Politics and Government

Former Bresee Tower's new owners discuss plans for hotel-casino complex

via The News-Gazette

With casino expansion legislation brewing in Springfield, the owners of the newly named Collins Tower are now considering working a casino into their plans to redevelop Danville’s tallest building into a hotel.

Westville Park requests state funding for improvements

Over the past year, the Village of Westville and the Park Commission have worked to make improvements to Zamberletti Park and its facilities.

Last week a proposal was given to State Senator Scott Bennet requesting state funding for both the park upgrades and future projects.

VA report shows 167 positions vacant at Danville hospital

via The News-Gazette

A new report mandated by Congress shows that the local Veterans Affairs hospital — and others like it across the country — are more than a little shorthanded, particularly when it comes to medical and dental positions.

Mike Marron sworn in as 104th District State Representative

Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron was sworn-in September 7 to serve as the new 104th District State Representative. Marron is succeeding retiring State Representative Chad Hays, who had served in office since 2010. Marron, who succeeds both Hays and legendary State Representative Bill Black, thanked both men for their leadership.

Candidates forum to be held at Bremer Theater

On October 1, there will be a candidates forum for the upcoming election at DACC’s Bremer Theater from 6:30-8:45 p.m.

The event is open to the public. Those in attendance will be able to submit written questions during the forum and speak with the candidates after the forum.

A first for DACC: Trustees appoint Cherry to board

For the first time in the 72-year-history of Danville Area Community College, an African-American community member will serve as a College Trustee.

Petition packets available for consolidated election

Petition packets for candidates who wish to run for School Board or Regional Board of School Trustees in the Consolidated Election to be held April 2, 2019 are available in the Elections Department of the Vermilion County Clerk’s Office.

Packets may be picked up from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Petition packets available at Georgetown City Hall for Consolidated Election

Petition packets for candidates who wish to run for Alderperson in the Consolidated Election to be held April 2, 2019 are available at the Georgetown City Hall located at 208 S Walnut St.  

Packets may be picked up between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. 

Vermilion County Board picks new chairman as 4 more departures loom

via The News-Gazette

The Vermilion County Board unanimously approved Republican members’ choice for a new chairman on September 11.

The board voted 21-0, with six members absent, to elect member Larry Baughn, a Hoopeston Republican, as chairman.

Election packets available for Westville Public Library trustees

The Westville Public Library will be making available election packs for those interested in running for Library Trustee in the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election.

There will be one opening for a two-year term, 3 open seats for a four-year term, and 2 positions for a six-year term.

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