Seniors can defer payment of 2018 taxes in Iroquois County

WATSEKA — Information and forms for the Senior Citizens Property Tax Deferral program are available from the Iroquois County Treasurer’s Office.

Flu vaccine still available at Iroquois County Public Health Department

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Public Health Department, located in the Administrative Center at 1001 E. Grant St. in Watseka, has flu vaccines available to the public on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The agency can bill Medicare and most insurance companies for the flu vaccine. People can call 815-432-2483 for more information. 

Loda arson suspect pleads not guilty

WATSEKA — A Loda man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to aggravated arson in connection with an October fire he allegedly set.

Appearing in Iroquois County Circuit Court with his public defender, 36-year-old Ronald E. Campe II pleaded not guilty to the Class X felony and demanded a jury trial, court records show.

A status hearing was set for 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3.

Iroquois County: Unofficial results of Nov. 6, 2018, general election

Following are unofficial results for the Nov. 6 general election in Iroquois County.
(* denotes apparent winner)

Registered voters: 17,968
Ballots cast: 10,338
Percentage: 57.54
Precincts: 37

For governor/lieutenant governor

One in critical condition after three-vehicle crash near Watseka

WATSEKA — A Sheldon woman remained in critical condition at an Urbana hospital Friday following a three-vehicle accident east of Watseka.

IMH, Riverside exploring merger

KANKAKEE — Officials with Kankakee-based Riverside Healthcare and Watseka-based Iroquois Memorial Hospital (IMH) have each signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore merging IMH into Riverside Healthcare.

The letter of intent gives both organizations the chance to work confidentially to explore the possible merger.

Iroquois County clerk: Beware of phone solicitors

WATSEKA — Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher said residents have been receiving telephone calls involving the callers impersonating an organization that provides voter registration assistance and also asking if the recipient of the call would like to request a ballot over the phone. 

Prospective candidates in Iroquois County can begin circulating petitions

WATSEKA — Iroquois County residents interested in becoming candidates in the consolidated election to be held April 2, 2019, can begin circulating nominating petitions on Sept. 18.

For persons to become candidates, they must collect the required number of signatures and file their petitions between Dec. 10 and Dec. 17.

County officials sued by fired animal control warden

WATSEKA — In a lawsuit filed against two Iroquois County Board members and the county’s animal control administrator, a former animal control warden alleges she was maliciously fired last October in retaliation for speaking out about corruption in her workplace.

Reminder issued about West Nile virus

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Public Health Department is reminding residents of West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses.

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