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Lott Boulevard resurfacing project moving forward

GIBSON CITY — The process has started to give a makeover to Lott Boulevard, from Eighth Street to at least 12th Street.

The Gibson City Council voted unanimously Monday night to go ahead with the preliminary engineering on a Lott Boulevard resurfacing project for an amount not to exceed $76,825. The engineering will be completed by the Farnsworth Group of Champaign.


Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Feb. 23, 2015)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Feb. 15-21:

— On Feb. 21, Collin Movern of Piper City was arrested for possession of cannabis during a traffic stop in Piper City.

— On Feb. 21, Caroline Meyers of Elmhurst was arrested for possession of cannabis during a traffic stop in Piper City.


Iroquois officials to search emails for unethical/illegal conduct

WATSEKA — A group of Iroquois County officials will pore over years worth of emails recovered from the work computers of former Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department employees in upcoming weeks, searching for further evidence of unethical and illegal conduct within the now-dissolved bi-county agency.


Ford County Circuit Court Cases (Feb. 23, 2015)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court, as posted at www.judici.com:

Felonies
• Michael S. Vangilder, 35, of Cabery, for aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child under age 13.
• Mario Wyatt, 28, of Chicago, for burglary, possession of cannabis (under 2.5 grams) and two counts of using a forged credit/debit card (under $300).


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Feb. 23, 2015)

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

— Tamika Pettis, 37, of Watseka, was arrested at a rural Watseka address for criminal trespass to land on Feb. 20.

— Dennis L. Bruner, 50, of Watseka, was arrested on an Iroquois County warrant for contempt of court on Feb. 20.


Gibson City police blotter (Feb. 23, 2015)

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:

— Shaylee B. Hill, 23, of 504 S. Wood St., Gibson City, for domestic battery on Feb. 22.

— Michael R. Allen, 32, of 208 N. Elm St., Gibson City, for an in-state warrant on Feb. 19.


Paxton Police Blotter (Feb. 23, 2015)

PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:


Trailer in Paxton catches fire from space heater

PAXTON — A mobile home in Paxton sustained minor damage Thursday morning when it caught fire as a space heater was being used to thaw out frozen water lines underneath it.

Paxton Fire Chief Denny Kingren said 10 firefighters and two firetrucks responded around 11 a.m. to the fire at 10 Weaver Court on Paxton’s northeast side.


Area libraries awarded per-capita grants

SPRINGFIELD — Several public libraries in the area were recently awarded grants by Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White.

White announced in a Feb. 9 news release that he had awarded Illinois Public Library Per-Capita and Equalization Aid Grants totaling $15.2 million to 635 public libraries.


Pigs perish in barn fire near Reilly

REILLY — Three sows and several piglets perished when a barn was destroyed by fire in northwest Vermilion County on Wednesday night.

Firefighters from Rankin, Hoopeston, Rossville and Cissna Park responded around 10 p.m. to the fire at 4932 E. 3800 North Road, near Reilly in Butler Township, officials said.


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