UPDATE: 1 person killed in officer-involved shooting on I-55 near Lexington
6:42 PM UPDATE: Illinois State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting on I-55 near Lexington. In a statement, ISP says troopers responded to a call of shots fired on I-55 northbound near Lexington around 12:45 PM Saturday. Preliminary information indicates two vehicles had pulled over, and were on the shoulder...
Fisher man, 42, dies after being struck by vehicle
FISHER — A Fisher man died Friday, Feb. 23, after he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the middle of the roadway in rural Fisher. Champaign County Coroner Stephen Thuney said in a news release Saturday that Michael A. Jordan, 42, died from multiple traumatic injuries sustained in the accident near county roads 3200 North and 600 East in Brown Township just north of Fisher.
Mclean County Feb 21 Weekly Crime Report: 60 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories
Mclean County Feb 21 Weekly Crime Report: 60 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories. During the last week, Mclean County reported a total of 60 crime cases. The most common crime reported was theft, with 14 instances. This was closely followed by 12 arrests and 11 arguments. Other crimes, which included various types of disorderly conduct and minor offenses, accounted for 9 incidents. Assault was reported 7 times, while trespassing was less common, with only 4 instances. Vandalism and burglary were the least common crimes, with only 2 and 1 cases respectively. These statistics indicate a concerning prevalence of theft and arrests in the place, suggesting a need for increased security measures and community awareness programs. The relatively high number of arguments also points to a potential need for conflict resolution initiatives in the area.
GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestling claims share of regional title, advances 11 grapplers to sectionals
MONTICELLO – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestling team won at least a share of the IESA Class A Monticello Regional title on Saturday. The Falcons and LeRoy tied for the first-place finish in team points with 298 apiece. In the immediate aftermath of the tournament, GCMS/Fisher head coach Tyler Brucker was unsure whether his team would win the tiebreaker due to having more pins than LeRoy or the IESA would just consider it a split championship between the two teams.
Former ISU Student Barton McNeil denied new hearing in 25-year-old murder case, new evidence denied at courthouse
Two-and-a-half months after another People v. Barton McNeil evidentiary hearing took place at the McLean County Courthouse, the judge has ruled the confession-related evidence presented as insufficient for a new trial. In 1998, Bloomington resident Barton McNeil was accused of murdering his three-year-old daughter, Christina McNeil. In 1999, he was...
New McLean County Family Treatment Court will soon provide services for families in child welfare system
PEORIA (25News Now) - A new problem-solving court in McLean County will soon help reunite families where substance abuse issues are involved. It’s called “Family Treatment Court”, and McLean County is the first to do this in the state. Court Coordinator Kaitlynn Stigall said she hopes the program will start in March or April.
Ford Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for missing teen
PAXTON, Ill. (WCIA) — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the community in locating a missing teenager. Officials said Kyla Kemplin, 17, hasn’t been seen since Feb. 13. She is described as being white with black hair and blue eyes, 5 feet 7 inches in height and weighing 140 pounds. Other […]
One Earth Sequestration’s CEO: Eminent domain a ‘last resort’ in CO2 pipeline project
SPRINGFIELD — The proposed carbon dioxide pipeline that would transport liquid CO2 captured from One Earth Energy’s ethanol plant in Gibson City to three injection wells in McLean County will require involvement from a number of landowners in both Ford and McLean counties, and company officials hope all will cooperate.
Paxton Police Blotter: Indiana woman arrested for DUI after cops stop her speeding vehicle
PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:. — Cecelia E. Smith, 41, of Lafayette, Ind., was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and ticketed for illegal transportation of adult-use cannabis and speeding during a traffic stop at 11:58 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Orleans Street. The traffic stop was conducted after Paxton police allegedly clocked Smith traveling at 58 mph in a 35-mph speed zone while driving a 2001 GMC Terrain east on Ottawa Road near Elm Street on Paxton’s west side. During the traffic stop, Smith allegedly failed field-sobriety testing. A breath test registered her blood alcohol content at 0.140, nearly twice the legal limit. The vehicle she was driving was seized by police under city ordinance.
