WCIA-TV staffer: 'Two generations of tape is disappearing'

PAXTON — Matt Metcalf of WCIA-TV’s “CI Living” presented the program during the Ford County Historical Society’s recent annual dinner meeting at the Arcade restaurant in Paxton.

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.

Paxton High School's class of 1955 reunites

PAXTON — Paxton High School’s class of 1955 celebrated its 60th-year reunion on Sept. 19.

Class members and their guests met at Monical’s Pizza’s banquet room at noon for dinner and socializing. Jan Nuss welcomed the class members and their guests.

Ford County Public Health Department has mumps vaccine available

PAXTON — Due to an outbreak of mumps in surrounding counties, the Ford County Public Health Department is informing the public about the disease.

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.

Rankin to raise monthly debt-service fee by $6.80

RANKIN — Starting in November, all Rankin residents might be charged a minimum of $60 on their monthly bills covering water and sewer service and garbage pickup.

Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Oct. 2, 2015)

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:

— Lucas M. Brown, 23, of Hoopeston, was transported from the Vermilion County Jail to the Iroquois County Jail on Oct. 2. Brown was wanted on an Iroquois County writ of body attachment for failure to appear in court for driving 15-20 mph above the speed limit.

PBL homecoming 2015

Here are some of the sights from Thursday's festivities in Paxton ...

Eddi Ramirez's attorney claims double jeopardy

DECATUR — A Paxton man who was recharged in Macon County Circuit Court with a cocaine-trafficking offense after his federal conviction was overturned is seeking to have the state’s case dismissed, claiming it constitutes double jeopardy.

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