Gibson City waives fee for coin-operated amusement machines


GIBSON CITY — The council voted this week to waive the fee assessed to businesses for coin-operated amusement machines.

There are 40 such machines throughout the city — everything from pool tables and jukeboxes to state-regulated gaming machines. Previously, the city charged businesses $50 each for the first five in an establishment and $25 for any others.

Tolono near final list on road work

TOLONO — The board is expected to decide at its next meeting how much money to spend on street repairs this year — and where those repairs will be made.

Two weeks ago, engineer Tim LaRocque of Foth Infrastructure and Environment presented the village board with a list of streets that could be repaired and how much those repairs would cost.

Budget near for Ford health department

PAXTON — The board plans to approve the first budget for the county's newly created public health department in May, showing projected expenses of $898,208 and revenues of $936,844.

The proposed budget, presented to the county board this week, was created by Steve Williams, the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department's interim administrator.

Monticello OKs measures for recreation funding

MONTICELLO — The council approved two measures aimed at providing funding for recreation facilities.

The first earmarks video gaming revenues toward a new parks and playground equipment fund.

MTD likely to take over rural transit

URBANA -- The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District probably will take over Champaign County's rural transit system on Oct.

UI-Chicago, faculty union reach contract deal

CHICAGO — The faculty union at the University of Illinois at Chicago has reached a tentative deal with administration on its first contract, the union announced Wednesday.

The union declined to release details until members vote on the contract; a vote is planned for next week.

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