There was little fanfare and public input didn't matter. The Iroquois County Board, with five exceptions, gave the usual head nods and OK'd a committee report to reduce the size of the 911 Board and also to withdraw from the Ford-Iroquois Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
The 14-5 vote was directed by County Board Chairman Rod Copas to cut the membership of the 911 Board in half (12 to 6). Copas also sold his plan to withdraw from the 2-county LEPC, saying he believes Iroquois County can better manage planning for emergencies on its own.
Voting against the County Board's action were Dale Schultz, Jed Whitlow, Donna Crow, Susan Wynn Bence and Jean Hiles.