The Kankakee County Coroner’s Office confirms one person is dead following a fire this (Monday) morning. Details are yet to be made available. Initial reports indicated an oxygen tank exploded in a second-floor apartment, triggering a fire.
The Iroquois County Fair Queen Pageant Committee welcomes prospective contestants and their parents to an information meeting Sunday. The 5:30 pm meeting is at the Watseka Elk’s Lodge.
This year’s pageant is July 19th.
Weekly practices for the pageant will be held throughout June and July. Official entry deadline for the pageant is Monday (June 5).
The Exploration Station at Perry Farm in Bradley is hosting Art in the Park today (Saturday). Art in the Park is Perry Farm's child centered arts festival.
Local artists and vendors, and a mural wall will be available to paint on.
This is the fourth year that Art in the Park will be taking place at Perry Farm. The festival will last from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free but some children's art projects will cost anywhere from $2-$5.
ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION WEDNESDAY, LAWMAKERS OK’D KEEPING ALL COMMUNICATION CENTERS OPEN. THE LEGISLATION WAS NEEDED BECAUSE THE CURRENT APPROPRIATION FOR CALL CENTERS EXPIRES AT THE END OF JUNE. THIS MAKES SURE THEY KEEP RUNNING, ACCORDING TO REPRESENTATIVE CHAD HAYS OF DANVILLE.
PHONE SURCHARGES WOULD INCREASE SLIGHTLY TO HELP FUND 9-1-1 TECHNOLOGY NEEDS. THE BILL ALSO LETS A-T-AND-T PHASE OUT TRADITIONAL COPPER LANDLINES, BUT GIVES CUSTOMERS WITH THOSE OLD PHONES PLENTY OF NOTICE OF THE CHANGE AND OTHER OPTIONS.