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Watseka Police arrest two in separate incidents >

A 17-year-old juvenile is free on bond after his arrest by Watseka police Thursday night.

Officers responded to a disturbance in the 100-block of W. Walnut Street about 9:45 pm. A short time later, another disturbance was reported in an area of Brown Street and Park Avenue. Police learned it was the same person.

The juvenile was charged with Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a minor and Disorderly Conduct.

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30-year-old Kimberly Nimz of Watseka was arrested Friday afternoon for reckless driving, criminal damage to property, and battery. Officers were called to a disturbance at Kay Park.

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Zoning Board of Appeals hearing postponed >

Iroquois County's Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing – concerning an application from Crop Production Services – scheduled for Tuesday (July 30) has been postponed.

It marks the 4th time the hearing has been postponed. Legal counsel for Crop Production Services requested the postponement. The county Zoning Office says the hearing is likely to be held in September.

Tuesday's hearing was scheduled for 7 pm at the Administrative Center in Watseka.

Crop Production Services is requesting a zoning change from Agricultural to Manufacturing for the purpose of locating an anhydrous ammonia facility in Sheldon Township. The tract of land is south of Route 24 at County Highway 2800 E.

• Tuesday's (7/30) public hearing is postponed; will be re-scheduled.

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Cloonen Measure Advancing Third Airport Signed Into Law

                       --   Kankakee Legislator's bill could bring thousands of jobs to Kankakee area  --

State Representative Kate Cloonen joined various elected officials at Governors State University (Thursday) for the signing of Senate Bill 20 which allows the state to move forward in the development of the South Suburban Airport with private companies.

Cloonen said the step forward is the result of a lot of cooperation.

Senate Bill 20, co-sponsored by Cloonen, passed both chambers of the state legislature at the end of May with overwhelming bipartisan support.

The law allows the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to enter into public-private agreements to develop, finance, construct, manage, operate and maintain the airport in Will County. According to IDOT's Division of Aeronautics, the airport is estimated to generate 3,000 jobs directly and indirectly during its first year of operation. The airport has the potential to bring 15,000 jobs by its 15th year of operation.

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Kankakee shooting injures one man

Kankakee Police were looking for a gunman who injured a 20-year-old man Thursday night. An unidentified Kankakee man was shot near the intersection of East Chestnut Street and North Wildwood Avenue.

The victim was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 815-93-CRIME.

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Bears begin mini camp in Bourbonnais

The Chicago Bears are officialy in camp and start practice today in Bourbonnais.  The first team work out of the day is at 9 am at Olivet Nazarene University.  There's 13 practices scheduled and 11 will start at 9 am while two others are at 3:315 pm.  This is the 12th straight summer season the NFL team has spent their camp time at Olivet Nazarene University.

The Bourbonnais and Kankakee County area is expecting a tourism boom, the Bears attracting near 100,000 visitors.

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