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  1. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  2. Portion of U.S. highway named for veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | The News-Gazette

    ... and south through Loda Township in their memory. The dedication also honors all veterans of Wall Township in Ford County and Pigeon Grove Township in Iroquois County who have Loda mailing addresses, Dudley said. State Rep. Tom Bennett, R-Gibson ...

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  3. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  4. Area history, July 22, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | The News-Gazette

    ... by a group of Chicago-area physicians. In 2000: American Indians from the Miami Nation are eyeing land in Ford County for a proposed golf course, hotel and cultural complex that could include a land-based casino, said Tom Julian of the ...

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  5. Wet soil conditions continue throughout IllinoisRead the original story

    Friday Jul 17 | Lincoln Daily News

    ... for July. Three of the network's stations - Dixon Springs (Pope County), Monmouth (Warren County), and Stelle (Ford County) - measured totals over 5 inches. Soil moisture levels remain high with a state average of 0.37 water fraction by volume (wfv) ...

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  6. Wet soil conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | Bureau County Republican

    ... Three of the network's stations – Dixon Springs (Pope County), Monmouth (Warren County), and Stelle (Ford County) – measured totals more than 5 inches. Soil moisture levels remain high with a state average of 0.37 water fraction by ...

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  7. Go figure: July 16, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | The News-Gazette

    ... top 100, led by No. 21 Schaumburg, with a population nearly 10 times the size of Mahomet's 7,955. Choice words Ford County Sheriff MARK DORAN confessed to letting out Monday morning when yet another bolt of lightning struck the unprotected Paxton ...

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  8. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  9. Updated: weather advisories for the areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | The News-Gazette

    ... already very saturated. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for North Central Ford County until 9 a.m. Monday. Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, and Shelby Counties are under the advisory ...

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  10. Updated: weather advisories roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 11 | The News-Gazette

    A roundup of weather advisories for 7/11/15: * Severe thunderstorm warning for southeastern Piatt, southeastern Macon and northern Moultrie counties until 11:15 p.m. * Flash flood warning for north central Ford and Iroquois counties until 2 a.m. * Flash flood watch for DeWitt County until Sunday afternoon * Severe thunderstorm watch for Moultrie, Macon and Shelby counties until 2 a.m. * Flood advisory for northern Macon County until 2 a.m. * Flood advisory for the Iroquois River at Chebanse until Monday morning * Flood warning for the Sangamon River at Monticello until Wednesday morning * Flood warning for the Iroquois River at Iroquois until late Tuesday

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  11. Prosecutor to seek post in LivingstonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 11 | The News-Gazette

    Randy Yedinak said he will not seek re-election as Ford County state's attorney in 2016, but has instead opted to run for the same position in Livingston County. Yedinak was an assistant prosecutor for the Livingston state's attorney's office from 2011 to June 2014, when he was appointed to replace Matt Fitton as Ford County state's attorney.

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  12. Flash flood watch issued for East Central IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | The News-Gazette

    New 3:55 p.m. Tuesday: Ford and Iroquois counties are under a separate flash flood watch from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. ** Original story: A flash flood watch has been issued for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

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  13. Flash flood watch issued for East Central IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | The News-Gazette

    A flash flood watch has been issued for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning. One to two inches of rain are possible Wednesday, causing flash flooding. You should monitor the weather conditions and be prepared to take action.

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  14. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  15. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  16. Flash flood watch issued for East Central IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    A flash flood watch has been issued for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties through Friday evening. More from the National Weather Service: * VERY HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED OVER A PORTION OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THIS EVENING.

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  17. Flash flood watch issued for northern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    A flash flood watch has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties from Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon. More from the National Weather Service: * PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WEDNESDAY EVENING ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

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  18. tornado watch issued for area countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    New 4:07 p.m. Monday: A tornado watch has been issued for Champaign, DeWitt, Macon, Coles, Douglas, Moultrie, Piatt and Ford counties until 11 p.m. Monday. You should monitor the weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter.

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  19. Severe thunderstorm watch issued for northern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties until 3 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service said in these areas, storms capable of producing high winds, hail, heavy rain, frequent lightning and perhaps even a tornado are possible Monday.

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  20. Flash flood warning issued for northern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    A flash flood warning has been issued for north central Ford County and Iroquois County until 9 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service said two inches of rain have already fallen in these areas as of 3 p.m. Thursday, and two more inches are possible.

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