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DACC Preps for Fall Term

Preparations are continuing at Danville Area Community College for the start of the fall term.  The fall classes begin on Monday, August 20th at Danville Area Community College. 


The Registration, Counseling, Financial Aid, Cashier and Bookstore were open for business.   Those offices will be open today (Aug. 15th) from 1:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

All offices at Danville Area Community College will be closed Wednesday morning because of an In-Service session for staff and faculty.  

Offices are also closed Thursday morning.  There’s a Staff/Faculty In-Service meeting from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. The Registration, Counseling, Financial Aid, Cashier and Bookstore will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

On Friday, August 17th, all offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.   And on Saturday, August 18th, all DACC offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. until noon with the exception of the Bookstore which does not open until 9:00 a.m.

 

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RAYMOND JAMES CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

(Watseka, IL) -Raymond James is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2012. On August 16, 1962, the firm was founded as a different kind of financial services partner. While other organizations were simply selling stocks or mutual funds, our financial advisors were revolutionizing financial planning for the individual.

Since its modest beginnings, the firm has grown into one of the largest financial services firms in the United States, with 2,400 locations worldwide and its stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange (RJF). Raymond James is a respected, multinational company with distinct business units serving a variety of clients, from individuals and small business owners to municipalities, institutional investors and major corporations. In October 2011, the firm marked its 95th consecutive quarter of profitability and its 27th year of issuing a dividend to shareholders, a remarkable accomplishment for any company.

The 50th anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the past, but also to celebrate the things that have not changed throughout the years – a spirit of integrity and independence, of entrepreneurialism and empowerment, of collaboration and respect, and a long-standing commitment of putting the client first.

Read more: RAYMOND JAMES CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

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Watseka Man Arrested for Arson in June 6th Fire

Twenty-year-old Dustin Boyd is charged with Aggravated Arson and 9-counts of Burglary to Motor Vehicles following an investigation from a June 6th fire on W. Park Avenue.

The fire damaged a vehicle and later caught a house on fire.  Watseka Police report Boyd also burglarized several vehicles on the southwest side of Watseka that same night. Boyd is also charged with criminal damage to property.  The Class X felony is punishable with 6-30 years in prison, if convicted.

Watseka Police were assisted in the investigation by the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department, the State Fire Marshall’s Office, State police Crime Scene Unit and the Watseka Fire Department.

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Two Suspects Arrested in Credit Union Robbery

The SDC Employees Credit Union in Kankakee was robbed early Monday.  Police are reporting two Kankakee men were arrested in connection with the armed robbery, shortly after the incident took place during the noon hour.

32-year-old Brandon Thomas and 28-year-old Deandre Washington are in custody. Police had the suspects in custody in short order after the alleged armed robbers were tracked to a home on S. Washington Ave. The home was less than two blocks from the Credit Union at 296 W. Jeffery Street.

More than a dozen police vehicles surrounded the home a half hour after the noon robbery. At least one of the men was armed with a handgun.

 

 

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Alleged Cyber Hacker Foiled in Iroquois County

Iroquois County authorities are reporting an attempt to hack the county computer network.

The FBI has been notified about the attempt to hack on-line bank accounts and an attempt to transfer county funds.  No county funds were lost during the attempt.  Security measures already set up by Iroquois County and the banks prevented the hacking and transfer from being successful.

Additional security measures are being put in place.

The Iroquois County State’s Attorney’s Office and the county Sheriff’s Department are investigating the attempted cyber hack.

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