November 21, 2014
Cory Chestnut $50
EMA Nicholls $30
Yvonne Layden $20
According to Just the Facts, Tricia Freeland is excited to be the new Director of the Hoopeston Public Library taking over for Linda Mitchell, who retired. Freeland says she doesn’t want to change anything until she has a chance to get her feet wet. One thing on her list is to get local youth more involved, but the book sales will continue on.
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.
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.
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.,
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.
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.