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Celebrate Watseka and Watseka Firefest Saturady Line Up

They are thrilled to have Traveling Wall That Heals, Vietnam War Memorial open 24 hours a day .There will be a short program celebrating the Wall beginning tonight at 5:00 p.m. by the Wall memorial and a 2:00 p.m. program on Sunday, June 14th as we say our goodbye’s to The Wall That Heals.

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House property-tax freeze fails; Rauner says it’s not enough

Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner spent Tuesday talking about the same issue — relief from increasing local property taxes — but they talked past each other in a continuing deadlock over a state spending plan due by June 30.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Monday, June 8, 2015


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Hoopeston Police Department Report

6-7-15

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

6-7-15

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

6-7-15

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Hoopeston Area Community Unit School District #11 Special Board Notice

6-8-15

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House advances workers’ comp bill, hosts heated debate

According to the Commercial News,  Illinois Democrats touted Thursday what they called a compromise over the budget impasse with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. But the plan they pushed through the House had no GOP support, and debate devolved into a heated exchange over a completely separate issue.
Lawmakers, who left town Sunday after approving a budget as much as $4 billion short on funds, returned to take up changes in workers’ compensation, one of the issues the first-term executive says is a must before he’ll discuss a tax increase to close the deficit. Rauner, however, had already dismissed the proposed changes as not as comprehensive as necessary. House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Democrats adopted the plan on a party-line vote.
But it wasn’t workers’ compensation that sparked a scorching verbal volley at day’s end. It was a Rauner aide’s comments to lawmakers who earlier in the day questioned him about how Rauner is paying his $250,000-a-year education secretary.

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