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Parkland College will hold an open house for their new Early Transfer Academy today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the student union. The academy is open to high school juniors and seniors. For more information or to RSVP call 217-353-2663.

 

 

(Ford County-jm) -- The Ford County Public Health Department will be hosting a savvy caregiver program beginning tomorrow. The program is designed to help caregivers of dementia patients says Ford County Public Health Department’s Page Eads…

 

 

Ford County Public Health Departments Page Eads.

 

 

(Rantoul-jm) -- Rantoul Township High School school board members are expected to approve the issuance of over $3 million in general obligation refunding bonds at tonight’s school board meeting. In addition to the issuance of bonds, school board members will also be asked to approve the intervention in proceedings before the property tax appeal board, approve an agreement with the Forum Fitness Center, set the tentative tax levy and hear updates on the evidence-based funding model and an update on the district's finances. The Rantoul Township High School school board meeting gets underway at 7 pm.

 

 

(Gibson City-jm) -- Gibson City city leaders are expected to approve their annual tax levy at tonight’s city council meeting. In addition to approving the tax levy, council members are also expected to approve removing a tree on E. 3rd Street and discuss bids for a city truck. The Gibson City city council meeting gets underway at 7 p.m.

 

(Paxton-jm) -- A Paxton insurance agency is helping make the holidays a little brighter for kids. State Farm Agent Mary Kirins office is a drop off site for a toy drive to help kids in the area says spokesperson Julie Sancher...

 

 

Toy Drive Spokesperson Julie Sancher.

 

 

(Ford County-jm) -- Four area law enforcement agencies are receiving a donation to help combat the opioid crisis. Ford County State's Attorney Andrew Killian is donating $2,000 from the drug asset forfeiture fund to fight the crisis. The Ford County Sheriff’s office, Gibson City Police Department, Paxton Police Department and Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group will each receive $500.

 

 

(Washington-jm) -- The final agricultural trade numbers are in for the 2017 fiscal year. The results may surprise you. Gary Crawford reports…

 

 

(Buckley-jm) -- The village of Buckley has approved a bid to remove some trees in the village. Price Tree Service was awarded the contract to remove 10 trees and stumps at a cost of $5,250. Two other companies put in for the contract: NuView at $5,850 and Glad’s Tree Service at $10,400.

 

 

(Gibson City-jm) -- Gibson City will be holding their annual lighted Christmas parade this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Spokesperson Janna Friday says they have several categories for winners…

 

 

Gibson City Lighted Christmas Parade Spokesperson Janna Friday.

 

 

(Gibson City-jm) -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley School Board is expected to hear audit reports at tonight’s school board meeting. Russ Leigh of Russ Leigh and Associates will present his audit of the GCMS School District as well as the Ford County Special Education Cooperative. School board members will be asked to approve the audits as well as the fiscal year 2018 tax levy after it’s been presented. The GCMS School Board meeting gets underway at 6:15 p.m.

 

 

(Kempton-jm) -- The Tri-Point School Board is expected to present their tentative tax levy at tonight’s school board meeting. In addition to presenting the tax levy, school board members will also set a date and time for a truth in taxation hearing and approve bids for snow removal. The Tri-Point School Board meeting gets underway at 7 p.m.

 

 

(Paxton-jm) -- This past weekend’s Scott Tips for Success had to do with making sure your home is ready for those cold winter months. Scott Allen with Paxton Hardware and Rental has some tips for making sure your humidifier is ready...

 

 

Paxton Hardware and Rentals Scott Allen.

 

 

(Paxton-jm) -- Paxton emergency personnel were called to a two vehicle accident just before noon Friday. Emergency personnel were called to the accident at the intersection of Route 45 and Route 9. No injuries were reported.

 

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