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.
A residential structure fire in Morocco, IN Wednesday is under investigation. The State Fire Marshall is looking into the blaze that destroyed the unoccupied home of Gerald Borne. Mr. Borne died a day earlier. He was found dead in his home at 206 N. Clay Street.
The home and its contents are a total loss, according to Fire Chief Corrie Myers. Firemen found the house fully-involved in fire and smoke when they arrived at the scene about 11:32 am.
Chief Myers reported 33 firefighters from five departments battled the fire. One fireman was treated at the scene for a heat-related illness.
Following up on Kankakee Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong’s announcement that she plans to nominate former city patrolman Price Dumas as the new police chief, acting-chief Robin Passwater has resigned.
Passwater steps aside as the interim-chief effective today, June 1. He returns to his police lieutenant position in the department.
The City Council is expected to vote on the mayor’s nomination for police chief at the June 5th meeting.
The Daily-Journal reported Dumas, who’s now with the Illinois State Police, was part of a failed lawsuit against the city of Kankakee for alleged racial discrimination. Dumas left the police department three years later to join the state police.