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  • A Clinton teen's family, who was recently blessed with a service dog for her disability, is hoping the Apple n' Pork Festival can be a catalyst to fulfilling the mission of their formed non-profit.
     
    Lukah Case's mother, Andi Case, says they formed the non-profit, Doggone Disabilities to be an avenue for those in need of a service dog to acquire one. She says the vision stemmed from their experience trying to get their dog, Jasper.
     
     
    According to Case, the organization is still working to build up to a point where they could provide grants. She explains they just recently got their charity designation and they hope to begin giving out grants this year. 
     
     
    Case calls their service dog, Jasper, a 'God-send'. She explains any time Lukah is going to pass out or showing signs of having a seizure, Jasper immediately alerts her and it has helped her avoid fainting spells for prolongued periods of time.
     
     
    Case says Lukah is still having seizures but has been without them for about five months. When Jasper alerts Lukah to a seizure, he will climb on top of her rather than just nudge her.
     
    To learn more about Doggone Disabilities, visit their Facebook page, you can also find them on Instagram.

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    A rain-slickened highway appeared to have caused an accident in Clinton Thursday afternoon.

     

    2 vehicles were involved in an accident at 12:30 Thursday afternoon at Business US Highway 51 at Kleeman Drive.  There were no apparent injuries in the accident that blocked traffic on 51 for a time.

     

    Clinton Police handled the accident.


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  • The leader of a Bloomington/Normal attraction is excited to lead a group to Costa Rica this coming winter.
     
    Jay Tetzloff is the Superintendent of the Miller Park Zoo of Bloomington and indicates he is leading a group to Costa Rica this winter. He says the rainforest is something he's very passionate about and is hoping to share that passion with others.
     
     
    Tetzloff indicates the rain forest of Costa Rica is incredibly diverse. He feels it would be a trip someone would never forget.
     
     
    According to Tetzloff, the trip serves two purposes. The first is a great opportunity for those that go along, but he hopes to build a relationship with those that go as well.
     
     
    For more information, visit millerparkzoo.org. 

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  • GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER GOT HIS FLU SHOT THIS WEEK…AND IS URGING ILLINOISANS TO DO THE SAME.
     
    PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY GETTING YOUR FLU VACCINATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH THIS WINTER. GOVERNOR RAUNER AGREES AND WENT AHEAD AND GOT THE SHOT.
     
     
    GOVERNOR RAUNER REMINDED THAT GETTING VACCINATED CAN SAVE YOU FROM LOSING TIME AT WORK OR SCHOOL THIS WINTER…OR EVEN WORSE…
     
     
    THE FLU SHOT IS RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYONE SIX MONTHS AND OLDER. EXPERTS SAY YOU SHOULD STICK TO THE SHOT...SINCE THE NASAL SPRAY VERSION MAY BE LESS EFFECTIVE THIS YEAR.

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  • Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day and State Senator Andy Manar used that event to prop up his push for automatic voter registration. 
     
    The measure that Manar sponsored was passed by lawmakers in a bi-partisan vote, but Manar says Governor Bruce Rauner reversed a previous stance on the legislation and vetoed it. Manar continues to tout the benefits of automatic registration and he responds to those who believe the legislation paves the way toward vote fraud.
     
     
    Manar's legislation would create an opt-out voter registration system instead of the current opt-in system. Under the proposal, eligible Illinois voters would be automatically registered to vote when they visited the Illinois secretary of state and other similar state agencies for services.

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  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are stopping in Illinois to raise money for their presidential bids. 
     
    Trump was in a Chicago suburb yesterday appearing at a fundraiser in Bolingbrook with former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka and other top Republican donors. 
     
    Hillary Clinton will be in Chicago on today for a "Lawyers for Hillary" event.

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  • Former Governor Jim Edgar reveals he won't be voting for Donald Trump for President. 
     
    At a Better Government Association event, Edgar wouldn't say if he was voting for Hillary Clinton but he won't punch the ballot for Trump. 
     
    Edgar said that Clinton handily won Monday's debate and she looked more Presidential.

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