Swearing-in ceremonies this (Monday) morning in Iroquois and Kankakee Counties seated new county board members. All were winners in the November election.
Special meetings of the respective county boards included new leadership.
John Shure was elected Iroquois County Board Chairman. He defeated Donna Crow, who was also nominated.
Board members supported Shure on an 11-8 vote. One member, Russell Bills, abstained.
Dan Rayman was elected Vice-Chair on a vote of 12-8. Newly-elected board members taking their oath included: Kevin Bohlmann, Kevin Coughenour, Sherry Johnson, Chad McGinnis, Barb Offill, Michael McTaggart, and Marvin Stichnoth.
Committee assignments were handed out and the board adopted Roberts Rules of Order and set bonds for elected officials.
The Kankakee County Board unanimously elected Andy Wheeler as Board Chairman. He succeeds Mike Bossert, who was not re-elected by voters.
County goverment re-organizes with special meetings
A new fiscal year is underway for county goverments in Illinois. County Boards are in special session today (Monday) to vote on leadership positions. County Board Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen are being slected by tzhe membership. Newly-elected board members are also taking their seats.
The Iroquois and Kankakee County Boards meet at 9 am. The Vermilion County Board is scheduled to meet at 6 pn this evening.
An Oak Forest man is dead following a four-vehicle crash in Champaign County. State Police say the accident happened Sunday on I-57, just northwest of Champaign. 26-year-old Robert Mikolajewski died at the scene. Lanes were temporarily closed while authorities investigated.
Illinois motorists can expect some fog and slushy roads this morning. The state can expect a frosty back-half of the week. The National Weather Service says temperatures are going to plummet by Friday. Highs will be in the teens and 20s further north, into the upper 20s down south. Forecasters say windchills will be bitter later this week as well, down to single digits in some parts of the state.