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Election Day is here !

Polls are open around the state for Illinois’ primary election. Voting is available until 7 pm. Local election returns air, with summary reports, tonight beginning at 8 pm on 94.1 WGFA.

Winners in this primary will shape the ballot for the mid-term elections in November.

Republican ballots in Iroquois County offer voters choices in all four County Board Districts. There's also a race for the GOP nomination for County Treasurer. Local votes will also determine the winner in the 16th District race for Congress.

Kankakee County voters have a choice for Clerk on the Democratic ballot. There's also a contest for District 2 for County Board.

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Congressman Kinzinger on FEMA Flood Grants for IL-16

Ottawa, IL – Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)announced funds that would be released to the Village of DePue and to the City of Peru to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures. Last month, areas across the 16th Congressional District faced severe flooding and damages due to intense rains.

The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program provides these grants to state and local governments, and allows communities to prepare infrastructures and other measures that would help reduce the risk of such damages and losses.

Read more: Congressman Kinzinger on FEMA Flood Grants for IL-16

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FEMA, State and local officials to assess flood damages, beginning today

A team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is joining state and county officials this week to assess recent flood damage in Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties.

Officials will gather at a flood site in Watseka this (Monday) afternoon.

Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency had requested federal assistance for the counties following severe flooding during February. County officials conducted initial damage assessments and found that 126 homes were destroyed or suffered major damage. Another 850 homes were also impacted by flood waters.

Governor Rauner said in a press release issued Friday, ‘’These damage assessments will provide a clearer picture of the damage and insight on what people need in order to fully get back on their feet.’’

Assessment teams from FEMA, IEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and local emergency management agencies are expected to begin assessing damage to homes and businesses. The assessments will continue until completed.

Governor Rauner issued a disaster proclamation for all three counties on February 23rd to ensure state support during the flooding.

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Ford County crash kills Champaign woman

A two-vehicloe crash Saturday in Ford County left a Champaign woman dead.  33-year-old Christina Curtsinger was pronounced ead at the scene.  Her eastbound car crossed the centerline of Route 9 at County Road 2150E.  The victim's car hit an SUV driven by a Gibson City woman.  Pamela Goff was treated for injuries.  Illinois State Police investigated at 7 am.

In Grundy County-- A Channahon man died in a colission with a truck pulling a trailer on Route 47 at the Gardner Road.  Sheriff's Police investigated at 5:50 pm Friday.  41-year-old Robert Hogg died at Morris Hospital.  Three individuals in the pickup pulling the trailer refused medical treatment at the scene.

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Missing Indiana Woman Found Dead

Late afternoon on Thursday, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received notification from the Hobart Police Department that 38-year-old April Lynn Salazar-Bernal was located by the Hobart Police Department deceased inside their city limits.

Salazar-Bernal was reported missing earlier this week from the Wheatfield, IN area. The investigation is ongoing.