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State releases modification letter for proposed Vermilion County mine

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released the modification letter it sent to a company proposing to building a coal mine in southwestern Vermilion County.

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Iroquois zoning board to consider changing setbacks for wind turbines

The Iroquois County Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on March 31 to consider amending the county’s wind farm ordinance.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Monday, March 23, 2015

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HOOPESTON LIBRARY OFFERS SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES

Families looking for some spring break fun can enjoy a free movie at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, at Hoopeston Public Library.

Judith Viorst’s acclaimed children’s book about a boy named Alexander who is having a really bad day is brought to the big screen by Disney in this 2014 release starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. The movie is rated PG and is open to all ages. Children ages 8 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Free popcorn will be served.

At 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 3, children from preschool through sixth grade can enjoy “Spring Fling” at the library. Easter activities planned include a story time, games, and several crafts to make and take home. Once again, children ages 8 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

For more information on either event, call the library at 217-283-6711.

Hoopeston LIBRARY PLANS SPRING CLEANING BOOK SALE

Hoopeston Public Library will hold a “Spring Cleaning” book sale beginning Monday, March 30. Everything is priced at $2.00 per bag, and for every bag purchased, shoppers can get one bag free!

Library staffers have been reorganizing shelves and hundreds of great paperback books will be available. There are also plenty of hardcover books (some new), as well as teen and children’s fiction and non-fiction and some VHS movies.

The sale will be held in the lower level board room and will run during regular library hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9:30 to 6, Friday; and 9:30 to 3 on Saturday.

Man OK after jumping from a Danville bridge

Danville police are investigating why a man jumped from Memorial Bridge into the Vermilion River early Saturday evening.

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Vermilion County man dies after a motorcycle crash last week.

A Westville man died on Sunday afternoon from injuries he received in a crash nearly a week ago in Danville.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

Blotter From Sunday March 22nd, 2015

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Saturday, March 21 & Sunday March 22, 2015

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Hoopeston Area board discusses sales tax idea

According to the Commercial News,  Hoopeston Area is among the Vermilion County school districts discussing a 1 percent sales tax for school improvements to be placed on the November ballot. Fifty percent of the schools must approve the County School Facilities Sales Tax to place it on the ballot.
Superintendent Hank Hornbeck presented the option being discussed by superintendents in Vermilion County to the Hoopeston school board this week and what it would mean to the Hoopeston District if approved by voters in the November elections.
The 1 percent sales tax would project $400,000 a year on an annual basis for the Hoopeston Area district. This would not only be paid by Vermilion county residents but by anyone that shopped in, passed through, worked in or sought entertainment in Vermilion County from anywhere.

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