Ford County - This year it is more important than ever to get a flu shot. Each season, millions of Americans are sickened with flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and tens of thousands die. This season we are also battling COVID-19, another virus that can cause severe respiratory il…
GIBSON CITY -- Strength and conditioning workouts made up of functional movements performed at a high intensity level can sound intimidating. But four local women are teaching the public that such fitness is well within their reach.
As school districts return to the classroom, assessing students for social and emotional needs has been a key part of the conversation. In preparation for re-opening, local districts have taken various approaches to the challenge of promoting positive mental health among students.
Thank you – Thank you to our faithful members for your continued patronage and support. We are so happy to be here for you and to help you with resources as you navigate through this year. Remember that we can assist you if you are not comfortable coming into the library. Just give us a call.
Since the COVID 19 pandemic shutdowns began six months ago there has been very little talk at Ford County Board meetings about amending the wind farm ordinance. And practically no members of the public have appeared before the board.
Ford County Clerk and Recorder Amy Frederick provided the following statement on Vote by Mail letters that were recently sent by Secretary of State’s Office to voters:
This is the time of year when co-directors Denise Wall, Erik Parmenter and Jessica Fehland, would be organizing December's Iroquois County Christmas Cantata; however, after much contemplation and discussion, the group has canceled this year's performances.
Celebrating the fifth generation of the O’Neal family of Gibson City are, left to right: mother Alyssa Tran of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandmother Kemmey Esteban of Las Vegas, Nevada; great-great-grandmother Lorene O’Neal Edwards of Sun City, Arizona, formerly of Gibson City; baby Amelia Tran of …
The Ford County Public Health Department will be offering drive through flu clinics this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are strongly advising vaccinations for everyone 6 months of age and older.
Long time city employee Mark LeClair was feted at the regular meeting of the Paxton City Council. Retiring as the director of public works, LeClair was employed by the city for 42 years.
For the past three years, Illinois veterans have gone on a 500-mile endurance cycling event from Cairo, Ill., to the western Chicago suburb of St. Charles in an event known as the Gold Star 500.
Staying the course of his predecessor, Neal McHenry, in creating new programs is the primary goal of the Paxton Park District’s new recreation director.
Responding to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Mark Doran recently announced in a press release that Ford County citizens are being invited to become Associate Members of the Illin…
The Paxton Carnegie Library’s patrons might not be aware of the wealth of material easily obtained and accessible with their library card, even apart from what’s on the library’s shelves; a kind of library within the library, according to Library Director Deb Mason.
Health officials in both Ford and Vermilion counties on Wednesday linked multiple new COVID-19 cases to long-term care facilities.
WATSEKA — East Central Illinois workNet, which operates an office in Iroquois County, is hosting a drive-thru job fair in Watseka for Iroquois County residents interested in getting back to work or school. The job fair is scheduled from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 14 in the parking lot of the Iroquoi…
URBANA -- A Ludlow man who eluded U.S. Marshals Service officers and other police Friday during a six-hour manhunt has turned himself in to authorities Monday.
Several area students are getting on-the-job experience thanks to a program through the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission who is partnering with Iroquois Memorial Hospital.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda Superintendent Cliff McClure released a summary of COVID-19-related mandates and how PBL school district will implement them in the coming school year on the district website Thursday.
COLFAX - The McLean County coroner has identified a Gibson City man as the victim of a single-vehicle crash in eastern McLean County early Wednesday morning.
McKendree University recently recognized students for making the spring Dean's List for earning a grade point average of 3.60 or higher during the spring 2020 semester.
ASHKUM – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy, announces the results of Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols (sTEP) in Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford Counties on June 16.
The Gibson City Rotary Club #3268 had to cancel its annual fundraiser this year due to COVID-19 concerns, according to information from the club.
Northern Illinois University announces its Spring 2020 Dean's List students. To earn this distinction, students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology or a minimum of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale in the colleges …
Nicholas Porter of Paxton, IL (60957) was recognized by the Office of Student Affairs at Bradley University. Porter, a Biomedical Science major, was awarded the Dr. Domenico Volturno and Betty Volturno Distinguished Service Award.
The Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) Foundation for Community Banking has selected its 2020 Annual Scholarship Program winners.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2020. The Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District collected a positive mosquito batch on May 31, 2020 from River Forest, Illinois, and North Shore Mo…
Kirsten Jensen is this year’s recipient of a $500 Illinois Sheriffs’ Association scholarship given out by the Ford County Sheriff’s Office.
These are the students who made the Dean's List at Monmouth College for the Spring 2020 semester. Making the list requires a GPA of at least 3.5 for the semester while taking at least 3.0 credit hours.