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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. Ethanol plant assessment reduction deniedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The News-Gazette

    ... as real property and what that property's value should be. Atherton said One Earth Energy disagrees with the Ford County assessment office factoring "process machinery and equipment" into the assessed value of the plant's property. Meanwhile, ...

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  3. Some Paxton restaurants not posting inspection placardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The News-Gazette

    The Country Gardens Restaurant & Pancake House on Paxton's west edge proudly displays its inspection placard on its front door. Manager Teresa Huseini likes to show off the Country Garden's "A" grade and score of 91 that it received on its most recent inspection by the Ford County Public Health Department.

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  4. Updated: freezing rain advisory issued for area countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | The News-Gazette

    New 8 p.m. Monday: The advisory has been expanded to include DeWitt, Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion, Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Coles and Edgar counties. ** Original story: A freezing rain advisory has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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  5. Freezing rain advisory issued for two area countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | The News-Gazette

    A freezing rain advisory has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Ice accumulations of less than one tenth of an inch are expected, leading to hazardous travel conditions.

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  6. 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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  7. Area history, Jan. 21, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The News-Gazette

    ... ability. His paintings exhibited yesterday were mostly of scenes around Muskegon, Mich. In 1965: Citizens in Ford County may have an opportunity in April to vote on a long-discussed plan to provide recreational facilities. The idea is being promoted ...

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  8. Paxton police seek adult charges in cannabis caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | The News-Gazette

    Paxton police are asking Ford County's prosecutor to charge a Paxton teenager as an adult in connection with a marijuana-growing operation discovered earlier this month at the teen's home. Paxton Police Chief Bob Bane said his department obtained a search warrant at the 17-year-old's home in the 300 block of West Center Street on Jan. 10. Bane said numerous items believed to be used for growing cannabis were found.

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  9. Lieutenant governor to address Ford County eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | The News-Gazette

    Illinois' newly elected lieutenant governor, Evelyn Sanguinetti, will be the guest speaker for the 2015 Ford County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner, set for noon Feb. 28, at the Kruse Center. 207 N. Lawrence St., Gibson City.

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  10. Candidates needed to replace PBL officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | The News-Gazette

    ... and school district contracts to a trucking firm he owned without disclosing his ownership of the firm. However, Ford County State's Attorney Randy Yedinak declined to file formal charges, citing "insufficient evidence upon which to base a ...

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  11. 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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  12. Thursday weather updatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | The News-Gazette

    Below is a collection of East Central Illinois weather news from Thursday Jan. 8. Closings and cancellations The first one for Friday is in. Find the full list here .

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  13. Warrant issued for Ford County man in sex caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | The News-Gazette

    ... a $25,000 warrant has been issued for the arrest of Anthony F. Walton, 46, of Gibson City. Walton is charged in Ford County with one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a person age 13 or younger. Anyone with information on Walton's ...

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  14. 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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  15. Bennett to step down from Parkland boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | The News-Gazette

    Parkland College Board Chair Tom Bennett said he will resign from the board on Jan. 22 in order to devote all of his time to being a state representative. Bennett, a Gibson City Republican, will be sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives on Jan. 14. He will represent the 106th House District, which includes all of Ford and Iroquois counties, and parts of Vermilion, Livingston and Woodford counties.

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  16. Winter storm watch issued for northern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 4 | The News-Gazette

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Ford and Iroquois counties in effect from Monday evening through late Monday night. The weather service says some locations in the watch area may see more than six inches of snow.

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  17. Winter weather advisory issued for northern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | The News-Gazette

    A winter weather advisory has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties from midnight to 9 a.m. Saturday. Small accumulations of snow, sleet and ice are possible leading to some slippery roads and limited visibility.

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

    Dec 21, 2014 | 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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  20. Countdown to AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | 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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