Mexican Cuisine Paradise: The 3 Pontiac Restaurants You Need to Visit
This article presents three Mexican restaurants located in Pontiac. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
Addressing joint pain with Gibson Area Hospital
GIBSON CITY, Ill. (WCIA) — Gibson Area Hospital helps patients access care where they are. They have many rural clinics and try to see patients close to home. Dr. Sohail Farshad, DO from Gibson Area Hospital joins ciLiving to inform the public about what rheumatology is and provide help to diagnosing types of arthritis and offering appropriate treatment options based on diagnosis.
One dead in rural Farmer City crash
DEWITT COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash near Farmer City Tuesday night. The crash happened at the intersection of Rosewood Road and Depot Road. Randall Rice, the DeWitt County Coroner, said a car was driving northbound on Rosewood and it drove through a stop sign. There was no stop […]
Prairie Central, El Paso-Gridley fall short of regional championships
STREATOR — The last time Bismarck-Henning lost a boys basketball game was in December when it fell short at Prairie Central. On Friday, the Blue Devils exacted revenge with a 54-46 victory over the Hawks in the Class 2A Iroquois West Regional championship game. It took a mighty effort as Bismarck-Henning had to rally in the fourth quarter to finally overtake PC. The Hawks led 37-34 heading into the fourth quarter but seemingly ran out of gas...
GCMS boys basketball ends season with 57-37 loss to Lexington in regional title game
LEXINGTON – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley varsity boys basketball team’s 2023-24 season ended with a 57-37 loss to Lexington in the IHSA Class 1A regional finals on Friday. With the loss, GCMS ended its season with a record of 20-13. “Anytime you win 20 and you’re playing for a...
Ford County Board’s CO2 pipeline concerns align closely with those of opposition group
SPRINGFIELD — Among the 10 or so concerns that the Ford County Board plans to list in its petition to intervene and participate in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s hearing process for the carbon dioxide pipeline proposed by One Earth Sequestration LLC, most can already be found in a petition filed last month by the citizens group Save Our Illinois Land, which is opposed to both this project and carbon capture and sequestration in general.
McLean County 3rd District Republican primary race
NORMAL, Ill. – The third district county board seat for McLean County is open this year. In the primary election on March 19, two republicans are running for the nomination, Incumbent George Wendt and Bloomington farmer and businessman Brian Loeffler. The third district covers a large sector in the...
Paxton Police Blotter: Farmer City man arrested for meth
PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:. — Jeremy L. Smolek, 25, of Farmer City, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended driver’s license and operating an uninsured vehicle during a traffic stop at 1:55 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the intersection of Orleans and Washington streets on Paxton’s east side. The traffic stop was conducted after a Paxton police officer, who was aware from previous contacts with Smolek that his license was suspended, saw Smolek driving a 1991 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck while pulling another vehicle using a tow strap. During the traffic stop, police confirmed that Smolek’s license was suspended, and a search of the truck revealed the presence of several containers containing suspected methamphetamine totaling about 5 grams, as well as two glass pipes used to smoke methamphetamine. The truck was seized by police under city ordinance.
Scattered showers continue through the morning
PEORIA (25News Now) - It was a noisy night for some across Central Illinois with a severe thunderstorm passing through portions of Tazewell, Peoria and McLean Counties with several reports of hail up to an inch in diameter. Scattered showers and a stray storm or two will continue through the morning commute into the mid morning before coming to an end. We will see some clearing for the second half of the day as temperatures return to the upper 50′s. and lower 60′s A cold front will pass through the region tonight, bringing a bit of a “cooldown” for Friday and Saturday with highs in the 40′s. We will quickly warm back up by Sunday as highs return to the 60′s.
Community Spotlight: GCMS FFA Scholarship Auction
President Brynn Boundy and Vice President Ryan Carley from the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley FFA Chapter joined Matthew White in the midst of National FFA Week to talk about an upcoming auction.
Today the gas price is close to $3.39 in Gibson City as of 2024-02-24. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.282 , according to AAA.