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MOBILE HOME PRIVILEGE TAX BILLS TO BE MAILED IN MARCH

Iroquois County Treasurer, Mindy Kuntz Hagan is announcing that Mobile Home privilege tax bills will be sent out the first week of March 2016.

Please contact the Iroquois County Treasurer’s Office at 815-432-6985 if your address has changed or if the mobile home has been moved or destroyed. If you have recently purchased/sold a mobile home, please stop by our office with a copy of the title so that we can provide you with a certification in order for you to do the title change paperwork.

  Address changes for real estate tax bills should be directed to the Assessment Office by phoning 815-432-6978.

State lays out case at pretrial hearing for Rankin man

According to the News-Gazette, A Rankin man beat his father-in-law, shot him three times, bound him and left him behind a garage in his backyard, where he was found eight hours later, a Vermilion County Sheriff’s investigator testified Thursday at Vernon Scott Lee’s preliminary hearing.  Using a walker, Lee, 46 shuffled into the Vermilion County courtroom Thursday afternoon in the custody of sheriff’s deputies for his hearing on charges stemming from the Nov. 5 series of events.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
January 8, 2016

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Iroquois County EMA Press Release

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.

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VC Officials outline likely county land bank plan to council

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.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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Iroquois County EMA Press Release

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.

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Life Remembered: Foster was ‘passionate about everything’

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.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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Iroquois County EMA 2016/01/04 Press Release

Iroquois County EMA Press Release

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