Roberts and Melvin Emergency personnel were called to a plane crash at 1100N between 1600 and 1700E. Just after 10pm last night No word on if there were any injuries.
(Buckley-jm) -- A Pennsylvania man accused of murder in Pennsylvania was arrested in Buckley. Christopher Tucker is accused of breaking his girlfriend’s neck, gouging out her eyes and attacking her with a hatchet after she rejected his marriage proposal. Tucker allegedly wrapped her body in a rug and leaving it in his home before driving to Buckley and attempting to get into a combine. Tucker was taken to the Champaign County Jail where he awaits extradition to Pennsylvania to face murder charges.
(Gibson City-jm) -- Gibson City repainted two of their water towers this summer into early fall. Mayor Dan Dickey says the water tower by the high school is complete…
Gibson City Mayor Dan Dickey.
(Gilman-jm) -- The University of Illinois Extension serving Ford and Iroquois Counties will be holding an Ag Career Night today. The career night will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Ford Iroquois Farm Bureau office in Gilman. For more information call the Extension Office at 815-268-4051.
(Paxton-jm) -- Those interested in playing adult basketball through the Paxton Park District have until the end of the week to get registered. Paxton Park District Director Neal McKenry says the deadline to register is November 9th…
Paxton Park District Director Neal McKenry.
(Undated-jm) -- Illinois farmers and ranchers will be receiving ballot for the 2017 Farm Service Agency county committee elections. The Illinois Farm Service Agency has announced they will begin mailing out ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers today. Ballots must be returned to the local FSA office by December 4th.
(Champaign-jm) -- Last month was the 10th wettest October on record in Illinois. Statewide average rainfall was nearly five inches last month, which is one point seven inches above normal. Northern Illinois had the most rain and some areas even saw a few snow flurries says State Climatologist Jim Angel…
State Climatologist Jim Angel. Last month was also the 21st warmest October on record, with temperatures about three degrees above normal. Angel says the November outlook calls for warmer than normal temps in Southern Illinois and wetter conditions statewide.
(Iroquois County-jm) -- A rural Milford man will spend 24 years in prison for throwing a tomahawk at a sheriff’s deputy. Kevin Funk was found guilty of attempted murder and aggravated battery in September in Iroquois County court. According to police, a deputy went to Funk’s rural Milford home to arrest him on sexual assault charges. That’s when Funk threw a tomahawk striking the deputy in the arm.
(Thomasboro-jm) -- The list of finalists to be the next chief of police in Thomasboro is down to three. The three will be interviewed by the village board in closed session tonight. The village received over 30 applicants. Current Police Chief Keith Willis announced earlier this year that he will be retiring this month.
(Rantoul-jm) -- Those wanting to kick off their Christmas holiday shopping can do so next weekend. Brad Martin with Anywhere Anytime Journeys is sponsoring a bus trip…
Anywhere Anytime Journeys CEO Brad Martin. To book your seat or to find out other specials contact Brad at 892-2526.
(Ford County-jm) -- The Ford County Sheriff’s Office has released their October activity numbers. During the month, deputies responded to 9 traffic accidents and issued 55 citations including 32 for speeding, 4 for operating an uninsured motor vehicle and 3 each for no seat belt, failure to signal and stop sign violations. Deputies also handled 11 civil issues, 5 each of thefts, possession of cannabis and domestic issues, 4 possession of drug equipment, 3 each of battery and criminal damage to property, 2 each of suspicious vehicle, fraud, criminal trespass, burglary and assault and 1 each of endangering the life of a child, burglary from motor vehicle, false terrorist threat and unlawful restraint.
(Springfield-jm) -- Governor Bruce Rauner would like to see Illinois serve as a host state for Hurricane victims from Puerto Rico. State Emergency Management Agency Director James Joseph says state officials want to help Puerto Ricans who lost their homes when Hurricane Maria ripped through the island in September. They will be working with the federal government to get Illinois approved as a host state…
State Emergency Management Agency Director James Joseph. Joseph says the feds will be paying all associated costs.