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Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Nov. 19, 2014)

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

Ford County Circuit Court Cases (Nov. 19, 2014)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court, as posted at

Paxton Police Blotter (Nov. 19, 2014)

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

— Shane E. St. John, 25, homeless, was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 13.

No-contact orders sought against Loda trustee

LODA — Loda Trustee John Zalaker said he is talking with his attorney to see if he legally will be able to participate in upcoming village board meetings if no-contact orders are granted against him.

Sheriff: Crimes in Loda, Roberts appear to be committed by same man

LODA — Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran said Tuesday it appears that the same man who robbed a Roberts convenience store earlier this month also attempted to rob a Loda gas station on Saturday.

Authorites: Armed robberies in Loda, Roberts appear to be linked

LODA — Investigators for the Ford County Sheriff’s Office plan to meet Monday with those from the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office to determine whether Saturday’s attempted armed robbery of a Loda gas station was likely committed by the same man who robbed a convenience store in Roberts.

Fire destroys Rantoul house

RANTOUL — Rantoul Fire Department will call in additional investigators to pinpoint the cause of a fire that destroyed a local couple’s home Friday morning.

Kevin Kaiser, a Rantoul fire investigator, said the blaze in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Willard at 1316 Briarcliff Drive is unofficially undetermined.

Iroquois prosecutor not prepared to charge ex-employees

WATSEKA — Iroquois County’s top prosecutor said further action by the county board will be required before he can decide whether to prosecute ex-employees of the now-dissolved Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department on criminal charges related to their alleged misuse of government computers.

Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Nov. 14, 2014)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Nov. 2-8:

— On Nov. 8, Sandra Greiff of Mazon struck a whitetail deer with her car west of Paxton at 550 N. Illinois 115.

— On Nov. 8, a deputy responded to a commercial burglary alarm in Piper City.  The cause of the alarm was a malfunction. 

'Inappropriate conduct' alleged of former correctional officer

PAXTON — The Illinois Appellate Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing investigative materials to determine whether to charge a former Ford County correctional officer with official misconduct, authorities said Friday.

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