Politics and Government

Lott Boulevard project to be discussed by council April 2

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council’s street and alley committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, to discuss the Lott Boulevard resurfacing project and the city’s budget for streets and alleys for this summer.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at City Hall, 101 E. Eighth St.

City council candidates Amore, Pacey discuss goals for Paxton

Marc Amore and Rob Pacey — the two candidates seeking to represent Ward 3 on the Paxton City Council in the April 7 election — discuss their goals and their vision for the Ford County seat ...

Iroquois LEPC to meet April 2

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) has called a meeting for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Iroquois County Courthouse in Watseka.

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Loda board debates building-permit issue

LODA — The village board debated at length during its March 11 meeting whether the owner of a recently constructed building on Mulberry Lane should have obtained a building permit.

Board urged to keep librarian at GCMS High School

GIBSON CITY — Concerns were expressed to the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board last Thursday about the board’s proposal to replace the high school’s librarian with a library clerk.

Iroquois zoning board to consider changing setbacks for wind turbines

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on March 31 to consider amending the county’s wind farm ordinance.

Parkland College trustee candidates state their case

CHAMPAIGN — In what may be the only forum featuring the three candidates for the Parkland College board before the April 7 election, former U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson of Urbana, former Champaign County Board member Brendan McGinty of Philo and former Tuscola schools Superintendent James Voyles made their case for election to the two open seats.

Illinois House member Mitchell proposes year-round daylight saving time

SPRINGFIELD — With clocks springing forward recently, a local lawmaker wants to make daylight saving time the year-round standard for Illinois.

State Rep. Bill Mitchell, R-Forsyth, has introduced House Bill 1562, which provides that daylight saving time shall be the year-round standard time of the entire state.

Jason Barickman's Senate week in review (March 19, 2015)

SPRINGFIELD — The hottest topic at the capitol last week was testimony surrounding a new state budget while the hottest ticket in town was a seat inside the state Supreme Court chambers for oral arguments on public pension reform, according to state Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington.

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