Politics and Government

Spear sworn in as Ludlow village trustee

Ludlow — Marsha Spear has joined the Ludlow Village Board as a trustee.

Spear was sworn in by Village Clerk Sandy Langley at last week’s monthly board meeting.

Spear takes the board seat formerly held by Jacob Gaul, who resigned.  

Bioreactor nearly ready to start up

Rantoul Press correspondent

GIFFORD — David Atchley of MSA Engineering, Champaign, gave an update on the work on the bioreactor being constructed on the village’s south side.

Atchley provided the update at last week’s monthly meeting of the village board.

Updated: Village board will hold both study session, regular meeting on Tuesday

Updated 3:50 p.m. July 6

RANTOUL — The village board will hold its monthly study session, followed by its regular meeting on the same night, Tuesday, July 10.

The regular meeting will follow the 6 p.m. study session at the Rantoul Municipal Building, 333 S. Tanner St.

Shimkus enters statement into Congressional Record honoring Ludlow church

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) on Thursday entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record honoring Ludlow United Methodist Church on its 150th anniversary.

Thomasboro seeks part-time officers

THOMASBORO — With no mention of county coverage and an agreement to advertise for two part-time officers, the Thomasboro Village Board appears to be returning to in-house, part-time policing.

Auditor: County working toward nursing home sale

RANTOUL — Closing on the sale of the Champaign County Nursing Home will likely happen in late July, County Auditor Diane Michaels said.

Michaels said there is a great deal for her office to do before and after the closing.

Once the closing is complete, the process of paying off all of those owed money begins.

Fisher OKs regulations on mobile, manufactured homes

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board approved an ordinance regulating mobile and manufactured homes and parks.

Trustees have expressed concerns with appearance and safety issues with the single park in the village.

U.S. senator representative to hold office hours

RANTOUL — The Office of U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will host mobile office hours from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 21, at Rantoul Public Library.

Constituent service representatives will be onsite to assist Illinoisans with receiving the Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare and other federal benefits to which they may be entitled.

Gifford first municipality in Illinois to use nitrate-removal system


GIFFORD — A bioreactor system that will remove nitrates from Gifford’s wastewater stream will likely go on line in about a month.

Village board candidate withdraws from consideration

A candidate to succeed Rich Medlen on the Rantoul Village Board has withdrawn from consideration.

Mike Runyon, whose name was scheduled to come before the village board for approval at last Tuesday’s monthly meeting, withdrew from consideration the day before.

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