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CHAMPAIGN — Ameren Illinois announced last week that it will be spending $965,000 to replace power poles around Paxton.
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.”
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.
This story about President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was printed Thursday, April 20, 1865, in the Paxton Record ...
The President Murdered!
ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF SECRETARY SEWARD!
A Conspiracy to Murder the Entire Cabinet.
The Death Bed Scene.
Particulars of the Attack on Secretary Seward.
Washington, April 15
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.
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.
BEDFORD PARK — Some postal customers have been receiving bogus emails about a package delivery or online postage charges, the U.S. Postal Service warned Thursday.
The emails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from a person’s computer.
The Paxton Record’s coverage in 2014 was dominated by headlines about local crime, including two murder trials and the arrest of four men in connection with the kidnapping and armed robbery of a Paxton businessman.