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Iroquois County Board sets March 24th deadline for County Farm bids

The Iroquois County Board set a special meeting date to award the bid for farming the Iroquois County farm land. Meanwhile -- bids will be due by 12:45 pm Friday, March 24th.

A special Management committee meeting is planned for 1 pm that Friday followed by a special County Board meeting to award the bid at 2 pm.

The county’s original lease to Sega Ag Production, Inc. was formally relinguished due to financial concerns with D & S Farms Partnership.

Bid specs can be reviewed at the Iroquois County Clerk’s Office. The highest bidder must provide a letter of credit from their bank. Full payment is required by the end of business on March 31.

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Helicopter crash kills pilot in White County

A helicopter crashed in White County, Indiana (Tuesday), killing the male pilot.

The helicopter crashed just before 4 pm, south of Chalmers, and landed in a field near the intersection of county roads East 700 South and South 150 East.

Indiana State Police and the White County Sheriff’s Office were on scene investigating, along with the NTSB and the FAA who were also called in to assist.

Sgt Kim Riley said the pilot was the only one in the helicopter at the time of the crash.

Riley said the helicopter was part of a utility crew with EC Source, working to string power lines in the area. He said the pilot was subcontracted through the company.

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Police chase thousands of tips in killing of Delphi, IN teens

It’s been a month since two teenage girls were found murdered after vanishing during a hiking trip in Indiana.

Investigators said Tuesday they continue following up on thousands of tips that have led officers to interview more 300 people for possible involvement in the case.

The bodies of Liberty German and Abby Williams were found near Delphi. The girls disappeared February 13. Their bodies were found the following day, in a wooded area near a stream, east of Delphi.

State Police Sgt. Kim Riley said police have cleared more than 200 people they had received tips about as resembling a man seen in two grainy photos taken from one of the girl’s cellphones.

Authorities are still looking for that certain tip to break the case. The police tip line is 844-459-5786 or report information by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Nicor seeks $208M rate hike

Illinois residents may be bracing themselves for a rate hike from Nicor. Nicor is seeking a $208 million rate hike with the Illinois Commerce Commission.

It would be Nicor's first rate increase in nine years and would increase household's heating bills by an estimated 8 percent. The annual heating bill for an average Nicor household would increase by approximately $52, the company said.

Nicor filed its request on March 10 with the ICC. According to the published report, Nicor needs to pay for large-scale investments The company is making infrastructure improvements, replacing aging gas pipes, spending about $250 million a year.

The ICC can take up to 11 months to decide on Nicor's rate-hike request, so any increase would not be felt until the end of next winter.

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Police Stand-Off in Hoopeston ends peacefully

A 27-year-old man is under arrest after an overnight police stand-off in Hoopeston ended peacefully early today (Tuesday). Apolinar Solis Jr. faces child endangerment charges.

Hoopeston Police report officers responded to a home in the 300 block of Dice Street shortly before 8:30 last night regarding a Facebook post stating a subject was threatening to hurt himself and his children.

Solis refused to come out of the home when requested by officers to do so. Other officers responded to the scene, including the Special Operations Group from the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department. Solis surrendered to authorities about 3:30 this morning.

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