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Watseka Mayoral Candidates luncheon set

Watseka’s four mayoral candidates will speak at a noon luncheon in Watseka Thursday, March 23rd.

The candidates will be guests at the Iroquois County Republican Women’s Club Annual Spring Luncheon. The event is at Celebrations in Watseka.

John Allhands. John Burch, Bill Nutter and Mike Marcier will be offered time to address the audience.

Tickets are available from members of the Republican Women’s Club. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, March 17th.

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Will County crash kills Peotone man

A Peotone man was killed when a driver blew through a stop sign in Will County. It caused a three-car collision in Frankfort Wednesday night.

The Will County Coroner’s Office reports 57-year-old Charles Sharp died from his injuries at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. He died Thursday morning some 12 hours after the crash.

Donna Dust of Beecher was charged with disregarding a stop sign. Another woman, from Beecher, the third driver involved was treated and released.

The accident occurred on Center Road in Green Garden Township.

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Illinois unemployment numbers unchanged

A new report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security shows the state’s jobless rate was unchanged during January at 5.7 percent.

Non-farm payrolls increased by 1,700 jobs over the month, based on preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The modest monthly gain in January payrolls, however, kept Illinois’ job growth well below the national average. During January Illinois was 31,900 jobs short of its peak employment level in September of 2000.

IDES Director Jeff Mays said, ‘’clearly, we’re disappointed that job growth hasn’t been more robust as we are still far behind the peak employment level of nearly 17 years ago.’’

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Director Sean McCarthy says if Illinois had grown at the same rate as the nation since the beginning of the recovery in 2010, the state would have an additional 222,700 jobs.

The Illinois unemployment rate of 5.7 percent in January compared to a national rate of 4.8 percent.


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Community Action Agency honors ‘movers & shakers’

An Iroquois County woman is among the honorees at the annual dinner and awards night for the East Central Illinois Community Action Agency. The 52nd annual awards dinner is tonight (Friday).

Jen Hendrickson of the Gilman-Danforth Library District is being presented with a Community Action Movement Award.
Others being recognized include Peter Blackmon, Director of the David Palmer Arena in Danville; Richard Brazda, past-Director of the Danville Mass Transit, and Vicki Haugen, Pres ident of Vermilion Advantage.

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