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More 2 of 11,484 Print all In new window Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst - Parkhurst Sponsored Legislation For Equal Pay Passes House

The Illinois House of Representatives this week passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) to expand guarantees of equal pay.

“I am proud to co-sponsor this bill and other legislation to level the playing field for women in the workforce,” Rep. Parkhurst said.

In 2003, Illinois passed the Equal Pay Act, but women in Illinois still make significantly less than their male employee counterparts. House Bill 2462 adds further protections to existing law by prohibiting an employer from seeking the salary, including benefits or other compensation or salary history, of a job applicant from any current or former employer and prohibits screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history. It also requires employees to justify gender pay disparity using legitimate business reasons.

“This legislation will help to ensure women are not paid less for doing the same job,” Rep. Parkhurst continued. “Gender should never be a factor in disparity of income.”

House Bill 2462 passed the House on a 92-24 vote. It will be sent to the Illinois Senate for consideration.

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Casey’s employees rally for “Relay-for-Life”

It’s ‘Pump for a Cure.” And employees of Iroquois County’s Casey’s General Stores are teaming up to raise money for cancer research.

‘Casey’s Avengers’ include employees from the four Casey’s outlets in Iroquois County --- Crescent City, Milford, Onarga and Watseka.

Paul Wuethrich (Wooth-rich) is spokesman for the Casey Avengers...
The ‘Pump for a Cure” is at the Onarga Casey’s Saturday 4/29

"It starts at 9 am and runs til about 2 pm. We pump your gas and accept tips to raise fundfs for a good cause,"
Wuethrich said.

Two more “Pump for a Cure” events are scheduled at Casey’s in Milford May 6th and in Watseka May 13th.

The 2017 Relay for Life in Iroquois County is set for June 17th at Watseka High School’s Blake Field.

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Relatives of Delphi teen murdered while hiking have faith case will be solved

The grandparents of one of the two teenage girls murdered in Delphi, Indiana in February say they still believe police will find their killer.

Fourteen-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams of Delphi went missing on February 13 along a trail near Delphi. Their bodies were found the next day in a creek in a nearby wooded area.

More than two months later, German's grandparents, Mike and Becky Patty, say they still have faith police will arrest whoever killed the Delphi teenagers.

The police tip line for the case is 844-459-5786. Tips can also be reported by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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State’s Attorney’s Office moving back to Kankakee Courthouse

Kankakee County’s looking to save upwards of $140,000 a year by moving the state’s attorney’s office back to courthouse. And – that proposal appears more likely.

The County Board’s finance committee is approving the move. Board Chairman Andy Wheeler explains the current location on N. Schuyler Avenue has added to costs.

The move is expected to be approved at next month’s meeting.

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Watseka Police execute warrant on attempted murder-suspect

21-year-old Chase Hubert of Aroma Park was arrested in Watseka Tuesday night. Watseka Police arrested Hubert at a local residence when they acted on a tip from Kankakee City Police.

Officers went to the 800-block of E. Walnut Street about 8:40 pm to serve a warrant and recognized the male suspect looking out of a window. Police made entry, arresting Hubert, who was named in the Kankakee County warrant for attempted murder.

Police also arrested two other individuals. 18-year-old Marissa Hart of Aroma Park and 19-year-old Bailey Caldwell of Monee are charged with possession of a controlled substance.
All three were jailed in Watseka Wednesday morning.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police assisted Watseka officers.

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