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Below are links to more info on news stories that we have reported on the air.

To join the City of Rensselaer Zoom meeting on January 25, 2021 at 4PM:
Meeting ID: 817 9386 5951
Passcode: 363358
Call in number: 312-626-6799
To book shelter reservations in three Vermilion County, Illinois parks, here are the telephone numbers:
Kennekuk Park and Lake Vermilion Parks:  217-442-1691
Forest Glen:  217-662-2142
Reservations can be made, beginning at 8 am on January 4, 2021


Indiana Auditor Tera Klutz said some organizations or individuals may receive a call or email stating a fee must be paid in advance to receive a grant.  This is false and a scam.  If you receive such a demand, please notify the Office of the Attorney General at:



Turkey Run “Eagles in Flight” registration




Scams in the area




Making a donation to the Community Foundation of Pulaski County


West Central needs parents to sign up FIRST for free meals to be picked up every Wednesday by sending an email to the following:
Parents need to include:  the name of each child, where meals will be picked up (elementary school or high school front office), and the total number of meals to be picked up.



Franciscan in Rensselaer, Lafayette, and Crawfordsville

For more information on specific restrictions at these locations,




To make a comment to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding Republic Services proposal to inject liquid waste into the ground beneath the water table at the Newton County Landfill, log onto:


Jasper County Economic Development Organization Community Roundtable

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Meeting ID: 853 6815 8557

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Franciscan Health Tackling Tough Times Together program, and to  join a public Facebook group:
or the project website:


Small businesses in Pulaski County (fewer than 100 employees), are encouraged to apply for a grant to offset COVID expenses.  The only way to do so is online, and here are the instructions:
Click on the Economic Development link
scroll to the bottom of the page to find “COVID 19 Grant Info”, and click there to apply



To learn more about making donations to the Hoopeston Animal Rescue Team (HART)
hartshelterteam@gmail. com
To inquire on making monetary donations:



New technology is available to fight COVID.  More information can be found by emailing:


Homeowners, business owners, and renters who suffered losses from floodwaters and heavy rain on June 27, 2020, can now apply for SBA Loans.  Counties approved are Newton, Jasper, Benton, and Lake in Indiana, as well as Iroquois and Kankakee in Illinois.
To apply and learn more, go to https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or call 800-659-2955.  Email for assistance to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
Individuals who are hard of hearing or deaf may call 800-877-8339.



To report  non-emergency damage in Iroquois County, Illinois


Dog Obedience School at Rensselaer Republican Dog Park.  For more information and to sign up, email
  Growing Patch Learning Center in Remington and Goodland Early Learning Center is looking for teachers and cooks at both locations by calling:
Growing Patch: Margaret, 219-208-3097 x6971
Goodland Learning Center: Maureen 765-742-4033 x6961



To find testing locations for COVID 19 in Indiana, log onto:
coronavirus.in.gov, and click on the testing tab at the top of the page.
To schedule an appointment for a test if you are symptomatic, go to:
lhi.care/COVID testing or call 888-634-1123
(that is the SMALL LETTER for L…lhi)
Veterans, mental health resources can be found at:


To find out more about homeowners and owners options during the pandemic, log onto 877gethope.org or call 877-Get Hope
To find applications for Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) grants for recycling projects.