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The Watseka City Council (Tuesday) signed off on an agreement allowing the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to complete sidewalk improvements along Route 24. Sidewalk work on Walnut Street has been stalled waiting on...

The Illinois State Police reconstruction team assisted Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigating a colission between a go-cart and another vehicle near Cissna Park.  The accident Tuesday left 53-year-old James Trent of...

The Boys and Girls track & field teams at Kankakee High School were honored by the Kankakee County Board (Tuesday). Both the Boys and Girls won the State Championships at Eastern Illinois University last month. The County...

Technology upgrades at the Vermilion County Courthouse are included in some ARPA projects approved by the Vermilion County Board. Four courtrooms will get attention. Judges asked for the upgrades at a cost of $312-thousand...

Motorists were being encouraged to use Route 45 this afternoon after a semi caught fire near Rantoul, backing up traffic on I-57.  Northbound traffic was stopped while firefighting units were on the scene. Illinois State...

The Future Farmers of America are meeting in Springfield this week.  The State Convention finds FFA members gathering to elect new officers.  Various workshops are scheduled to focus on  a variety of...

The Iroquois County Board  (Tuesday) approved resolutions that assist a handful of agencies in their efforts to rebound from the COVID pandemic. The local American Rescue Plan Act committee reviewed several more applications...

Illinois Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, closed since 2015, now available to landowners in 68 counties, two watersheds Farmers, ranchers and agricultural landowners with property prone to flooding and nutrient runoff...

Hot weather is getting a grip on much of the WGFA-listening area this week.  Temps will hit the 92 degree range with the heat index expected to jump into the triple digits Monday thru Wednesday.  A heat advisory kicks...

Route 113 in Coal City will be closed at the BNSF Railroad crossing this Thursday, June 16.  Repairs will be made to the crossing.  Detours will be posted.  Motorists should  expect delays abd allow some extra...