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(Urbana-jm) -- The Indiana man accused of leaving his son in a parked truck in Rantoul back in July with several weapons and two bombs has been sentenced to probation. 39-year-old Jeremiah Bridges had been charged with 2 counts of unlawful use of weapons and endangering the life and health of a child. Bridges pleaded guilty in Champaign County court to a single count of unlawful use of a weapon. As part of the plea agreement, he was sentenced to 30 months probation and 51 days in jail with time credit already served. Bridges must also undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluations.

 

 

(Gilman-jm) -- The 2017 Gilman Super Saturday is this Saturday in downtown Gilman. Spokesperson Sara Shone talks about some of this year’s activities…

 

 

Gilman Super Saturday Spokesperson Sara Shone.

 

 

(Iroquois County-jm) -- No injuries were reported and no citations were issued following a single vehicle accident near Cissna Park. According to Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police, 23-year-old Katie Levitt of Cissna Park was traveling west on county road 400 north near 1000 east when she lost control of her vehicle, entered the ditch a struck a utility pole. The accident caused more than $1,500 in damage.

 

 

(Gibson City-jm) -- Gibson City will be holding their annual Harvest Fest this coming weekend. Spokesperson Ryan Minion talks about this year’s event…

 

 

Gibson City Harvest Fest Spokesperson Ryan Minion.

 

(Iroquois County-jm) -- Candidates for political parties in Iroquois County can begin circulating nominating petitions for the March 20, 2018 primary beginning today. The first day candidates can file their nomination papers to the county clerk’s office is Monday, November 27th with the last day to file being Monday, December 5th. Offices to be filled are for county clerk, county treasurer and county sheriff as well as 10 county board seats including 3 in district 1, 2 in district 2, 3 in district 3 and 2 in district 4. For more information, call 815-432-6960.


 

(Gilman-jm) -- The Slow Boys Tractor Group will be participating in this year’s Gilman Super Saturday set for this Saturday. Group Spokesperson Doug Vaughn says they will have tractor games…



Slow Boys Tractor Group Spokesperson Doug Vaughn.


 

(Champaign-jm) -- The State Farm Center has announced another act coming this fall. Comedian Trevor Noah is coming to the State Farm Center on Friday, October 27th. Noah is the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Tickets go on sale this Friday.


 

(LeRoy-jm) -- The 17th Inter Tribal Powwow will be held this coming weekend at the Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park between Arrowsmith and LeRoy. Spokesperson Misty Vermaat talks about the event…


 

Inter Tribal Powwow Spokesperson Misty Vermaat.  

 

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