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PAXTON — Advocates for the preservation of the 94-year-old PBL Eastlawn School building find it curious that the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district has chosen to excavate just enough land around the to-be-torn-down structure to avoid having the project’s adverse impact on historic resources…

LUDLOW — Preparation work before bids can be let on the village water main replacement project is halfway completed, a new village clerk was introduced and the village board voted to approve accepting a gift of land to be used for a park.

PAXTON — Suzanne “Suzie” Shell, the chief deputy clerk for Ford County’s Probation & Court Services Department, announced her candidacy for the Ford County circuit clerk’s position in the March 2020 primary election during the Oct. 7 meeting of the Roberts Village Board.

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the board room at the unit office in Paxton.

GIBSON CITY — Members of the city council-appointed committee developing a vision for a new municipal swimming pool in Gibson City had to decide what could be eliminated from their plans after finding out their initial ideas exceeded fiscal boundaries.

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PAXTON — The Paxton City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday night to repeal the city’s controversial leaf-burning ban, effective immediately.

ASHKUM — District 21 Illinois State Police will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols in Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford counties on Tuesday, Oct. 29; Tuesday, Nov. 19; and Monday, Nov. 25. The special patrols focus on compliance with safety belt and child safety seat laws. Illinois law…

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Public Health Department has scheduled 12 flu vaccination clinics in October to be held at various sites around the county, in addition to the walk-in flu clinics offered daily at the agency’s office in Watseka.

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RANKIN — A man considering opening a cannabis business in Rankin is asking village board members to decide within the next month if they will allow his business in town or if he will instead need to explore alternative locations.

BUCKLEY — Buckley Village Board members voted Monday night to not try again to sell the village’s old street sweeper and to have it repaired instead.

A Senior Fit exercise program is available at the Paxton Church of Christ, 400 W. Ottawa Road, every Monday morning at 9. The program is especially designed to help seniors with strength and balance for daily living. The low-impact exercises can all be done while sitting in a chair. All area…

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Public Health Department has scheduled 12 flu vaccination clinics in October to be held at various sites around the county, in addition to the walk-in flu clinics offered daily at the agency’s office in Watseka.

ASHKUM — District 21 Illinois State Police will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols in Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford counties on Tuesday, Oct. 29; Tuesday, Nov. 19; and Monday, Nov. 25. The special patrols focus on compliance with safety belt and child safety seat laws. Illinois law…