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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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Paxton taking measures to rehabilitate distressed properties

PAXTON — As part of its effort to rehabilitate abandoned and distressed properties in town, the Paxton City Council recently adopted the International Property Maintenance Code, authorized the appointment of a code-enforcement officer and approved joining and donating $35,000 to the Central Illinois Land Bank Authority, which could help the city secure grants for tearing down dilapidated homes, for example, or assisting homeowners with their repair through so-called “homeowner-occupied rehabs.”
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Pontiac Public Library Memorials for April and May

The following is a listing of gifts given to Pontiac Public Library in April and May. Bolz, Joan — “The Bookseller’s Promise” by Beth Wiseman; “Death by Chocolate Chip Cupcake” by Sarah Graves; “In Bloom” by Fern Michaels; “The Lifeguards” by Amanda Eyre Ward; “The Lioness” by Chris Bohjalian; and “Ralph Compton Blood on the Prairie” by Tony Healey — all Large Print titles — given by the Twentieth Century Club;

Million-dollar makeover of downtown Paxton’s streetscape almost done

PAXTON — The million-dollar makeover of downtown Paxton’s streetscape is nearly complete — several weeks ahead of schedule. “It’s good (to be almost done),” Mayor Bill Ingold said Monday. “I mean, I’ve been dealing with this (project) for six years, and I know there are a lot of people who thought it would never happen, so we are pleased to get it done. I hope it’s going to bring people to town to see what we’ve done.”

Obituary: Nina Templeton

Nina R. Templeton, 93, of Brewton, Alabama, formerly of Loda passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Westgate Village, Brewton, Alabama. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E Pells, Paxton with Rev. Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Cochrans Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Illinois.

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.

Paxton Swedes swept by Royal Giants to fall to 2-8

ST. JOSEPH – The Paxton Swedes lost two games to the Royal Giants in an Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader on Sunday, losing 15-4 in game one and 4-2 in game two. The Swedes (2-8) led 2-1 through the first five innings of the second game before the Giants (8-2) scored three runs in the sixth inning to claim a 4-2 lead.

Obituary: Mary Lee Henson

Mary Lee Henson, 92, of Gibson City passed away at 10:40 pm Wednesday June 22, 2022 at the Heritage Health Nursing Home in Gibson City. Celebration of Life Open House will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday June 29, 2022 at the Lee Lowery American Legion Post #568 in Gibson City.

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 passengers and four flight crew that […]

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...

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.

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.