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21st Circuit plans for revised court proceedings

Chief Judge Michael Kramer has announced plans to resume a more traditional court schedule effective June 1 (2020) followinbg weeks to altered activity due to the COVID-19 emergency pandemic. Judge Kramer advises jurors and litigants to be aware of changes when they arrive at court facilities in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. A mask/face covering will be required, some jury trials will resume at reduced levels - spacing between jurors will be in place,the court may rely more on virtual and remote hearings, and some cases may be rescheduled.

Judge Kramer said "we will be returning to essentially a full-time schedule but the courthouse process is going to look different."  He said he's confident we can all pull together and cooperate thru this challenging time.

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Contingency Plan: Iroquois County talks about moving forward

Discussions were underway (Thursday) in Iroquois County concerning suggestions on how to address COVID-19 concerns – now that the economy is beginning its re-opening. The County Board Policy & Procedure committee heard about the contingency plan outlined by health officials. The plan provides some protocol should Governor JB Pritzker’s ‘Restore Illinois” plan be ruled unconstitutional.

The County Board gave the health department the lead in coming up with a plan that could help in getting things opened up – following the weeks of limited activity due to the pandemic.

The health department contingency plan would serve as recommendations to guide businesses in directing their efforts in moving forward and also keeping everyone safe and healthy.

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Administrative Offices in Iroquois County re-open today

The public can conduct business in Iroquois County government offices again today (Thursday).  The offices in the Adminstrative Center in Watseka resumed daily operations, after being closed to the public for the last several weeks due to the COVID-19 disease. Visitors ae asked to practice social distancing and wear a mask.  Citizens are also asked to continue using alternative means of communication, like email and phone calls, if possible.

The Iroquois County Public Health Department is open by appointment only.  The County Highway department is closed until further notice, but available by appointment only. County Board Chairman John Shure extends a thank you to the public for the cooperation and patience the last several weeks.

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Iroquois Tax Bills hit the mail

Iroquois County Treasurer, Kurt Albers has announced that the 2019 payable 2020 real estate tax statements have been mailed out. First due date is July 1st and second installment is due September 1st. You can pay your taxes at the Treasurer’s Office Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Anyone who enters the building is required to wear a face covering and maintain 6 foot social distancing.

You can also pay by mail, drop box, at a local bank, and online by visiting iroquoisil.devnetwedge.com. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all penalties are retroactive. For questions call our office 815-432-6985

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14 Years in Prison for former Gilman man

A former Gilman man was sentenced to 14 years in prison in connection with a weapons charge. Chase Miles was sentenced in Vermilion Circuit Court in a plea agreement. Miles pleaded guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon. Miles was also given a 5 year prison sentence for Threatening a Public Official, but the sentences are to run concurrently. Miles resisted Hoopeston Police when an officer attempted to take him into custody in May of last year. Police found a loaded handgun in Miles’ possession while making the arrest. Miles is alleged to have threatened the arresting officers

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