WAKO News

UNEMPLOYMENT SCAM

Lawrence County and area residents are being warned about a scam regarding the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Law enforcement authorities are receiving reports about people getting

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UNIT #20 BOARD MEETING

A number of concerned parents were on hand for the Lawrence Unit #20 Board of Education meeting Wednesday held at the Lawrenceville High School Gym. The group wanted to know how the decision to

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LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD

The Lawrence County Board Wednesday approved resolutions to provide a match of federal funding for the construction of two deck beam bridges. $30,000 will go toward work on the Raccoon Creek bridge

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LOCAL AND AREA ARRESTS

Lawrenceville Police Wednesday arrested 18 year old Blace Bloebaum of Lawrenceville on a charge of Theft of Property over $500. he was booked into the Lawrence County Jail and was being held

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VINCENNES STREET CLOSURE

Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum has informed WAKO News that 2nd Street between College Avenue and Indianapolis Avenue will be closed this Thursday December 17th through Monday the 21st. The closure is

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports there were 7,359 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus across the state Tuesday with 117 deaths. Overall since the pandemic began, there

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