WAKO News

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports there were 3,170 new cases of coronavirus across the state Thursday with 33 additional deaths. One of those deaths in the area in Effingham County

Continue Reading »

MARCH UMEMPLOYMENT

Unemployment dropped slightly from February to March in Lawrence County. That according to figures released this week by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The jobless rate in March

Continue Reading »

LHS HOMECOMING COURT

This is Homecoming week at Lawrenceville High School and the school announced the 2020-21 court this week. The 5 queen candidates are Emily Darnell, Aubrey Jones, Melody Lockhart, Chaylee Shick and

Continue Reading »

LIQUOR COMMISSION HEARING

The Lawrence County Board Liquor Commission did hold a hearing Wednesday after the regular session of the county board. The hearing concerned the application for a proposed bar location near the

Continue Reading »

LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD

The Lawrence County Board met in regular monthly session Wednesday and took actions to help improve roads and bridges in areas across the county. Approved were the low bids for materials for the

Continue Reading »

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,765 new cases of coronavirus across the state Wednesday with 28 new deaths. The latest Lawrence County Health Department case count as of Tuesday

Continue Reading »