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Disasater Recovery Center Opens in Rantoul

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Rantoul

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be opening at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Rantoul to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who were affected by the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes.

DRC services include help with applying for disaster assistance and finding out about other disaster programs available from the U.S. Small Business Administration, state and local agencies and voluntary organizations. Residents must apply with FEMA even if they already provided damage information to local officials, other agencies or organizations.

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KAMEG Press Release

On Monday, December 9, 2013 at approximately 7:49 p.m., KAMEG agents executed a search warrant at 349 South Curtis Avenue, Kankakee, IL. During the investigation, agents seized approximately 449.7 grams of cannabis, drug paraphernalia, currency, drug packaging material and a digital scale.  The resident, Garrett R. Griswold, age 22,  was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver (30-500 grams) and with possession of drug paraphernalia.  Griswold was transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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Illinois State Police Crash Alert

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 21

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, December 9, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Tentative Date for Public Hearing on Dam Removals

DANVILLE — A tentative date has been set for a final public hearing on the proposed dam removals.
Mayor Scott Eisenhauer told aldermen Tuesday night the meeting is tentatively set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2. Eisenhauer said he was still waiting on confirmation on the site also — Danville Area Community College’s Bremer Center.

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Attorney says Court Battle is Inevitable

DANVILLE — A court battle regarding noise complaints against turbines in the California Ridge Wind Farm would seem inevitable, according to an attorney for Invenergy.
Vermilion County board members listened at Tuesday’s meeting as Michael Blazer, an environmental attorney for the wind turbine company, revealed some preliminary details of a study into the complaints, which began in February.

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12 Days of Christmas 1st Winner

Thanks to WHPO And local businesses Barb Blackwell is a WINNER of a $100 Gift Card to Olympic Hardware in Hoopeston.

Congratulations to Barb Blackwell!

Tune in each morning at 7:30am from now until December 24th for your chance to be a winner.

KAMEG Report


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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - NOTHING TO REPORT

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Third Suspect arrested in Home Invasion

DANVILLE — Another suspect has been arrested in connection with a home invasion at a rural residence in October.

Joshua Pundt, 34, of Hoopeston, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon on charges of home invasion, home invasion with a firearm, armed robbery with a firearm and criminal trespassing to a residence.

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