PBL homecoming 2015

Here are some of the sights from Thursday's festivities in Paxton ...

Lake Iroquois under boil order until further notice

LAKE IROQUOIS — The unincorporated community of Lake Iroquois in southwestern Iroquois County is under a boil order until further notice.

Lake Iroquois’ maintenance department announced the news around 1:30 p.m. Monday, saying that the boil order is a result of a water main being damaged and subsequently draining the water tower.

Ameren Illinois to replace power poles around Paxton

CHAMPAIGN — Ameren Illinois announced last week that it will be spending $965,000 to replace power poles around Paxton.

Ford County Fair Demolition Derby

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's event in Melvin...

Amy Loschen named 2015 Ford County Fair Queen

MELVIN — Amy Loschen, the newly crowned 2015 Ford County Fair queen, is no stranger to judges or contests.

Loschen said she has been involved in livestock judging “since I was old enough to be involved in 4-H.”

2015 Ford County Fair Queen Pageant

Here are some of the sights from Monday's pageant in Melvin...

EIEC plans new substation in Loda area

LODA — Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative (EIEC), based in Paxton, is planning three new substations — one each in the St. Joseph, Loda and Tolono areas — according to Bob Hunzinger, president and CEO of the power cooperative.

Paxton Record in 1865: 'The President Murdered!'

This story about President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was printed Thursday, April 20, 1865, in the Paxton Record ...

The President Murdered!
A Conspiracy to Murder the Entire Cabinet.
The Death Bed Scene.
Particulars of the Attack on Secretary Seward.

Washington, April 15

Illinois electric cooperative announces utility scale solar project

SPRINGFIELD — Prairie Power Inc., an electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Springfield, has announced plans to build, own and operate two 500-kilowatt solar electric production facilities.

When completed, the two solar farms will produce enough electricity to supply 1,500 families every day.

Madigan alerts consumers to 'phishing' scams in wake of Anthem data breach

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Friday warned consumers who may be affected by the massive data breach reported by the health insurance company Anthem Inc. to be on the lookout for unsolicited phone calls and emails and begin taking steps to protect themselves against identity theft immediately.

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