Obituary: Emma ‘Jean’ Birkey

RANTOUL — Emma “Jean” Birkey, 99, of Rantoul died at 8:42 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at OSF Hospital, Urbana. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no public visitation, funeral or gravesite services. The family will plan to have a celebration for family and friends at a later date. Baier Family Funeral Services in Paxton is assisting the family […]

Obituary: Mary T. Hartman

RANKIN — Mary T. Hartman, 67, of Rankin passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on March 17, 1953, in Chicago, the daughter of Alfred and Therese (Rosean) Franke. Mary married Keith Hartman in 1971 at St. Damon Catholic Church in Oak Forest. Mary enjoyed spending time with […]

Obituary: Dolores G. Merry

CROWN POINT, Ind. — Dolores G. Merry, 90, of Crown Point, Ind., and formerly of Watseka, passed away May 19, 2020, at Wittenberg Village in Crown Point. She was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Robinson, the daughter of Percy and Frances (Doyle) Ivie. She married Donald R. Merry on June 21, 1948, in Crown Point and he preceded her in […]

Obituary: Roselma M. Meyer Cailteux

CLIFTON — A private family Christian Burial will be conducted for 91-year-old Roselma M. Meyer Cailteux of Clifton at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in L’Erable. A private visitation will be held at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. Mrs. Cailteux passed away Thursday, May 28, at Presence Merkle Knipprath Nursing Home in Clifton. She was born in Kankakee on […]

Ford County Board sheriff committee meeting agenda for June 3, 2020

The Drew Rosten Show: Episode 16

The podcast is available at this link: drewrosten.libsyn.com/episode-16 :20 — Shoutout to donors at Patreon and the prop bets made on last Thursday’s NASCAR race in Charlotte, some more talk about recent NASCAR races. 4:30 — Update on the Eastern Ilinois Baseball League as it tries to reopen for the 2020 summer. 7:15 — Looking back on the Buckley Dutchmasters’ […]

Iroquois County Public Health Department COVID-19 update (May 30, 2020)

WATSEKA — As of Saturay, May 30, Iroquois County has 132 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. As of Saturday, the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 1,205 test results for COVID-19. Of the 1,205 results, 1,073 have been negative and 132 have been positive. Of the 132 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 91 have recovered and have […]