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The USDA is slightly raising the Crop Production forecast for Illinois

The USDA is slightly raising the Crop Production forecast for Illinois, according to state crop statistician Mark Schleusener, saying the latest figures put corn yields at 200 bushels per acre and Soybean yields are forecasted at a record high 56 bushels per acre.

Vermilion County doesn’t have a tax increase in the budget

According to the Commercial News, the budget for Vermilion County’s upcoming fiscal year will be up for a vote at Tuesday night’s meeting.  After passing a tax increase last year for the first time in several years, board members have before them a proposal with no tax increases.  The budget, approved by the finance committee in late August, has a slight deficit of $1.3 million, similar to the $1.08 deficit budget in last year’s budget.  There is around $14 million in the general fund of the proposed budget.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
October 13, 2014

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Serious Crash North of Danville leaves Multiple Injuries

A serious three-vehicle collision on Illinois route one north of Danville Sunday night caused multiple injuries.  Initial reports indicated at least five people were hurt and some had to be extricated from the wreckage.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, October 10th - Sunday, October 12th

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Coats for Kids at Hoopeston Area School

Hoopeston Area CUSD #11 is coordinating a coat drive to keep our students warm this winter.  Sizes needed range from children to adults.  Only new or gently used coats will be accepted.  No tears, stains or missing buttons, please.  Coats may be dropped off daily through October 17th at the Hoopeston Middle School Office or Hoopeston Multi Agency.  Several area churches will also collect for this drive through October 19th.  For more information, contact Amy Linares, Community Liaison, at 283.6664.

74 EASTGATE BUSINESS PARK NET TWO NEW BUSINESS EXPANSIONS

After years of waiting for two key buildings in the 74 Eastgate Business Park to be cleared for sale, two local businesses have taken advantage of the opportunity and will soon add their signs and employment to this industrial area.  Dawson Logistics has purchased 122 Eastgate, originally built by Esco Corporation and International Greenhouse has purchased 70 Eastgate, built and occupied by Herr’s for many years.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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Hoopeston Mayor asks for resident support Nov. 4th for sales tax increase

Mayor Bill Crusinberry is asking residents to support a referendum on the November 4th ballot that, if approved, would increase sales tax by 1%.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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