Paxton, Ill. (AP) -- The old
sheriff's home and jail in downtown Paxton has been deteriorating for years,
but new owners plan to change that.
Royce Baier is president of the Paxton Foundation.
He says the group plans to start work soon on the buildings that sit on the
square in the eastern Illinois
town. Paxton is about 25 miles northeast of Champaign.
Baier's group is eager to get to work on
The Italianate sheriff's home dates to
1871. The old stone jail is attached.
Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen
said the board voted this week to sell the old buildings to the foundation for
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