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Illinois Woman Dies In Interstate 24 Crash
A Watseka, Illinois woman was killed and a man was injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 24 in Christian County on Friday afternoon. Christian County Sheriff’s deputies said 85-year-old Roland Heuton fell asleep while getting onto I-24 eastbound from Pennyrile Parkway and ran off the road. Heuton’s SUV traveled between 50 and 100 yards down an embankment and struck a rock ditch.
Experience La Dolce Vita: Discover Pontiac's Trio of Authentic Italian Restaurants
# Welcome to a Taste of Italy: Top 3 Italian Restaurants in Pontiac Have you had the chance to explore the Italian culinary scene in Pontiac? We're about to take you on a gastronomic journey through the top three Italian restaurants in the city. If you've already had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Iroquois County, IL – Amazon Truck-Trailer Engulfed in Flames on I-57, Thousands of Pounds of Merchandise Lost
Iroquois County, IL – In the early hours of Friday, an Amazon truck-trailer caught fire on I-57 near Ashkum, Illinois, leading to a massive loss of merchandise. According to Ashkum Fire, the fire department was called to the scene at the 289 mile-marker on the northbound side of I-57 just after 3 am. On arrival, firefighters found the semi-tractor and the front part of the trailer fully engulfed in flames.
Vote now for the Daily Leader Athlete of the Week from Feb. 12-17
Boys wrestling has completed its season and girls basketball in the area is over. Now, it is time to kick off the boys' basketball tournament and to keep track of the ladies who are still wrestling. However, there is still a strong list of candidates for the Daily Leader Athlete of the Week honor for the week of Feb. 12-17.
Photo gallery: GCMS boys basketball vs. Normal Calvary Christian
The Falcons defeated Calvary 71-35 in the IHSA Class 1A regional quarterfinals on Monday in Gibson City. Here are some sights …
Homes in Livingston County sold for lower prices recently: See how much here
Newly released data for November shows that potential buyers and sellers in Livingston County saw houses sell for lower than the previous month's median sale price of $142,500. The median home sold for $85,500, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows. That means November, the most recent month for which...
PBL boys basketball loses to Watseka in IHSA Class 2A regional quarterfinals
PBL 12 13 9 11 — 45 WAT 12 19 20 17 — 67 Kayden Vance 0-0-0, Sawyer Floyd 0-0-0, Dylan Vance 0-0-0, Tyler Cole 5-0-14, Luke Krumwiede 0-0-0, Eli Donaldson 0-0-0, Noah Steiner 8-0-17, Bryar Cosgrove 3-2-8, Mason Vaughan 0-0-0, Carson Goss 0-0-0, Ethan Williams 3-0-6, John Rodeen 0-0-0. Totals 19-2-45.
Paxton Police Blotter: Woman arrested for DUI after crashing into building, parked vehicle
PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:. — Miguel P. Gaspar, 41, of Rantoul, was arrested for driving with no valid driver’s license and ticketed for operating a vehicle with suspended registration during a traffic stop at 12:59 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the parking lot of Dollar General, 755 S. Railroad Ave. The traffic stop was conducted after Paxton police received an alert from Flock Safety license-plate readers for a vehicle with suspended registration operating in Paxton. After the vehicle was located traveling on Railroad Avenue, police confirmed its registration was suspended and pulled it over, later confirming that Gaspar had no valid license. The vehicle — a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan — was seized by police under city ordinance.
Today the gas price is close to $3.39 in Clifton as of 2024-02-21. 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 Wednesday is $3.274, a week ago the price is $3.256 , according to AAA.
GCMS Middle School volleyball teams win conference tournament titles
CLIFTON – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley eighth- and seventh-grade volleyball teams each won a Twin County Conference Tournament title last Saturday. The eighth-grade Falcons defeated Paxton-Buckley-Loda 25-16, 25-14 in their championship match. Bailey Bunting had six aces, two kills, three digs and one block while Demi McCullough had three kills,...
