A look at who's on the April 2 ballot in Ford, Iroquois counties

The county clerks of Ford and Iroquois counties have released official lists of candidates who will appear on the April 2 consolidated election ballot:


Danforth man dies in crash in Iroquois County

DANFORTH — A Danforth man died in a one-vehicle accident in Iroquois County on Tuesday.

One dead in two-vehicle crash near Danforth

DANFORTH — Authorities in Iroquois County are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon about 5 miles west of Danforth.

Iroquois County Coroner Bill Cheatum said Gregory Ainsworth, 64, of rural Danforth, was killed in the crash at the intersection of county roads 2300 North and 300 East.

Four new troopers assigned to District 21

ASHKUM — Four new Illinois State Police troopers have been assigned to District 21 after graduating from the Illinois State Police Academy on Dec. 22.

The four new troopers were members of Cadet Class 126 during their 25 weeks of training at the academy. They will begin a 14-week field training program and will be patroling in Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford counties.

Danforth man dies in single-vehicle crash

SHELDON — A Danforth man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Saturday in eastern Iroquois County.

District 21 Illinois State Police at Ashkum said in a news release that Edward H. Black, 25, of Danforth, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee east on U.S. 52 at Iroquois County Road 1800 East near Sheldon when he tried to pass another vehicle.

Health department reminds well owners to test following floods

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Public Health Department is recommending that owners of private water wells arrange to have their wells inspected following heavy rains to ensure that surface water has not entered the wells through the well cap, vent or sanitary well seal. 

Disaster declared in Watseka, Iroquois County

WATSEKA — Iroquois County Board Chairman Kyle Anderson of Beaverville has declared a local disaster due to severe flooding in the county, the Iroquois County Emergency Services & Disaster Agency announced in a news release Thursday.

“In the meantime, officials throughout jurisdictions in Iroquois County are working together, along with the state of Illinois,” the release said.

Police Blotter (Dec. 16, 2015)


Police Blotter (Dec. 10, 2015)

The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:

— Jermari C. Dorsey, 35, of Champaign, was arrested for driving with a revoked driver’s license during a traffic stop at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the intersection of Summer and Vermilion streets. The 2004 Saturn Vue he was driving was seized by police under city ordinance.

Two races in Ford, four in Iroquois in March 2016 primary election

While there will be only two contested races for elected positions in Ford County in next March’s primary election, the ballot in neighboring Iroquois County will feature four.

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