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PAXTON – Caitlynn Riblet returned from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago to Paxton at midnight Saturday after a three-day period of chemotherapy.
Riblet was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – a primary bone cancer – last December. She still has two more weeks in the first round of chemotherapy.
PAXTON — There will be a benefit breakfast, titled "Pancakes for Caitlynn," as a benefit for PBL student Caitlynn Riblet, who was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in December.
PAXTON — Local businesses and school board officials attended a meeting last Wednesday at Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School to discuss what PBL Technology Director saw as an underused gem.
PAXTON — Illinois Lottery officials will present oversized ceremonial checks today to a group of three employees and one former employee of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district, who won $1 million in the Nov. 23 Powerball drawing.
The group, who call themselves “The Lucky PBL 4,” bought a three-month Powerball subscription on the Lottery’s website in October.
Illinois Lottery officials said the Paxton resident who won $1 million in a November Powerball drawing has contacted the lottery and plans to complete a claim form in early January.
The Illinois Lottery plans to hold a press conference with the undisclosed winner in Paxton in early January.
PAXTON — Residents are being advised that the city’s recycling center will be closed Dec. 19, Dec. 20, Dec. 21, Dec. 24 and Dec. 28.
CHICAGO — The Illinois Commerce Commission approved new electric distribution rates on Monday for Ameren Illinois for 2014.
The new rates reflect a reduction of about $45 million in annual revenue and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014.
PAXTON — A Paxton resident who purchased a three-month Powerball subscription in October on the Illinois Lottery’s website has won a $1 million prize.
The person purchased a Quick Pick ticket that matched the first five numbers — 5, 12, 43, 52, 55 – (10) — in the Nov. 23 drawing, a news release on the Illinois Lottery website said.
GIFFORD — A 120-pound German shepherd named Achilles was in its dog house when a tree came crashing down on him during the Nov. 17 tornado that swept through Gifford.
Achilles sustained facial bruises and infected wounds on his face, but later in the week appeared none the worse for wear at the Animal Clinic of Paxton, where he was being boarded.