Following three years of consecutive declines, farmland values increased 1 percent through most of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa in 2017, but credit conditions deteriorated for the fourth quarter of last year. That’s according to the latest agriculture report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The report says more of the same is likely through early 2018.
Sherriff’s Police in Kankakee County are investigating a break-in at the Pembroke Township Post Office. It appeared entry was made thru a back door. The offices were ransacked; desks and file cabinets were thrown about. No word on what may have been taken. Information is welcome at Kankakee County CrimeStoppers 815-93 CRIME.
Momence man arrested for attack...
36-year-old David Caman Jr.faces charges for an attack (Wednesday) of two people outside a business iN Bradley. The Momence resident allegedly punched a man and a woman. Caman is charged with battery – causing bodily harm.
In Newton Superior Court (Thursday).... 25-year-old Derek Cardosi was given a life term with no parole. Cardosi was sentenced for the August 2016 stabbing deaths of three people he lived with in Sumava Resort. Cardosi was convicted by a Newton County jury.
A second defendant, Sebastian Wedding of Cedar Lake, IN, is already serving a 55-year prison term. He pleaded guilty earlier.
Local election offices across Illinois will be busy next week as the push toward the March primary accelerates.
Some counties are already open for early voting. Others will open next week. But all local election offices in the state are supposed to at least be ready for early voters by the end of the week.
The Illinois State Board of Elections requires that grace period registration begin Wednesday and that local offices post hours for early voting at all of their polls by the end of next week. McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael says this is the beginning of the push toward the March Primary.
That decision, whether Democratic AG candidate Scott Drury will stay on the ballot, has some counties waiting to start early voting.
Michael hopes for a decision next week, but admits the courts are bound by the same calendar as election authorities are.
Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher has announced the Clerk's Office will be open for Grace Period Registration and Early Voting February 21 - March 20. Citizens can register to vote and also submit a change of address form at the Clerk's Office.
If you register to vote and wish to vote for the March 20 Primary, you must Vote In Person at the office.
A traffic stop in Watseka led to a chase and a manhunt. Now, a man is in custody facing federal weapons charges.
Watseka Police made a stop Wednesday night. But the driver fled armed with an A-R 15 rifle.
Christopher Hamlin of Watertown, WI wasn’t apprehended during the 7:30 pm traffic stop. Instead, there was an approximate 17-hour manhunt for Hamlin. He was taken into custody around noon (Thursday) after he was spotted in a residential area. He was chased by police into a wooded area where he was captured.
Hamlin was wanted on a federal warrant for weapon offenses. He was being held for federal authorities in Watseka.