All 198 Alco stores closing, including one in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — Employees at the Alco discount store in Gibson City were notified Thursday that they will be laid off when their store closes, along with all 197 other Alco stores in the U.S., at some point in the near future.

Downtown lighting project discussed by Gibson City officials

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City’s economic and industrial development and finance committees held back-to-back meetings Monday to discuss whether to move forward with the completion of design and topographic surveys for the proposed downtown lighting project.

Redevelopment agreements approved for Shields Auto Mart, Harvest Brewhouse

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council approved two redevelopment agreements Monday with two businesses in the city’s new tax-increment financing (TIF) district.

Downtown revitalization showcased at Gibson City Council meeting

GIBSON CITY — The result of the Gibson City Downtown Revitalization Committee’s first 10 months of work was showcased during the Gibson City Council meeting on Monday night.

Sean Widener, from Clark Dietz in Champaign, took council members through a slideshow presentation featuring downtown renderings he and Ernest Wong from Chicago-based Site Design Group collaborated to create.

Weber Fertilizer & Trucking recognized as Friend of 4-H Award winner

LODA — Weber Fertilizer & Trucking of Loda is being recognized as a 2014 Iroquois County Friend of 4-H Award winner. 

Gibson City’s Downtown Revitalization Committee to meet Nov. 5

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City’s Downtown Revitalization Committee has called a meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at City Hall.

The meeting is open to the public.

Paxton won't regulate food trucks in immediate future

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council will not regulate food trucks for now.

The council’s city, property, parks and forestry committee met Monday night to address licensing of food trucks but agreed to wait to take any such action.

D.G. Sullivan's closing Sunday in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — A Gibson City restaurant is closing Sunday, Nov. 2, after nearly five years in business.

D.G. Sullivan’s, 109 W. Eighth St., announced the news on its Facebook page Tuesday morning.

'Harvest Brewhouse' chosen as name for Paxton restaurant

PAXTON — After a “strong outpouring” of suggestions by the community, Ben Grice has decided upon the name of his to-be-opened upscale restaurant and brewery at 102 S. Market St. in downtown Paxton.

And, as Grice has said before, it’s not going to be called “The 102 Lounge.”

Asta Care nursing homes in Paxton, Pontiac under new ownership

PAXTON — The Asta Care Center nursing homes in Paxton and Pontiac are under new ownership.

Bradley Alter, owner of Skokie-based Certified Health Management, said he recently formed two consulting companies — Paxton Healthcare and Rehab LLC and Pontiac Healthcare and Rehab LLC — that purchased the Paxton and Pontiac long-term care facilities, respectively.

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