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Bid to seek nursing home buyer fails

URBANA — Champaign County Board Democrats gave new life to the county-owned nursing home Thursday night, voting  down a motion to issue a request from private companies to purchase the facility.

Smith's formal announcement of Snider as village administrator

RANTOUL — The following is Mayor Chuck Smith’s announcement about the hiring of Rick Snider as village administrator that he read at Thursday night’s special village board meeting.

Updated: Snider selected as Rantoul's new village administrator

RANTOUL — Champaign County Administrator Rick Snider will be Rantoul’s new village administrator.

The village board voted 4-2 following a 40-minute executive session Thursday to approve Mayor Chuck Smith’s selection of Snider for the job. LaTonya Rufus, director of planning and development for the city of Harvey, was the other finalist.

Expungement, criminal record-sealing opportunity set Saturday

URBANA — The Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s office will hold an opportunity for residents to receive assistance in filing a petition to expunge or seal a criminal record.

The event is set from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Stone Creek Church, 2502 S. Race St., Urbana.

Special village board meeting set Thursday to vote on new administrator

RANTOUL — A special meeting of the village board has been called for a vote on the selection of a new village administrator.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the municipal building, 333 S. Tanner St.

Village board reverses course on residency issue for post

RANTOUL — The village’s new assistant public works director will not be required to live within 4 miles of the village limits.

The village board last week reversed itself on an ordinance that categorizes the assistant public works director as an essential employee.

Mayor responds to comments about village hiring practices

RANTOUL — Mayor Chuck Smith issued a statement at last week’s monthly village board meeting regarding the village hiring process. The statement was made in response to comments made by residents Debbra Sweat and Margurette Carter at the board’s study session the previous week.

Fisher OKs contract for garbage disposal

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board has approved a new contract with Area Disposal.

The sale of the village’s water and sewer plants to Illinois American Water will be final in March.  After that, the village will no longer bill for water and sewer charges and will also not bill for village-wide garbage services.

One proposal has tennis courts being moved to former base

RANTOUL — Tennis is a sport of movement, and as such Rantoul’s tennis courts could be moving to another location.

That is just one of the ideas being studied by the Rantoul Park Board due to the condition of the current courts.

Administrator selection announcement next week

RANTOUL — Officials expect the selection of a new village administrator to be announced next week.

Rebecca Motley, public outreach official, said the village and the selectee have been going through contract language discussions before an announcement is made.