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Iroquois County Board goes half-and-half with day-night meetings

Another contentious Iroquois County Board meeting (Tuesday). And after all the debate, the Board voted to stay with six morning and six evening meetings in 2018.

Despite efforts to rescind an earlier vote and return to all 9 am meetings on the second Tuesday of the month, a 16-3 vote finally resulted in staying with a split. County Board meetings will be held at 5 pm January thru March and again October thru December. The 9 am meetings will be April thru September.

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Preparation is Key: ‘Winter Weather – Get it Together’

SPRINGFIELD – As bitter cold creeps into Illinois, the state’s frontline weather responders remind motorists that preparation can help take the bite out of winter this season. The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and the Illinois Tollway encourage motorists to prepare for wintry driving conditions and remember: “Winter Weather – Get it Together.”

“Winter weather can be unpredictable in Illinois, but preparation today will make a safer tomorrow,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. “Drivers should start easing into those winter driving behaviors now. Our snow-and-ice teams are ready, as always, to make this a safe, successful winter driving season.”
Throughout the winter, especially during adverse conditions, motorists should practice basic winter driving skills and build extra time into their schedules. As part of the “Winter Weather – Get it Together” campaign, all travelers are encouraged to follow simple rules and tips during the coming months.

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Wreaths Across America needs help

The American Legion at Cissna Park is among the organizations participating in the annual Wreaths Across America program. An 11 am ceremony is set for Saturday (December 16th) at the Legion home. The public is welcome.

Wreaths will then be delivered to several area cemeteries to honor those who have served.

The first truck bringing thousands of wreaths to Danville’s National Cemetery are to be unloaded today (Wednesday morning) And the Wreaths Across America group is looking for some good volunteers to help with the unloading. The truck will be at the VA National Cemetery where the unloading process will begin at 8:00 a.m.

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Food from the Heart reaches hundreds in need

An extension of the Toys for Tots program finds a group of great people doing their part too --- ‘Food from the Heart.’ The church outreach program welcomes donations at 301 S. 4th Street in Watseka. (First United Methodist Church)

A food distribution is also scheduled for Saturday, December 16 from 9a-1p.

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Iroquois County Toys for Tots welcomes donations >

Drop-off boxes are in place throughout Iroquois County and beyond for this year’s Toys for Tots program. As always, your generosity is so much appreciated.

The toy pick-up date is Saturday, December 16 at the depot in Watseka. That’s from 9 am ‘til 1 pm.

Cindy & Ray Guttendorf help coordinate the program, along with Bill & Carol Nutter. Applications are being accepted.

Parents/guardians can submit their name, address, phone number and email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also call 815-795-0911 or 815-265-7920. The program is open to parents to sign up children from newborn to 12 years-old.

Again—THE TOY PICKUP IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT THE WATSEKA DEPOT.

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