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Illinois man disappears on 1968 flight over Missouri

PONTIAC, Ill. – On June 28, 1968, Pontiac City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Jerrold Potter and his wife, Carrie, boarded a chartered flight from Kankakee, Illinois, to Dallas for a national Lions Club conference. He disappeared mid-flight in the skies over central Missouri. The Potters joined 21 other...
PONTIAC, IL
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Small town child predator task force nets 25 arrests in 2 years

FAIRBURY (Heart of Illinois ABC) - The Fairbury Police Department may be small, but they are working to get sex offenders off all Illinois streets. In the past two months, they have arrested two people. Now, the department is working to lead others to making arrests in cases like these.
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Garden walk gives residents time to stop and smell the flowers

CHENOA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Greenery was on full display Saturday, with McLean County residents sharing their gardens to support the community. The Chenoa Women’s Club hosted the ‘Through the Garden Gate’ garden walk. Eight gardens were open for self-guided tours, with each having a distinct visual identity. One, for instance, was focused on vegetables, another on trees, and one based entirely around a dairy farm.
CHENOA, IL

Kamryn Fehr and Milan Leman announce their engagement

FAIRBURY — Kamryn Fehr and Milan Leman, both of Fairbury, recently announced their engagement to be married. Kamryn Fehr is the daughter of Charles and Kathy (Schneider) Fehr. Milan Leman is the son of Chad and Kim (Stoller) Leman. Grandparents are Dale and Sandra Stoller, Wayne and Carol Fehr and Duane Schneider, all of Fairbury, and Jerry and Kathy Leman, of Secor.
FAIRBURY, IL
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About the Town in July

Next year marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, but with so many theater companies now mounting Shakespeare’s plays, you’d think it was this July. Enjoy several performances at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival held in Bloomington/Normal through August 6. Photo by Illinois...
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Bates-Diop returns to Normal for AED awareness, skills camp

NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) – With the NBA season now over, Normal native Keita Bates-Diop returned to his hometown Saturday for a yearly skills camp with young hoopers. The San Antonio small forward was raising awareness and money for the need of Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs) in local basketball gyms.
NORMAL, IL

Sales tax information provided as election draws near

By this time, Pontiac residents should have all the information available to them regarding the proposed 1 percent sales tax referendum on Tuesday's Primary Election ballot. But if they have questions, the series of town hall meetings the city provided are now over. The last of the seven gatherings took...
PONTIAC, IL
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Realtor: Just Hamburgers sale nearly finalized

PAXTON — Exactly when Just Hamburgers will reopen is not yet known, but the wildly popular burger joint in Paxton that closed in late April is expected to soon take a big step toward that goal. Realtor Nate Evans told the Ford County Chronicle on Friday that the sale...
PAXTON, IL
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Around the Area: Calendar of events for week of June 25-July 2

7 a.m.-11 a.m. — Pontiac Farmer's Market, downtown. 10 a.m.-Noon — Livingston County Food Pantry will be open — drive-thru only. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — “Through the Garden Gate” Chenoa Women's Club Garden Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Fairbury Pharmacy, Chenoa Pharmacy, Blessings From Above, VerClare Boutique, Crossroads Cafe and The Butler's Pantry. For more information visit the Chenoa's Women's Club on Facebook.
PONTIAC, IL
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Man Accused of Traveling To Meet a Minor in Fairbury

A Marshall County man is facing two sex-related charges in Livingston County. Anthony Jensen, 22, of Wenona was charged with Traveling to Meet a Minor and Indecent Solicitation of a Child, both class three felonies. Jensen was arrested by the Fairbury Police Department at the Circle K gas station in...
FAIRBURY, IL
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Cermak caps off stellar season with ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award

Illinois State baseball third-year sophomore outfielder Ryan Cermak became the first Redbird to be named an ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glover, as announced Wednesday. Cermak, who originally came to ISU as a shortstop and pitcher, was named the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and earned First Team All-MVC honors for the second-straight season. Cermak was also an All-MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team recipient.
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