Fun Day has first golf car parade

The first-ever golf car parade kicked off at this year’s Tolono Fun Day Festival on Friday night. 

At least 30 uniquely decorated golf carts were driven in the parade.

Solar ordinance draft passes

In a long and sometimes contentious meeting on Thursday, the Zoning Board of Appeals passed both the new ordinance for photo-voltaic solar farms and the Findings of Fact, evidence they are submitting to the County Board for its consideration.

Building donated to Tolono Historical Society

The Tolono Historical Society building has a new owner.  William Kirby, former mayor of Tolono, donated the 150-year-old building at 101 E. Holden to the Historical Society and Veterans Museum in May.

Pesotum forms neighborhood watch

by Dee Ann Hoffman

Unity-Tolono FFA honored at state convention

SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Unity-Tolono FFA chapter attended the 90th annual Illinois State FFA Convention on June 12-14 along with more than 5,000 other FFA members, advisors, and guests.

New owner of Wine Experience in Philo gets liquor license

The board of trustees approved a liquor license for the new owner of Philo Wine Experience at its Wednesday meeting. The approval allows the store to be transferred from Jignesh Panchal who owned the property to the new owner, Jetal Patel.

Village Attorney Marc Miller explained the transfer process of ownership of the property before the vote was made by the board.

ZBA gets closer to draft solar farm ordinance

The ZBA is drawing closer to a consensus on how the new photo-volcaic solar farm ordinance should read for the county.  The proposal is taking shape after hours of public testimony and debate amongst the board members with director John Hall.

Donovan appointed to Tolono planning commission

Josie Donovan was unanimously voted in and appointed to the Tolono village planning commission by President Rob Murphy on June 4. 

Donovan’s husband is a teacher at Unity West School.  She said she applied because she wanted to get more involved in the community.

Tolono police department to enforce swimming pool fence fines

TOLONO—Unfenced pools are a safety hazard and Tolono wants to do something about it.

Sidney approached by another power company

he village of Sidney has received a proposal for another solar farm project to be located outside of the village. 

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