Courts Police and Fire

State police to be on lookout for 'fatal four' violations over Labor Day weekend

ASHKUM — Illinois State Police District 21 Commander Darryl Bogard is reminding motorists to make safety their top priority while driving during the Labor Day holiday weekend. 

The Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest driving periods, and millions of people are expected to hit the roadways and interstates nationwide.


District 21 Illinois State Police blotter (Sept. 3, 2015)

ASHKUM — District 21 Illinois State Police released the following list of persons arrested recently:


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Sept. 3, 2015)

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:


No leads in possible threats that brought lockdown to PBL schools

PAXTON — After two days of heightened security last week — and no legitimate leads about who made the threatening comments that led to a soft lockdown — things are back to normal at Paxton-Buckley-Loda schools.


Ramirez pleads not guilty to new felony drug charge in Macon County

DECATUR — A Paxton man whose federal drug-trafficking conviction was overturned by an appellate court this summer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new felony drug charge filed against him in Macon County Circuit Court.


Ford County Circuit Court cases (Sept. 2, 2015)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court, as posted at www.judici.com:

Felonies
• Amber D. Manzke, 25, of Paxton, for possession of a controlled substance.
• Philip J. Collins, 42, of Paxton, for two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.


Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Sept. 1, 2015)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Aug. 23-29:

— On Aug. 29, a one-vehicle motorcycle accident was reported at 400 E. County Road 1400 North, near Sibley.

— On Aug. 29, sheriff’s deputies handled a domestic dispute in Melvin.

— On Aug. 29, a male was reported wandering around Piper City without his pants on.


Paxton police blotter (Sept. 1, 2015)

PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:


Hostility on display between sheriff, 911 coordinator at meeting

PAXTON — Continued hostility between Ford County’s sheriff and 911 coordinator was on public display during a recent meeting of the Ford County Board and Ford County 911 Emergency Telephone System Board.


Commission to spend up to $10,500 to address sound issues in courtroom

PAXTON — The Ford County Public Building Commission voted Friday to spend up to $10,500 to address sound issues in the main courtroom in the Ford County Courthouse.

Commissioners voted 4-0 to hire Todd McNutt of Gibson City-based McNutt Consulting Services (MCS) to adjust the courtroom’s speaker system to fix the sound issues.


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