Motorists are on alert today (Monday). The NWS says Snow and rain is causing dangerous road conditions. The Chicago and northern Illinois area could see up to six inches of snow. The east-central Illinois areas could see 1-3 inches. Snow plow crews are out and about prepping roads for the winter elements. Drivers need to slow down and be aware of changing road conditions.
The Veterans Affairs Illiana Healthcare System is set to go with its Veterans Day Parade honoring the service of the many veterans who live on the Danville campus and throughout the area. This is a first-ever Veterans Day parade. It’s ready to step off at 10 am today. The parade traffic will loop around the VA campus. Melissa Spady, acting public affairs officer, said so many people have jumped onboard to help organize this.
Veterans Day is today (Mon). And we’ve invited so many related organizations to let us know what their plans are to celebrate and salute the services our military heroes have provided.
A much-deserved Appreciation Breakfast is being served in Cissna Park. All veterans and their spouses are welcome at the American Legion Hall Post 527. The Legion and the Princess Wach-e-kee Chapter of the NSDAR sponsor today’s gathering.
Onarga Legion Post 551 is hosting a ceremony at Railroad Park at 11 am. The Cissna Park Color Guard is also conducting a program at the Rankin War Memorial at 11 am.
The Kankakee County Veteran's Council invites the public to its 10:15 am program at the Countgy Historical Museum on South 8th Avenue. Veteran's Assistance Commission Chairman Stanley Olenjack is the Master of Ceremonies. U. S. Army Veteran, Kenneth Brooks is the featured speaker. He's a decorated Vietnam Veteran.
Other flag-bearing events are scheduled. Danville’s VA is hosting a first-ever parade at the VA campus. It steps off at 10 am. Parking is suggested at the DACC parking lot.
Wrong-Way Driver Crash Results in Double Fatality on I-65
A 21-year-old Beaverville woman died, along with a second driver, in a wrong-way head-on crash on I-65 Sunday morning. Indiana State Police investigated near Crown Point in Lake County. Anna Warner of Beaverville was the driver of a Kia travelling the wrong-way from exit ramp 231. Police report her car struck a Corvette headed southbound on the interstate. That driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Corvette escaped serious injuries.
State Police report a 911 caller alerted authorities of a vehicle that entered I-65 from the wrong ramp at U.S. 231. Approximately one minute later, OnStar reported a crash involving a Corvette. Troopers and Crown Point fire personnel arrived at the scene to find the Kia was northbound in the southbound lanes traveling in the center lane. The Kia struck the Corvette head on. The Corvette was traveling southbound in the center lane. The inside lane (3rd lane) was closed at the time of the crash with orange traffic barrels for construction purposes.
The Lake County Coroner pronounced the Corvette driver dead. Anna Warner died at Franciscan Health Hospital in Crown Point.
The crash, which occurred at about 1:30 AM. closed the southbound lanes of I-65 for approximately 7 hours. All lanes reopened at 8:30 a.m.
The Veterans Affairs Illiana Healthcare System is set to go with its Veterans Day Parade honoring the service of the many veterans who live on the Danville campus and throughout the area.
This is a first-ever Veterans Day parade. It’s ready to step off at 10 am today. The parade traffic will loop around the VA campus.
Melissa Spady, acting public affairs officer, said so many people have jumped onboard to help organize this.
In Cissna Park --- an Appreciation Breakfast is set at the American Legion Post 527. The 8 am start is sponsored by the Legion and the Princess Wach-e-keet Chapter of the NSDAR. All area veterans are welcome.