Hancock County

Hancock County Death Investigation
2:19 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Update: Heart Attack Killed Sheriff’s Father before Fire Started

A fire destroyed Bentzinger Home Supply Store after owner Michael Bentzinger died of a heart attack.
Credit Jason Parrott

Hancock County Coroner Kendall Beals said an autopsy shows the father of Sheriff Scott Bentzinger died of a heart attack.

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WIRC Develops Comprehensive Plan
2:46 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Hancock County Plans Future

Hancock County Courthouse

The Hancock County Board has approved a new comprehensive plan.

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Dinner Planned for Early September
2:52 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Upcoming Fundraiser for Prairie Land Conservancy

Credit www.razoo.com

The Prairie Land Conservancy strives to protect habitat and natural areas in west central Illinois. The organization wants to include more people in its efforts.

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Take Caution As School Approaches
3:02 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Drivers Are Encouraged To Watch Out For Students

Credit www.mcilwainbus.net

With school getting underway, drivers are being encouraged to be on the look-out for students.

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20 Counties Affected
9:46 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Illinois DNR Suspends Late Deer Hunting Season

Credit Wikimedia Commons / Environmental Protection Agency

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is dropping the late winter antlerless-only deer season in 20 counties, including Adams and Hancock.

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Senior Citizen's Care
2:11 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Memory Care Facility Coming to Hancock County

Maple Grove Memory Care will be built across the street from Hancock County's Hickory Grove Supportive Living Facility (pictured).
Credit Hickory Grove Supportive Living Facility

A new memory care facility will be built in Carthage.  It will feature 20 studio apartments that have access to shared kitchen, living room and dining space.

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Small Business
7:17 am
Wed July 2, 2014

CEO Class Coming to Hancock County High Schools

Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

In an effort to grow business, Hancock County is targeting some of its younger residents.

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Hometown Teams
8:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Hancock County to Host Smithsonian Exhibit

Credit Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street / Facebook Page

A national museum exhibit "Hometown Teams" is coming to Hancock County this year. It focuses on how sports have shaped America. 

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Dustin Berg
6:42 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Promoting Economic Development in Hancock County

The Hancock County Courthouse in Carthage. Berg's office is on the third floor of the building.
Credit Rich Egger

One of the goals for the head of economic development in Hancock County is to get all of the communities on the same page.

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2:20 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Illinois Changes Vaccination Requirements for Schools

Credit National Cancer Institute / Wikimedia Commons

As preventable diseases make a comeback, Illinois is increasing immunization requirements for schools.

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