WAKO News

FLOOD WARNINGS ISSUED

The National Weather Service has now issued Flood Warnings for the Embarras River at Lawrenceville along with parts of the White and Wabash Rivers. The rivers are on the rise due to extensive

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I.E.C.C. BOARD MEETS

It will be next month before Lincoln Trail College near Robinson has a new President. The Illinois Eastern Community College Board met in Olney Tuesday and announced they now intend to formally

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UNIT 20 BOARD OF EDUCATION

Over $1.6 million dollars will be available to the Lawrence Unit 20 District through federal and state COVID relief funds. The money, according to Superintendent Doug Daugherty, can be used for any

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LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD

The Lawrence County Board held a public hearing Wednesday after their regular session at the county courthouse on the over $400,000 Community Development Block Grant obtained for water system

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,655 new and probable cases of coronavirus across the state Wednesday with 17 new deaths. The Lawrence County Health Department says that there

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CRAWFORD COUNTY WOMAN HURT

Illinois State Police out of Effingham report that a Crawford County woman was hurt in a three vehicle accident on Illinois Route 33 in Effingham late Wednesday afternoon. About 5 p.m, a 2012 Dodge

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LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department Wednesday arrested 49 year old Brian Carrie of  Lawrenceville on a charge of Probation Violation. He was booked into the Lawrence County Jail and was being

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ERBA STEP PROGRAM

The Embarras River Basin Agency has announced it is accepting applications for the Skills Training Employment Program (STEP).  The program assists income eligible individuals with training for

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