WAKO News

LEXINGTON AVENUE PROJECT

The city of Lawrenceville has received notification of $537,000 in State Transportation Urban (STU) funding that will be used for upgrades to Lexington Avenue. Mayor David Courtney indicated in a

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CANDIDATE FILING START

The filing period starts Monday March 7th for any local Lawrence County and Illinois state candidates running in the upcoming 2022 election. Anyone with questions can contact the Lawrence County

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LOCAL ARRESTS

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department Saturday arrested 37 year old Stephanie Aten of Sumner for Domestic Battery. She was booked into the Lawrence County Jail and was being held there pending

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LHS AND RHHS RECOGNIZED

The State of Illinois and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission is congratulating high schools across the state that received a Recognition of Excellence designation for their efforts in

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LOCAL ARRESTS

The Lawrence County Sheriff Department took custody of several wanted Indiana subjects from the Knox County Sheriffs Department Friday. 23 year old Tyler Auberry of Vincennes was wanted on a

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,189 new cases of coronavirus across the state Thursday with 38 more deaths. There was only 1 positive case Thursday in Lawrence County and 5 new

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LOCAL MAN SENT TO PRISON

Lawrence County States Attorney Michael Strange has announced that a local man was sentenced to prison this week in Lawrence County Circuit Court. Wednesday, 42 year old Chad Hayes of Sumner pled

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