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>>Jackson, Junior Faces Sentencing

(Washington, D.C.) -- It's judgment day for Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. He'll find out whether he'll spend time behind bars for spending 750-thousand dollars in campaign funds on personal items, like buying his mistress a 40-thousand dollar Rolex.

Jackson pled guilty to the charges earlier this year.

Prosecutors want him to spend at least four years in prison for his crimes. Jackson's mental health issues may play a role in how the judge rules.

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I-74 rollover kills one, 3 hurt

One person is dead and three others were hurt last (Tues) night in a single vehicle rollover accident along Interstate 74 at Danville. Illinois State Police report a van rolled over shortly before midnight near the Bowman Avenue exit.

40-year-old Christopher Petrie of Crawfordsville, Indiana, died early today at Carle Hospital in Urbana. He was the driver. Three passengers in the van were injured.

Illinois State Police say driver fatigue may have caused the crash. The accident remains under investigation by both State Police and the Champaign County Coroner's Office.

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Sammons Point citizens threaten lawsuit over any landfill plans

Talk of landfill development in Kankakee County has residents stepping up to fight any future landfills.

Sammons Point, Grant Park, and Pembroke Township government leaders have passed resolutions opposing landfills. The elected officials are threatening legal action against the county board.

The county board has hired a $240,000 consultant to help with any future waste facility development.

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New Insurance Package for Kankakee County

Kankakee County employees will soon experience a new insurance policy. The County Board (Tuesday) agreed to a switch from Blue Cross-Blue Shield to United Health Care.

It's a cost-savings move, according to Board Chairman Mike Bossert. The United Health Care proposal is 1.6% less than what the county is currently paying. And the move is prompted by a Blue Cross proposal for a 6.8% increase.

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9-1-1 Funding becomes issue for Iroquois County >

Iroquois County finances will be an issue again as budget preparations continue for Fiscal year '14. Budget negotiations over the last two- three weeks created a wish-list for department heads. Now, the process begins to make it all work.

One of the stumbling blocks will be finding monies available should emergency communications monies go dry.

County Board Chairman Rod Copas and Watseka Mayor Bob Harwood have talked, The two governmental leaders will explore possible solutions, should the 9-1-1 Board and the Emergency Telephone Services Board (ETSB) run out of money.

The county the city would be burdened with the funding issue should the allotted monies run out.

Copas said the time to act is now, to make sure a workable plan is in place.

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