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  1. Area update: Mahomet board OKs budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | The News-Gazette

    Village leaders anticipate revenue will be up slightly this year, although - as in the past - planners say they erred on the conservative side when making projections. Just over 50 percent of recurring revenue comes from taxes, including the village's portion of state sales and income tax, while 40 percent comes from water and sewer payments.

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  2. Area Update: Screenwriter here for 'End of the Tour'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | The News-Gazette

    Illinois Theatre will screen Wednesday evening "The End of the Tour," followed by a Q-and-A with its screenwriter: Donald Margulies, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. The free event will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St. "The End of the Tour" was shown at the 2015 Ebertfest with director James Ponsoldt and star Jason Segel in attendance.

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  3. 'Bear' headed to new home; some fundraising money to assist other animalsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 11 | The News-Gazette

    Dr. Maureen McMichael, head of the emergency and critical care service at the Small Animal Clinic, part of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, talks about the recovery of Bear, the abused dog found abandoned in Ford Couny on April 20. New 1:50 p.m. Wednesday: One of the women involved in helping a dog found abused and abandoned in Ford County said she hopes the experience will spotlight the need to help neglected animals. Angie Cleary, who works at Gibson Veterinary Clinic in Gibson City, managed a " Go Fund Me " online fundraiser for the labrador named "Bear," who is being released from the hospital to a new home.

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  4. Area update: Sadorus sells water systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    The Illinois Commerce Commission must approve the deal before the closing can take place, according to village attorney Marc Miller. That process could take as long as nine months, he estimated.

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  5. Area update: Rantoul City Schools board OKs bus contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    The school board voted to enter into a contract with First Student bus services and accept the $1,848,679 base bid. Last month, the motion was defeated 3-2, with John Brotherton, Abbey Good and Kevin McCallister against it, while Mark Keyes and Joan Fitzgarrald for it.

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  6. Gibson City man sentenced to 10 years for fatal punchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    A 36-year-old Gibson City man, whom Ford County's prosecutor described as a "plague on society since the day he turned 18," is headed back to prison for a sixth time, after a judge imposed a 10-year sentence on him Thursday for throwing a punch that killed another Gibson City man in 2013. Ryan A. Nibbe sat quietly in the second-floor courtroom of the Ford County Courthouse as Judge Paul Lawrence ordered the sentence - the maximum possible - in connection with Nibbe's third conviction for aggravated battery in a public place.

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  7. Area update: Fisher prepares to change rules on solicitingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    The village board directed attorney Marc Miller to draw up a soliciting ordinance that closely resembles the one Paxton recently passed. Under it, a for-profit business must pay a registration fee of $50.

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  8. Man in Gibson City meth case charged with 8 feloniesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Ford County's prosecutor charged a Gibson City man Monday with eight felonies - including one punishable by at least 40 years in prison - for allegedly making, using and selling methamphetamine in the home he shares with his wife and four children. State's Attorney Randy Yedinak filed the charges in Ford County Circuit Court against Kelly R. Burrows, 51, who has been held at the Ford County Jail on a $75,000 bond since his March 24 arrest.

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  9. Updated: second degree murder conviction overturned in Ford County caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Ryan A. Nibbe, 34, is escorted by a Ford County sheriff's deputy into the Ford County Courthouse in Paxton prior to a preliminary hearing in August. Nibbe is charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of felony battery in connection with an altercation in Gibson City that resulted in the death of Timothy Robertson, 44. New Monday 3/28/16: A Gibson City man is back in custody ahead of a resentencing in his second degree murder case.

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  10. Second degree murder conviction overturned in Ford County caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Ryan A. Nibbe, 34, is escorted by a Ford County sheriff's deputy into the Ford County Courthouse in Paxton prior to a preliminary hearing in August. Nibbe is charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of felony battery in connection with an altercation in Gibson City that resulted in the death of Timothy Robertson, 44. Resentencing is set for April 21 for a Gibson City man who had his second degree murder conviction overturned.

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  11. Police: Couple arrested 'actively cooking meth' with 7 children presentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Gibson City police arrested a 51-year-old man and his 34-year-old wife Thursday after they say they found a working meth lab in their home with seven children present. Gibson City Police Chief Steve Cushman said his officers, assisted by agents from the Kankakee Metropolitan Enforcement Group and Illinois State Police meth response team, executed a search warrant at a two-story house at 328 S. State St. on the city's west side around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, following a month-long investigation into alleged methamphetamine manufacturing at the residence.

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  12. Area update: Six-figure budget cut ahead for Villa Grove schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    After three consecutive years of deficit budgets, the school district faces the tough task of cutting $250,000 to $300,000 from an already tight budget. Over the past two months, the school board has sent reduction in force notices to the district's band director, the family and consumer sciences instructor and a part-time Spanish teacher, as well as all classroom and one-on-one aides.

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  13. Area update: Rantoul sets discussion on subsidized bus serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    For some prospective workers, Rantoul's industrial park has been out of reach. Those without transportation face a difficult time getting to and from jobs.

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  14. OK sought for Paxton gaming parlorRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    The Paxton City Council will look into the possibility of allowing a Gibson City businessman to open a gaming parlor. Mark Peterson owns the Sand Trap sports bar in Gibson City.

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  15. Area update: More stop signs considered in Gibson CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Under consideration are intersections at 12th and Melvin, Wood and Guthrie, 11th and Melvin, Wood and Guthrie, 6th and Guthrie, 5th and Melvin and 5th and State. "We have had a few accidents at some of the intersections, and a few others have been brought to our attention," Alderman Scott Davis said.

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  16. Area update: Piatt County panel not endorsing zoning changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Nearly two hours of testimony by LaPlace residents convinced the zoning board of appeals to not recommend a zoning change for Topflight Grain Cooperative in the non-incorporated community. The full county board will have the final say on the issue when it meets on Feb. 10. Topflight has applied for a zoning change from Residential to I-1 General Industrial with the intent of eventually adding a 740,000-bushel capacity steel grain bin just across the street and to the east of its current grain storage business in LaPlace.

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  17. Life Remembered: Rhodes left lasting impact on Gibson CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Karen Rhodes' love of finances and economics made her a logical choice to take over as Gibson City's mayor following the death of Loel Jordan in 1988. And it didn't take long for aldermen who appointed her to the city's top leadership position - and the rest of the western Ford County city - to realize they had made the right choice.

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  18. Area update: Iroquois official hopes disaster funds can be used for preventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Iroquois County Board Chairman Kyle Anderson hopes to use federal disaster funds that might come Iroquois County's way to do something - anything - to create a longterm solution to address the county's flooding woes. With Gov. Bruce Rauner's announcement at Watseka City Hall on Tuesday that he has added Iroquois and Vermilion counties and nine others to the state's disaster declaration for widespread flooding, it opens the door for some federal assistance.

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  19. Ford County jury awards $950,000 in wrongful-death suit over misdiagnosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    A Ford County jury recently awarded $950,000 in damages - the largest civil judgment in the county's 156-year history - to the estate of a 73-year-old man who died at a Gibson City hospital following the misdiagnosis of his medical condition. After a two-week trial, a 12-member jury deliberated for about five hours before reaching its verdict against Dr. David J. Hagan and the Gibson City Clinic.

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  20. The Future Five, Nov. 16, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    "We Are Your Friends" comes out on DVD. Young Cole Carter dreams of hitting the big time as a Hollywood disc jockey, spending his days and nights hanging with buddies and working on the one track that will set the world on fire.

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