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.

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…

The Paxton Park District Board couldn’t pick a scholarship winner from the five applications submitted so they awarded a smaller scholarship to each student applying. Usually the board awards one $500 scholarship. This year Dalton Busboom, Tate Graham, Kirra Lanz, Drake Schrodt and Kendra Sn…

Even though the Ford County Board passed a resolution last month that supported opening county nonessential businesses sooner than the governor’s plan, the board itself continued to meet electronically for the third month in a row. Board member Tom McQuinn said he wasn’t happy with the situa…

Preliminary findings point away from arson as the cause of a shed fire behind the Paxton Police Department that took place May 31.

Ford County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0240, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier”, is the method used to achieve uniform property ass…

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A Paxton area farmer has been recognized for his dedication to the future of farming. Mike Nelson has earned recognition from Farm Credit Illinois by being named a FreshRoots Directors Cup honoree — one of six. The Directors Cup presented by the cooperative Board of Directors celebrates youn…

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A shed fire that occurred late Sunday night is under investigation by the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office.

PAXTON — Operating under the premise that no two Illinois counties are exactly alike these days, the Ford County Board will consider a resolution Monday to support reopening nonessential businesses sooner than the governor has in mind.

Spencer Meenen was selected as the State FFA Proficiency Winner in Fiber & Oil Crop Production. Spencer is a member of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley FFA Chapter of the Illinois Association FFA. Illinois FFA recognizes students in fifty different areas based on their work-based learning, …

The Paxton City Council held its regular monthly meeting online via Zoom. Mayor Bill Ingold, City Clerk Gwen Smith and City Attorney Marc Miller were present in the council chambers, other employees were in their separate offices and aldermen and the public checked in from their homes. Few t…

Paxton will apply on the behalf of five local businesses for downstate Small Business Stabilization applications funded by Community Development Block Grant funds.

After careful consideration of all that has transpired over the period of March 23, 2020 till today, it has been decided to continue the closure of the Ford County Courthouse and Jail. Ford County citizens are still being infected and surrounding counties are still seeing increases in cases …

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing one new case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as of Monday. The individual is a female in her 50s.