39-year-old Timothy Trotter of Watseka faces a weapons and traffic charge following a traffic stop by Watseka Police. Trotter was stopped at Kay and Elm Streets (Thursday). He was arrested for driving an uninsured vehicle and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
...HOT AND EXTREMELY HUMID CONDITIONS IN PLACE... ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY... * TEMPERATURE...MID 90S TODAY AND FRIDAY THEN LOWER 90S SATURDAY. * MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX VALUES...105 TO 115 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY...102 TO 107 DEGREES ON SATURDAY. * IMPACTS...TEMPERATURES AND MOISTURE THIS HIGH COULD LEAD TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE. THE ELDERLY...SMALL CHILDREN AND PETS ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE. PLAN AHEAD. HAVE A COOL PLACE TO SHELTER FROM THE HEAT. AVOID OUTDOOR ACTIVITY DURING THE AFTERNOON.
The Iroquois County Fair 2016 unfolded Wednesday night with a new queen crowned. Twenty-year-old Olivia Claire of Watseka was the judges' choice out of a field of seven contestants. Olivia is the daughter of Jeff and the late Marybeth Claire.
Olivia is a student at Western Illinois University where she's majoring in Agriculture Science. She's an 11-year 4-H veteran.
Gwendolyn Orr of Gilman was 1st-runner-up. Abby Fischer of Watseka was 2nd runner-up. Miss Congeniality went to Alison Hull of Clifton.