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     November 15, 2019      #85-319 KDJ

Indiana to Illinois: We're stopping sand 

By David Giuliani

KANKAKEE — A former Indiana lawmaker had a sure applause line for a Kankakee County crowd this week: “We are going to target all of our energies to stop sending sand to Illinois.”

The sand is no gift. It is clogging up the river, causing more frequent flooding.

At the monthly county board meeting, Scott Pelath, executive director of the Kankakee River Basin and Yellow River Basin Development Commission in Indiana, said the partnership between Illinois and Indiana on river issues has never been as strong as it is now.

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