WAKO News

ACCIDENT VICTIM IDENTIFIED

Reports out of Clay County Illinois have revealed the identity of one of the men killed in that fatal two vehicle accident Saturday morning in Lawrence County. He was 19 year old Drake Hill of Clay

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

According to statistics released by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control, almost 78% of Illinois adults have received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

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LOCAL ARRESTS

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department Saturday arrested 26 year old Edward Velarde of Lawrenceville on a charge of Domestic Battery. He was booked into the Lawrence County Jail and was being held

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UNEMPLOYMENT IMPROVES

The number of jobs increased and the unemployment rate decreased from July of 2020 to July of this year for southeastern Illinois. That according to figures released for the month by the Illinois

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 4,041 new cases of coronavirus across the state with 60 new deaths as cases continue to spread upward. The Lawrence County Health

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