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4-vehicle wreck near Manteno injures 16

Injuries were not life-threatening, but a four-vehicle accident on I-57 sent 16 people to Kankakee hospitals Friday evening. It happened near Manteno and shut down the northbound lanes for about an hour.

Illinois State Police report the crash happened around 6 pm.
The injured were transported to Presence St. Mary's Hospital and Riverside Medical Center. Police and fire personnel said none of the injured had life-threatening consequences.
The crash remains under investigation.

Manteno Fire Chief Scott O'Brien said that there was another wreck at the same location just one hour before the more serious crash.

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River Valley Metro buses exercise Saturday

This Sunday, June 25, River Valley Metro Mass Transit District will be conducting full-scale training exercises in preparation for the launch of the district's new routes and schedules on July 1.

The public should note that any buses seen running this Sunday will not be in-service and are for training only.
The district is looking forward to providing updated services to our customers beginning Saturday, July 1, and bringing Sunday bus service back on July 2.

River Valley Metro also provides commuter bus service to Midway Airport and the Metra train station at University Park.

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DUI arrest in Newton County; Watseka arrest for trespassing

A single car rollover accident in Newton County, Indiana Thursday led to a DUI arrest.  26-year-old Matt McClain of Kentland was charged by Newton County sheriff deputies with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.  Deputies responded to the rollover at County Road 600-South.

Brook Fire and Newton County Ambulance were also at the scene.

Watseka Polcie arrested 45-year-old Scott Baker Wednesday.  He was discovered inside a home on Victory Avenue when police observed an open door st the vacant residence.  Baker was charged with criminal trespass and possession of a hypodermic needle.

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Arson charges from Sheldon house fire

Two people, including the homeowner, are facing arson charges for the Wednesday morning fire in Sheldon. 

44-year-old Melissa Emery and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested by Iroquois County Sheriff's Police for the fire at 440 E. Center Street in Sheldon.  Both suspects are charged with a Class 1 felony, residential arson.  Sheldon Police and the Illinois State Fire Marshall were involved in the investigation and arrests. 

Emery was jailed in Watseka.  The 17-year-old was taken to a juvenile detention center in McLean County.The investigation continues.  State's Attorney Jim Devine said the suspects are not related.

Sheldon fire answered the call about 2:15 Wednesday morning.  Fire departments from four neighboring communities provided mutual aid.

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Weekend fun in Iroquois County includes Milford Fun Days

Milford Fun Days....Bourbonnais’ Friendship Festival....and the Vermilion County Fair continue today (Sat) and Sunday. And ---the Ford County Fair at Melvin gets started Sunday. The Queen Pageant is Monday night at 7 pm at the Dance Center on the Melvin Fairgrounds.

The Friendship Festival features a Fishing Derby today (Sat) at the Municipal Center Pond from 9 am ‘til Noon. There’s also a Car, Truck and Bike Show from Noon until 5 pm

The Truck & Tractor Pull was a highlight at the Vermilion County Friday evening. A 4-H Livestock Auction was also featured. The Ag Olympics is at 1 pm today at the Danville Fairgrounds.

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