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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DISTRICT 10 ANNOUNCES PROM AND GRADUATION ENFORCEMENT

Prom and graduation season is upon us.  Area high school students will soon be participating in prom and graduation celebrations that occur not only at the school, but also at private locations.  Many students will feel pressure to use alcohol or drugs.  Car crashes kill more teens during weekends of prom and graduation season than any other time of the year. 

Illinois State Police District 10 Troopers will be doing their part to make this a safe prom and graduation season for everyone.  District 10 Troopers will be conducting directed patrols with aggressive enforcement of the ‘Fatal Four’ which includes speeding, DUI, seat belt, and distracted driving.

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Iroquois County union workers oppose right-to-work zones

According to the Paxton Record, Union workers flooded the board room in the Administrative Center in Watseka last Thursday morning, urging the Iroquois County Board to stand united against Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to create right-to-work zones.

Right-to-work zones, or empowerment zones, would limit the power of labor unions, allowing voters to decide if workers in their communities should be forced to join a union or pay associated dues.

The newly elected Republican governor has been pressing Illinois cities and counties to approve resolutions in support of his proposal, which he says would help boost job creation and the state’s economy.

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National Library Week will be celebrated all week with activities at the Hoopeston Public Library

The Hoopeston Public Library is hosting fun activities all week to mark National Library Week, April 12-18.  Each day, a special activity is scheduled to mark the week, which honors American’s libraries.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
April 12, 2015

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, April 10, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Milford Fun Days upcoming Fundraisers

The Milford Fun Days Committee and volunteers will be at the 4-way stop in Milford for Corner Collections for 2015 Fun Days themed There’s a Superhero in All of Us! on Friday, May 1st & Saturday, May 2nd.
Also, they will be hosting a Cash Bash Saturday, May 23rd at Old Main Pub. Tickets are on sale now contact Tammy Harwood or any fun days committee member.

Watseka Chamber announces 2015 Golf Outing

Registration forms are now available for the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce
2015 Golf Outing. Forms are available at the Chamber office, 110 South Third Street,
Watseka and also on the new web site, www.watsekachamber.org. This year’s outing will
be Friday, June 19th at Shewami Country Club, Sheldon, Illinois. Tee off time is set for
1:00 p.m. Join us for this year’s fun filled themed golf outing, we are asking that you wear
your favorite “Hawaiian Luau” attire.

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NEW TO 2015 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR: COUNTRY CONCERT BLOWOUT PACKAGE

HANK WILLIAMS, JR. ROUNDS OUT 2015 COUNTRY LINE-UP

SPRINGFIELD – Officials with the Illinois State Fair have put together a money saving deal for country music fans.  This year the “Country Concert Blowout” package gives fans the opportunity to attend three of the hottest shows of the summer for a reduced price.  The Country Concert Blowout includes a general track ticket and state fair admission for 3 great nights of concerts.
The concerts assigned to the Country Concert Blowout include:
- Sunday, August 16th – Justin Moore / Josh Thompson / Jon Pardi,
- Tuesday, August 18th – Rascal Flatts / Scotty McCreery / Raelynn,
- Friday, August 21st – Hank Williams Jr. / 38 Special.
The Country Concert Blowout package is $99 and can only be purchased through the Illinois State Fair Office, which is located inside the Emmerson building.  The package goes on sale Monday, April 20th at 9:00 am.  Tickets can be purchased at the Emmerson building Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm.  Only 1,000 tickets are available for the Country Concert Blowout package, and those tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Hank Williams Jr. is the latest act to join the Illinois State Fair Grandstand line-up.  The Grammy-award winning, singer/songwriter will bring his trademark blend of country, blues, and southern rock to the grandstand stage on Friday, August 21st.  Opening for the country-legend will be rock group .38 Special.  Tickets for this individual show will range from $47 for VIP seats to $25 for Tier 3 seats.

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MURDER IN MILFORD

One man charged with two counts of First Degree Murder.

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Suspect killed after leading police on pursuit that started in Iroquois County

A robbery suspect in Illinois is dead after causing a high-speed police chase that ended in White County Thursday evening.

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