An accidental fire left at least five people homeless in Bourbonnais Monday. The fire at Tri-Star Estates chased occupants from the structure, according to Bourbonnais Fire Protection Chief Ed St. Louis.
The fire, he said, was contained to a bedroom but smoke and water damage was sustained throughout. The American Red Cross stepped in to assist two adults and three children. Damage estimates were not available.
A wet week is the forecast, but Tuesday’s weather conditions are expected to cooperate for the Consolidated Election. The NWS forecast calls for a cloudy day Tuesday, with a light chance of morning rain and highs around 57 degrees.
Voter turn-out is expected to be low in many parts of Illinois. That, despite so many contested races on the ballots in Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion Counties.
The polls open at 6 o’clock Tuesday morning (April 4th, 2017) and will remain open until 7 pm.
Iroquois County voters have seven mayoral races on the ballots. Five mayors contests are on Kankakee County ballots.
Several mayoral, aldermanic/trustee seats are challenged. Township supervisor and trustee seats and Highway Commissioner positions are challenged. Voters will be filling school board seats – including some on the Danville Area Community College Board, in the Rossville-Alvin and Bismarck-Henning School Districts – voters decide Tuesday whether to have a cooperative high school.
And tax hike referendums are popular in many school districts statewide.
Braidwood Police arrested a 32-year-old man Dwight man. Police allege Brian Kobiela is a heroin dealer.
Kobiela was wanted on warrants of delivery of drugs in Cook and Livingston counties. When arrested, Kobiela was in possession of 57 baggies of heroin.
The investigation also showed that Kobiela was planning to flee the state in the near future. He was arrested on a charge of delivery of drugs and is being held at the Will County Adult Detention Facility.
Braidwood police acted on an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen.