The Milford Area Public Schools District 124 Board of Education had its January meeting.
WATSEKA — The founder of a now-defunct nonprofit animal sanctuary in Thawville who is accused of intentionally causing the death of numerous animals in her care pleaded not guilty Thursday in Iroquois County Circuit Court to a Class 4 felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty.
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Both Cissna Park basketball teams defeated the South Newton Rebels on Tuesday night at home.
On Jan. 11, long time Watseka High School track coach, Joe Sutfin, was inducted into the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (ITCCCA) Hall of Fame.
“Coach Sutfin is still helping me. He watched my niece compete in her sprints and long jump. Coach was giving me pointers for things for her to work on in the off season. Standing there on Bla…
It was a close battle in Gilman on Monday night when the Iroquois West Lady Raiders basketball team hosted the Milford Lady Bearcats. The final score was 39-38.
WATSEKA — On the day he was to stand trial for the alleged beating of an elderly man outside a Buckley bar, a 27-year-old rural Buckley man pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery and was sentenced to four years of probation.
PEORIA, Ill. – An Iroquois County farmer, Jeremy Seggebruch, 40, of Cissna Park, has been ordered to serve 364 days in prison for violating the terms of his probation sentence for federal crop…
ATLANTA — Late last week (Jan. 3, 2020) Coca-Cola Company announced via a press release that it has acquired the remaining stake in fairlife LLC from its joint venture partner Select Milk Producers.
Aaron Johnson was named Farm Credit Illinois president and CEO by the cooperative’s board of directors, according to a news release. Johnson has served as interim CEO since Sept. 25, following the passing of former CEO Tom Tracy.
Delegate votes in primaries can be ‘super important,’ party leader says. But how are they selected? It’s complicated, and is different for state Democrats, Republicans.
The flu virus is spreading quickly across Illinois, moving along interstates and through airports to reach people in every part of the state.
Highs of about 20 are forecast for Sunday and Monday around the region.
Who should get licenses to sell pot? The people who've been selling it.
Question: Can you name the man who later would become known worldwide but in 1948 appeared one Saturday night in Minonk, and after a half-hour concert by the Pontiac Municipal Band, gave a 20-minute speech to those who stopped by to listen?
Within our area, mention great high school football coaches and one name will usually come to mind, Bishop Mac’s Hall of Fame Coach, Rich Zinanni, the coach with the third most wins in Illinois history.
By Andrea Woroch
As a new decade begins, many have their sights set on change. After what feels like a lifetime of working, though, it can be difficult to transition to a cold-turkey retirement. To stay busy and supplement income many people are "semi-retiring" instead.
Folks are leaving their traditional jobs, cutting costs and looking for more flexible, fun work. And, these days, you don't have to look far. With the emergence of the "gig economy", it's easy to earn a little side cash, without having to commit to a 9 to 5 job – or even leave the house.
If your goal is to achieve a semi-retired lifestyle in 2020, follow these steps and start living out the rest of your life in freedom.
Your housing expenses are likely the biggest line item in your budget. Whether you rent or own, look at options for reducing this expense. Not only does finding a smaller house or moving into an apartment help lower your actual...
Is it tax time already? You may not want to admit it, but tax time starts well before the filing deadline. Your important tax forms start arriving in the mail in January. If you simply let them accumulate in a pile, it will be April before you realize it, and you will be scrambling around, attempting to do your taxes at the last moment. Woe unto you if you realize at the last minute that one of your important tax forms is nowhere to be found.
How many forms should you expect? That depends on your situation, but anything that contributes to your income or makes adjustments to your taxable income will require documentation. Primary forms include:
- W-2s – Everyone that you have worked for as a direct employee owes you a W-2 form to show all monies paid to you and taxes withheld.
- 1099s – 1099s cover all income from sources...
Tax preparers such as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and Enrolled Agents are incredibly busy during tax season. Their time is precious, even more so in recent years with many of the changes introduced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act currently in effect. That makes it even more important for you to prepare for your allotted tax preparation time.
Your tax professional needs the following four categories of information to prepare your taxes properly. Make sure to bring all the necessary forms and receipts and organize them so that they may be found quickly.
- Identification and Basic Information – For any new relationships, you will need to supply identification for you, your spouse, and all dependents claimed. Social Security cards are preferred, but other government-issued ID is usually acceptable. Check with your preparer before you visit.
Other basic information includes your address, your previous year's tax form, and any info...
