10-day sales tax reduction on clothing, school supplies begins Friday

Tax on eligible items will decrease to 1.25% from 6.25% from Aug. 5-14 By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Beginning Friday and lasting through Aug. 14, the state will reduce its sales tax rate from 6.25 percent to 1.25 percent for certain clothing items costing less than $125 and school supplies. The “tax holiday” was included in Gov. JB […]

Obituary: Cheryl Phillips

Cheryl K. “Cher” (Marshall) Phillips, 75, of Virginia Beach, Virginia formerly of Paxton passed away at 3:04 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at her home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2022, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E Pells with Rev. Pat Allin and Rev. John Hauck officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Cheryl […]

Obituary: Robert Hall

Robert Hall, longtime resident of Paxton, Illinois, died August 3, 2022. The son of Thomas Hall of New York and Julia Fritas of Czechoslovakia, he was born in New York, NY, on October 13, 1943. Robert, or “Bob” as he was most known, enlisted with the Navy, and was stationed in Brooklyn. It was there that he met his wife, […]

Sibley man gets 4 years in prison for burglary to barn near Gibson City

By WILL [email protected] PAXTON — A 38-year-old Sibley man was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday for a burglary to a barn in rural Gibson City last year. In sentencing Robert A. Borders to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Ford County Circuit Judge Matt Fitton also ordered Borders to serve 180 days’ incarceration in each of four other cases. […]