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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

By EMMA STOCKING
and DAVE HINTON


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A candidate to succeed Rich Medlen on the Rantoul Village Board has withdrawn from consideration.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


A growing concern: Condition of properties bothers village board

RANTOUL — The condition of a loan recipient’s properties on the former Chanute Air Force Base won’t affect the ability to receive a loan renewal, but several members of the village board wish it could.


Departing administrator talks about reasons for leaving, village government

RANTOUL — The search will begin again for a village administrator to serve Rantoul.

Six months after Rick Snider agreed to leave his post as Champaign County administrator to assume the administrator role in Rantoul, the village will start the search process for a replacement. Snider announced last week he would leave the position in late July. He cited personal reasons.


Village board wants more quotes on repairing old bank building

RANTOUL — The village board wants more estimates of the cost to shore up the former First National Bank building in downtown Rantoul.

The only bid for the work so far — for $368,000 — was significantly higher than the amount estimated by an architect hired by the village last fall of $60,000-$75,000.


Trustee proposes changes to pair of village ordinances

RANTOUL — Village board trustee Terry Workman proposed the adoption of two ordinance changes at last Tuesday’s village board study session.


Village department head, committee appointments announced

RANTOUL — Mayor Chuck Smith announced his annual department head appointments and board, committee and commission appointments at last Tuesday’s village board study session.