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Tom Kacich: Dem leaders ponder successor for Frerichs in Senate

According to the News-Gazette,The “race” nobody wants to talk about — who might replace state Sen. Mike Frerichs in the Illinois Senate — is taking on new urgency.

With the tabulating of thousands of provisional and absentee ballots this week by election authorities all over Illinois, the state treasurer’s race between Champaign Democrat Frerichs and Republican Tom Cross of Oswego really is too close to call. And it may be a while before the race — in which Cross on Tuesday gave up the lead he had held since election night two weeks ago — is officially decided.

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Order of Protection Sought

According to the News-Gazette, LODA — Trustee John Zalaker said he is talking with his attorney to see if he legally will be able to participate in upcoming Loda village board meetings if no-contact orders are granted against him.

Loda residents Richard and Sandy Coffey and J.R. and Regina Ptacek filed petitions for orders of protection against Zalaker in Iroquois County Circuit Court on Friday. Their cases were set for a hearing before Judge James Kinzer at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 24.

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Eisenhauer, McMahon file for Danville mayor’s race

According to the News-Gazette, so far a rematch of the 2011 race for mayor is shaping up in Danville.

Mayor Scott Eisenhauer and former Vermilion County board Chairman Jim McMahon both filed paperwork Monday in the Danville Election Commission office to run for mayor next year.

It was a four-way race in April 2011, but Eisenhauer and McMahon were the front-runners with Eisenhauer winning by 490 votes over second-place McMahon.

On Monday, they were the only two to file for the mayor’s office, but candidates have until Nov. 24 to turn in their petitions for city offices up for election in April 2015. A primary would be in February.,

Illinois Treasurer Race Could Lead to Recount

According to the News-Gazette, the race for Illinois treasurer could be decided by fewer than 400 votes and lead to the first recount request in three decades.

The contest between Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs has tightened as officials count mail-in and provisional ballots.

Frerichs spokesman Dave Clarkin says the state senator is within 312 votes of Cross. Cross spokesman Kevin Artl said the former House Minority Leader leads by 381 votes.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
November 18, 2014

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Weekly Crop Report

Corn and soybean harvest is nearing completion in Illinois.  With nearly six days suitable for fieldwork this past week farming is winding up for the season, according to State Crop Statistician Todd Ballard.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
November 16, 2014

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Saturday, November 15th & Sunday, November 16th, 2014

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County board chairman to exit

According to the Commercial News,After two years as chairman of the Vermilion County Board, longtime member Gary Weinard is stepping down.
Weinard, who spoke about his pride during the meeting, confirmed following Wednesday night’s meeting that he will not return to the county board following the reorganizational meeting on Dec. 1.

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ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 10:

WHAT: Traffic Crash (Personal injury) with lane blockage

WHERE: I-74 W/B at M. P. 199 (Vermilion)

WHEN: Thursday, 11/13/14, at approximately 6:11 pm

VEHICLES: Black 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck

DRIVERS: 1) Male, 64, Fithian
                           

PASSENGERS: Male, 11, Fithian

PRELIMINARY: The Chevrolet Silverado was westbound on I-74 at milepost 199.  The driver lost control of the vehicle on a patch of ice on the roadway. Chevrolet Silverado traveled off the roadway and into the median.  The front fender of the vehicle struck the median wires and came to rest partially in the left lane. Recent snow flurries created icy conditions on the roadway.

TRANSPORTS: The driver and passenger were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

SEATBELTS: Seatbelts were worn

CHARGES: None

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