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MOBILE HOME PRIVILEGE TAX BILLS TO BE MAILED IN MARCH

Iroquois County Treasurer, Mindy Kuntz Hagan is announcing that Mobile Home privilege tax bills will be mailed on March 1, 2017.

Please contact the Iroquois County Treasurer’s Office at 815-432-6985 if your address has changed or if the mobile home has been moved or destroyed. If you have recently purchased/sold a mobile home, please stop by our office with a copy of the title so that we can provide you with a certification in order for you to do the title change paperwork.

Address changes for real estate tax bills should be directed to the Assessment Office by phoning 815-432-6978.

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Grant Park man arrested for rape

A 26-year-old man who was a former coach at Momence high school is under arrest for the alleged battery and rape of a teenage girl.  Matthew Kole was in custody Friday.  His bond was set at $50,000 in the case that saw the investigation begin in 2016.  Kole was arrested then but he was released when the Kankakee County State's Attorney's office wanted more evidence.

The case cites two occasions when the crime happened, in Bradley and at Kole's parent's home in Newton County, Indiana.  

Kole is charged with felony sexual battery and rape involving a 16-year-old. 

At the time of the initial arrest, Kole was fired from the Momence coaching job.  He resigned a teaching position in the Kankakee Area Special Cooperative.  He was also a coach in the Grant Park school district. 

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Select sections of U.S. Route 24 in White County, IN to close this week

Construction along U.S. Route 24 in White County, Indiana will force motorists to plan ahead this week.

Route 24 between County Road North 100 West and Hillside Drive, near Reynolds, will be closed for 15-minute periods today (Monday) through Thursday. A helicopter is involved in pulling overhear power lines over the highway.

To avoid delays during the project, drivers are encouraged to avoid U.S. 24 between Reynolds and Wolcott.

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Pence’s Indiana hometown erects signs celebrating new VP

New signs in Columbus, Indiana, are in place to announcing to visitors that it’s Vice President Mike Pence’s hometown.

The signs were installed Friday at two entryways into the southern Indiana city just before Pence took the oath of office in Washington.

The (Columbus) Republic reports city public works department staffers installed the signs with help from the Fire Department, which provided a ladder truck so the new signs could be bolted onto the frames.

The new signs are along U.S. 31 on the north side of the city and Indiana 46 on the west side.

The former Indiana governor is the sixth vice president from Indiana and the first since Huntington’s Dan Quayle in 1989-93 under former President George H.W. Bush.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE WARNS OF PHONE SCAMS

The Illinois State Police (ISP) is warning the public of a phone scam that is currently circulating throughout the state. Several individuals have reported to the ISP that they have received automated messages advising them they are under criminal investigation and requesting they send $600. The voice in the automated message appears to be a male with a foreign accent.

The phone number associated with the calls has been faked to appear as a legitimate ISP telephone number of (847) 608-3200, in a practice known as “caller ID spoofing.” The ISP wants to inform the public these calls are not coming from the ISP. Citizens should be wary of calls soliciting money regardless of the phone number the call is made from, particularly if threats are made by the caller or they become pushy.

The ISP will never call to solicit money on behalf of the Department or ask you to send money for any reason. The ISP encourages those that believe they have been the victim of this phone scam to call the ISP at (847)294-4400 to file a report.

For information on different types of phone scams and indicators of phone scams please visit the Illinois Attorney General website or the Federal Trade Commission at:
http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/phonescams.html
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

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