Photo gallery: PBL girls basketball vs Uni High

Photo gallery: PBL 8th-grade boys basketball at TCC Tournament title game

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PBL girls basketball wins 45-20 over Uni High

PAXTON – Nathan Lawler, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity girls basketball team’s head coach, had some goals for his team in addition to beating Urbana University High School on Thursday. The Panthers defeated the Illineks 45-20. “Tonight, it was about execution. It was about playing better in the halfcourt because that’s something that has probably cost us in our three losses,” Lawler […]

PBL 8th-grade boys basketball places second in TCC Tourney, loses to Prairie Central in title game

CISSNA PARK – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade boys basketball team placed second in the Twin County Conference Tournament after losing 42-33 to Prairie Central in the tourney title game on Thursday. Tyler Cole led PBL in scoring with 11 points while grabbing six rebounds and recording five assists and five steals. Williams had eight points, nine rebounds and two steals while […]

GCMS girls basketball loses 53-34 to LeRoy

GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley varsity girls basketball team lost 53-34 to LeRoy on Thursday. Mindy Brown led GCMS (1-8, 1-3 Heart of Illinois Conference) in scoring with 12 points while Savannah Shumate had eight points, Cally Kroon had four points, Reagan Tompkins and Ava Kurtenbach each had three points and Sophia Ray and Kate Kristensen each had two […]

Five from GCMS, 14 from PBL named Illinois State Scholars

Five seniors at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School and 14 at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School have been named 2022-23 Illinois State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement. Among the more than 17,340 high school students in the state being recognized as State Scholars — based on their ACT or SAT exams and sixth-semester class rank — are GCMS High School’s Sadie Christensen, […]

Rantoul man arrested after police search home amid investigation into gunshot

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man was arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm with no valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card. A news release from the Rantoul Police Department said Adrian Rangel, 21, was arrested following a court-authorized search of a residence in the 1900 block of Champaign County Road 3000 North, during […]

More than 200 new laws take effect on January 1

Every year the General Assembly passes dozens or even hundreds of new laws with effective dates of January 1. This year is no different, as more than 200 new laws will go into effect with the start of the new year. Many of these you have already heard much about, like the watered-down ethics bill. But there are many others […]