Ford County Record

For 145 years the Ford County Record, formerly known as the Paxton Record, has provided 100% local news coverage to Buckley, Cissna Park, Elliott, Gibson City, Gilman, Loda, Ludlow, Melvin, Onarga, Paxton, Piper City, Rankin, Roberts, Sibley and Thawville since 1864. With a circulation of over 3,000, this weekly newspaper reaches 70% of homes in Paxton. In recent years, the award-winning Record has taken six first-place editorial honors from the Illinois Press Association.


  • The Ford County Record has a quarterly circulation of 29,836.

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