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Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court, as posted at www.judici.com:
• Kory M. Adams, 27, of Peotone, for driving under the influence of alcohol.
• Kylie L. Mercer, 18, of Paxton, for driving under the influence of a drug.
PAXTON — With the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board’s approval earlier this month to spend more than $40,000 on additional technological equipment — including 10 iPads for a cost of $4,100 and 81 Chromebooks for a cost of $24,447 — the district is steadily getting closer to its goal of having a mobile device in the hands of every student in every classroom.
LODA — The village’s tax levy will be going up, but only ever so slightly.
At its Nov. 11 meeting, the village board voted to increase the levy by $1,030, which will result in an increase of $2.53 on each of Loda’s 407 residents’ property tax bills next summer.
WATSEKA — No longer will the Iroquois County Board be approving the Iroquois County Public Health Department’s bills each month.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members approved the city’s participation in a renewal of the Bloomington-Normal enterprise zone Monday night.
The enterprise zone extends east from Bloomington-Normal and into Ford County through a 3-foot section of land parallel to Illinois 9. It then moves north to encompass One Earth Energy’s ethanol plant in Gibson City.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board will hold a public hearing in December regarding its proposal to increase the school district’s property tax levy by nearly 10 percent for the second year in a row.
PAXTON — A lottery will be held at 9 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Ford County Clerk’s Office to determine the ballot placement of candidates running for state’s attorney and circuit clerk in the March 15, 2016, primary election.
ROBERTS — A report prepared by volunteers from the East Central Illinois Master Naturalists organization revealed that of the 25 ash trees found in the village of Roberts, only nine remain healthy.
SPRINGFIELD — The co-owner of a bed-and-breakfast near Paxton who turned down a same-sex couple’s request to hold a civil-union ceremony there in 2011 said he did not intend to come across as hateful, bigoted or homophobic when he sent them a series of emails citing various Biblical verses and denouncing homosexuality as “wrong and unnatural.”
PAXTON — The Ford County Public Building Commission approved Thursday spending $23,266 on repairs at the Ford County Jail.