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Illinois House committee opposes GLBT Railroad

The Illinois House Transportation Committee (Wednesday) adopted a resolution sponsored by State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst which opposes the Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. proposed rail line.

The proposed rail line would run through Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Parkhurst’s resolution is co-sponsored by 7 other state representatives whose districts would be affected by the rail line.

The proposed project includes constructing and operating a private rail line between Milton, Wis., and northwestern Indiana to bypass Chicago congestion. It would pass through several northern Illinois counties.

Parkhurst said the project has brought up concerns about the line cutting through private homes and farmland and potential misuse of eminent domain......

LaSalle, Winnebago, Ogle, Lee and Grundy counties have filed motions opposing the railroad in the last year.


Parkhurst said the negative effects of the proposal would devastating.......

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Boil Order issued for Lake Iroquois

E.R.H. Enterprises, Inc. has issued a boil order for the entire community of Lake Iroquois Association at Loda.  The boil order will remain in place until further notice.

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Hooeston Boil Order Lifted

The City of Hoopeston's water department has lifted its boil order for the greater Hoopeston area.  The boil order was issued Monday following a water main break.

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Ford Fair activities …..

The talent show is on the agenda tonight at the 2017 Ford County Fair. The talent show was moved to this (Tues) evening. The Little Mister and Miss Pageant is Wednesday, June 28th.

C-Bar Rodeo is at the grandstand Wednesday with barrel racing and bull riding competition.

Friday’s feature is the Easton Corbin and Walker McGuire Concert at 7:30 pm.

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Kelsey Vaughn crowned Miss Ford County Fair Queen

A recent Graduate of PBL High School is the new queen at the Ford County Fair. 17-year-old Kelsey Vaughn of Paxton bested a field of eight contestants (Monday) evening at the Melvin fairgrounds. Miss Vaughn will reign over the fair’s activities this week.

Kelsey is the daughter of Kelli and Rusty Vaughn. She will attend Illinois State University this fall, majoring in Agribusiness.

20-year-old Sydney Porter of Paxton was named 1st runner-up. 18-year-old Kaitlyn Harders of Melvin was 2nd runner-up. Miss Congeniality is 18-year-old Autumn Flessner of Loda.

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