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GIBSON CITY — Seth Dickey received a hero’s welcome when he arrived in his hometown of Gibson City on Monday after a year of service in the U.S. Army, including six months in Afghanistan.
PAXTON – Since Paxton-Buckley-Loda sophomore Caitlynn Riblet was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in December, her journey through the treatments has been defined in one slogan.
The slogan can be seen on T-shirts worn by PBL students and faculty alike every Thursday in support of Riblet – “Fight Like a Girl.”
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.