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EMBARRAS FLOOD WARNING

The Flood Warning for the Embarras River at Lawrenceville continues until Friday. The National Weather Service reports the river Thursday at 31.9 feet-less than 2 feet above flood stage. It is now

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BRIDGEPORT CITY COUNCIL

The Bridgeport City Council met in regular monthly session at City Hall Tuesday evening and voted to accept the bid of Atkins Sanitation to continue residential trash collection services. Atkins is

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BI STATE AUTHORITY

The Bi-State Authority Board of Directors met Tuesday night at the airport northeast of Lawrenceville. They were updated by manager Kurt Schwartz on environmental and drainage matters. Also

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NATIONAL 8-1-1 DAY

Ameren Illinois is marking Wednesday August 11th (National 811 Day). The utility company is reminding property owners and contractors in Lawrence County and the area to dial J.U.L.I.E. at 8-1-1

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,950 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday with 10 new deaths. The Lawrence County Health Department reported 15 new positive cases Tuesday with 82

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LAWRENCE COUNTY ARRESTS

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department made two arrests Tuesday. 31 year old Sam Inman of Lawrenceville was charged with Aggravated Battery and taken to the Lawrence County Jail where he was being

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EMBARRAS FLOOD WARNING

The National Weather Service is continuing the Flood Warning for the Embarras River at Lawrenceville until Friday. The river was at 31.5 feet Wednesday morning-1 1/2 foot above flood stage with

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VINCENNES CITY COUNCIL

The Vincennes City Council met in regular session Monday and heard from Mayor Joe Yochum that the city has a new parks and recreation superintendent. Christopher Moore takes over the position after

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