Politics and Government

Two candidates seek seats on Rantoul Public Library board

Rantoul Press highlights two of the four local elections in this week's edition — Rantoul City Schools board and Rantoul Public Library board. The library board candidates appear here. The RCS board appears elsewhere on this website. Next week: Rantoul Village Board and Rantoul Township High School board

 


Final change to hangar, AT&T building sale formally adopted

RANTOUL — Now the waiting begins.

The village board formally approved the seventh — and what it says will be the final — amendment to the agreement for Los Angeles businessman John Van Der Velde to buy the four hangars and the AT&T building at Rantoul Airport from the village for $5.450 million.


Six candidates vie for 3 seats on Rantoul City Schools board

Rantoul Press highlights two of the four local elections in this week's edition -- Rantoul City Schools board and Rantoul Public Library board. RCS board candidates appear here. The library board appears elsewhere on this website. Next week: Rantoul Village Board and Rantoul Township High School board

 


Details for $2.8 million Ludlow grant outlined

LUDLOW — Village trustees heard more details on a 70 percent USDA grant that will help pay for replacing the town’s water mains and water plant.

Meeting last week, the board spoke with engineer Matt Johnson of Fehr Graham, Champaign.


Second candidate forum planned in Rantoul. First forum set Thursday night

RANTOUL — A second candidate forum has been scheduled this month in Rantoul.

The Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a forum at noon Saturday, March 23, at Rantoul Township High School.

Candidates for village board, Rantoul City Schools board and Rantoul Township High School board have been invited to participate.

RTHS Superintendent Scott Amerio will moderate.


Resident outlines his flooding misery

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man said his house has been at the mercy of flood waters since he married and moved there in 2005.

Rick Wollmer of 235 Alexander Drive said he moved in with his new wife, Monica Reynolds, and have had numerous flood problems since.


Cha-cha-changes: Rantoul village administrator makes recommendations in budget address

RANTOUL — The Hap Parker Family Aquatic Center would be closed earlier in the year, two Rantoul Rec Department employee positions would be consolidated into one, an urban planner would be hired, and beautification work in the community would be contracted out.  


Thomasboro hires second part-time officer

THOMASBORO — The Thomasboro Village Board voted to expand its police force by a second part-time officer at the March 4 regular board meeting.

On a 5-1 vote, trustees approved the hiring of Janeen Henderson, who is currently employed by the Metamora Police Department, at a rate of $17 per hour for up to 30 hours a week.


Panel endorses barn's reuse as events center

URBANA — A rural-Flatville couple wants to convert a former dairy barn into an events center to host weddings and receptions.

Arik and Kylie Miller plan to renovate a burgundy and white barn on their 10.3-acre property at 2079 County Road 2600N, less than a mile from Flatville, into an event center with a capacity for 300 guests.


Seventh amendment: Village board says this is last time it will change hangar sale agreement

RANTOUL — The village of Rantoul has agreed to amend its agreement one more time to allow a Los Angeles businessman to buy four hangars and the AT&T call center at Rantoul Airport.

But this will be the last time.


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