State

Chickens in town? Not so fast, say some trustees

More info to be obtained before decision made
BUCKLEY VILLAGE BOARD


BUCKLEY — A proposal from Trustee Shane Stachura for the village to establish an ordinance allowing residents to keep backyard chickens was met with mixed reaction from his fellow members of the Buckley Village Board during their monthly meeting on Monday, June 3, at the Village Hall. After a lengthy discussion, Trustee Peggy Shockley — wife of Village President Evan […]

Gibson City woman in the running for ‘favorite chef’

KATRENA WARD CASTON


Editor’s note: This story was originally published by The News-Gazette on June 3, 2024, and is being republished here with permission. GIBSON CITY — A local chef is competing for the chance to be featured in Taste of Home magazine, cook with a celebrity chef and win $25,000 in prize money. Katrena Ward Caston, executive sous chef at Horsch Radish, […]

Parkland student’s business pitch mowed down the competition

JADEN RECKER OF GIBSON CITY

Editor’s note: This story was originally published by The News-Gazette on June 4, 2024, and is being republished here with permission. By SAMUEL LISEC CHAMPAIGN — Throughout his childhood, Jaden Recker was told by his father that he was a natural leader and bound to grow up to be his own boss, maybe even create his own company. So when […]

Paxton library’s summer reading program now under way

PAXTON CARNEGIE LIBRARY

PAXTON — The Paxton Carnegie Library’s summer reading program — with the theme of “Reading Renew Repeat” — is accepting signups. The program’s reading challenges are open to people of all ages, with “top reader” awards given. People can stop by the library to sign up. Summer reading program activities will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June […]

Gibson City library highlights sponsors of its annual summer reading program

MOYER DISTRICT LIBRARY

GIBSON CITY — Summer reading programs for people of all ages are under way at the library. Quest sheets can be picked up. No signup is necessary, and people may join anytime in June or July. Children who read four or more days per week earn a prize or a raffle ticket for a chance at a larger prize, while […]

A WALK IN THE PARK

BIXBY PARK IN PAXTON

Ford County Chronicle Publisher Will Brumleve’s female cocker spaniel, Pig Nose, enjoys the nice weather on Sunday, June 9, as she walks around Bixby Park on Paxton’s southeast edge. The dog turns 12 years old on Monday, June 24.

Busy agenda for Paxton City Council on Tuesday

PAXTON CITY COUNCIL

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council was scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at City Hall — passed the Ford County Chronicle’s publication deadline — with the following on the meeting’s agenda: n A presentation by Paxton Commercial Investment Group LLC. n Approval of an engagement letter for auditing services. n Approval of an ordinance pertaining to […]

PBL school board to meet at 6 tonight at unit office

PBL SCHOOL BOARD

PAXTON — The Paxton Buckley-Loda school board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the commons area of PBL Junior High School in Paxton, with the following on the meeting’s agenda: n Approval of a consent agenda, which includes the approval of the minutes of the last meeting, affirmation of staff resignations, approval of donations to […]

9 vying for fair queen’s crown

IROQUOIS COUNTY FAIR QUEEN PAGEANT

CRESCENT CITY — Nine young women will be vying for the title of 2024 Miss Iroquois County Fair Queen. The fair’s annual queen pageant is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, with the winner to reign over the remaining days of the fair, which runs through Sunday, July 21, at the fairgrounds north of Crescent City. Crowned queen in […]

Fire truck playground piece restored, returned to park

PELLS PARK IN PAXTON

Pells Park’s fire truck is back — new and improved, too — for children to enjoy. The old piece of playground equipment was temporarily removed from the park this year in order to be refurbished and repainted by city workers in preparation for the arrival of the park’s new quarter-million-dollar playground structure, which was installed this spring. “The concrete bases […]


Category Pages are limited to 90 days. Please use the archive page or the search box to find older articles.