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Iroquois County Senior Homestead Freeze

Robert A. Yergler, Chief County Assessment Officer wishes to remind senior citizens that the deadline to file the 2017 Senior Citizens Homestead Assessment Freeze, Department of Revenue form PTAX 340 is JULY 1, 2017.

The application needs to be filed with the County Assessment Office. If you think you may qualify to file this application, but could not leave your home to obtain assistance in completing the necessary form, Volunteer Services has Outreach Staff that will come to your home to assist you.

Please call the Volunteer Services Office at 815-432-5785, if you need assistance.

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Fundraiser: Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

KC-CASA + ISAS are hosting its 10th Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® at the K.V.P.D. RecCenter TODAY (Friday, 4/21). As the name of the walk indicates, participants are encouraged to wear women’s shoes as a symbol of their commitment to this important cause.

Citizens are invited to participate in this walk, and encouraged to assemble a team of 5-10 men/women to join organizers. The purpose of this activity is to empower men and raise awareness of men’s violence against women.

The cost of participating is $10 per walker ($8 per walker for teams of 5 or more). Day of registration begins at 11am.

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Indiana farmers fight food insecurity

Urban and rural farms in Indiana are working to provide more opportunities for residents to get fresh, nutritious and local produce.

The Lafayette Journal and Courier reports food sharing initiatives, such as urban farms, are growing in places like Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Lafayette.

Indianapolis’s Flanner House partnered with farmer Johnathan Lawler to open an urban farm, which hopes to distribute 40,000 pounds of produce to food deserts this year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports almost 15 percent of Indiana households were food insecure between 2013 and 2015, meaning they had limited access to nutritionally adequate food.

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Deadline for Indiana lawmakers to strike budget deal

Indiana lawmakers had set a Friday deadline to reach an agreement on the state’s next two-year budget and raising taxes to pay for improvements to the state’s crumbling infrastructure.

But with just hours left in this year’s legislative session, the House and the Senate were still far apart on some key tax provisions. That’s put some other pieces of Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s agenda in limbo.

Holcomb, the House, and the Senate still need to find agreement not just on how much, but also how to raise taxes.

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Gilman man enters plea in check-fraud scheme

32-year-old Adam Hall of Gilman pleaded guilty (Thursday) to theft over $100,000 in a check-fraud scheme in Champaign. Hall admitted his role in stealing cash from a Champaign business last year.

Sentencing is set for June 16.

The Champaign County State’s Attorney’s office states Hall pleaded guilty, admitting that between August and December of last year, he took part in 38 transactions that involved the theft of $144,568 from Martin One Source, a printing company at 808 Country Fair Drive.

Assistant State’s Attorney Joel Fletcher agreed to seek a prison sentence of no more than eight years for Hall, even though penalties for the crime range from probation to four to 15 years in prison.

Hall admitted that he cashed checks written to a fictitious vendor by Kimberly Allen, 35, of Buckley, an employee of the company who was responsible for paying vendors.

Allen was also charged in late January with theft over $100,000. Her case is unresolved, and she’s due back in court May 23.

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