Rains during the last month have kept lawns green and flush, but if things dry up over the coming weeks, that growth will slow down, leaving room for one of a lawn’s peskiest weeds to arrive: crabgrass.

July 31: A trivia night will be presented at 6 p.m. July 31 at the Lorraine Theatre, 324 E. Main St. in Hoopeston. Five person teams with a cost of $10 per person. For an additional $5, an individual single topping pizza from Pizza King can be ordered & delivered to your table during pla…

SPRINGFIELD – Masks will be required at driver’s license facilities in Illinois starting Monday, Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday, and Gov. JB Pritzker said he is “looking at all the possible mitigations” amid another surge of COVID-19 infections.

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Hoopeston Area High School track team member Justin Jones competed at in two events at the IHSA Class 1A state track finals in Charleston.

Hoopeston Area High School track team member Bre Crose recently competed in the IHSA Class 1A State Track and Field Championships.

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