Politics and Government

White, Madigan warn businesses to beware of statewide corporate scam

CHICAGO — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan are warning businesses to beware of a scam targeting Illinois corporations.

Ludlow school board moves ahead with playground improvements

LUDLOW — The possibility for new playground equipment at Ludlow Elementary School is coming more into focus.

At the September meeting, Superintendent Dru Lobmaster reported to the school board about the progress being made to improve the current playground and add on with new equipment.

Next phases of fishing pond project eyed in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — There were only two members present at the Gibson City Fishing Pond Committee meeting on Sept. 29, but plenty of discussion ensued on the next phases of the project.

Volunteer Gary Lutterbie chaired the meeting in the absence of Alderman Brandon Roderick. Alderman Jan Hall and resident Frank Titus also attended.

Buckley board: Insurance agency waiting on details

BUCKLEY — Village board members on Monday night learned from Larry Johnson, an engineer retained by the village to assist in repair efforts of the town’s water plant, that Janette Van Horn from Travelers Insurance needs more detailed information on damages to the plant.

Paxton zoning board to consider variance request for 638 S. Vermilion St.

PAXTON — The city’s zoning board of appeals has called a meeting for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, to consider a request for a zoning variance to allow an accessory building on a single lot at 638 S. Vermilion St. that does not have a principal building.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at City Hall, 145 S. Market St., Paxton.

PBL school board schedules public hearing

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, regarding its intent to sell $612,000 in school fire prevention and safety bonds and $500,000 in working cash fund bonds.

The hearing will be held in the board room in the administrative offices at Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School, 700 W. Orleans St., Paxton. 

Ford County Public Building Commission sets next meeting for Oct. 15

PAXTON — The Ford County Public Building Commission has called a meeting for 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, to discuss a number of subjects.

On the agenda for the meeting, which is open to the public and will be held in the courtroom on the first floor of the Ford County Courthouse in Paxton:

— A discussion of sound issues pertaining to the second-floor courtroom.

Illinois attorney general urges FDA to better regulate e-cigarettes

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the attorneys general of Indiana and New York co-sponsored comments, signed by 33 state attorneys general, urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to strengthen its proposed regulations of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other tobacco products to better protect children and young adults from nicotine addiction.

Iroquois County Board committee votes to send forensic audit findings to prosecutor

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Board’s policy and procedure committee voted unanimously Thursday to officially send the findings of a forensic audit of computers used by ex-employees of the dissolved Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department to State’s Attorney Jim Devine for his review.

Sheldon Township settles lawsuit against owner of wind farm

SHELDON — Sheldon Township in Iroquois County has settled its lawsuit against the owner of the Settlers Trail Wind Farm.

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