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Candidate filing ends Monday for April Election

Candidates interested in running for seats in April’s Consolidated Election face a 5 pm deadline today (Monday).

The filing period started last Monday. Petitions can be turned into city/village offices. The consolidated election includes seats for school boards, township and library and park districts. School board candidates and multi-township assessor petitions can be submitted at county clerk’s offices.

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Meth Lab: Watseka Police arrest two

Two Watseka residents were jailed in Iroquois County (Friday) after authorities discovered an active meth lab at a local residence.

38-year-old Ryan Inman and 35-year-old Latasha Inman face charges after the Watseka Enforcement Team executed a search warrant in the 300-block of W. Victory Avenue. Police were acting on a tip. Items located inside the residence are commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine, prescription medication, and drug paraphernalia.

Police also seized two-grams of meth.

Both suspects were arrested for Possession of Meth, Possession of meth precursors, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and participation in meth manufacturing.

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Arctic temps grip Illiana area

Wednesday was the start of a brief cold snap. Temperatures plunged overnight and will remain dangerously cold through today (Thursday) until it warms back up on Friday and into the weekend.

Today’s forecast is cloudy and cold. High only at 10-12. Wind chills near -17.

Indiana school districts – North and South Newton and Rensselaer Central – operated on two-hour delays earlier this morning.

A Wind Chill Advisory went into effect Wednesday night due to dangerous wind chill values. The advisory was posted until mid-morning today.

Even though it’s extremely cold, forecasters say it’ll be brief. Friday will begin another warmup as the next system moves in, bringing with it a chance of snow.

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Anthony out at IDOC

Former State Representative John Anthony is no longer employed by the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Just six months after he left his position as State Representative in the 75th District, Anthony is gone from the corrections job. No official word on why ? He was working as an executive assistant to the director of the Illinois Department of Corrections. Records show he was making $10,000 a month. His last day on the job with the DOC was December 7th.

Anthony resigned from the State Legislature on June 17th to accept a position with corrections.

David Welter was appointed to replace Anthony in July and won in the November general election to retain the seat.

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Danville, Urbana hospitals awarded emergency preparation grant

Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville and Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana will benefit from a grant awarded by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The $70,000 grant is to be used to conduct hospital emergency preparation activities.

Public Health grants have been used to support facility evacuation planning and training, sheltering patients, and mass fatality management and disaster response.
The $70,000 grant is being shared with five other medical centers which are operated by Presence Health in Illinois.

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