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Amended budget up for approval by PBL school board

PAXTON — Immediately prior to its regular monthly meeting tonight, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed amended budget for the current fiscal year, which runs through June 30.

The hearing begins at 7 p.m. in the board room at the unit office in Paxton.


Grants, loans may be sought for new Loda water tower

LODA — The village board continues to explore its options on how to secure financing for a new water tower in Loda.

Doug and Tom Overmyer, engineers with Phoenix Consulting Engineers, were at last Wednesday’s monthly board meeting to talk about options.


Gibson City aldermen voice support for street projects

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members voiced approval Monday night for upcoming street projects.


Gibson Area Chamber recognizes award winners

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


Contract approved for implementing new system at Ford County Sheriff's Office

PAXTON — The Ford County Board approved a $192,000 contract Monday with Skokie-based Computer Information Systems Inc. (CIS) to implement its system for the sheriff’s office.

The board also approved spending $22,000 annually for three years beginning a year after the system is installed later this year.


Gibson City Police Blotter (March 13, 2017)

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

➜ Madyson A. Sherman, 21, of Morris, for speeding on Sunday, March 12.

➜ Lee M. Jordan, 29, of Kankakee, for speeding on Saturday, March 11.


Paxton Police Blotter (March 13, 2017)

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


Bones found in Dogtown area not those of any missing person

RURAL LUDLOW — DNA extracted from skeletal remains found nearly four years ago in a river in northeast Champaign County does not match any missing persons, Sheriff Dan Walsh said Thursday.


Prosecutor: No charges will be filed in death of man outside Buckley bar

WATSEKA — Iroquois County State’s Attorney Jim Devine said Thursday that he will not be filing any criminal charges in connection with the death of a suburban Chicago man who suffocated while being subdued by two men following a fight outside a Buckley bar on Christmas night.


Larger loan might be needed to complete Paxton public-works projects

PAXTON — Some members of the Paxton City Council believe the city should obtain a larger loan than originally proposed to complete the re-painting of the city’s two water towers later this year, plus a variety of work related to maintaining the city’s wastewater system.


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