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Brickstone robbery >

Injuries were reported this (Mon) morning during an armed robbery at the Brickstone Restaurant ... on William Latham Drive... in Bourbonnais. Four employees reportedly were bound and gagged by a man with a gun. A third employee was knocked unconscious. The incident happened just before 8 am as employees arrived for the workday, according to Brickstone management.

Bourbonnais Police Chief Jim Phelps said one suspect was in custody after he was found hiding in a dumpster. A handgun was found at the scene.

Investigators were told there was a second suspect, who was described as a black male in his 30s, 5-8 to maybe 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a gray shirt and black faded pants.

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Iroquois County active with weekend fun...

Today is “Super Saturday in Gilman.” There’s a day-long schedule of events including a Car & Motorcycle Show...Antique Tractor & Equipment Show...Super Heroes Children’s Parade...a Smoke Out BBQ Rib Competition...Livfe Music and food vendors.

WGFA;s Don Elliott is broadcasting from 1-2 pm on 94.1.
Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth welcomes the public to its Fall Festival, again today. The Friday-Saturday event is a fundraiser for renovations at the facility. Musical entertainment and a Quilt Auction is at 3 o’clock today (Sat).

The Chebanse American Legion is hosting its “408 Bash” Sunday...the event assists military and veterans. Free admission at the park, on the southwest side of Chebanse.
The Founders Day Celebration is Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beaverville.

...Oxford hosts Dan Patch Days festival

Weekend events in the listening-area includes “Dan Patch Days” in Oxford, Indiana. The Benton County town recognizes Dan Patch, a world-famous horse born and raised in Oxford by the Messner family. The festival honors the iconic pacer and his accomplishments.

The festival began Friday at Rommel Park.

Activities includes food vendors, music and tours of the birth place of Dan Patch. There is no cost to get in. It’s sponsored by the Lions Club.

A parade will take place on Sunday right before the festival wraps up.

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First Responders to be recognized in Iroquois County

The 6th annual First Responder Appreciation Celebration is Monday evening (Sept 11th). The Ashkum Fire Department is hosting this year’s event. State senator Jason Barickman is the featured speaker for the 6 pm program.

The public is welcome.

The event recognizes the September 11th attack on America. Similar programs are held across the country to honor first-responders, including the military, police and fire and EMS personnel. The annual event sponsored by the Iroquois County Republican Women’s Club.

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I-65 crash sends two to the hospital

A single vehicle crash on I-65 in Jasper County, IN Friday resulted in two occupants of the vehicle being transported to separate hospitals. State Police reported a car was south bound exiting the ramp. The driver was erratic and may have been experiencing a medical episode. Witnesses stated the vehicle drove off the ramp at a high rate of speed crashing into a fence that borders a campground.

Residents at the campground were able to remove the occupants prior to the car becoming fully engulfed in flames. The driver, from Florida, was flown by Lutheran Air to Christ Advocate Hospital in Oak Lawn. The passenger, was transported to Riverside Hospital in Kankakee.

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River Valley Metro: University Park Schedule Changes

River Valley Metro is announcing changes to the Metra Electric Line train schedule serving the University Park train station go into effect Monday (Sept 11).

To assure the best possible service for customers, River Valley Metro is changing its University Park Commuter Bus schedule to match the new train schedule. The revised schedule for commuter buses serving the University Park Metra train station can be found on all buses and at RiverValleyMetro.com.

River Valley Metro Mass Transit District continues to serve the urbanized area of Kankakee County with over 350 bus stops.

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