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Deadline for Indiana lawmakers to strike budget deal

Indiana lawmakers had set a Friday deadline to reach an agreement on the state’s next two-year budget and raising taxes to pay for improvements to the state’s crumbling infrastructure.

But with just hours left in this year’s legislative session, the House and the Senate were still far apart on some key tax provisions. That’s put some other pieces of Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s agenda in limbo.

Holcomb, the House, and the Senate still need to find agreement not just on how much, but also how to raise taxes.

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Gilman man enters plea in check-fraud scheme

32-year-old Adam Hall of Gilman pleaded guilty (Thursday) to theft over $100,000 in a check-fraud scheme in Champaign. Hall admitted his role in stealing cash from a Champaign business last year.

Sentencing is set for June 16.

The Champaign County State’s Attorney’s office states Hall pleaded guilty, admitting that between August and December of last year, he took part in 38 transactions that involved the theft of $144,568 from Martin One Source, a printing company at 808 Country Fair Drive.

Assistant State’s Attorney Joel Fletcher agreed to seek a prison sentence of no more than eight years for Hall, even though penalties for the crime range from probation to four to 15 years in prison.

Hall admitted that he cashed checks written to a fictitious vendor by Kimberly Allen, 35, of Buckley, an employee of the company who was responsible for paying vendors.

Allen was also charged in late January with theft over $100,000. Her case is unresolved, and she’s due back in court May 23.

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Rep. Bennett welcomes constituents to Town Hall meeting

Area citizens are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting Thursday (4/20) in Watseka. State Representative Tom Bennett extends the invitation for the 5 pm meeting at the Iroquois County Administrative Center.

Bennett says he plans to provide an update on what’s happening in the Illinois General Assembly and hopefully get input from people about their concerns........

The no-budget scenario is a constant concern for education, government and service agencies. Bennett’s well aware of the frustrations with so many people affected, so community input is all welcome.........

The Thursday Town Hall meeting is at 5 pm at the Adm Center in Watseka.

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Boil Order in Boswell

A boil order is in place for the town of Boswell in Benton County, Indiana. The boil order will remain in place at least thru 7 pm today (Wednesday).

The town was dealing with a water main break. Repairs were made Tuesday.

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Career Connections Fair at DACC today

Danville Area Community College is hosting its Career Connections Job Fair today (Wednesday) at the Mary Miller gymnasium. The event runs from 9 am ‘til 1 pm.

Job seekers are welcome. The public is invited to meet with area employers who are looking to fill full and part-time positions. Last year more than 50 employers participated.

The Job Fair is sponsored by Danville Area Community College’s Career and Employment Services Center.

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