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Pembroke shooting injures 2 Saturday

Gunfire in Pembroke Township Saturday night left at least two people injured outside a gas station. Kankakee County Sheriff's Police are investigating.  Several rounds of spent-casings were recovered at the S-S Friendly Mart.  Anyone with info is asked to contact authorities.

One man, 42-year-old Jason Felton, was treated for multiple gunshot wounds.  No word on his condition.  A second man, 30-year-old Larry Dorsey, drive himself to a Kankakee hospital for treatment of wounds.

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Field fires sparked by high winds

Several area fire departments were alerted Monday to brush fires.  The dry conditions and high winds prompted a "red flag" alert by the National Weather Service.  The alert continues today (Tuesday) with similiar weather conditions.  Winds have been clocked at over 30 mph.

Brush fires alerted fire personnal in Kankakee, Iroquois, Livingston, Fruncy and Vermilion counties. 

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Drug Take Back Day Saturday

Today (Sat) is the National Drug Take Back Day. Citizens are encouraged to get rid of any outdated, unwanted, unused prescription medicines that might be in your homes.

You can dispose of the meds....with no questions asked....by visiting any of several drop-off sites. Several police agencies / fire departments will accept the medicines.

The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department is one of the drop-off sites. Visit the County Jail entrance in Watseka between the hours of 8 am and 2 pm.

The Northfield Square Mall in Bradley also welcomes the disposal from 10 am ‘til 2 pm.

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FEMA says ‘No’ to flood help; Governor turns to SBA

      Governor Rauner requests SBA assistance for Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion Counties for February floods

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner (Friday) submitted a request for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance to help people and businesses in Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties recover from severe storms and floods in February.

If approved, the SBA declaration would enable people and businesses in the three counties as well as those in contiguous counties to apply for low-interest, long-term loans.

“Many people are still working to fully recover from these devastating floods,” said Gov. Rauner. “If approved, these low-interest loans could speed up that process for many people and businesses.”

On April 11, the state of Illinois requested federal assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help people recover from the floods, but that request was denied late Thursday.

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Long Range Transportation Plan Released, Project Proposals Sought for Planning, Research

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the release of its Long Range Transportation Plan to help advance sustainable and multimodal solutions that support local goals and grow the state’s economy. The public comment period ends May 16.

“Transportation is what sets Illinois apart from other states and gives us our competitive edge,” said Gov. Bruce Rauner. “The Long Range Transportation Plan outlines a path to keep making strategic investments in infrastructure that drive growth in business and promote safety and quality of life in our communities.”

Under state statute, a Long Range Transportation Plan is required by IDOT to guide the development of the state’s transportation system. The plan defines objectives, identifies implementation strategies and sets measures for tracking progress.

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