Downtown Paxton building renovated with a historical touch

PAXTON — The 19th Century building at 119 S. Market St. in downtown Paxton has a newly repainted facade, a new front door and new windows, and a beautified interior featuring a new drop ceiling, new cabinetry and new lighting.

Mom & Pop's Kettle Korn Stop to get new facade

PAXTON — Officials hope that a redevelopment agreement approved by the city council last month to help finance the renovation of a downtown kettle corn shop can be used as a template for similar projects in the future.

Attorney general releases Safe Shopping Guide for holidays

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Nov. 22 released her 10th anniversary Safe Shopping Guide highlighting hazardous toys, children’s products and household items that have been recalled over the past year to help Illinois families ensure a safe holiday shopping season.

Sisters loving time together at New & Again in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — While some siblings look forward to the chance to leave home and start adulthood on their own, Julie Stagen, Vicki Rhodes and Becky McDevitt can’t seem to get enough of each other’s company.

Simply You — with products and services to help nourish the mind, body and soul — opens in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — Kristin Hendricks sees the challenges in her life — from her experience delivering a full-term still-born baby 15 years ago to her time battling breast cancer earlier this year — as opportunities to grow and evolve, rather than burdens to carry.

The 50-year-old Gibson City woman, it seems, doesn’t let anything get her down.

Mom & Pop's Kettle Korn opens storefront in downtown Paxton

PAXTON — As Paxton’s Christmas Parade was about to get under way Saturday afternoon, there was another attraction in the city’s downtown that already had grabbed seemingly everyone’s attention.

Mom & Pop’s Kettle Korn, a business co-owned by Paxton residents Alan and Marcia Meyer, opened its doors for the first time Saturday at its new location at 119 S. Market St.

Meyer plans to resign as Paxton alderman, open kettle corn retail shop downtown

PAXTON — Alan Meyer announced at last Tuesday’s Paxton City Council meeting that this would be his last meeting as an elected alderman.

Grocery store might re-open soon in Buckley

BUCKLEY — Buckley Village Board members learned during their meeting Monday night that the town’s only grocery store will be re-opening under new ownership.

Mayor tells of projects city is pursuing to generate economic growth

PAXTON — In addition to a 41-room motel and a Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken restaurant  proposed to be built on the city’s west side, Mayor Bill Ingold touched on a number of other ongoing economic-development projects during a program he gave to the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.

Council awards grants to pair of businesses

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council approved redevelopment agreements with two downtown businesses last week, granting them tax-increment financing (TIF) funds to help pay for expenses related to the renovation and improvement of their buildings.

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