Rauner comments prompt Kelly to run for governor

Chicago television producer William J. Kelly was already considering a run for governor, but told the Journal-Republican that remarks made recently in Monticello by current office holder Bruce Rauner solidified his resolve.

Blue Ridge takes step toward bonds

FARMER CITY — The Blue Ridge School Board took another step toward issuance of $550,000 worth of bonds by choosing an underwriter and bond counsel. 

The board passed a housekeeping motion naming First Midstate Inc. as the underwriter and Cutler and Chapman as the bond/disclosure counsel to the underwriter. 

Farmer City hires new police chief

FARMER CITY — The town’s former police chief will once again lead the Farmer City Police Department. 

Terry Scott, who worked in Farmer City from 1980-84 and was chief for the last three years in that span, was introduced to the public last week at the police department. 

Questions about hotel/motel tax balance lead to tabling of Heritage Days measure

FARMER CITY — A motion to approve another $3,000 donation to Heritage Days was tabled Monday night amidst questions regarding the balance of the city’s hotel/motel tax fund. 

“We’ve got to do some more research on where this is coming from and how the account looks,” Councilman Scott Kelley said, suggesting the motion be tabled. 

From the editor: Thank you, everyone, for everything

Over the past three years, when times were the most stressful and the task of putting out a weekly newspaper was most overwhelming, the mental formulation of this column often helped me persevere.  

As you might have guessed, this is the column where I tell my readers I am moving on from the LeRoy Farmer City Press. 

Press to cease publication March 3

CHAMPAIGN — The last edition of the award-winning LeRoy Farmer City Press will be published Friday, March 3. 

Agenda: Special meeting to meet new police chief




Last valedictorian, salutatorian named at LeRoy High School

LeRoy High School is pleased to announce Marissa Adams as valedictorian for the 2016-17 school year.  

Marissa is the daughter of Mike and Michelle Adams. After graduation she will be attending Heartland College to begin her studies in Business Management.  

LeRoy alderman to step down, mayor weighs replacement option

LeROY — The city council met briefly Monday night, approving a resignation and a farm lease. 

Alderman Anne Anderson of Ward 2 submitted a letter of resignation citing personal health issues for her departure from the council. 

Farmer City Council grants liquor license to Imo's

FARMER CITY – The Farmer City Council approved a new liquor license, and heard they will hire a new police chief in the next two weeks at Monday night’s regular meeting.

The council was split on a 3-2 vote to grant Imo’s Restaurant a Class F liquor license with Mayor Mike Jenkins casting the deciding vote after a long pause to consider his choice. 

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