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DANVILLE — U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, is accepting entries for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.
The contest is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District. Entries are due April 17.
“The winning artwork from my district gets to hang in Washington, D.C., for nearly a year,” Shimkus said. “Thousands of staff and visitors will see the piece.”
WATSEKA — Iroquois County Treasurer Mindy Kuntz Hagan said mobile home privilege tax bills were mailed March 3.
The payment due date is Tuesday, May 6. Payments not received or postmarked by May 6 will be charged a late fee of $25 per month, up to $100.
ROBERTS — The village board discussed a series of recent water-main breaks during its March 3 meeting.
There were 12 water-main breaks in February, including one on Feb. 9 in front of the local bank. The flooded street was drained Feb. 10, and the Illinois Department of Transportation later made some passes to help with melting the ice.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate approved legislation Thursday to clarify the requirement that sex offenders must report to law enforcement when they lose a job.
SPRINGFIELD — A diamond and aquamarine engagement and wedding ring set, gold charm necklaces and 1947 Mexican peso are just some of the items that State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is offering during the upcoming Illinois Treasurer’s Online Unclaimed Property Auction.
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council will consider next week a redevelopment agreement with Shields Automart, the first business in the city’s tax-increment financing district to seek reimbursement for improvement costs.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council’s water and sewer committee discussed some big plans Monday for new storm sewers over the next 18 months.
The new piping would span from the Drummer Township Cemetery to West Street. At West Street, it would turn north and run north to the corner of Fifth and West streets.
BUCKLEY — The village board voted unanimously Monday, with Trustee Adam Tofari absent, to buy two new baby swings and three new regular swings for the town’s park.
By RYAN FERGUSON
Paxton Record correspondent
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Pool Board met with Roger Schamberger from Burbach Aquatics last Tuesday night to finalize grant application preparations and answer any new questions since original plans for a new swimming pool were developed in 2010.
LUDLOW — Ludlow Grade School has been awarded a $50,000 state grant to help fund roof replacement.
The $50,000 school maintenance project matching grant will go toward the estimated $117,250 cost. It will pay for replacement of the roof above the north classroom section of the building with an energy-efficient roof.