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Ashkum Fire responds to semi fire on I-57

A semi hauling 43,000 pounds of compressed shredded paper went up in flames on I-57 last night. Ashkum Fire with mutual aid from Gilman answered the call just after 11 pm.

The northbound lane of the interstate was closed down until 4:50 this morning. No injury was reported.

Ashkum Fire Chief Jeff Glenn said the burning trailer had been detached from the tractor when firemen arrived. An excavator was brought in to tear apart the bails of paper to allow the fire department to spread and soak down the burning debris.

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Kankakee County Fair July 29 thru August 2

The 51st Annual Kankakee County Fair begins Wednesday and continues thru August 2. Discount pre-sale tickets are available, in advance only.

Grandstand lineup featured each day. Carnival information and live entertainment. All Grandstand seating Free. More info online at www.kankakeefair.org

94.1 WGFA broadcasts "live" Wednesday thru Friday 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Saturday 1-3 pm.

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The Wings of Freedom Tour

The Greater Kankakee Airport is the setting this week for The Wings of Freedom Tour. The 3-day event runs today (Monday) thru Wednesday 7/29/15.

Visitors can explore majestic bomber aircrafts inside and out. The B-17, P-51 and the B-24 are among the fighter crafts available for tour. Find more info online www.cfdn.org

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Barn fire in White County, IN

Firefighters were busy Saturday evening in White County, Indiana. A large barn went up in flames at North Shore Acres Court.

The barn's owner said a neighbor was able to get all the animals out safely. The barn is considered a total loss.
Buffalo Fire Chief Greg Westerhouse said investigators could not determine the cause of the fire due to the amount of damage.

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MusicFest continues in downtown Kankakee

The Merchant Street MusicFest is bringing back memories again this year. And the downtown Kankakee event is attracting people from all over to hear the sounds that many grew up to – like the Ohio Players and the Fifth Dimension.

The two-day, popular annual event started yesterday (Friday) and continues with
more bands on stage today and tonight. 94.1 WGFA was on hand Friday for a "live" broadcast to get the fun underway.
Three stages feature acts from local musicians, regionally-known bands, and also national acts that headline each of the two days.

The Ohio Players are featured tonight (Sat). Friday night is was the Fifth Dimension. There's 35 acts in all on the Marchant Street Stage, the Hill Stage and the Platform Stage.

There is a $5 dollar admission fee.

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