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Man jailed for allegedly soliciting minor, traveling to Paxton to meet her

PAXTON — Paxton police arrested a Milford man early Wednesday after he allegedly solicited sex from a 15-year-old girl and traveled to Paxton to meet her. About 8 1/2 hours after they began their investigation into the matter, Paxton police arrested Andy E. Leppard, 42, of Milford, around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday as he was inside his parked car in the 500 block of West Franklin Street, Police Chief Coy Cornett said.
PAXTON, IL
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Gibson Area Swim Team loses by four points to Milford

GIBSON CITY – The Gibson Area Swim Team lost 231-227 to the Milford Swim Team on Wednesday. The Gibson Area girls won 141-102 over Milford. Riley Arseneau finished first in the girls’ age 8-and-under 25-meter butterfly with a time of 37.19 seconds. Adalyn Arseneau, Riley Arseneau and Ava...
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Betty J. Berry, 87, of Piper City

Betty J. Berry, 87, of Piper City passed away peacefully from an extended illness with her family by her side on Monday, June 27, 2022 at Piper City Rehab and Living Center in Piper City. She was born on December 15, 1934 in Macon County, IL, the daughter of Paul J. and Bessie (Swartz) Weikle. She married Allen Dean Berry in Maroa, IL on July 12, 1953 and he preceded her in passing on February 3, 1991.
PIPER CITY, IL

Paxton’s plan for neglected & abandoned properties

PAXTON, Ill. (WCIA) – Neglected or abandoned homes – they’re an eyesore for neighbors, and a problem several central Illinois cities are trying to address. Paxton is the latest city to take action. Mayor Bill Ingold said some properties just need some work, but others will need to be demolished. The city joined the Central […]
PAXTON, IL
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Illinois State Representative Tom Bennett: Much to see and do around the district

Summertime in east-central Illinois is one of the best times of the year for getting out and around the district. There is always something going on, and always a good chance to have conversations with the people who make up our communities. I always enjoy getting to the local fairs and festivals, restaurants and coffee shops, and just about anywhere else that you can find a group of people to talk with.
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Obituary: Betty Berry

Betty J. Berry, 87, of Piper City passed away peacefully from an extended illness with her family by her side on Monday, June 27, 2022 at Piper City Rehab and Living Center in Piper City. She was born on December 15, 1934 in Macon County, IL, the daughter of Paul J. and Bessie (Swartz) Weikle. She married Allen Dean Berry in Maroa, IL on July 12, 1953 and he preceded her in passing on February 3, 1991.
PIPER CITY, IL
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Hoopeston Police Report 6/30/22

Details: The arrestee came to HPD and surrendered himself to be processed on warrant nbr: 20TR5264 FTA Status, subject came prepared with bond money. He was allowed to post bond and gave a new court date, and released from custody.
HOOPESTON, IL
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Hoopeston Police report Mob Action

Aggravated Battery and Mob Action H22-2760 and 2022-5612. Location: 301 W Main St. (Hoopeston Police Dept.) Details: An HPD Officer was flagged down in the parking lot of HPD. While speaking with an individual the above arrested subjects arrived and started an altercation. They were placed in cells and later taken the Public Safety Building and the Juvenile Detention Center in Danville.
HOOPESTON, IL
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Sue Ellyn Foglesong, 69, of Watseka

Sue Ellyn Foglesong, 69, of Watseka passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. Sue was born on August 27, 1952 in Watseka; the daughter of Earnest and Jody (Braden) Wallen and they preceded her in death. She married Louis Foglesong on February 16, 2004 in Las Vegas and he survives.
WATSEKA, IL

Teen charged after hit-and-run outside U of I bar

CHAMPAIGN, Ill (WCIA) — A Savoy teenager was charged with three felonies on Monday following a hit-and-run incident on the University of Illinois campus that went viral on social media. 19-year-old Brendan Trumann was charged on one count each of Aggravated Reckless Driving, DUI and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident. Champaign County […]
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