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BELLEVILLE (AP) — The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is asking its federal counterpart for more time to assess damage form early-winter floods that struck nearly two dozen counties.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the state agency is seeking to extend the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Friday deadline for damage assessments until March 14.
GIBSON CITY — In a nod to promoting economic development, Mayor Dan Dickey scheduled Monday night’s regular meeting of the Gibson City Council at the Villas of Hollybrook, an assisted-living facility which opened during the past year.
GIBSON CITY — Jessalyn Davis is the newest mayoral appointee as Junior Alderman of the Gibson City Council.
City Clerk Carla Moxley administered the oath of office during Monday night’s council meeting.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will discuss tonight the possibility of obtaining the state Legislature’s approval for the school district to exceed its debt limitation by issuing a 25-year bond.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s facilitating team will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the board room at the unit office at PBL Junior High School in Paxton.
RANKIN — The contractor that restored Rankin’s water tower last year emailed the village’s engineer in January, inquiring about why the village board had decided to withhold payment of $9,300 owed to the company.
KEMPTON — The Ford County Board unanimously approved a pair of resolutions Monday to make way for this spring’s anticipated construction of the Kelly Creek Wind Farm, an expansion of the newly built Pilot Hill Wind Farm.
The board voted 10-0, with members Dave Hastings of Paxton and Elynor Stagen of Gibson City absent, to approve the resolutions.
PAXTON — Ford County Supervisor of Assessments Candice Short abruptly walked out of the Ford County Board’s meeting room Monday night during a discussion about whether to fill a vacant position in her office.
RANKIN — A Rankin resident’s public comments were cut short by Village Board President Aaron Warren during Thursday’s board meeting, but the resident disregarded Warren’s authority and continued talking, calling for his resignation in the process.
PAXTON — When one walks through the classrooms at Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s four schools today, it is rare to see students sitting at their desks, row by row, and being given instruction as a group.
More commonly, kids in a single classroom can be seen completing different tasks simultaneously, either in pairs or small groups.