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Rauner Defeats Quinn; Durbin Wins Record Fourth Term

Illinois voters returned incumbent Richard Durbin to a fourth term in the U.S. Senate Tuesday, and elected a new governor in Bruce Rauner who received 51 percent of the statewide vote.

In Iroquois County, where there are 18,481 registered voters, some 51.5 percent of those registered went to the polls. The day’s scorecard in Iroquois County was as follows:

Crime Victims Rights: 6,494 yes...

Ashkum, Clifton Want To Put The Brakes On Speeders And Careless Drivers

By Mack Berry

Careless motorists running stop signs and speeding in town have officials in Ashkum and Clifton looking for ways to slow down traffic before someone gets hurt.

“It’s amazing how fast some people drive,” said Ashkum trustee Shannon Meier, who talked of almost being hit by a neighbor running a stop sign near the grade school.

“It’s easy to speed,” noted Ashkum trustee...

Chebanse Board Discusses Agreement With Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department

By Kathy Washington

Trustee Jason Mathy, chairman of the Village of Chebanse police committee, said his committee met with village attorney, Michael Donahue, and created a preliminary Kankakee County police agreement. Mathy gave his report at the Chebanse Village Board meeting Monday, November 3rd.

Initially, the village insurance provider had asked if there is a police agreement between the...

All Smoke (And No Mirrors) At Clifton Polling Place

page-01.pdf-004“It smells like election fraud,” said one wag on the stink inside the Clifton voting room on election day.

“I always suspected politics is mostly smoke and mirrors, now where’s the mirrors,” said another.

Both were commenting on the sight and smell of vapors that filled the main room of the Community Building when the fan on the furnace melted down and sent fumes and smoke up...

St. Peter’s To Host Youth Group Kick-Off Night

The Central Area Catholic Youth Group will host a kick-off night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Clifton.

A “Junkyard Challenge” will use teamwork, creativity and duct tape to build creations from piles of junk. There will be food and prizes. The event is open to high schoolers of all faiths.

For additional information, or to donate junk for the event, call Jen...

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