Politics and Government

Acklin to run for House seat


There’s a fifth area Republican interested in the 102nd House District seat being vacated by state Rep. Adam Brown, R-Champaign.

But there’s no hesitancy about the race from former St. Joseph-Ogden High School Superintendent Jim Acklin.

Village discusses needed repairs

A total of $275,083 in damage was caused to the Homer Village Hall, it was learned by village board members at a special meeting to open bids and discuss plans for the sewage damaged building.

The village board learned about the insurance coverage claim after the Village Hall was the victim of a sewage back-up on June 25.

Board grants sign variance

The new Jack Flash convenient store in St. Joseph has one of the biggest signs in the village.

The village issued a sign variance to the company totaling 415 square feet.

The village's ordinances allow signs up to 150 square feet.

Board looks to clean up village

The Village of Broadlands is getting serious about cleaning up its town.

Mayor Brian Pondenis told the village board that residents in violation of garbage and weed ordinances could have a lien placed against their property to cover costs with the village cleaning up the property.

The board will discuss this issue further at future meetings.

Village waives subdivision requirement

The Village of St. Joseph has voted to waive subdivision requirements for the Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative.

EIEC is in the process of purchasing one acre of land located at the northwest corner of the intersection of County Highway 14 and 2300 E Road.

The land is within the one and a half mile extraterritorial jurisdiction of the village.

Village hires new sewer plant operator

St. Joseph has a new sewer plant operator.

The village has hired Justin Profancki.

Profancki has worked for seven years with the Urbana Champaign Sanitary District.  

At the Aug. 12 meeting, Jim Royer and Tyson Royer both provided the village with their resignation.

Meadow Drive could get traffic study in October

The St. Joseph Village board may not be done discussing the one-way street on Meadow Drive.

In the spring, the village board voted to make Meadow Drive a one-way street.

The street goes east to west.

The decision has proved controversial with more than 50 residents signing a petition asking the village to turn the road back into a two-way street.

Village to celebrate 125 years

The Village of Broadlands will be holding a 125th anniversary event on Aug. 15 and 16.

The village will host the Crazy Johnny from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 15.

On Aug. 16 the music will continue as Nickles and Dimes will perform from noon to 3 p.m. followed by Pet Box from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Ogden under boil order

The Village of Ogden is under a boil order until further notice.

Soda Festival date set for 2015

The Village of Homer is pleased with the Homer Soda Festival but feels there is always room for improvement.

The village board praised festival director Kate Boyer during their June meeting.

"It is great for the village," Mayor Ray Cunningham said.

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