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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.

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 …

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.

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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.

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…

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Update at 4:10 p.m. Sept. 11: U.S. Congressman John Shimkus said Friday that the missile at the former Chanute Air Force base has been saved.

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…

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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.

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.

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.

Jerry Grodesky, Farm and Lake Houses Real Estate Inc. managing broker in Loda, was recently recognized with industry awards.

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 …

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…