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On the ballot, nearly 60% of voters said yes to Constitutional Amendment 1

(Undated-jc) – The Mid Term elections were held on Tuesday. WPXN’s Joel Cluver has a report…

 

 

(Undated–jc )--  Issues on the ballot, In Iroquois County, Buckley Fire Protection district voters said yes to an increase in tax for the ambulance service and also yes to an increase in funds for fire equipment for the Buckley Fire Protection District. 

 

Crescent Iroquois Junior High School will now deactivate after voters in the district said yes to the question on the ballot on Tuesday by a vote of 273 yes and 72 no votes. Once the district makes it official, students at Crescent Iroquois Junior High will have the option of going to Watseka, Iroquois West or Cissna Park. 

 

Also in Iroquois County, voters in  Belmont Township voted against allowing alcohol sales in Belmont township near Watseka by a vote of 490 no and 195 yes votes.

 

In Champaign County…

Mahome Seymour voters for a second time are being asked to support a school referendum to fund a new junior high school for the district. Nearly 62 percent of voters are saying no to the proposal at this time. Votes are still being tabulated in Champaign County..

 

Constitutional Amendment 1, which would guarantee the right to organize and collectively bargain, nearly 60% of voters said yes to that proposal.

 

(Springfield-jm) – Illinois has hit six consecutive months of record low unemployment claims. The latest data shows that claims have remained under 70 thousand for 26 weeks in a row now says State Department of Employment Security Director Kristin Richards…

 

 

State Department of Employment Security Director Kristin Richards. Last week, there were only 57 thousand continuing claims recorded.

 

(Champaign-jm) – Champaign County Crime Stoppers is asking for help in solving a string of recent burglaries at a construction storage site. Officials said on three occasions over the last two months, suspects broke into the storage site for Three Phase Line Construction at 904 North Walnut Street. Officers determined that the suspects gained entry by cutting a hole in the fence and once inside, they stole construction tools and equipment. Across all three burglaries, the suspects stole over $15,000 worth of equipment. They also damaged several toolboxes while prying them open. Security cameras captured the suspect and another person of interest on film. The suspect is described as being a Black male with a medium build. The person of interest is described as being White with long light-brown or reddish hair, a beard and tattoos on his neck.

 

(Paxton–jc)  Holiday Shopping time has begun in the area. One area mayor says its important to shop locally and support businesses in your community and also nearby communities. Paxton Mayor Bill Ingold says shopping locally helps local street projects,  schools and more…

 

 

Paxton Mayor Bill Ingold

 

(Urbana-jm) – The Urbana Police Department announced it has made an arrest in the investigation of a pair of armed robberies that happened last month. Ra-Juan Williams, 23, was arrested at Town and Country Apartments. Officials believe he is responsible for the robberies that happened on October 13 in the apartment complex’s parking lots. In both cases, the victims were lured there under the guise of buying cell phones advertised on Facebook marketplace. Instead, the victims were robbed of their cash at gunpoint.

 

(Champaign-jm) – Three people were arrested after a computer keyboard was shot. 

A Champaign resident heard a gunshot and discovered that a bullet came through his ceiling and into his keyboard. Champaign police arrived at the apartment in the 1700 block of Valley Road and ended up detaining three people who were on the second floor of the apartment building. Police recovered an unlawfully possessed firearm. Sheridan Thompson, Rolan James, and Omari Foster were arrested in relation to the gunshot and the unlawfully possessed firearm.

 

(Washington-jm) – The U.S. has just concluded a record-breaking agricultural export year. Gary Crawford reports…

 

 

(Champaign-jm) – A man was arrested for disorderly conduct and threatening a public official. University of Illinois Police Department says Steven Killiam was arrested at a retail store in the 600 block of East Green Street. Killiam was damaging merchandise and made threats to harm people in the store. Officials say Killam was being taken to jail because he threatened to harm a police officer.

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