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Buckley woman faces 8-year prison term for theft

35-year-old Kimberly Allen of Buckley is looking at an 8-year prison term when she’s sentenced in September. She pleaded guilty (Tuesday) in Champaign Circuit Court, admitting she wrote 38 checks on the account of a vendor she fabricated.

The business, where she had worked, lost $144,568.

Co-defendant Adam Hall of Gilman was sentenced to just under five years for his part in the crime.

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Gooseberry Festival in Watseka .....

July 4th event in Iroquois County >

Historic Watseka Union Depot Gooseberry Festival

July 04 at 10AM to 3PM
Historic Watseka Union Depot
121 S Second; Watseka IL

All proceeds to benefit the Watseka Union Depot

Old Fashioned Barbeque Sandwiches and Chips $5

Homemade fruit pies $ 2.50 per slice, $12.00 per pie
Variety of Drinks also available
In the Air Conditioned Basement of the Depot

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FBI Mum about missing U Of I scholar, car found

The FBI isn't saying if it's any closer to find Yingying Zhang. Federal agents (Tuesday) said they found the car wanted in connection with Zhang's disappearance from the University of Illinois earlier this month.

Investigators are mum on any further details. Champaign Police also aren't saying if there are any new leads in the case or pending arrests.

The case is being handled as a kidnapping. Security cameras showed Zhang getting into a black Saturn car in Urbana on Friday, June 9th.

Investigators continue to ask for the public’s help for info that might lead to the woman’s whereabouts. Calls to the FBI can be made to 1-800-CALLFBI.

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Paxton man faces sexual assault charges

A Paxton man, 52-yr-old Thomas Perry, is facing a Class X felony charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. The charge alleges that in November 2015, Perry sexually assaulted a girl who was under age 13.

Iroquois County State’s Attorney ‘s Office charged Perry with the Class X felony, a single-count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.

Later, the Iroquois County grand jury returned an indictment against Perry.

Perry was arrested on a warrant in Ford County. He’s been released after posting the required 10% of a $100,000 bond. A July 10 court date is set in Iroquois County Circuit Court.

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Illinois House committee opposes GLBT Railroad

The Illinois House Transportation Committee (Wednesday) adopted a resolution sponsored by State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst which opposes the Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. proposed rail line.

The proposed rail line would run through Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Parkhurst’s resolution is co-sponsored by 7 other state representatives whose districts would be affected by the rail line.

The proposed project includes constructing and operating a private rail line between Milton, Wis., and northwestern Indiana to bypass Chicago congestion. It would pass through several northern Illinois counties.

Parkhurst said the project has brought up concerns about the line cutting through private homes and farmland and potential misuse of eminent domain......

LaSalle, Winnebago, Ogle, Lee and Grundy counties have filed motions opposing the railroad in the last year.

Parkhurst said the negative effects of the proposal would devastating.......

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