Water levels in the Village of Woodland are testing with high nitrate levels. Pregnant women and infants are discouraged from drinking the tap water. Free water will be available at the Village Hall starting at noon today. Those with questions can call 815-953-1637.
Watseka's Wastewater Treatment Facility welcomes the public to an open house this Saturday, October 26. Tours of the facility will be conducted from 11 am 'til 3 pm. ERH owner John McBride said the community residents can see of the community's biggest assets at work. Refreshments will be served.
Special Weather Statement issued October 21 at 9:47AM CDT by NWS Chicago >
...Strong Southerly Winds through Early Afternoon...Expect a period of southeast to south winds of 20 to 30 mph gusting up to 40 to 45 mph at times through about 2pm to 3pm. Winds this strong could make travel difficult at times, especially for high profiles vehicles on west to east roadways. Consider securing loose outdoor items or bringing them indoors.
The Iroquois County Sheriff's Department is issuing yet another warning to local residents about phone scams occurring in the county, according to a recent news release. The scams usually target older victims on land lines and cell phones.Residents have reported that they have received phone calls from subjects claiming to be a relative, usually a grandchild, who has either been involved in an accident or arrested. Would-be victims are told their relatives need help while the caller tries to solicit money from the person getting the call.
Callers have also identified themselves as employees of the IRS or social security administration who explain to the victim that there was an issue with the victim's tax return or social security. The caller requests the victim provide one's personally identifiable information.
A third type of phone scam involves the caller advising the victim that a warrant has been issued for their arrest. The caller requests that the victim again send money via Western Union or other means to quash the warrant.
Residents are urged not to send money via Western Union or purchase the itunes or money cards in these instances.
Family members are encouraged to talk to each other and advise seniors not to fall victim to these callers.