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Vermilion to explore consolidating county, city voting offices

According to the News-Gazette, Vermilion County officials want one office, rather than two, handling all elections within the county.

The question is which office — the county clerk or a countywide election commission?

Vermilion is in the minority of counties in Illinois that have more than one office handling elections. In Vermilion’s case, the Danville Election Commission coordinates voter registration and elections within the city of Danville, and the county clerk’s office handles the same in the rest of the county.

Beginning today, county officials want to explore a consolidation of the two, an idea that’s been tossed around through the years but received no formal consideration until now.

The Vermilion County Board’s tax and elections committee will start that discussion during its 4:30 p.m. meeting in the courthouse annex, 6 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

County Board Chairman Mike Marron said he wants to put together a group that will study two options.

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January weather was cool and dry in Illinois

The statewide average temperature last month came in at 25.4 degrees.  That’s one degree below normal and the 53rd coldest January on record in Illinois according to state climatologist Jim Angel.  Statewide average precipitation for January was just over 1.5 inches, which is half inch below normal.  Angel says snowfall totals varied widely throughout the state.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
February 1, 2015

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Semi Crash Closes I-57

ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT ROAD CLOSURE

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Vermilion County woman held prisoner in a home.

A Vermilion County man was arrested after a woman reported she was being held prisoner in his home.

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The poisonous brown recluse spider has re-emerged in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district after a

The poisonous brown recluse spider has re-emerged in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district after a seven-year hiatus.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Hoopeston, Vermilion County, and Iroquois County Police in chase with Hoopeston Man

Hoopeston, Vermilion County, and Iroquois County Police in chase with Hoopeston Man

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SLEEP INN PLANS EXPANSION AND NEW FRANCHISE

SLEEP INN PLANS EXPANSION AND NEW FRANCHISE

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Rollover near Rankin nets a DUI

Rollover near Rankin nets a DUI

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