Hancock County E911 Service Discussion…Still Going

Hancock County is definitely not finished with the communications and 911 service discussion yet.  After many disgruntled citizens opposed the proposed communications center merger with Winnebago County to save taxpayer money and improve dispatch services, the Hancock County Supervisors are now looking at other ways to sharpen its handling of emergency 911 calls. Supervisor Jerry […]

Hancock County elected officials could see a 3.2% wage increase

The Hancock County Compensation Board has spoken and it believes the county’s elected officials deserve a 3.2 percent across the board wage increase for the next budget year, considering early data from other counties’ across the state show proposed increases from 2.5 to nearly 5 percent. The Compensation Board also voted in favor of an […]

BrickStreet Theatre issues Refunds due to Weather

BrickStreet Theatre has announced that refunds will be available until Friday, December 23rd at 5pm for last Saturday’s (December 17th) performances of “A Christmas Story,” due to the bad weather. Physical tickets can be turned in at Scoopy Doos Restaurant on Clark Street in Forest City for a refund.  Online Purchases must make a request on the BrickStreet […]

Hancock County looks at drainage & shared 911 communications

Drainage took up much of the discussion during the Hancock County Board of Supervisors 7 hour meeting on Monday, as the Supervisors appointed project engineers, considered reports, and set formal hearings on various drainage district projects. According to Supervisor Jerry Tlach, drainage districts are a huge part of agriculture in Hancock County, and it was […]

Hancock County concerned with Courthouse Security

Hancock County is still concerned with safety, especially in the courthouse.  The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session this week to consider a quote for added courthouse security.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach explains. According to Tlach, the new lock system will be completed in February or March. In other upcoming news: Hancock County […]