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Last week the Illinois Department of Transportation announced a $7.4 million road project for the Village of St. Joseph.
SPRINGFIELD, IL - State Sens. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) and Mike Frerichs
(D-Champaign) today announced stepped-up oversight of the Clinton Landfill that sits
atop the Mahomet Aquifer, which is the source of drinking water for over a half
"Two weeks ago, during the state budget hearing for the Illinois EPA, I tore into
Recent dealings with a proposed coal mine had a big effect on the election in Homer, as the village will welcome a new mayor this year, while its current one failed to win election to the village board, and a trustee who had resigned was re-elected.
Trustee Ray Cunningham, who ran unopposed, was elected as mayor. He received 127 votes out of 229 ballots cast.
There will not be an Ogden Celebration this year.
Trustee Sue Esposito said that there will not be a festival or a car show this year.
“We are going to table it until maybe the fall, but probably next year,” she said. “We are just going to let the money sit in our accounts.”
Previously Esposito said that a lack of volunteers would keep a festival from taking place.
SUMMARY REPORT Champaign County, Illinois Unofficial Results
Run Date:04/09/13 Consolidated General Election
RUN TIME:09:19 PM April 9, 2013
PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 118). . . . . 118 100.00
REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL . . . . . 112,704
HOMER — The Homer Village board voted unanimously Monday to deny a request by Sunrise Coal for up to 540,000 gallons of non-potable water.
The move came less than a month after the same board voted 4-3 to provide treated water and sewer services to the coal company.
Position running for: Homer Trustee
Name: Roy Woodmansee II
Political affiliation: Independent
Occupation: Assistant Site Superintendent of Homer Lake Forest Preserve
Other political experience: Homer Village Trustee for the past 10 years.
Why are you running:
To be a voice for the residents of Homer
Position running for: Highway commissioner
Name: Rod Maddock
Political affiliation: Republican
Why are you running:
I like the job. And will see that the tax payer's money is spent wisely on our roads and bridges.
What issues do you think are facing your community:
Higher costs of everything and limited funds.
Position running for: School Board, Saint Joseph CCSD 169 (K-8)
Name: Samuel Furrer
Occupation: Educator (30 years as teacher and school counselor). Presently Counselor and Support Services Dept Chair at Urbana High School, adjunct instructor in Counseling and Student Development at EIU.