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Traffic accident at Rt. 115 / LeHigh Road

A 2-year-old child was among three persons injured in a 2-vehicle collision (Tuesday) in Kankakee County. It was another wreck at Route 115 and LeHigh Road (7000W).

Illinois State Police report 66-year-old James Earleywine of Bradley failed to stop at a stop sign while eastbound on Rt. 115. He hit a southbound pickup driven by 31-year-old Jeremy Berns of Herscher.

The occupants were taken to Presence St. Mary’s Hospital. No word on how serious injuries may have been.

Earleywine was cited for Disobeying a Stop Sign.

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Donovan Boil Order Lifted



Village officials in Donovan have lifted a boil order issued earlier for residents south of Second Street.

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Update: Newton County shooting investigation

                                                         LINCOLN TWP SHOOTING - Ten Oaks Mobile Home Park

                                                                              Three suspects identified

Newton County, IN sheriff's police are identifying three suspects wanted in connection with a shooting at the Ten Oaks Mobile Home Park.

Criminal charges have been filed against Demetrius Wright aka “D”, Alomandos T. Hawkins aka “Manny” and Milton J. Sykes Jr. aka “BD” for Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon and Criminal Recklessness.

On Friday November 16th, a search warrant was granted and executed at a residence and last known location of the suspects in Hopkins Park, IL. An unrelated arrest warrant was served on a female residing at that location.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office was assisted by the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department Detective and Emergency Response Team and KAMEG (Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group).

The three suspects are still at large. If you know the whereabouts please contact the Newton County Sheriff’s Office 219-474-5661 or the TIP LINE at 219-234-7014.

The gunshot victim and driver of the vehicle that crashed into the mobile home have been identified as Jeffery Fraze Jr. Fraze is being treated for his injuries.

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Kankakee, Danville on USA Today list of worst city’s for Black-Americans

Kankakee and Danville are listed as among the 15 worst cities for Black-Americans. Six Illinois cities are included on a USA Today ranking of the 15 worst Cities for black Americans. Chicago, Springfield, Decatur, and Peoria also made the list.  Kankakee was ranked number 9 nationally.

USA Today names Cedar Falls, Iowa as the worst place in the country for black citizens. The newspaper reports the white unemployment rate in Cedar Falls is 4.4 percent, while the black jobless rate is 23.8 percent. The report states average Blacks earn about half of what White workers make in the Cedar Falls metro area.

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Rep. Parkhurst releases survey results

State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst recently surveyed constituents to help her prepare for the legislative discussions about key issues of concern.

Results of a recent 79th district-wide survey on key issues facing lawmakers in Springfield shows 37 percent named high property taxes as the most important issue facing the district. Of those responding, 51% oppose recreational use of marijuana in Illinois.... 80 percent support taking the district map making process out of the hands of lawmakers.... 94% percent support term limits for members of the general assembly.

The survey also reveals 58% do not support the Governor-elect JB Pritzker’s proposed graduated income tax plan and 42% oppose regulated sports betting in Illinois.

Parkhurst says the survey results will help her better prepare to work for the people in her district.

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