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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

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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Rankin board moving forward with repainting of water tower

According to the Paxton Record, The village board is moving forward with an expensive project involving its water tower — one that could cost as much as $165,000.

The project would involve repainting the tower’s interior to address surface rust discovered during a recent inspection, according to Board President Aaron Warren. It also would involve repainting the letters that spell out “Rankin” on the exterior of the tower’s elevated tank, Warren said.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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Hoopeston City Council receive water update

The Hoopeston City Council met on Monday, November 3rd and learned in the meeting from Mike Streff, of Farnsworth Group, that a second sand filter is now online, helping clean Hoopeston water, while a third is set to be updated and returned to service.

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