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.
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.
The recent destruction by fire of the shed at the Paxton public works site destroyed quite a few pieces of equipment. Many will not generate much insurance reimbursement but some items like a stump grinder, a 1995 two-ton truck, snow fence and two bucket trucks had worth beyond their value.
In honor of their outstanding scholastic achievement, the following students have been named to the Parkland College Dean's List for spring 2020.
ASHKUM – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy, announces the ISP will conduct Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols (sTEP) in Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties on June 12, 13, 16, 26, 30.
ASHKUM – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy, announces the ISP will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) in Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties on June 10, 16, 18, 22, 24.
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…
The Sibley Area Fourth of July Committee is officially announcing the cancellation of the July 4 Sibley Area Fourth of July Celebration, according to information from the committee.
GIFFORD — Three members of the Eastern Illinois Baseball League, including Gifford-Flatville, will not play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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…
Will Glazik, of the IDEA Farm Network in Paxton, has recently been awarded a $17,530 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) for the project, "Exploring Flavor and Yield of Heirloom Corn Varieties for Spirit Production."
More than 2600 students were named to Bradley's Dean's List for Spring 2020. To be eligible for the Dean's List a student must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester on a 4.0 scale.
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…
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…
The Ford County Board passed a resolution Monday night that supports reopening county nonessential businesses sooner than the governor’s plan.