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Dwight teacher named Illinois Teacher-of-the-Year

Lindsey Jensen is the Teacher of the Year in Illinois. The 10-year veteran instructor at Dwight was named this year’s winner Saturday at the Illinois State Board of Education annual Dinner-Banquet in Normal. Lindsey Jensen was one of 10 finalists for the honor.

Lindsey is a high school English and Literature teacher. Illinois State Education Superintendent Tony Smith said Jensen “exemplifies teacher leadership.”
She emerged from a group of 234 teachers who were nominated for the award. The list was narrowed to ten last month.
Originally a teacher’s aide, she joined the staff at Dwight in 2008 and has been there since.

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State Police weekend arrests

- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Mallory L. Davis, 30, Kankakee, for DUI Alcohol; Aaron C. McDonald, 20, Homewood, for Possession of Cannabis over 30 grams; Adebayo V. Fatuki, 20, Homewood, for Possession of Cannabis over 30 grams; Kayleigh A. Bruce, 19, Worth, for Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor; Julia E. Lanigan, 19, Oak Lawn, for Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor; and Donald D. Sherrod Jr., 23, Kankakee, for DUI Drugs, DUI Alcohol and Obstructing Justice.

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Halloween Trick 'R Treat Hours....

City/Village officials who have submitted their community Trick-or-Treat Hours:

IROQUOIS COUNTY >

Watseka 4-7 pm Tuesday, October 31
Buckley 4-7 pm October 31
Cissna Park 4-7 pm. Tuesday
Danforth 4-7 pm Tuesday
Milford 4-7 pm Tuesday
Gilman 4-7 pm Tuesday
Onarga 5-7 pm Tuesday
Loda 5-7 pm Saturday, October 28
Beaverville 5-7 pm Tuesday
Martinton 5-7 pm Tuesday
Crescent City 5-7 pm Tuesday
Donovan 5:30 – 8 pm Tuesday
Sheldon 5-7 pm Tuesday
Clifton 5-7 pm Tuesday
Chebanse 5– 7:30 pm Tuesday

FORD COUNTY >

Gibson City 5-8 pm Tuesday
Kempton 5-7 pm Tuesday
Melvin — 5-7 pm. Tuesday
Roberts 5-7:30 pm Tuesday
Paxton — 5-8 p.m. Tuesday
Piper City — 4-7 pm Tuesday
Rankin — 5-7 pm Friday, October 27

KANKAKEE COUNTY >

Aroma Park: October 31, 5-7 pm
Bonfield: October 31, 4-7 pm
Bourbonnais: October 31, 5-7 pm
Bradley: October 31, 5-7 pm
Kankakee October 31 5-7 pm
Buckingham: October 31, 5-7 pm
Grant Park: October 31, 4-7 pm
Manteno: October 31, 5-7 pm
Momence: October 31, 4:30 pm -7 pm
Herscher October 31 4:30 – 7 pm

OTHERS >

Kentland 5-7 pm Tuesday, October 31
Dwight 4-7 pm Tuesday
Braidwood 4-7 pm Tuesday

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE PROVIDES TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN SAFETY

There is No Trick to Being Safe - Just Treat Yourself to These Tips.

Halloween is just around the corner, and kids are thinking about their costumes and all of the candy they will be receiving. They are not thinking about the dangers they could face during the nighttime trick-or-treating festivities.

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Captain Darryl Bogard, offers a few tips for a safe Halloween.

• Stay off the roadway unless crossing the street, and always cross the street at crosswalks or unobscured intersections.
• A responsible adult should accompany children while trick-or-treating.
• Ensure children know their address and phone number. If they do not know it, attached it to their clothes.
• Flashlights and/or reflective tape should be used so drivers can see trick-or-treaters.
• If unaccompanied, children should only travel in familiar areas and along pre-established routes.
• Children should never enter a home or an apartment building unless accompanied by an adult.
• Set a time for older children to return home.
• Trick-or-treating visits should be restricted to homes with porch or outside lights illuminated.
• Watch for jack-o-lanterns lit with candles as costumes may brush against the candle flame and catch fire.
• A responsible adult should examine treats prior to consumption by the child. Homemade treats should be avoided.
• Drivers are reminded to drive slowly; keep their eyes on the road, not their cell phone; and watch for children darting into the street.

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Bourbonnais women injured in I-57 rollover

The 28-year-old driver and her passenger were injured in a single-vehicle rollover accident Thursday on I-57 in Kankakee County. Brianne Robson and 24-year-old Alesha Lieser were taken by ambulance to Riverside Hospital.  The rollover occurred just before 11:30 am at the south edge of Kankakee at mile marker 308.

State Police report the northbound car went off the road, the driver overcorrected, then it rolled several times in the median.  Robson was cited for improper laner usage.

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