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HRC closure announced

Modified: Saturday, Jun 25th, 2016
DeWitt County Human Resource Center executive director Lynn Scoville posted an announcement Monday night on the agency's Facebook page that HRC would close its client services on June 30.
Following is her statement to the community:

"It is with profound sadness that I announce that the DeWitt County Human Resource Center will close for client services on June 30,
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Juvenile arrested for vehicle theft after crashing car

Modified: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
CLINTON -- At approximately 4:22 p.m. on June 22, Clinton Police received a report of the theft of a vehicle from the 300 block of North Jackson Street. The victim reported having parked the vehicle at an apartment complex for a short time before returning to discover the vehicle missing.
Clinton Police initiated an investigation and summoned the assistance
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Save-A-Lot takes shape

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
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Dr. John Warner Hospital becoming Warner Hospital & Health Services

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
CLINTON -- Although listed on Monday's city council agenda as an item to place on file for later action, council members decided to vote on a resolution changing the name of the local hospital.
Commissioners approved a name change from Dr. John Warner Hospital to Warner Hospital & Healthcare Services. Hospital CEO Paul Skowron addressed the board before the
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Mudderella, part deux

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
LAKE COUNTY, Ill. -- Another Mudderella has come and gone, and Clinton representatives accepted the challenge.
This year, the area event was held in (near) Chicago at the Lake County Fairgrounds.  And, although it rained most of the day, the spectator areas were far less muddy than for last year's cold and slimy course. 
In 2015, the spectators looked the
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Two residents on Honor Flight today

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
CLINTON -- Clinton residents Jim Rich and Hal Glenn are participating in the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Washington D.C. today.
While in Washington, they will visit the WW2, Iwo Jima, Korea, Air Force and Vietnam memorials, along with a visit to the National Air and Space Museum and to see the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the
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Shofner completes FBI Academy course

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
CLINTON -- DeWitt County Sheriff Jered Shofner has graduated from an executive development course at the FBI National Academy, in Quantico, Va.
Shofner was selected by the FBI to participate in 10 weeks of advanced academic and physical training in their National Academy program. FBI Director James Comey presented Shofner with his certificate during a graduation ceremony in Quantico
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Globe trekking to help others

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
CLINTON -- By Saturday, Leanna Anderson will be en route to a world away from Clinton, Ill. Leanna is headed to China as part of a Teen Missions International group.
This isn't Leanna's first trek across the globe to help others. A few years ago Leanna traveled with the same organization to Africa. Groups of teens travel
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Take a nice ride, help some children

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
CLINTON -- If you've lived in DeWitt County for a while, you might think a tour of the area isn't something you really need. But, even for lifelong residents, there are probably some unexplored places to discover. Tour DeWitt is an opportunity to find those places -- and help a worthy cause, to boot.
Steve and Dana Lobb
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Seventy-five offer their time to clean up Clinton Lake

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
CLINTON -- The weather cooperated in a fine way on Wednesday as about 75 volunteers worked to pick up trash and debris on and around Clinton Lake.
CPO Matt Vivenito, of the Conservation Police, came up with the idea for the first volunteer clean up the lake area, assisted by Conservation Police Capt. Jim Mayes and Melissa Armstrong of the
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‘Quilted Keepsakes’ at Homestead

Posted: Friday, Jun 10th, 2016
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Plant closure could hurt Clinton in a variety of ways

Posted: Friday, Jun 10th, 2016
CLINTON -- Although the City of Clinton is not in line for a direct hit in lost property tax revenue that would result from closure of the Clinton Power Station, Clinton could hurt in a number of other ways. City commissioner of accounts and finances Tom Edmunds offered his assessment of the situation during Monday's city council meeting.
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There still could be time

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 7th, 2016
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City adds to fireworks donation

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 7th, 2016
CLINTON -- On Monday, the city council revised its original donation for the July 4 fireworks display and voted to donate an additional $1,300. This brings the city's donation to $5,000, the amount first considered at its May 16 meeting.
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DCDC announces layoffs, reorganization

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 7th, 2016
CLINTON, DeWitt County Development Council (DCDC) executive director Ruth Stauffer announced on Thursday that uncertainties with the state budget and the planned closure of Clinton Power Station had resulted in staff layoffs at the organization.
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‘Flowers that fly’

Posted: Thursday, Jun 2nd, 2016
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‘The fight isn’t over’

Posted: Thursday, Jun 2nd, 2016
CLINTON -- As the official Illinois legislative session ended this week, Exelon announced it would begin plans to close the Clinton Power Station on June 1, 2017. But, now in continuous session, Rep. Bill Mitchell and Sen. Chapin Rose said there was still time for the General Assembly to pass legislation that could prevent the closure.
"The fight isn't
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First Illinois bird tests positive for West Nile virus

Posted: Thursday, Jun 2nd, 2016
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the first bird to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2016. 
Douglas County Health Department employees collected the blue jay on May 20, in Arcola Township.
"While there is a lot of focus on Zika virus, West Nile virus is also transmitted by mosquitoes and is
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Local fourth-graders enjoy Ag Day at museum

Posted: Thursday, Jun 2nd, 2016
CLINTON, The DeWitt County Farm Bureau and DeWitt County Museum hosted more than 100 fourth-grade students from Clinton on May 20 at the at C.H. Moore Homestead in effort to reinforce science and social studies lessons in the context of agriculture.
DeWitt County Museum, University of Illinois Extension and Farm Bureau volunteers staffed the annual event, dubbed "Ag Day at
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Recognizing those who sacrificed and their families

Posted: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
CLINTON -- Leslie Andrews remembers a childhood that included observing Memorial Day at Woodlawn Cemetery, a memory less common among succeeding generations. But the ritual still takes place each year, and Andrews spoke about her recollections on Monday for the 2016 observance.
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Nuclear energy supporters converge on Springfield

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2016
SPRINGFIELD -- Amid chants of "Save Our Plants" and "Vote Yes," more than 1,500 people crowded into the rotunda at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Tuesday while more than 500 waited outside, unable to get in due to capacity limits.
The crowd was gathered to show legislators support for the Next Generation Energy Plan (NGEP), a comprehensive
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Applications available for mental health funding

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2016
CLINTON -- The DeWitt County Community Mental Health Board is now accepting applications for FY 2017 funding for mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability programs that serve DeWitt County residents.
Nonprofit or governmental organizations must submit written applications by July 1, 2016 for the Board's consideration. Applicants will be asked to attend an evening meeting in Clinton July
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