Three alleged vandals — two of them juveniles — arrested by LeRoy PD

LeROY — Two juveniles and an 18-year-old were arrested last Wednesday after allegedly being caught vandalizing a local place of worship. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the late afternoon, LeRoy Police Officers were dispatched to a criminal damage to property after a resident found his pick-up truck had been spray painted. 

Tri-Valley lending bus route to Unit 5

DOWNS – The Tri-Valley School District has recently stepped up to help a neighbor in need. 

McLean County Unit 5 has experienced well-publicized bussing issues to begin the school year. Enter the Tri-Valley School District.

City grants $1K to Christmas Parade, hears other presentations

FARMER CITY — The city council granted a request for $1,000 to a community organization, heard another request for the same amount from another, and received an update from the DeWitt County Development Council. 

Farmer City has no TIF lawsuit plans; money returned to taxing bodies

FARMER CITY — The city has apparently decided, after eight months, that they have no legal recourse to sue a downtown business owner for accepting Tax Increment Financing funds. 

Volunteers still needed for Farmer City Haunted Forest

FARMER CITY – The weekend before Halloween will mark the first installment in what is hoped to be an annual Halloween haunt at South Park. 

Farmer City’s “Haunted Forest,” a family-friendly hayrack ride through the new South Park campsites, is set to begin on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. until midnight and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 3 p.m. until midnight. 

UI Extension forum for farmers

Commercial farmers and those working in agriculture are invited to join DeWitt County Extension and the DeWitt County Farm Bureau for a “Help Extension Help YOU” forum to share ideas about what kinds of programs farmers will need to succeed over the next 100 years. 

Get rid of prescription drugs safely in LeRoy

LeROY — On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the LeRoy Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. 

LeRoy Schools to refinance bonds at savings of $312K

LeROY — The school board heard audit results, a student presentation, and refunded bonds that would save the local taxpayers $312,000 over a nine-year period at its regular monthly meeting. 

Downs Crossing development delayed by issues with engineering plan

DOWNS – Progress on a future business development at Downs Crossing was postponed this month due to watershed problems discovered in proposed engineer plans. 

Downs to buy ballistic shield for police department

DOWNS – The village voted unanimously to purchase a ballistic shield for the police department at last Thursday’s regular meeting. 

The equipment will cost $3,200 and Chief Joshua Dingler said it is a priority of the department, which began anew with his hiring two years ago this month. 

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