WAKO News

ILL MINIMUM WAGE TO GO UP

Minimum wage workers in Lawrence County and all across Illinois will be getting a raise starting this Friday January 1st. The state minimum wage increases again that day to $11 an hour by law. It

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,453 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus across the state Monday with 105 additional deaths. One of those reported deaths in Lawrence

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LOCAL AND AREA ARRESTS

Lawrenceville Police Monday arrested 65 Brent Hedrick of Lawrenceville for Driving Under the Influence (Alcohol) and Resisting Arrest. He was booked into the Lawrence County Jail and later released

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 19,839 cases of coronavirus across the state from Thursday through Sunday with 422 deaths. Overall since the pandemic began, there have been

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LOCAL ARRESTS

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department arrested a southwest Indiana man during the Christmas holiday period. 29 year old Zackery Ball of Washington Indiana was charged with Felony DUI (Drugs) and

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