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Iroquois County Mobile Home Taxes Due

Iroquois County mobile home taxes are in the mail. Payments come due May 6th, 2013.

County Treasurer Mindy Kuntz Hagan announced the mobile home tax bills were mailed Friday, March 1, 2013. The payment due date is Monday, May 6, 2013. Any payments that are not received or postmarked by May 6, 2013 will be charged a late fee. As required by the Illinois statutes, a $25.00 per month late fee not to exceed $100.00 will be charged.

The Treasurer’s Office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Both coupons should be presented when making payments in person or by mail. Unpaid taxes will result in a lien being filed on the mobile home.

There is a drop box at the Administrative Center near the entrance of the 911 Center. Payments can be dropped off during non-office hours.

94.1 FM, WGFA

 

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Winter storm headed to central, northern Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) -- The National Weather Service says a winter storm could bring up to 10 inches of snow to northern Illinois.

The weather service has issued a winter storm warning that starts at 3 a.m. Tuesday and lasts throughout the day. Forecasters say snow is expected to be heavy from late Tuesday morning through early Tuesday evening with 1 to 1 1/2 inches falling an hour. Weather service officials say snow removal could be difficult and travel extremely dangerous. Winds are forecast to gust at between 25 and 30 mph.

The storm also is expected in central Illinois, where snow, rain and sleet are expected. Accumulations are forecast at between 3 and 5 inches along and north of Interstate 74.

Mike Bardou of the NWS in Romeoville says the immediate WGFA-listening area from Pontiac over to Watseka and Renssaler, IN is likely to see 2-4 inches of new snow and sleet accumulation.

Forecasters say up to 8 inches of snow could accumulate in Chicago.

 

NWS, 94.1 FM, WGFA

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Missing 1-year-old subject of police search

An Endangered Missing Person Advisory issued last Friday continues today (Mon). Police continue the search for 1-year-old Artistic Fletcher taken from Presence St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee by his father last Wednesday.

Police issued a statement saying the child was taken against the advice of the medical staff. The baby was in the hospital with bruises, allegedly an abuse victim.

Police report they’ve received tips that the baby’s father, Arthur Fletcher, may have left the state.


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Timberwolves howling, Sectional Champs !

Cissna Park high school has reached the Elite 8 in boys basketball.

Coach Kevin Long’s long-talked-about defensive game was emphasized in detail Friday. The defense stepped it up in a championship matchup with Arthur-Lovington and the Timberwolves are howling among the 1A best in Illinois.
Behind a great defensive effort, Long's Timberwolves defeated the Knights of Arthur-Lovington 46-31 in the Class 1A Schlarman Sectional to move to the Elite Eight.

WGFA Radio featured the game on 94.1 FM.

Cole Hasselbring’s 21 points led the T’wolves to their first Elite Eight berth in seven years.

Cissna Park now meets Illini Central in the Illinois State Super-Sectional at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Rokita to address Newton County Republicans

The Newton County Republican Central Committee is pleased to announce that Congressman Todd Rokita will be their featured guest at their 2013 annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The dinner will be held on Friday,April 5, 2013 at 6:00pm CST at the Beaver Township Community Center in Morocco.

As the Representative from Indiana’s Fourth Congressional District, Todd Rokita is working to reform the culture of spending, debt, and bureaucracy in Washington, D.C.

As Indiana’s Secretary of State from 2003-2011, Rokita ran his office on the same budget used in 1987, and he implemented Indiana’s landmark voter identification law.

Representative Rokita is working to bring that same reform-minded approach to Washington, D.C., focusing on stopping the spending as a member of the influential House Budget Committee, where he succeeded in including portions of his Medicaid block-grant plan as part of the House-passed budget. He also serves as a subcommittee chairman on the House Education and Workforce Committee, and serves on the House Administration Committee, which oversees election law and other critical issues.

For further info, contact any Newton County GOP official or precinct committeeman, or call Chairman Kyle Conrad at 219-275-5953 or Vice Chairwoman Vivian Ferguson at 219-474-6134.