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FORD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT has an opening for an Adult Protective Services (APS) Caseworker.  Must have a Bachelor's Degree in health, social services, social work, health care administration, gerontology, criminal justice OR a RN or and 1 year work experience in health or human services.  The caseworker receives reports of suspected abuse, investigates and assesses the case and completes case.


For full job description click on link:  Job Description


Please send resume to:


Ford County Public Health Department

Attn:  Human Resources

235 N Taft

Paxton, IL  60957



On February 17, 1859 Ford County became the 102nd and last county to be established in the State of Illinois. The county's first permanent courthouse was completed on February 13, 1862. The existing courthouse was built in 1906. In order to settle a dispute between Paxton and Gibson City as to where the new courthouse should be located, the old courthouse was "remodeled". When the old building was torn down, one wall in the basement was left standing. The new building was built upon and around it, thus ending the argument.


Located in East Central Illinois the county offices can be found at the following locations:


Courthouse, 200 W. State, Paxton
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sheriff & Jail, 235 N. American, Paxton
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Highway Dept., 305 N St Rte 54, Roberts
Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

This site is dedicated to providing information on county government to the citizens and property owners of Ford County. Our goal is to improve citizen access to county services. We encourage you to use this website to access information about your property and your government. We strive to provide accurate information.