January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016
A Multi-Agency Resource Center, or MARC, will be held at Trinity Church at 1638 East Walnut Street in Watseka tomorrow, January 8th, 2016, from 10 AM to 7 PM. The MARC is a one-stop location for any flood victims in Iroquois County to come and get connected with different resources that they may need. Locals that need transportation can call Show Bus at 1-800-525-2454.
The Lutheran Emergency Response Team, or LERT, will be in Watseka this Saturday to help muck-out their homes. If you want to get in touch with the LERT, go to the MARC tomorrow at Trinity Church, 10 AM to 7 PM.
According to Just the Facts, a plan between Vermilion County and Danville officials to deal with dilapidated properties may be expanded to include other communities. Mike Marron, Vermilion County Board Chairman, along with District 1 Representatives, Todd Johnson and Darren Duncan talked to Hoopeston City Councilmen in a meeting this past Tuesday night about a possible land bank in the county.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
A Multi-Agency Resource Center, or MARC, will be held at Trinity Church at 1638 East Walnut Street in Watseka on Friday, January 8th, 2016, from 10 AM to 7 PM. The MARC is a one-stop location for any flood victims in Iroquois County to come for assistance in recovering from this disaster.
FEMA is not in the area, and as of right now there is no FEMA assistance. Local authorities are following the proper pathways in attempting to acquire state and federal assistance.
Yesterday, Governor Rauner added Iroquois County to the Illinois State disaster declaration.
According to the News-Gazette, For 24 years, Lynn Foster served as Vermilion County Clerk — the first woman to hold that office, winning six consecutive elections up until November 2014, when she lost the job she loved in her seventh race.
Her daughter, Nicole Foster, now looks back on that election as a blessing, because it allowed her mom to retire from public service, move to New Orleans in May and spend time there with her daughter and her 1-year-old grandson, David.
“It was amazing. They had so much fun together,” Nicole said of the time her David spent with his grandmother, who died Jan. 2 after a short battle with cancer that was diagnosed in late September.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Iroquois County EMA Press Release
Monday, January 4, 2016
According to the Commercial News, Two Ohio men were arrested following a shooting outside of a Danville bar early Sunday morning.
According to Sgt. Josh Campbell, officers were already in the vicinity of Studio 25, 128 N Walnut St, around closing time when the shooting took place in the parking lot.
Police reports stated a shot was fired in the air from someone within the crowd, around 2:05 a.m. Sunday.
Campbell said Ryan Young, 35, of Lima, Ohio, led officers on a brief foot pursuit from the parking lot, which led to his arrest.
“They ended up catching him”, Campbell said.
According to court documents filed on Monday, Young was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and possession of a weapon without a FOID card.
Campbell also said that the serial number was scratched off the gun he possessed.
Also arrested at the scene was James Young, 36, also of Lima, Ohio, for obstructing a police officer. No formal charges have been filed against him thus far.
According to Campbell, no one was injured during the shooting.
Vermilion County States Attorney’s Office was not available for comment Monday.