Watseka

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.


Iroquois County announces voter registration deadlines

WATSEKA — For Iroquois County residents to be eligible to vote at the polls in the Nov. 6 general election, they must register in the Iroquois County Clerk’s Office or with deputy registrars on or before Tuesday, Oct. 9. The last day to register online is Oct. 21.


Iroquois County landowners have until Sept. 5 to pay 2nd installment of taxes

WATSEKA — Landowners in Iroquois County have until Wednesday, Sept. 5, to pay the second installment of their 2017 real estate taxes without penalty.

After the deadline, 1 ½ percent interest will be charged per month on the second installment. The interest rate on the first installment, if still unpaid, will be 6 percent after Sept. 5.


Watseka couple killed in head-on collision

WATSEKA — A Watseka couple died in a head-on collision in that city on Sunday afternoon.

Iroquois County Coroner Bill Cheatum said John R. Dowling and Reta A. Dowling, both 84, died in the accident.


Iroquois board chairman says Democrats 'completely off-base' in allegations

WATSEKA — The Republican chairman of the Iroquois County Board contends that the head of the county’s Democratic party is “completely off-base” in his assertion that the Democrats were not allowed to meet last month in the county’s administrative center because of “pure vindictive partisanship.”


SBA offers help to residents affected by severe storms, flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Illinois businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and  flooding from Feb. 14 through March 4 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced.


Former Gilman clerk pleads not guilty to official misconduct, theft

WATSEKA — A former city clerk in Gilman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of official misconduct and theft in connection with the alleged theft of at least $42,000 in city funds.


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