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NAACP hosting Candidates Forum in Kankakee

Leading up to the February Primary Election in the city of Kankakee, the local chapter of the NAACP invites the public to hear from the candidates.  A series of  forums are at the Kankakee City Library will feature mayoral and aldermanic races and the contest for city clerk. The NAACP Facebook page will welcome the public via Zoom.  The Library YouTube site will also broadcast the events.

Today (Tuesday), the 5:30 pm forum features City Clerk candidates Lashaan Lott and Stacy Gall.   Beginning at 6:30 pm, 2nd and 6th Ward Alderman contests are featured.  David Baron and Lisa Richardson vie for the 2nd Ward seat while Kelly Johnson and Yaquantis Adams seek the 6th Ward seat.

Thursday evening, the Democratic and Republican Mayoral candidates meet.  At 5:30 pm Incumbent Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong and Angela Shea will discuss issues while the Republican candidates meet at 6:45, Alfred "J.J." Hollis and Chris Curtis.

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Region 6 Positivity encouraging

Iroquois County’s COVID positivity reading Monday was down to 4.7%. The overall Region 6 number was 5.4 percent. In Region 7, Kankakee County was bumped up to 5.5%, that’s up from 5.1 on Friday. The Will County number Monday was 7.8%. Region 7 overall came in at 7.4%.

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Livingston County: New program will assist Citizens with Special Needs

Citizens with special needs in Livingston County are being offered a new program..The Premise Alert Program is a voluntary notification system designed to aid in the interaction between citizens with special needs and responding law enforcement. A person with special needs or a medical condition can provide that information to local first responders. In the event that first responders are called, officers will have the information they need to better serve that citizen. County residents may contact their local police department for more info.

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Patrick Joyce to Chair Senate Agriculture Committee

State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) will serve as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee in the 102nd General Assembly. Joyce said he intends to work hand in hand with the leaders of the state’s agricultural industries.
“As a fourth-generation farmer, I am honored to chair the Senate Agriculture Committee,” Joyce said. “I’ve seen firsthand the issues and concerns facing the farming community, and I look forward to leading the committee to make sure our farmers’ best interests are kept in mind."

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Watseka man arrested after local police chase

Reports of a person with gun triggered a police chase in Watseka Sunday afternoon. A 22-year-old Watseka man is now facing several charges.

Watseka Police responded to a Person with a Gun in the 100-block of W. Oak Street just after 5 pm. Police reported a car fled the scene as they arrived. The driver refused to stop and headed northbound out of town. Iroquois County Sheriff deputies joined the pursuit until the get-away car ran out of gas. Arrested was Jonathon Schill. He’s facing charges of aggravated fleeing & alluding, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, resisting an officer and traffic offenses, including no insurance, driving while suspended and disobeying stop signs.

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