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Sheldon structure fire

Firefighters in Sheldon responded to a structure fire this (Thursday) morning at 530 N. Second Street.  No details available at this hour.  MUtual aid answered the call.  Firemen from Concord, Donovan and Kentland (IN) were at the scene.  

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I-57 bridge construction underway

Motorists need to be aware that bridge work over I-57 Illinois Route 45/52 in Kankakee is now underway. Lane closures will be part of the detail, when necessary. The work is likely to continue thru the summer months and completed in the fall.

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Solar Farms spark interest in central-Illinois

Supervisor of Assessment Chief and Zoning Administrator Bob Yergler informing his Iroquois County Board it may want to pay attention to growing interest in solar farms.

Yergler said there’s been some interest, perhaps because maybe a subsidy in place to fire up property owners. No saying, right now, Yergler adds whether any companies will come knocking on our door. But it’s something to be aware of.

County Board Chairman John Shure said (Tuesday) our zoning does not currently address solar panels, but it’s something that’ll need to be looked at by the planning and zoning committees.

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Mayoral races plentiful in Iroquois County

Seven contested mayoral races appear on the Iroquois County ballot for the upcoming April 4 Consolidated Election. Included is a four-person race in Watseka, where current Mayor Bob Harwood is not seeking re-election.

Voters also have a choice for village leadership in Buckley, Cissna Park, Iroquois, Loda, Milford and Sheldon.

Township Supervisor, Highway Commisioner and Trustee races at the township level of government also appear on ballots.

Grace Period voting is underway.  Questions can be directed to your respetive county clerk's offices.

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Sample ballots available in Iroquois County

Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher has announced that the publication of the full ballot, as well as sample ballots for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election are now available on the county’s website at www.co.iroquois.il.us.

You may also call the clerk’s office at: 815-432-6960 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and request a sample ballot which can be mailed or emailed to you.

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