(Paxton-jc) -- Around 100 people attended last night’s Ford County board meeting to further talk to county leaders about assessments of properties throughout the county. The Ford County Assessments office recently sent notices to around 13 hundred property owners that property taxes were adjusted and were going higher. Properties in question go throughout the smaller towns and rural areas of Ford County from Kempton and Cabery to Elliott and Melvin. Ford County Supervisor of Assessments Patricia Langland told those attending her office will look for ways to help in the assessment process. To date, over 100 property owners have appealed their property tax hikes with the county. Several members of the Ford County board expressed concerns over the amount of some of the assessments, saying some could lose their homes in the process. Local leaders continue to look for solutions to the issue.
(Paxton—jc) Should another wind farm cross on grounds in Ford County? That was one issue for Ford County leaders on Monday. The issue is not a new one for local leaders as several companies now operate wind farms on county soil. The question for local leaders is should they continue a moratorium on wind farms. The consensus of Ford County leaders is that, for now, no new wind farms be built in Ford County.
(Vermilion County—jc) -- A fire truck was involved in a a two vehicle accident in Westville on Monday as it was heading to battle a blaze. State police say firefighters were headed to a building fire when the accident occurred. Three people were taken to a local hospital. The building in the fire was a total loss.
(Paxton-rb) Elite Sports and Fitness is hosting there open house on Thursday from four thirty to Six Thirty at the new location which 615 North Railroad Ave. in Paxton. Elite director Tyler Brucker has more on the event and why the location is a perfect fit…
Elite Sports and Fitness director Tyler Brucker
(Milford-rb) The Iroquois County Democratic Central Committee will host its Spring New Day/New Deal dinner on March 3rd at Town and Country, 35 East Jones Street, Milford. The New Day/New Deal dinner honors the 85th anniversary of the Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt and all of the progressive policies that he embodied, as well as the new progressive policies addressing the concerns of the people offered by the modern progressive wing of the democratic party. Food will be provided by Road Kill Caterers. The cost of admission is 15 dollars.
(Buckley-rb) St. John’s Lutheran School is hosting their Chicken Dinner this Sunday. The Kids Carnival starts and Three Thirty and the Chicken Dinner begins at Four o’clock and a Silent auction will take place during the events. Tickets are Five Dollars for students and Ten Dollars for adults. St. John’s Lutheran School Auction Spokesperson Salli Ernst has more on this years auction…
St. John’s Lutheran School Auction Spokesperson Salli Ernst
(Champaign-rb) An American Eagle plane had to return to willard airport yesterday morning after smoke got into the cockpit. The plane which departed from Willard yesterday morning, landed without incident and was brought back to the terminal. 35 passengers onboard got off the plane at that time.The smoke in cockpit cleared up once it was vented.t appears that oil got on the auxillary power unit near the cargo area outside the cockpit.
(Farmer City-rb) Farmer City Heritage Days Committee is excited to announce the headliners for this year’s festival. This year Heritage Days will feature Country Music recording artists Drake White with Darryl Worley co-heading the event. The Show will be Saturday May 26th in Downtown Farmer City. Music kicks off at 6pm, with Darryl Worley taking the stage at 7:30 followed by Drake White. The show is free to the public with a limited number of VIP tickets available. Heritage Days spokesperson Felicia Hughes has more on how to get tickets
She goes on to talk about the rest of the schedule of events
Heritage days spokesperson Felicia Hughes
(Iroquois County-rb) The Iroquois County Republican Central Committee will host its annual Lincoln Day Dinner at Six pm Thursday February twenty second. The Event will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran School gym in woodworth. Tickets for the dinner are available from any local precinct committeeman, at Behrends Farm and Store, Onarga: at the Modern Woodman of America office in the Metro Center at 1127 East 5000 north Road, in Bourbonnais: or through a Facebook message at Iroquois County Republicans. Dinner tickets will also be available at the door the night of the dinner.
(Undated-jm) -- To celebrate the state's 200th birthday and explore its history, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Mid-West Family Broadcasting and the Illinois State Museum are teaming up to present "bicentennial minutes" throughout 2018. Here’s today’s bicentennial minute…
(Rantoul-rb) Lenten Suppers will begin next Wednesday February twenty first at American Lutheran Church in Rantoul. The suppers will be served from Five Thirty until Six Thirty each Wednesday thru March 21st. Each week will have a different food theme. Sign Up sheets are located at the church for donations that are needed.
(Urbana—jc) -- The trial date of a Champaign County man accused in the disappearance and death of a University of Illinois Student is now set. Neither side was granted what they requested in the murder trial of Brendt Christensen. He is accused in the death of Yingying Zhang. A judge on Monday set the trial for April of next year. The judge also denied a defense motion to move the trial out of Champaign County. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case against Christensen.