Lamar CISD Seeks Local Families' Feedback via Annual Campus Climate Survey
Lamar CISD is conducting its Annual Campus Climate Survey for the 2023-2024 academic year. The district is seeking feedback from families about the schools their children attend. The survey will be emailed to all families on February 13 and will be open until March 1. It aims to collect feedback on important school matters such as academic preparation, student support, and family engagement.
Man killed after van found engulfed in flames at Love's Travel Stop
DWIGHT, Ill. - A man is dead after his vehicle went up in flames in the parking lot of a gas station just outside the Chicago area in Grundy County. The fire happened at 3 a.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Love's Travel Center at 12 W. Northbrook Drive in Dwight.
Paxton in search of new utility billing clerk with Heather Haile leaving in March
PAXTON — After nearly 12 years of employment as the city of Paxton’s utility billing clerk, Heather Haile is leaving the job to take another one with Altamont Co., a Thomasboro firm that specializes in high-speed machining of wood and composite parts for the sporting-goods industry. Haile, who has been employed by the city since Aug. 27, 2012, plans to […]
Boys Basketball Season Ends at Herscher
That’s a wrap for boys’ basketball for Momence in the 2023 to 2024 season. The campaign came to an end on Monday night at Herscher as the Tigers pulled off a 55 to 44 win over the Redskins in the first round of Regional Tournament action. Momence compiled a season record of 8 wins and 16 losses for the year. Even in suffering the loss, Momence’s Head Coach Kevin Ecker had high praise for the young men who made it through a very tough and emotional season, “ In my ten years of coaching, I don’t know if I’ve ever been prouder of a team than I am of this year’s team. They had to deal with more adversity and challenges, and the fact that they were playing their best basketball coming into tonight! I couldn’t ask for anything more. Tonight Herscher mad some plays and some shots early, but we kept fighting back. Unfortunately we weren’t’ able to overcome it.”
Heartland Community College board votes on tuition increase, lab renovations
Heartland Community College plans to raise the cost of tuition, with a modest increase beginning this summer. Classes currently cost $182 per credit hour including tuition and fees. The board will vote Tuesday on a measure to raise the per-credit-hour cost by $3—an increase of 1.65%. This follows a recent move imposing incremental changes to tuition year over year, rather than a large, one-time spike in the cost to students. The board approved a 4.6% tuition increase last year. Included in the current proposal is a $1 increase to Heartland’s program development and facilities fee to offset costs associated with expanding the college's athletics programs in 2019.
Chatsworth, February 17 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Mater Dei High School basketball team will have a game with Sierra Canyon High School on February 17, 2024, 20:55:00 CST.
Paxton’s newest, most-tenured police officers recognized
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council approved a nearly 50% increase in pay for the city’s part-time police officers Tuesday night after being introduced to the police department’s newest full-time patrolman, Carlos Colon, and applauding its longest tenured officer, Police Chief Coy Cornett, for achieving 25 years of employment with the city.
From beekeeper to peacekeeper, meet Paxton’s newest cop: Carlos Colon
PAXTON — After having grown up on Chicago’s north side and worked nine years as a correctional officer at the Cook County Jail, Carlos Colon was ready for a change of pace and scenery, so he headed 100 miles downstate, settling in rural Buckley with his wife, Jennifer, and their three kids.
Athletes of the Week: Zamora dominates postseason, Sizemore does all the scoring
The votes are in. With our new process, powered by Copper Creek Contractors, Angel Zamora of the Hoopeston Area wrestling team and Lily Sizemore of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls’ basketball team are this week’s winners. Here they are, in their own words, with their biggest supporters — their teammates:
Prairie Central boys basketball tops Rantoul to enter the postseason with momentum
FAIRBURY — It's the last game of the regular season and there's really nothing on the line. Win or lose, you aren't going to find yourself in a conference title hunt and the seedings and pairings are set for the regional. This is just a game to get past and prepare for the postseason. ...