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ILLINOIS MINIMUM WAGE

The Illinois minimum wage will increase on Saturday January First. 2022 will bring a $1 increase from $11 to $12 an hour for minimum wage workers in the state. Those under the age of 18 will earn

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LOUD NOISE INVESTIGATION

Late Tuesday morning at 11:20, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency was notified of a loud sound and shaking heard and felt by residents throughout south central Illinois. An investigation into

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health Reported 10,264 new cases of coronavirus across the state Tuesday with 63 new deaths. There were 24 positive cases in Lawrence County Tuesday according to

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LAWRENCEVILLE ARREST

Lawrenceville Police Tuesday arrested a wanted local man. Taken into custody was 29 year old Jonathan Trout of Lawrenceville on a Crawford County Illinois warrant. He was also charged with Unlawful

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 12,328 new cases of coronavirus across the state Monday with 11 additional deaths. The Lawrence County Health Department reported 18 positive cases

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HOLIDAY PATROLS

Illinois and Indiana State Police have announced that they both have increased their patrols during the holiday season as part of a crackdown on impaired and dangerous driving. Through Saturday

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