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AFSCME employees get new contract in Iroquois County

Union members with the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees will see slight pay hikes come December 1st. The Iroquois County Board (Tuesday) approved a new tentative 3-year contract. Starting wages are increased by 1.5% each of the three years while all existing employee wages increase 2.5% each year. Hourly pay scales vary from one department to the other. 94.1 WGFA
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Iroquois County budget shows “black ink” for FY18

The new fiscal year budget for 2018 in Iroquois County lists projected revenues at $5,297,700 while expenses come in at $5,292,300.

The approximate $5,000 surplus is most-welcome considering a several thousand dollar deficit was lurking just a few months ago.

Board Chairman John Shure says department requests led to further review and cuts that leaves us in a more favorable light.

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“UPDATE”: Man shot in town of Oxford

The two men involved in the altercation Sunday in Oxford (IN) are now identified. 35-year-old Nathan Lee Gick Oxford sustained non-life threatening injuries. He suffered a gunshot wound during a fight at an apartment complex. He was treated and released at a local hospital.

Indiana State Police report 35-year-old Nathan R. Hipps of Oxford was the alleged shooter. No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is continuing.

Oxford Police, Benton County Sheriff's deputies and the State Polcie responded to the incident at 4:40 Saturday morning.

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Route 54 crash closes road, injures driver

Single Vehicle Semi Crash on Route 54 in Iroquois County (Tues) closed the route due to a gasoline spill. It happened just before 11 am at County Road 200 E. State Police reported a semi tanker was NE when the rig left the road. Rolled several times and seriously injured the driver. The un-named driver was extricated from the wreckage and taken to Riverside Hospital.

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Gilman Police arrest 18-year-old for vandalism at high school

Criminal damage at the Iroquois West high school football field last week led to the weekend arrest of an Onarga teen. Eighteen year-old Moises Galvan is charged with defacing property. Gilman Police arrested Galvan Saturday.

It was last Thursday night when school equipment was spray-painted at the high school in Gilman. School officials were forced to get the graffiti cleaned up on time for the Iroquois West homecoming football game Friday night.

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A hit-and-run in Watseka last Thursday night has police looking for the person who hit a parked vehicle on 9th Street. The vehicle was parked on 9th near Locust Avenue when it was struck. The driver left the scene. Anyone with info is asked to contact Watseka Police.

60-year-old Lawrence Walker of Watseka faces a DUI charge. City police made a traffic stop for speeding on E. Walnut Street. Walker was found to be under the influence. He was also charged with resisting a peace officer.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested 44-year-old Keith Martin of Watseka for aggravated assault and domestic battery.

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