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Three new restaurants proposed in Watseka may gain the benefits of a tax abatement; a sliding scale abatement that the business owners are seeking. The Iroquois County Board will consider the issue next week (Tues) after...

KAMEG agents and officers with the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department last Sunday executed a search warrant at 118 W. Main Street, Martinton, arresting a Beaverville man for Unlawful Production of Cannabis. During the...

THE FORD-IROQUOIS PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS ALERTING RESIDENTS OF A TELEPHONE SCAM INVOLVING RESIDENTS WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY ENROLLED IN THE ILLINOIS CARES RX PROGRAM. OR OTHER HEALTH RELATED SERVICES.  SEVERAL CLIENTS OF...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Scorching summer heat that has seared Illinois with triple-digit temperatures is expected to continue. The National Weather Service has forecasted highs of more than 100 degrees in parts of...

CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated at an inpatient medical facility for "physical and emotional ailments" that are "more serious" than previously believed and will require extended treatment...

                                        Iroquois County “Cooling Centers”    > Trinity Church  --   Watseka Ist United Methodist Church  --  Watseka Heritage Woods  --   Watseka Community Center  -- ...

Heat Advisory Statement as of 10:55 AM July 03, 2012                ...Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM CDT /10 PM EDT/ Wednesday... * temperature...high temperatures today will climb into...

The husband of 21st Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Kathy Bradshaw-Elliott has died.  Roger Elliott died while on a hunting trip to Wyoming.  Elliott practiced law from his Momence firm in Kankakee County. He represented...

CHICAGO (AP) -- About 190,000 ComEd customers were still without power hours after thunderstorms with winds up to 90 mph roared through the Chicago area. ComEd spokeswoman Noelle Gaffney says about 20,000 of the original...

A Benton County, Indiana man was killed in a farm accident Wednesday. It happened near Goodland in Newton County. Investigators said 36-year-old Manuel Lino Mejia-Lamas died Wednesday evening at the Seven Hills Dairy Farm...