Iroquois County

Iroquois County

UI Extension to move Ford-Iroquois office

ONARGA — The University of Illinois Extension is searching for another building to rent for its office serving Ford and Iroquois counties, because the office it has leased for 20 years in Onarga will soon be the site of a medical clinic.

Dudley wins Loda board presidency

LODA — Ron Dudley, a retired postal worker who heads the local Lions Club and American Legion post, will assume another leadership role in Loda after winning election Tuesday night as president of the village board.

Dudley received 66 of the 98 votes cast, breezing to a victory over John Zalaker (21) and Sandy Coffey (11).

Former trustee takes top post in Buckley

BUCKLEY — Former village Trustee Evan Scott Shockley easily defeated incumbent Jim Hull for village president Tuesday night.

"I was very happy with the results," said Shockley, who defeated Hull, 142-70. "It went exactly the way I hoped it would. I feel really good about it. I'm ready to go to work."

Four win PBL board seats

PAXTON — All three incumbents running for re-election to the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board were victorious Tuesday night, and they will be joined on the board by a newcomer with plenty of experience in the education field.

Ford-Iroquois health department under state scrutiny

PAXTON — The Illinois attorney general's office is looking into various financial transactions of the embattled Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department, officials said this week.

Federal budget information

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama released his budget proposal on Wednesday, less than two weeks after the U.S. House passed a budget sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Update: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for the area

UPDATED 11:40 p.m. Wednesday

The National Weather Service has canceled a severe thunderstorm warning for southern Champaign County, eastern Douglas County, northern Edgar County and southern Vermilion County and another one for northeastern Champaign County.

Iroquois County election results April 9, 2013

Results from contested races in Iroquois County:

√ indicates apparent winner.

April 9, 2013 election roundup

Here is information about the election on April 9, 2013. We'll update this as results come in from across the area.

To your health: Get informed to keep those stomach bugs at bay

By Leia Kedem

Stomach woes were rampant this past winter. Were you one of the unlucky ones to experience a 24-hour bug or the "stomach flu?" If so, I'm willing to bet you'd do anything to avoid repeating it.