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Clifton To Add Stop Signs; Repair, Add To Maintenance Equipment

By Mack Berry

Clifton will be adding a couple of new stop signs soon.

Trustees are writing a new ordinance to stop northbound and southbound traffic on Evergreen Street at Lincoln Avenue. Traffic engineer Dave Tyson noted the intersection is adjacent to a farm field and heavily used by farm equipment, that there are no sidewalks on Evergreen or Lincoln, and that there are children in the...

Famous Beer Quotes

"Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.” - Babe Ruth


Great American SmokeOut Next Week

The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout will take place Thursday, November 20, 2014. Goal of the event is to set aside a day to help smokers quit smoking or using tobacco products for at least one day with the hope that they will quit for good.

Many smokers attempt to quit a number of times before they actually achieve quitting. When a smoker calls the Quitline, they are...

KVYSO To Present Fall Concert November 16

The Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform its fall concert Sunday, November 16 at 3 p.m. at Kankakee Junior High School, 2250 E. Creswood, Kankakee.

The Youth Orchstra, conducted by Katrina Cessna, is comprised of young musicians from 21 area junior high and high schools. Ancient to Modern is the concert theme with selections including Adagio and Allegro Op. 6 No. 6, Sarabande...

Museum Gears Up For Christmas Tree Lane

It doesn’t seem like it, but Christmas will soon be here and most people familiar with the Iroquois County Historical Society and Old Courthouse Museum know they like to celebrate Christmas in a big way. By the time the holiday season arrives, the museum, located at 103 West Cherry, Watseka, is decorated to the 9’s and Christmas music is in the air – whether playing over the sound system...

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