Politics and Government

Roberts may revisit idea of creating its own zoning board

ROBERTS — The Roberts Village Board may revisit the idea of creating its own zoning board of review, which would give the town the legal authority to implement its own zoning rules.

The idea was discussed during the board’s Feb. 6 meeting after it was learned that developers have been eyeing the Roberts area for development of wind farms.


Fate of library in Roberts rests on community's support

ROBERTS — The Roberts Public Library’s future remains up in the air today as a group of residents tries to raise enough funds to make some needed repairs to the facility that has served the community for the past decade.


Bleacher repairs at Zimmerman Field eyed

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board is expected to discuss and possibly take action tonight on seeking bids for the repair of the bleachers at Zimmerman Field at PBL High School.

Also listed on the agenda for tonight’s meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the board room at the unit office inside PBL Junior High School, are:


Rezoning, final plat for hotel, restaurant approved

PAXTON — The Paxton Planning Commission voted unanimously last week to recommend the city council approve the rezoning of undeveloped land on the city’s west side to make way for a proposed hotel and restaurant there.

Also, the commission voted 5-0 to recommend the council OK a final plat for the planned development. Three commissioners were absent.


Gaming machines permitted at Loda Big Mart

LODA — After moving its bar so it would be less accessable to minors, the Loda Big Mart has obtained a license from the village allowing gaming machines and the consumption of beer and wine on its premises.


Gibson City Council approves demolition, sewer project

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members approved the demolition of an abandoned house at 403 W. 10th St. on the city’s west side Monday night.

The council accepted a $6,500 bid from Lee Excavating to carry out the project.


ROE head presents overview of operations and services

PAXTON — Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education Superintendent Jane Quinlan addressed the Ford County Board at its invitation Monday night.
Quinlan presented an overview of the Regional Office of Education’s operations and services.


Tours of new Ludlow Community Center offered Sunday

LUDLOW — From 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, area residents will get their first chance to tour the new Ludlow Community Center.

Mayor Pete Walker will speak at 2 p.m. His comments will include thanking those who volunteered, donated to the rebuilding effort or helped in any way.


Paxton residents' water bills would rise if city obtains loan

PAXTON — An additional $3.84 fee would be reflected on Paxton water customers’ bimonthly bills if the city council ends up moving forward with a proposal to obtain a $205,000 loan to bring in funds needed to complete the re-painting of the city’s two water towers later this year.


Streetscape plan for downtown Paxton unveiled

PAXTON — Some 20 business owners and interested residents saw the unveiled streetscape plan for downtown Paxton during a community meeting last Tuesday night at City Hall.


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