Pintelon Guilty Again

Pintelon Guilty Again

A former Watseka man is facing up to 30 years in prison following a guilty verdict this week in Iroquois County Court for a shooting in August of 2015.  29 year old Jerry Pintelon, upset with the noise being made next door, opened fire on a neighbor’s party on East Ash Street striking one of…Read More »

KRMA Gives Up on Software

KRMA Gives Up on Software

After spending some 700,000 dollars on a software application that allegedly does not work, the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency or KRMA is giving up on it.   The Daily Journal reports officials say that the application, designed to help manage the plant, is good for not much more that communications. The software was developed by former…Read More »

Lets Make A Deal Winners in Watseka

Lets Make A Deal Winners in Watseka

A Watseka couple is planning a trip to Aruba later this year after winning the getaway on Let’ Make a Deal.  Natalie and Tyler Sharpe filmed the show last fall in California dressed as a carrot and pea pod.  Only Natalie was chosen to play and won the trip which was hiding behind curtain number…Read More »

Animal Rights Group Infiltrates Fair Oaks

Animal Rights Group Infiltrates Fair Oaks

An animal activist organization has apparently infiltrated Fair Oaks Farms off I-65 in Newton County.  Fair Oaks issued a statement Wednesday saying they believe the intent was to create misleading animal cruelty videos.   Fair Oaks officials say they hold themselves to the highest standards in animal care and look forward to proactively reviewing the videos…Read More »

Flood Mitigation Grant Approved for Watseka

Flood Mitigation Grant Approved for Watseka

Help is on the way for Watseka flood victims.  City officials say a 5 million dollar grant through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has been finalized.  It means residents who have suffered substantial flood damage can sell their property at pre-flood value.  The property then could never be used as residential again.  Under the…Read More »

Pontiac Man Gets 5 for Selling Drugs

Pontiac Man Gets 5 for Selling Drugs

A Pontiac Man will spend the next 5 years in prison after being sentenced this week in Livingston County Court on drug charges.  39 year old Chad Callahan had earlier pleaded guilty to selling cocaine, Valium and Klonopin.  He was arrested in February of last year.Read More »

Manteno in the Black

Manteno in the Black

Manteno is doing well when it comes to finances. The Daily Journal reports at Monday night’s village board meeting the board approved a fiscal year budget that includes a surplus.  Manteno is projected to be 90,000 dollars in the black at the end of the year.Read More »

Jones Wins Braidwood Mayoral Race

Jones Wins Braidwood Mayoral Race

Braidwood will have a new mayor.  The Will County’s clerk’s office Tuesday completed a count of all remaining provisional and Mail-in ballots in the race. In the end incumbent Jim Vehrs lost to Bob Jones by 33 votes.   Jones will be sworn in at the April 23rd Braidwood City Council meeting.Read More »

Man Convicted of Animal Abuse

Man Convicted of Animal Abuse

A Bartlett man has been convicted of animal abuse in Will County Court after he hit his girlfriend’s Chihuahua in the head for having an accident in her Channahon home in September of 2017.  The dog later died.  23 year old Joseph Siwek was given 6 months condition discharge, 10 hours of community service and…Read More »

Dwight Police Get a Raise

Dwight Police Get a Raise

Dwight police officers are getting a raise.  Village officials say they have reached an agreement with the Dwight Chapter 636 of the Metropolitan Alliance of Police on a new, two year deal that will bump up officers pay by 2.1 percent over the length of the contract.Read More »

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