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.