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Over 100 Attend DACC Higher Learning Center Hoopeston Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony

On Monday, a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony was held at the DACC Higher Learning Center in Hoopeston.  The DACC Board of Trustees, Foundation Board of Directors and community members were present to hear words from DAvid W. Harby, Board of Trustees Chair, President, Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs, Dick Read and Harry Brockus, both part of the Hoopeston Economic Development Committee.

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Excessive Heat Leads to Early Dismissal for Hoopeston and Rossville Schools

Both Hoopeston and Rossville schools will dismiss an hour early today (Tuesday) and Wednesday.
Early dismissal set for 2:05/2:20pm.

KAMEG Press Release

On Friday, September 6,  2013 at approximately 9:35 p.m., KAMEG agents executed a search warrant at 618 Hemlock Lane, Bradley, IL. During the investigation, agents seized approximately 815.3 grams of cannabis, a digital scale, drug packaging materials and loaded semi-automatic handgun.  The resident, Dwayne E. Stinson, age 42, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver (500-2000 grams), unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, no valid FOID and with armed violence.  Stinson was transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, September 9, 2013

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Hoopeston Area Schools & Rossville-Alvin Schools Dismiss Early due to Excessive Heat

School will be dismissing one hour early Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday due to excessive heat.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
September 9, 2013

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High Speed Chase Injuries Officers and Cannibas found puts two Danville men in Jail

Two Danville men are in the Public Safety Building in Danville after leading police on a chase that resulted in the recovery of nearly 20lbs of cannabis and injuries to a Hoopeston officer and auxilliary officer. 
A traffic stop around 12:19am Saturday on the 1000 block of West Orange where both the driver, Benjamin F. Hillsman, 33 and his passenger Keionna AG Cottrell, 21 produced their driver’s licenses before Hillsman then put the vehicle in gear and took off at a high rate of speed.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013

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Chicago ─ Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that an Iroquois County automotive and salvage operation will pay a substantial civil penalty for illegally storing and disposing of used tires. The company also has been ordered to transfer thousands of used tires and automotive waste to a facility with a permit to accept the debris.

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Hoopeston Tire-fire Cleanup Not Complete but on Schedule

More than two months after the massive fire here in Hoopeston, the cleanup is not complete, but it’s moving along well according to Mayor Bill Crusinberry.

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