Did you have a happy New Year? We certainly hope so. Now it's time to get back to regular routines and take care of January chores, including gathering your tax information.
The 2020 Tax Season Begins on January 27
The IRS has announced that the 2020 tax season will begin on January 27th. The beginning of tax season marks the first day that the IRS will accept individual electronic returns and start processing traditional paper returns.
Soon, you and more than 150 million of your fellow Americans will be sifting through tax information and preparing returns — or have them prepared for you. In 2018, tax preparers filed nearly 79.5 million electronic returns. In 2019, the industry employed 314,413 tax practitioners in 134,475 businesses and created $11 billion in revenue. Expect tax preparers to be even busier in 2020 due to the ...
Holiday Debt On the Increase
Are your credit cards still smoking from holiday overuse? Based on a recent MagnifyMoney survey, it wouldn't be surprising.
Consumers who financed their holiday spending averaged $1,325 in holiday spending debt – a sharp increase from 2018's $1,230, 2017's $1,054 average and 2016's $1,003 average. Increases in wages and consumer confidence are at least partly to blame. Did a personal increase in wages and confidence lead you into a mountain of holiday debt?
We've given previous tips on dealing with excessive holiday debt. You've got more debt – so we've got five more tips, for a total of 10.
6. Slice Your Budget Further
To pay off holiday debt, you can't sett...
Almost immediately after birth a child begins to imitate their parents. They mimic mannerisms and behaviors such as smiling when their parents smile, make similar noises and, when they are old enough to talk, they repeat what parents say.
Vaping controversy has been front and center lately, with the recent news that the CEO of Juul, Kevin Burns, had resigned in September, as an increasing number of deaths related to vaping and threats of federal regulation are presenting a massive challenge for the e-cigarette company.
Whether it’s by car, train or plane, it can sometimes be tough to get a good night’s sleep when traveling. You’re away from the comfort of your own bed, and you could be traveling with people who cry, sneeze, talk loudly or watch a movie without headphones. But you can still sleep well while traveling. Learn how traveling across time zones impacts your sleep, what causes jet lag, and how you can feel rested the next time you travel across the country.
The American Society for the Positive Care of Children estimates that child abuse reports involve 7.5 million children, and child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups. The National Children’s Alliance has reported that nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. Childhelp.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, found that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.
It is healthy for the bodies to take probiotics. They cleanse the body and the gut system. The “good bacteria” helps keep the gut healthy. Instead of buying expensive probiotic products, nature offers some organic choices for you that you can use daily for a better gut health. The name itself is derived from the Latin 'pro-' 'for' and the Greek '-biotic' 'life. The discovery of the probiotics came in the early 20th century and was found in Bulgaria where the bacteria Bacillus Bulgarikus was found in milk.
CIUDAD HIDALGO, México - Los pasajeros agotados descienden de un elegante convoy de autobuses plateados con rayas rojas, luciendo confundidos y desorientados mientras son depositados ignominiosamente en este remanso tropical en el extremo sur de México. Aquí no hay personas que les brinden orientación sobre sus casos de inmigración pendientes en Estados Unidos o sobre dónde buscar refugio en ...
Llámalo como quieras: panza cervecera, agarraderas del amor, tripa, llanta o como sea. Cualesquiera que sean las palabras, todas se refieren a lo mismo: grasa abdominal, que es uno de los tipos de grasa más comunes para los hombres. Como sin duda habrás notado, a medida que aumentamos de peso, nuestros muslos, piernas y brazos generalmente no cambian mucho. En cambio, nuestra grasa tiende a ...
Gina Díaz-Nino se considera extrovertida. Pero desde que su boca comenzó a deteriorarse después de años de uso de metanfetamina y dos peleas, ella retrocedió hacia las sombras. Sus dientes están amarillos, torcidos y color marrón alrededor de las esquinas. La mayoría de sus dientes superiores están astillados, le faltan o están pudriéndose. Cuando se cayeron, se desmoronaron como tiza. "Abro ...
A medida que aumentan las preocupaciones sobre los peligros del aislamiento y la soledad en la edad avanzada de la vida, un nuevo estudio del Pew Research Center descubre que los estadounidenses pasan cada vez más tiempo solos a medida que envejecen, con las personas de 70 años pasando solas en promedio tres horas más cada día que las personas en entre 40 y 60 años. El estudio, que analizó los ...
Watseka High School Drama Department will present An Act Of Piracy by Patrick Derksen at the Watseka Theatre at 7 p.m. March 20 and March 21.