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WATSEKA — Watseka attorney Lance Camp said Friday he has decided to not seek election to the Ford County circuit judge’s post.
Camp, 33, a Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School graduate, had been contemplating whether to run in the March 18 primary for the seat being vacated by Judge Stephen Pacey on Dec. 31.
SPRINGFIELD — State Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, said Tuesday that a bill aimed at reforming the state’s beleaguered pension systems will not do enough to tackle a more than $100 billion unfunded liability.
PAXTON — Ford County State’s Attorney Matt Fitton on Thursday became the third attorney to announce candidacy for the to-be-vacated circuit judge’s post in Ford County.
Announcing their candidacy earlier this week were attorneys Ross Sorensen of rural Loda and Ellen Lee of Paxton, the wife of former Ford County state’s attorney Tony Lee.
BUCKLEY — Village board members agreed Monday to hire Grosch Well Drilling Co., based in Mason City, to drill a test hole for a new well in Buckley, collect a water sample from the test hole, and ship the sample to Peoria-based PDC Labs to be tested for certain water-quality parameters.
The cost is expected to be $2,000 for the test hole and around $250 for the water-testing process.
PAXTON — Ellen M. Lee of Paxton, a long-time Gibson City attorney, announced Wednesday she is running for the Ford County circuit judge’s seat being vacated by Judge Stephen Pacey.
PAXTON — Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran will be listed first among three candidates for sheriff on the March 18 Republican primary election ballot.
PAXTON — One Ford County Board member is giving up her seat next year, but all others up for re-election are vying for another term.
Pat Haskins of Sibley was the only one among seven board members up for re-election who did not file paperwork by Monday afternoon to become a candidate in next March’s Republican primary election. Of those who did file, none will face opposition.
WATSEKA — Six of the nine Iroquois County Board members running for re-election in next March’s Republican primary will face opposition, as contested races emerged in three of the four board districts at the close of the filing period Monday afternoon.
PAXTON — Ford County Circuit Judge Stephen R. Pacey of Paxton announced his impending retirement Monday while a 30-year-old Paxton attorney announced he will seek election to the post.
Pacey, 65, said in a news release that he will retire effective Dec. 31, ending a 16 1/2-year career as judge.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Board’s long-inactive health committee is expected to begin meeting again following the creation of a public health department serving exclusively Iroquois County.
The board’s policy and procedure committee voted unanimously last week to recommend the full board approve reinstating the health committee during its next meeting on Dec. 10.