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PAXTON — Alderman Marc Amore will be contested in his election bid to keep his seat on the Paxton City Council next spring.
Amore, who was appointed to fill a vacancy on the council in August 2012, was joined by Rob Pacey in announcing his candidacy Monday for the April 7 consolidated election.
WATSEKA — An Iroquois County judge declined Monday to issue no-contact orders against a Loda village trustee.
Loda residents Richard and Sandy Coffey and J.R. and Regina Ptacek filed petitions on Nov. 14 seeking no-contact orders against Loda Trustee John Zalaker.
PAXTON — The Ford County Board has called a special meeting for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, to discuss “personnel issues.”
The meeting includes an executive session that will not be open to the public.
The meeting will be held in the board room in the basement of the Ford County Jail in Paxton.
PAXTON — At some point in the near future, students in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district will participate in a “full-scale evacuation drill,” during which they will put into practice the procedures they have learned for responding to intruders at school, especially those carrying weapons.
PAXTON — Government boards have seen a lot of Mike Short, the Ford County Public Health Department board’s president, in recent weeks.
Short has been pitching a proposal to area school boards, as well as the Ford County Board, in an effort to get all of them to participate in a newly formed consortium of community agencies and government bodies.
So far, so good.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City’s economic and industrial development and finance committees held back-to-back meetings Monday to discuss whether to move forward with the completion of design and topographic surveys for the proposed downtown lighting project.
WATSEKA — The developer of a wind farm that will span portions of Iroquois, Ford and Kankakee counties is working to have its building permits reinstated for 35 turbines to be built in Iroquois County, after the county board voted to withhold those permits last week.
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.
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.
LODA — A village trustee who was arrested for disorderly conduct after a melee broke out at the end of Wednesday’s board meeting admitted Thursday that he “lost his temper.”
“Basically, I got pushed, pushed and pushed to the breaking point,” John Zalaker told the Paxton Record.