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PAXTON — In personnel action at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board:
The owner of a local bus company has been charged in northern Illinois after allegedly harassing a customer online.
Highland Park Deputy Police Chief George Pfutzenreuter said Suburban Express owner Dennis Toeppen is due in Lake County court on Aug. 1 on two charges of electronic harassment.
LODA — Organizers of the Loda Good Ole Days celebration have steadily added more events and activities to the three-day festival since they resurrected it four years ago.
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state’s medical cannabis program, which means would-be growers and retailers soon can apply for permits and get the new industry started.
Tour of old jail, sheriff’s residence to be given July 18
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:
— Joshua B. Schmidgall, 27, of Champaign, for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident on July 12.
— Gaspar Mendoza-Gelasquez, 37, of Rantoul, for no valid driver’s license on July 10.
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council on Monday approved the lowest bid received — from Iroquois Paving for $200,300 — for street repairs to be paid with motor fuel tax revenue.
The bid was $55,000 less than the only other bid received and $28,000 below an engineer’s estimate.
LODA — The Loda Village Board has signed off on its completed drainage project paid for by a federal grant and authorized the final payment to the contractor.
The board agreed to pay the contractor, Steve Meuser, the $59,400 it owes him.
By RYAN FERGUSON
Paxton Record correspondent
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council voted 7-1 Monday to approve its appropriation ordinance, or budget, for the 2014-15 fiscal year.