Did you know?

Paxton is known for its downtown Christmas tree.

Every year a Christmas tree is donated by a local family, and with the help of city and local utility workers, the 40 to 60-foot (18 m) evergreen (with a manhole serving as a giant tree stand) becomes a beacon of light in the downtown.

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P.O. Box 59
145 S. Market
Paxton IL, 60957
Phone: 217.379.4022

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The Paxton City Council instructed its attorney Tuesday to begin steps to create a not-for-profit organization that would accept donations of property to the city.

May unemployment rates for East Central Illinois counties in most cases were slightly lower than May 2012 rates.

Weather permitting, workers for the city of Paxton will be flushing hydrants around town starting Monday, May 13, and through Friday, May 17, beginning on the west side of

Nineteen parcels of land surrounding the Interstate 57 interchange are being considered for annexation into city limits and inclusion in Paxton’s proposed tax increment …

The Illinois State Board of Elections says Gov. Pat Quinn has signed Senate Bill 3338, which extends the filing period for candidates for the April 9, 2013, consolidated election.

The Paxton City Council approved the annexation of eight parcels of land surrounding Interstate 57 and zoned them for commercial and residential use Monday night…

Paxton residents will vote on a referendum in the Nov. 6 general election that asks them if they want the city to arrange for an “opt-out” electric aggregation program

As they do every year, Paxton firefighters will take time to remember the tragic events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. They just hope others will, too.

About 15 residents and property owners attended a Paxton City Council-hosted public meeting last Wednesday to explain changes to a proposed redevelopment plan…

The Paxton City Council voted to place on the November ballot a referendum that will ask residents if they want the city to negotiate on their behalf to secure lower electric rates…

One member from each of the following taxing bodies, plus a member of the public, will serve on the joint review board responsible for issuing an advisory opinion for the Paxton City Council

We at the Paxton Record have been wondering for four years when we could name a story about the construction of Ford County’s first wind farm as our top story of the year.

Paxton — 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. (Halloween parade: 4 p.m. downtown).


Calendar of Events

Brush pick up
8/29/2011

City Council Meeting
12/12/2011

City Council Meeting
1/9/2012

City Council Meeting
6/11/2012

Old Fashioned July 4th celebration. All day long.
7/4/2012

City Council Meeting
9/10/2012

Columbus Day and City Council Meeting
10/8/2012

Halloween Costume Pet Parade.
10/27/2012

City Council Meeting
11/12/2012

City Council Meeting
12/10/2012

City Council Meeting
1/8/2013

City Council Meeting
5/13/2013

Halloween parade to be held Oct. 31 in Paxton
10/31/2013

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
11/29/2013

Christmas Parade
11/30/2013

City Council Meeting
1/12/2015

Paxton Townwide Garage Sales
6/5/2015

City Council Meeting
6/8/2015