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PAXTON — The Paxton City Council will decide in September whether an Onarga couple will be allowed to turn an old railroad depot building in downtown Paxton into a residence and art gallery.
PAXTON — The Ford County Public Building Commission voted Friday to spend up to $10,500 to address sound issues in the main courtroom in the Ford County Courthouse.
Commissioners voted 4-0 to hire Todd McNutt of Gibson City-based McNutt Consulting Services (MCS) to adjust the courtroom’s speaker system to fix the sound issues.
WATSEKA — Ex-employees of the now-dissolved Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department spent an estimated 2,700 hours per year using their work computers for personal business, amounting to more than $81,000 per year in wasted taxpayer money, a forensic computer expert told the Iroquois County Board last week.
MILFORD — Two Danville men were arrested Sunday in Iroquois County after police found 4 pounds of suspected marijuana and $750 cash in their vehicle.
GILMAN — Two men arrested recently for retail theft have been linked to several burglaries and vehicle thefts in western Iroquois County, the sheriff’s office said in an Aug. 26 news release.
Juan Perez, 18, of Gilman, and Aaron Tuttle, 19, of Danforth, were arrested for retail theft in Watseka on Aug. 20.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district was placed on a soft lockdown Thursday afternoon after two PBL Eastlawn School students reported they heard two men making threatening statements while children were outside during recess.
MILFORD — The family of Jonathan D. Rubin, the Gilman gas station clerk who was gunned down by a masked man in 2012, said his killer should receive the maximum possible term in prison.
WATSEKA — An Iroquois County man was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday night for fatally shooting a gas station clerk who had denied him the purchase of a pack of cigarettes.
A 12-member Iroquois County jury deliberated for about four hours before reaching its guilty verdict against Andrew M. Condon, 36, of rural Ashkum.
ONARGA — Dr. Donald Reese, a family practice physician for Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, will be the featured speaker at the University of Illinois Extension’s next Ford-Iroquois Extension Ag Breakfast, set for 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the UI Extension office in Onarga.
PAXTON — A 22-year-old Sibley man has been sentenced to four years in prison for having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl on three occasions last March.
Ryan W. Young, 22, pleaded guilty June 29 to three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, and was sentenced Tuesday by Ford County Circuit Judge Matt Fitton.