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8-yr-old girl takes mom’s van for breakfast

An eight-year-old girl, apparently anxious for breakfast, took her mom’s van and headed to McDonald’s in Watseka Sunday morning. On her way, the girl pulled into the Pence Service Station on Walnut street, striking a garbage receptacle and then a pillar. Watseka Police report the girl was taken by ambulance for treatment of a minor injury. Property damage at the business was estimated at $200 dollars.

It was an active weekend for area law enforcement....

Milford Police arrested a Cissna Park man early today (Monday). Jacob Johnson is charged on a Vermilion County warrant for 2-counts of aggravated fleeing & alluding an officer. Sheldon Police (Saturday) arrested 29-year-old Alisa Stanis of Watseka. She was charged with fraud and theft under $500.

A Hoopeston man was arrested Sunday for failure to pay child support. 44-year-old William Thomas was wanted on a Champaign County warrant.

22-year-old Cristine Kurnat of Watseka was arrested Friday for theft. Aware of the warrant, she turned herself in at the county jail.

Hoopeston Police investigated a burglary to a garage in the 700-block of S. Third Street. Hoopeston officers also report criminal damage to property on E. Honeywell Avenue.

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Missing Gilman teen located - safe

A Gilman teenager, missing since July 28th, has been found safe.  Diamond Kohl was found at a suburban Oak Lawn residence Saturday. She had been reported missing by her mother. Oak Lawn Police located the girl after Iroquois County Sheriff's Polcie received information that the teen may be at a residende in the south-west suburb.  Diamond Kohl was found unharmed.

The Iroquois County Sheriff's Office and Gilman Police express thanks to the public for help in locating the juvenile.

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Two arrests during Watseka Police effort to combat crime

Watseka Police teamed up with Iroquois County Sheriff's Police,KAMEG and Aroma Park Polcie in a traffic and tavern compliance check Friday.  Police concentrated their efforts on traffic violations and a focus on high-crime areas to better provide safety for local citizens. Two arrests were made.  Several warnings were handed out during 25 traffic stops.

27-year-old Jonathon Starr of Watseka was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and cannabis.  He was also charged with driving an uninsured vehicle.  22-year-old Cody Hartlep of Watseka was cited for driving while revoked and obstructing a police officer.

The law enforcement effort included drug sniffing dogs from KAMEG and Aroma Park Police.

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Iroquois County: Road closure Monday

The Iroquois County Highway Department has announced a road closure scheduled for Monday, August 14th. Motorists in the Buckley area should be aware that Highway 9, west of I-57, between 200E and 300E, will be closed beginning at 6:30 am.

Repairs will be made to a tile crossing the roadway. The route will be closed until the work is completed.

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Congressional Field Hearing on Improving Health Care

Congresswomen Robin Kelly and Jan Schakowsky are hosting a health care panel discussion Monday in Chicago. “Solutions Only” is a Non-Partisan Congressional Field Inquiry on Improving Healthcare.

The goal of raising Congressional discourse above hyper-partisan politics, Rep. Kelly convenes an issues-focused hearing aimed at strengthening the debate on healthcare reform. Constituents and stakeholders will have the opportunity to listen and ask questions to a panel of local healthcare experts and discuss how we can meet the health needs of Illinois families.

Invitations have been extended to the entire Illinois Delegation. The program is Monday, August 14 9:30 ‘til 11:30 am at the Everett M. Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago.

Panel of expert witnesses:
· Dr. Robert Winn, Director of the UIC Cancer Center, Associate VP for Health Affairs, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
· Terika Richardson, President of Advocate Trinity
· Donna Thompson, CEO, Access Community Health Network
· Dr. Susan Rogers, (retired) Internist from Stroger Hospital
· Dr. Ulysses Burley, HIV/AIDS Consultant, Founder of UB The Cure LLC
· Dr. Raul Garza, Aunt Martha’s CEO, speaking on behalf of the Board of Roseland Community Health Center

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