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GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Hospital Long-Term Care Annex has been named among the nation’s best nursing homes by U.S. News & World Report.
PEORIA — Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon named Robin Rose, the chief operating officer of Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, as the 2014 Rural Illinois Champion on March 5 at the 25th annual Rural Community Economic Development Conference in Peoria.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:
— Mark A. Barney, 39, of Gilman, was arrested March 5 by Gilman police for driving with a suspended license.
— Terry Noel, 24, of Iroquois, was arrested March 4 by sheriff’s deputies for domestic battery and criminal trespass.
RANTOUL — Massimo Panseri, a native of Italy, and his wife, Laddawan, opened Gustoso Italian restaurant in downtown Rantoul on March 4.
Gustoso Italian restaurant is located in the building that formerly housed Tea Cup Cafe at 124 E. Sangamon Ave.
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.
Judah Levi Birky was born Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City, weighing 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and measuring 20 1/2 inches. He is the fourth child of Danae and Daniel Birky of rural Paxton, joining siblings Isaac, 6, Jessalyn, 5, and Elijah, 2. Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Deanna Denton of Gibson City.
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.
Loda church to hold Saturday services