Our Town 2020 – Hoopeston

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Hoopeston growing one small business at a time

HOOPESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — What started as a passion project, quickly became the catalyst for a new vision for the downtown. Local leaders say, it’s something the community has bought into. “The Lorraine project, when we started the project, it was really focusing on the Lorraine Theatre, but we realized that the Lorraine’s success relies on the downtown Hoopeston’s success, all […]

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Locally-owned stations still on air 60 years later

WATSEKA, Ill. (WCIA) — Family-owned radio stations are fewer and farther between.  You can hear the local sounds every day from Watseka.  Stacey Smith didn’t always envision herself as part of the family business, but today she’s running the radio stations as the general manager of WGFA-FM and WIBK-AM.   Her dad, the late Dick Martin, started the stations with partners before […]

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