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Today's Weather

Watseka, IL
Partly cloudy

Today

31° 26°

Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the mid 20s.

Humidity:61%
Cloud Coverage:58%
Wind:SSE at mph
Chance of Snow:0%
UV Index:2 Low
Sunrise:07:08:29 AM
Sunset:04:57:52 PM

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Unit 9 looks at several issues at January meeting

The Unit 9 School Board took care of several issues at its Jan. 19 meeting. Read more

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Unit 9 grant application passes hurdle

The Unit 9 School Board learned this week that the district has passed the next phase of a grant process through the Federal Emergency Mana… Read more

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Clean air issues take a top spot in Biden’s agency priorities

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden teed up a slew of clean air and carbon issues as top environmental priorities for his administration in a new executive order signed this week. Biden on Jan. 21 directed agencies to examine dozens of Trump-era rules, including carbon emissions, clean air rollbacks, and Clean Air Act rules on science and costs. Any bold standards Biden has in mind to stem ... Read more

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick offered cash rewards for proof of voter fraud. Now, tipsters worry he won’t pay up

AUSTIN, Texas — Days after the election, when Donald Trump was calling for evidence of voter fraud to reverse Joe Biden’s win, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick came to his aid by offering massive cash rewards to anyone who turned over proof of illegal voting. Patrick’s bounty quickly went viral. He offered a minimum reward of $25,000 to anyone who provided proof of voter fraud to law enforcement. ... Read more

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How a Miami attorney who questioned Georgia’s elections wound up banned by Twitter

MIAMI — A South Florida lawyer who helped Republicans try to challenge the results of the presidential election in Georgia was among tens of thousands of Twitter users removed from the site in the aftermath of the riot in Washington after posting messages he said were given to him by one of former President Donald Trump’s most controversial allies. Before he was banned this month, Carlos E. ... Read more

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Featured Local Businesses

Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce

110 S 3rd St, Watseka, IL 60970

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Kingdon's Home Center

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Main Street Gifts

106 E Walnut St, Watseka, IL 60970

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Sleepy's Auto

414 W. Walnut St., Watseka, IL 60970

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Watseka Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep Inc

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This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Partly cloudySat
2%31° 26°
Cloudy nightSun
24%37° 29°
Heavy snow nightMon
97%32° 29°
Heavy snowTue
41%32° 25°
Heavy snowWed
40%29° 21°
Partly cloudyThu
12%29° 19°
Partly cloudyFri
9%36° 31°