COLLINSVILLE — U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, who represents the Ford County area in Congress, announced Friday he will not be seeking re-election.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An FBI agent has testified the accused Illinois militia leader charged with organizing the bombing of a Minnesota mosque kept a cache of guns, including assault rifles that were altered to be fully automatic.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Ford County man who faces trial in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque had tried to escape from custody earlier this year.
URBANA — A June trial estimated to last five days has been set for a Paxton man charged in federal court with allegedly overseeing a cocaine-trafficking ring.On Friday in U.S. District Court in Urbana, the attorney representing Eddi S. “Migo” Ramirez, 30, of Paxton, requested a trial date be set.
Ford County’s unemployment rate climbed to 10 percent in January, while Iroquois County’s grew to 10.2 percent, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday.Ford County’s rate was up from 8.5 percent the month prior; Iroquois County’s rate was up from 8.3 percent.
WATSEKA — The Edgar County Watchdogs posted a story Monday on the organization’s website, www.edgarcountywatchdogs.com, detailing information it has uncovered in its investigation into the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department.
WATSEKA — Iroquois Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer said he does not consider the expansion of home-health services into two rural counties in western Indiana a priority, even though two of the hospital’s doctors broached the need last summer to provide the service across the …