Winnebago County Clerk Lori Gummow, in partnership with Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), will be giving away bare-root or shrub seedlings on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd, beginning at 8 a.m., at the County Clerk’s office, located at 404 Elm Street, to anyone that purchases a birth certificate, death certificate or applies for a marriage license.…
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that this morning, the Illinois Prisoner Review Board decided to keep a convicted killer incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the 1977 murder of Louis Betts and for an attack on another woman in Winnebago County.…
RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN WINNEBAGO COUNTY TO THOSE IMPACTED BY FLOOD
Some residents in our community have been impacted by significant flooding. As the County recovers from this flood, resources are available to assist in the clean-up process. To access these resources, Winnebago County residents impacted by the flood can contact the American Red Cross at 872-529-1784.
A Voluntary Buyout Program for Flood Prone Properties (Buyout Program) previously existed that would help residents in flood impacted areas relocate by purchasing their home. Currently, there is no active Buyout Program. While there was a Buyout Program in years past, that program ended. A Buyout Program may be started again if Federal and/or State funds become available.
The County will continue to look at all options for long term flood relief. If funding for a Buyout Program becomes available, the County will reach out to impacted residents at that time.
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