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Citizens tell Iroquois Board to support the voters’ choice for more public safety

The Iroquois County Board plans to review the November results of the approved public safety tax. The Board has until May of 2017 to pass an ordinance and implement the quarter-cent tax. Revenues would go toward improving law enforcement efforts, including hiring additional sheriff deputies.

Tuesday, the Board listened to public comments after reports surfaced that the tax might not be implemented.

Board Chairman John Shure said there’s concern about the tax affecting retailers.

Shure now says he’s pretty sure he tax will be place......
Several people attended Tuesday’s meeting to tell the board the majority of voters spoke and tax needs to implemented.
Ashkum Fire Chief Jeff Glenn ......

Glenn said protocol calls for back-up for emergency calls and additional police help would provide that.

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Jordan Creek wind farm gains momentum in Warren County, Indiana

The Warren County, IN Board of Zoning Appeals is moving forward with plans for a proposed wind farm. A special exception was approved Monday night.

The board approved a special exception Monday night.
The Jordan Creek Wind Farm includes 150 turbines, stretching over 27,000 acres of private land. The proposed project comes with a price tag of $350 million, according to documents in the zoning office.

Orion Renewable Energy Group is the company behind the proposal. The groups has met with local zoning officials four times since October.

Those in favor of the wind farm say it would drive economic development in the county, while those against it say there’s too many negative effects on health and property values.

The board voted 3-2 that the wind turbines would pose no substantial impact on public health or safety. Two members, Marty Blessing and Scott Mathis voted against it.

Landowners in opposition of the proposal will have the chance to appeal the vote in Circuit Court.

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Bank robbery in Bradley Monday

Bradley Police are searching for a bank robber. The Federated Bank on Route 50 was robbed by a man who then fled on foot with an undetermined amount of crash, according to Police Chief Michael Johnston.

The suspect described as a black man. No injury was reported.

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Loda home damaged by fire

A Friday night fire extensively damaged a home in Loda, leaving a family of five homeless. The one-story home of the Ivan Garcia family sustained damage from what’s believed to have been an electrical fire.

Firemen from Loda and Buckley answered the call at 11:30 pm. The blazes destroyed the kitchen and family room.

The state Fire Marshall was investigating.

No injury was reported. Some 20 firemen were on the scene for nearly three hours.

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April 2017 election filings begin today

Illinois’ Consolidated Election is April 4 (2017). And petition filing is underway. Filing will continue this week and end next Monday afternoon.

City/village positions for mayors, aldermen/trustees, Township and school board positions, and park and library trustee seats are all part of the election. Referendums can also be held.

Candidates need to file petitions by 5 pm December 19th.
Primary elections, if necessary, would be held in February.

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