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Gibson City official: Ninth Street humps will slowly decrease in size

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City residents who have driven down Ninth Street in the last few weeks have had a bumpier ride than usual. When the road’s cracks were oiled-and-chipped last summer, it left humps, with traffic feeling the results.

That was one of many topics discussed when the Gibson City Council met Monday night.


Paxton won't regulate food trucks in immediate future

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council will not regulate food trucks for now.

The council’s city, property, parks and forestry committee met Monday night to address licensing of food trucks but agreed to wait to take any such action.


D.G. Sullivan's closing Sunday in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — A Gibson City restaurant is closing Sunday, Nov. 2, after nearly five years in business.

D.G. Sullivan’s, 109 W. Eighth St., announced the news on its Facebook page Tuesday morning.


Signs honoring soldiers removed from lightpoles in Paxton — just before Veterans Day

PAXTON — Signs honoring area residents serving in the five branches of the military were removed — with no warning — from the light poles in downtown Paxton last week.


Paxton man killed in motorcycle accident

PAXTON — A Paxton man died after crashing his motorcycle near Paxton on Sunday afternoon.

Ford County Coroner Doug Wallace said that Jeffrey R. Wilson, 58, was pronounced dead by a physician at 3:24 p.m. Sunday in the emergency room at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City.


Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial coming to Danville on Nov. 5

DANVILLE — A half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to Danville on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

It will be on display at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street, from the time setup is complete on Nov. 5 through Veterans Day, Nov. 11. It will be dismantled Nov. 12.


GCMS High School releases honor roll for first quarter of 2014-15

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School has named students to its honor roll and high honor roll for academic achievement in the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year.

High honor roll


State police issue 33 tickets — 23 for no seat belt — during recent patrols

ASHKUM — District 21 Illinois State Police troopers issued 33 traffic tickets, including 23 for failure to wear a seat belt, and wrote 11 warnings to drivers during Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols conducted Oct. 15 in Ford, Iroquois and Kankakee counties. The patrols were funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety.


Accident at Rantoul plant results in man’s death

RANTOUL — A 50-year-old Rantoul man has died from injuries he received Wednesday in an apparent accidental fall at a Rantoul plant.

Rantoul police Sgt. Justin Bouse said police were called to BRG Sports, formerly known as Easton-Bell Sports, 1001 Innovation Road, at 9:37 p.m. because a man had fallen and was unresponsive.


Winter coat drive under way in Paxton, Rantoul

PAXTON — Sarah Uden, owner of Cleaners X-Press in Rantoul, has teamed up with the Paxton Park District and Rantoul Recreation Center to put together a winter coat drive. 

People are asked to drop off new or gently used coats to the Paxton Civic Center, 601 S. Fall St., or Rantoul Recreation Center, 100 E. Flessner St., during regular business hours.


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