There’s more trouble for Fair Oaks Farms in Newton County. The Farms retail brand, Fairlife, is being sued. A California man has filed a federal lawsuit against the brand claiming fraud and seeks class action status for everyone in the U.S. that has ever purchased the milk products. The company’s labeling promotes the extraordinary care and comfort of its aninals which was why the plaintiff says he purchased the brand. Two recent videos from an animal rights activists group show both cattle and calves allegedly being mistreated at the farm.
After 45 years of serving the boating community in Kankakee, L&G Marine is closing its doors. Jon Guimond says in the Daily Journal that this will be his last boating season,Guimond is retiring. His longtime business partner and brother, Terry retired four years ago and now lives in Texas. Guimond has his eyes on relocated to Arizona in the future. He says he would like to sell the business, but otherwise he’ll be closing his doors in the fall.
The second of two men suspected in the armed robbery of a Dwight gas station this week has now been arrested. 21 year old Kurtis Bowling of Blooming was arrested Wednesday in McLean County on a charge of driving on a suspended license. Another man, 30 year old Lawrence Lloyd also of Bloomington was a arrested about two hours after the robbery in which the pair got away with an unspecified amount of cash and cigarettes.
Will County Sheriffs police say a Peotone man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly fired his Glock 19 handgun in what he says was a warning to an unknown vehicle that pulled into his driveway. His neighbors are telling another story. They contend 38 year old Douglas Kuypers fired his weapon as their vehicle passed by his home following a dispute at the end of the neighbor’s driveway a few minutes earlier as the neighbor was backing out and Kuypers was driving by. No one was hurt.
A Channahon man was killed last night in a single vehicle accident. Will County Sheriffs police say in a press release that 70 year old Charles Hiller was in the 24,000 block of West Canal Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck what police are calling multiple fixed objects. Hiller was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Newton County Sheriff’s office and the Kentland Police department have announced a drug take-back program Saturday morning from 10 til noon in the parking lot of the Newton County Courthouse. Call 219-474-6081 if you have a question about the event.
The 23rd annual run for autism happens this weekend in Cobb Park. Janice Miller with Merchant Street Art Gallery for Artists with Autism says the race has a little something for everyone. Registration is thirty dollars for the run/walk and twelve dollars for the 200-yard-dash. You can register starting at seven Sunday morning, the 5k run and two mile walk steps off at eight.
The Illinois State Police announce they’ll conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement or ACE patrols this weekend in Kankakee County. The special patrols will be conducted Saturday night and will focus on “preventing, detecting and taking enforcement action in response to violations associated with impaired driving and illegal transportation or consumption of alcohol or drugs”. The State Police say there’s an alcohol-related traffic fatality every 53 minutes somewhere in the United States. ACE patrols are paid for by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s office on East Illinois Avenue in Morris will hold a free Car Safety Seat check from nine Saturday morning until one in the afternoon. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to help with car seat inspections, installations and educational materials. Appointments aren’t necessary.
Career Center Road from five-thousand North Road to Bourbonnais Parkway will be closed from eight tomorrow morning until one in the afternoon. The Village of Bourbonnais says the closure is to let the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District’s personnel and equipment safely conduct a training exercise live burn. You can call them at 815-937-3570 if you have a question.