the short term closures are scheduled Wednesday thru Friday (October 28 - October 30th).

The closures will be intermittent throughout the day and last 10-20 minutes each.  The closures will allow for concreate beams to be set for the new bridge.  The scheduled work depends on weather conditions and should begin by 8 am each day.  Lengthy delays are expected at times.  Motorists are urged to seek an alternate route. No detour will be posted.

The bridge work is in conjunction with a $4,786, 120 contract awarded to Iroquois Paving Corporation of Watseka.  The project is for construction of a new bridge and corresponding road work carrying Route 1 over the Iroquois River.  The expected completion date of the prject is in 2016.

Motorists are encouraged to use extreme caution when traveling thru the work zone and be alert for changing traffic patterns, flagmen and all other workers.

Traffic lights are in place for northbound and southbound traffic during the one-way route across the bridge.  Southbound motorists should also be alert, and when stopped for a red light --- Do Not block the turn lane on to Township Road 1950E (Radio Station Road). 

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Gessner to seek re-election as Coroner

Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner has announced his intention to seek re-election in 2016.  Gessner was first apointed to the job in 2003.  He won election in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

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Judge Wenzelman to retire

Veteran Kankakee County Circuit Court Judge Kendall Wenzelman has announced his pending retirement, effective November 39th.  First elected in November of 1994, Wenzelman was appointed to the bench in 1993 replacing retiring Judge Wayne Dyer. 

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Indiana ATV crash injures girl

Authorities in Fountain County, IN report an 11 year-old girl was injured Sunday morning in an ATV crash.

Firefighters from Attica reported the girl was riding with a group in the Badlands Off Road Vehicle Park when she drove her ATV too far off the path.

The vehicle rolled and landed on top of her legs.
Emergency crews used a rope rescue to get the girl to a helicopter, and she was airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Fire Chief Ed O'Farrell said the girl was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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Benton County: dead horses found on Boswell property

Two dead horses found at a property site in Benton County, Indiana have stirred an investigation. Sunday - a farmer spotted two dead horses in a field on a property near County Roads 3800 West and 800 South in Boswell.

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health requires dead animals to be removed from the property within 24-hours, unless you have a permit to decompose.

An animal rescue team is now involved in the investigation.

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