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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. Rain garden coming to Paxton parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | The News-Gazette

    In collaboration with the Ford County Soil and Water Conservation District, the park district agreed to put in a rain garden at Coady Park. It will be located in an area immediately southeast of the Paxton Civic Center.

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  3. Tom's Mailbag May 22, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The News-Gazette

    The mailbag was a bit light this week, which is OK with me because I was in Springfield for much of the week. But let's not make this a habit.

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  4. Look at other health plans continues in Ford CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The News-Gazette

    The Ford County Board adjourned a special meeting to Wednesday night to continue a discussion about whether to switch employee health insurance providers. The board voted 7-2 to continue the process of examining alternative plans with just one broker, Marty Nuss of the Insurance Providers Group out of Gibson City, because he is located in the county.

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  5. Area history, May 21, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The News-Gazette

    ... assessed valuation. The total assessed valuation of Champaign County is now more than $500 million. In 2000: The Ford County Board is expected to appoint someone this week to fill the sheriff's post in the wake of Sheriff Jeff Bond's felony ...

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  6. Go figure: May 20, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The News-Gazette

    ... season. In this area, Champaign was the next-closest county - with 26 birds bagged between April 6 and May 7. Ford County's final count was 12, Piatt's seven, Douglas' five. The end of turkey season marks the beginning of the dog days for Illinois ...

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  7. Most property tax bills up in Ford CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | The News-Gazette

    Most Ford County landowners will notice an increase in their property tax bills when they receive them in their mailboxes next week. In all but a few isolated areas of the county, tax rates are up from last year, according to data provided by Supervisor of Assessments Candice Short.

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  8. Tom's Mailbag May 15, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | The News-Gazette

    Holy cow, there were some intriguing mailbag questions from readers this week - one about a spectacularly secret apartment building in Campustown, others on several development projects in Champaign, the thorough and well written Illinois Supreme Court decision on government pensions, Champaign school district issues, the Danville Dans and an important nutrition debate supposedly started by Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. This week's 'bag even has an appeal from a Nebraska man looking for what he believes is his family in Ford County.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  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. 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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  13. GCMS board race still too close to callRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... Steve Swearingen of Melvin (466 votes), Phil Whitehouse of Gibson City (463) and Rod Cope of Gibson City (462). Ford County Clerk Linda Kellerhals said two absentee ballots from voters in the GCMS school district were returned after the April 7 ...

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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. Updated: severe weather moves out of area, some advisories remainRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    New 10:45 p.m. A wind advisory has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties until 4 a.m. Gusts up to 50 miles per hour are possible. New 9:45 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southeastern Ford County and southern Iroquois County until 10:15 p.m. New 9:20 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northern Champaign County until 10 p.m. New 9:10 pm.

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  16. Updated: flash flood watch issuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... clogged storm drains. ** New 2:50 p.m. Wednesday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southern Ford County and extreme southwestern Iroquois County until 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. Sixty miles per hour wind gusts are possible. Locations ...

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  17. Updated: severe thunderstorm warnings, watch issuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    New 2:50 p.m. Wednesday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southern Ford County and extreme southwestern Iroquois County until 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. Sixty miles per hour wind gusts are possible.

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  18. Updated: severe thunderstorm watch issuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    New 1:15 p.m. Wednesday: A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties until 6 p.m. Wednesday. You should monitor the weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter.

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  19. Around the Area: Monticello race won by 1; 2 Paceys win in Paxton; Bondville dry no moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... Ward 3 on the Paxton City Council, incumbent Marc Amore was defeated by newcomer Rob Pacey. The voter turnout in Ford County was 17.31 percent, with 1,574 ballots cast among the 9,091 registered voters. Walker, who defeated village trustee Randy ...

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  20. Ford County election results, 4/7/15Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | The News-Gazette

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