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  1. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  2. Area history, Dec. 21, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 21 | The News-Gazette

    ... off and headed to Rantoul to attend a 5 p.m. Mass at the Chanute Air Force Base. In 1999: Residents of the small Ford County community of Sibley were shocked to hear that a father apparently murdered his 2-year-old daughter and then stabbed himself ...

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  3. Countdown to AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The News-Gazette

    ... want them to be proud of the product the school board came up with." - A year after ending his 16-year career as Ford County circuit judge, Stephen Pacey is a candidate for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board. Pacey filed Tuesday, according to the ...

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  4. Area history, Dec. 16, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The News-Gazette

    ... s with 19. In 1999: Plans for a proposed medical waste incinerator near Rankin hit another snag Tuesday when the Ford County Board passed a resolution opposing its construction.

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  5. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  6. Area history, Dec. 15, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The News-Gazette

    ... met Monday night at the Farm Bureau hall to begin planning an effort to establish a forest preserve district in Ford County. In 1999: More than 300 students who normally attend Leal School in Urbana will attend classes next year in a former grocery ...

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  7. Ford County backs enterprise zone effort with McLean CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | The News-Gazette

    Normal City Manager Mark Peterson told the board that enterprise zones in Illinois will be phased out by July 1, 2016, but the state is allowing municipalities to submit plans for new ones for consideration. Only 97 will be approved by the Legislature.

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  8. Ford County restaurants get inspection placards; records onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | The News-Gazette

    Patrons of restaurants and other food establishments in Ford County won't have to wonder any longer about how their favorite eatery is complying with public health regulations. All 110 businesses that have been issued permits to sell food in Ford County have been given placards to display in a prominent location within their establishment.

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  9. Jurors may get a raiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | The News-Gazette

    ... $10 in Champaign and Vermilion counties to $20 on the first day and $30 for each subsequent day in Piatt County. Ford County pays $15 a day, and Douglas County pays $25 a day. "One of the biggest barriers to service is the economic impact on ...

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  10. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  11. Normal moves forward with new enterprise zone applicationRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 3 | The Daily Vidette

    ... application is currently awaiting approval by the Bloomington City Council, as well as the McLean County Board, Ford County Board, Gibson City Council, and District 87 and Unit 5 school board.

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  12. Berger selected chairman in Ford CountyRead the original story

    Monday Dec 1 | The News-Gazette

    ... on the tradition of leadership on the board, do his best for the county and encourage businesses to locate in Ford County. He handed out committee assignments for the next term. He said they remain substantially unchanged, as the only new board ...

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  13. Paxton abduction nets 2 prison timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | The News-Gazette

    Two men who kidnapped, beat and robbed a Paxton businessman last December, then tried to extort $50,000 from him, will spend more than a decade in prison for their roles in what Ford County's prosecutor described as a "made-for-a-movie" crime. Judge Paul Lawrence on Monday afternoon sentenced Rodolfo A. Cerritos, 26, of Paxton, and Evigan J. Marcos, 25, of Loda, to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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  14. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  15. Man on parole for cannabis sentenced for additional cannabis caseRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 25 | The News-Gazette

    ... t he had over 100 grams of cannabis in his house that day. Court records show that Perez was sentenced in a 2006 Ford County case to 12 years in prison for possession with intent to deliver cannabis.

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  16. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  17. Police compare notes in robbery, attempt in Roberts, LodaRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... to the south. No one was injured. Undisclosed evidence from the robbery was located during a search of the area. Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran confirmed that he has been in contact with Iroquois County Sheriff Derek Hagen as an investigation into ...

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  18. State prosecutor reviewing Ford correctional officer caseRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    The Illinois appellate prosecutor's office is reviewing investigative materials to determine whether to charge a former Ford County correctional officer with official misconduct, authorities said Friday. Illinois State Police Master Sgt.

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  19. Ford County correctional officer arrestedRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran confirmed Thursday that one of his correctional officers was arrested recently following an investigation by state police.

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  20. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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