List of upcoming community events (Aug. 17, 2016)

The Market on Market is held at Majestic Park in downtown Paxton every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. The farmers’ market features fresh produce, meats, baked goods and crafts by local residents. The farmers’ market is sponsored by the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce, PRIDE in Paxton and the City of Paxton.

Ford County Circuit Court cases (Aug. 17, 2016)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court, as posted at

• Lee E. Thornton, 58, of Gibson City, for resisting a peace officer and domestic battery with a prior domestic battery conviction.
• James M. Odom, 48, of Gibson City, for driving with a revoked/suspended driver’s license (4-9 offense).

Police Blotter (Aug. 17, 2016)

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

Jail passes IDOC's annual inspection

WATSEKA — The Illinois Department of Corrections conducted its annual inspection of the Iroquois County Jail on July 18, and zero non-compliances with the Illinois County Jail Standards were found.

An inspection report completed by the IDOC noted five improvements to the jail that had been made since the last inspection one year earlier:

Park board finally finds its seventh commissioner

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District board of commissioners finally has its seventh member.

Via a 5-0 vote at last Tuesday’s monthly meeting, the board appointed Nicci Greenlee to its lone vacant spot.

“We never turn anyone away,” Park Board Vice President Steve Sample commented prior to the vote.

PBL school board approves putting question on Nov. 8 ballot

PAXTON — As expected, voters in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district will see a question on the Nov. 8 election ballot.

Want to spruce up your building? Apply for a facade grant

PAXTON — Business owners in downtown Paxton seeking to spruce up their buildings’ facades can apply for some financial assistance.

A facade grant program sponsored by the City of Paxton, PRIDE in Paxton and the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications from local businesses for reimbursement of up to $3,000, or 50 percent of the project.

Business owner to city council: ‘Let’s be fair’

PAXTON — The owner of a downtown Paxton antique store expressed her frustrations to the city council last week about the inconsistent enforcement of the city’s zoning rules.

City grants $9,000 to owners of historic railroad depot building

PAXTON — One of the oldest buildings in Paxton is getting a makeover by its new owners, and the city council is stepping up to help in the effort.

PBL to keep val/sal titles — for now

PAXTON — At least for the upcoming school year, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School will continue its practice of bestowing the title of valedictorian on every graduate with a perfect grade-point average.

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