PAXTON — There were no public comments received during a 16-minute public hearing held Tuesday, Nov. 12, regarding the first phase of Paxton’s downtown streetscape improvement project, expected to be completed in 2020.
PAXTON — A rural Rankin man working to bring the recreational cannabis industry to rural East Central Illinois encouraged Paxton City Council members on Tuesday night to attend a “cannabis awareness seminar” he is organizing to educate the public about the pros and cons of marijuana, which w…
PAXTON — The Ford County Board on Monday, Nov. 11, approved a new four-year contract with the union representing the sheriff’s office’s road deputies, correctional officers and telecommunicators.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — George and Harry Tjardes of Gibson City were inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame during the Hereford Honorees awards ceremony at the American Hereford Association’s annual membership meeting and conference on Oct. 25 in Kansas City, Mo.
PAXTON — The Paxton Service Club continues to accept donations for its annual Christmas envelope project to assist needy families in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district.
PAXTON — The Ford County Board appears to be getting closer to being able to finally approve proposed revisions to the county’s ordinance regulating wind farms, although there remain a few unsettled issues.
PAXTON — A Ford County Board member’s suggestions for reducing expenses and raising revenue for the county jail led to a contentious debate Thursday, during which the sheriff said he felt like he was being “attacked.”
ROBERTS — The village recently received a violation notice from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency regarding the cleanup of paint chips by village staff during the repainting of the town’s water tower last month.
PAXTON — As its name implies, a new shop in downtown Paxton — Linda’s Little Bit of Everything — sells, well, “a little bit of everything,” said the store’s owner, Linda Hartman.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will hear a report on the progress of the demolition of the former PBL Eastlawn School building during its next meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the board room at the unit office in Paxton.
GIBSON CITY — A group of concerned citizens is planning to buy and revitalize a building at 107 N. Sangamon Ave. to give it a greater presence in downtown Gibson City, perhaps as a theater and community center.
CISSNA PARK — A 28-year-old Cissna Park man died after his car rear-ended a grain wagon being pulled by a tractor in Iroquois County on Tuesday night.
PIPER CITY — Maj. Todd Fatka of the U.S. Army Reserves was officially welcomed back Monday to his teaching post at Tri-Point Upper Elementary and Junior High School by what he said was the most extensive welcome home he had ever received.
PAXTON — After recently rescinding a citywide ban on the burning of leaves that had been in effect for more than a year, the Paxton City Council will consider Tuesday night whether to put some restrictions on leaf burning back in place.
PAXTON — Two people who were found dead in a wrecked car west of Paxton on Oct. 13 died from blunt-force trauma to the head as a result of a traffic accident, Ford County Coroner Rick Flessner said.
PAXTON — Ford County Coroner Rick Flessner has released the name of an elderly man from Texas who was killed on Oct. 23 when his car left the road and struck a guardrail on Interstate 57 south of Paxton.
PAXTON — Victor Johnson’s popular animated Christmas light display on West Patton Street in Paxton will make a return this holiday season after taking a holiday vacation, of sorts, last year.
PAXTON — With the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s superintendent and current and former school board members there to witness it, workers began tearing down the historic PBL Eastlawn School building Monday morning.
PAXTON — The attorney for a Paxton resident trying to prevent the demolition of a historic local school building said that on Monday — the day demolition is expected to begin — he will appeal a Ford County judge’s denial of a temporary restraining order prohibiting the project.
PAXTON — A public defender was appointed Friday to represent convicted murderer Anthony Jennings in his attempt to have his 60-year prison sentence reduced to 40 years.
PAXTON — Members of the Ford County Board will meet again at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, to continue reviewing proposed changes to the county’s ordinance regulating wind farms.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members approved an ordinance Monday night to prohibit parking of vehicles along West Street — from 329 N. West St. south to the intersection with 10th Street.
PAXTON — A Paxton resident who has spent months trying to stop the demolition of the PBL Eastlawn School building is now taking the matter to court in a last-ditch effort to save the historic structure.
GIBSON CITY — State highways in Ford and Iroquois counties will see some improvements over the next six years using funding from the Rebuild Illinois capital bill.
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council’s public works committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, to discuss changes or updates to the city’s burning ordinance.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district is refuting allegations that it reduced the scope of its planned excavation work on the PBL Eastlawn School property to avoid needing to obtain a state permit — and, subsequently, evaluate ways to eliminate or minimize the adverse effect on hi…
PAXTON — An elderly man from Texas was killed Wednesday morning when his car left the road and struck a guardrail on Interstate 57 south of Paxton.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members learned Monday night that the school district’s tentative property tax levy for 2019 should result in a tax rate lower than the prior year’s — for the fourth year in a row.
The Saybrook American Legion Post #427 will host a chicken and fish fry on Nov. 15. Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, Feb. 28, March 13 and March 27. The menu includes chicken, whole catfish, all-you-can-eat walleye, baked potato, cole slaw and a drink. Serving starts at 4:30 p.m. and con…
GIBSON CITY — A funeral director in Gibson City accused of stealing more than $60,000 from her previous employer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to one count of felonious theft.