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Ford County Crimestoppers (217-784-4173) offers a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction for unsolved crimes. Informants may remain anonymous.
The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:
CLAYTONVILLE — An Iroquois County man pleaded not guilty on Sept. 9 to charges alleging he grew 44 cannabis plants in his garden.
PAXTON — A suburban Chicago man recently sentenced to jail and probation for his role in the kidnapping, beating and attempted extortion of a Paxton businessman was ordered last week to pay $8,466 in restitution to the victim and his family.
PAXTON — Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran said Monday that, for the upcoming year anyway, he will not be asking for an increase in dispatch fees charged to the county’s two largest cities.
Paxton Police Chief Bob Bane told the Paxton City Council last week that Doran wanted to increase the annual fees both Gibson City and Paxton pay for dispatch services, from $16,000 to $40,000.
WATSEKA — Saying his county could do a better job on its own, Iroquois County Board Chairman Rod Copas wants to dissolve the Ford-Iroquois Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) — an organization that works to ensure Ford and Iroquois counties are prepared for emergencies, in particular those involving hazardous materials.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:
— Daniel Blair, 18, of Gilman, was arrested by Gilman police on Sept. 10 on an Iroquois County warrant for battery.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:
— Joseph A. Warmbier, 50, of Champaign, for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia on Sept. 7.
— Marla J. Francisco, 52, of Urbana, for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis (under 30 grams) on Sept. 7.
PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Aug. 31 through Sept. 6:
Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court, as posted at www.judici.com:
• Shane E. St. John, 25, of Paxton, for a violation of the Sex Offender Registry.
• Jesus Santivanez, 20, of Gibson City, for possession of cannabis (under 2.5 grams).
By ALEX ROSTOWSKY
For the Paxton Record
PAXTON — The Ford County Board accepted a $14,456 bid Monday night from Hi-Tech Towers of Gibson City to replace the lighting system on a communication tower next to the courthouse in Paxton.