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Iroquois County dispatchers file intent to unionize

According to the Paxton Record, roquois County’s dispatchers have filed their intent to unionize, but they did so without notifying the county board.

County Board Chairman Rod Copas said that Naperville attorney John H. Kelly, who purports to represent the county’s 911 board, also known as the Emergency Telephone System Board, did send the state a letter saying that both the 911 board and the county’s dispatch board, or ICOM board, had no objections to the dispatchers’ plans to form a labor union.

“But they did not notify the county board in any way, shape or form,” Copas said during Thursday’s meeting of the county board’s policy and procedure committee. “So we have filed an objection to that with the state. We’re waiting on a response.”

This is just the latest issue in the ongoing saga surrounding the county board, 911 board and ICOM board.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
November 12, 2014

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, November 10, 2014

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE & DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER 15 OPEN RANGE PROGRAM

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police (ISP), in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), announced the date for the annual Open Range Program. Hunters and observers can visit ISP Ranges beginning on November 15, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Open Range Program is offered in an effort to promote hunting safety by giving hunters access to ISP ranges for the purpose of sighting in their shotguns.  Shotguns will be checked in a controlled environment with firearms experts present to ensure the safe and appropriate use of the shotgun.

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Rossville American Legion conduct Veteran’s Day Services

Rossville American Legion Veteran’s Day Services will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial on Route 1 at the corner of Chicago and Dale Streets.

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Hoopeston American Legion and VFW conduct Veteran’s Day Program

The Hoopeston American Legion and VFW will be conducting their annual Veteran’s Day Program on Tuesday, November 11th at the Hoopeston Area Middle School gymnasium.  The public is encouraged to attend these services, which will begin at 9:30 a.m.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
November 9, 2014

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, November 7th - Sunday, November 9th

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are still needed for Christmas display installation.  Meet at McFerren Park Civic Center at 8 a.m. on Saturday for job requirements.  Dress warmly and bring 9/16 or 1/2” ratchets and mallets.  Lunch will be served.  Park will be closed on Saturday and volunteers should use Elm St. gate to enter and exit.

Iroquois County settles federal lawsuit filed by ex-inmate

According to the Paxton Record, Iroquois County’s insurance carrier will pay $2,000 to an Onarga man to settle his lawsuit against the county sheriff and jail administrator.

Nicholas L. Hollingsworth, 27, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Urbana after he was sent to state prison for a burglary conviction he received in Iroquois County in 2012.

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