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Bank robbery in Bradley Monday

Bradley Police are searching for a bank robber. The Federated Bank on Route 50 was robbed by a man who then fled on foot with an undetermined amount of crash, according to Police Chief Michael Johnston.

The suspect described as a black man. No injury was reported.

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Loda home damaged by fire

A Friday night fire extensively damaged a home in Loda, leaving a family of five homeless. The one-story home of the Ivan Garcia family sustained damage from what’s believed to have been an electrical fire.

Firemen from Loda and Buckley answered the call at 11:30 pm. The blazes destroyed the kitchen and family room.

The state Fire Marshall was investigating.

No injury was reported. Some 20 firemen were on the scene for nearly three hours.

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April 2017 election filings begin today

Illinois’ Consolidated Election is April 4 (2017). And petition filing is underway. Filing will continue this week and end next Monday afternoon.

City/village positions for mayors, aldermen/trustees, Township and school board positions, and park and library trustee seats are all part of the election. Referendums can also be held.

Candidates need to file petitions by 5 pm December 19th.
Primary elections, if necessary, would be held in February.

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Colder weather to settle in this week

The immediate area escaped the weekend snow storm. Just a couple of inches hit Saturday with a mix of rain and snow Sunday. The brunt of the weather hit northern and western parts of Illinois.

Reports of seven, nine and even 11 inches fell in northern sections of the state. Northwest Indiana also recorded upwards of eight to 10 inches. Chicago’s airports reported several delayed flights.

The heavy snow missed Illiana, but much colder conditions this week are likely. Highs will only reach the teens to low 20s by mid-week.

The next chance of accumulating snow locally appears to be Friday into Friday night.

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Newton County triple murder suspect pleads not guilty to new charges

The second man accused of killing three people in Newton County in August pleaded not guilty to additional charges Friday.

24-year-old Sebastian Wedding of Lake County, Indiana, and 24-year-old Derrick Cardosi of Sumava Resorts, Indiana, were charged back in August with three counts of murder, auto theft and theft. The arrests came from the deaths of 39-year-old Kimberly Spears 23-year-old Richard Thomas and 20-year-olod Justin Babbs. All were from Newton County.

Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges in September.

On Friday, Wedding pleaded not guilty to two more counts of murder, while committing robbery and burglary. Cardosi pleaded the same on Wednesday of this week.

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