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Filing period begins for April 2nd election

Yet another new filing period for candidates gets started today (Monday 12/10) for the April 2nd Consolidated Election.

The filing period runs today thru 5 pm next Monday, December 17.

Area county clerks have issued reminders to potential candidates. This notice is for school district board members and those for County Regional Board of School Trustees. All candidates file petitions at the County Clerk’s Office.

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Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Hosts 77th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) hosted a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at the Springfield Elks Lodge #158 (Lake Springfield), in Springfield today. The ceremony honored all Pearl Harbor survivors and paid tribute to the more than 2,400 Americans who lost their lives.

“Today we come together to honor the brave men and women who gave their all during the attack in Pearl Harbor,” said IDVA Director Stephen Curda, Ph.D.

“We pray that the families who lost members at Pearl Harbor find comfort in knowing that their loved ones are heroes. They will be remembered forever,” Governor Bruce Rauner said.

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Bradley fire chief retires today

Bradley Fire Chief Jim Travis retires today (Friday). He's serves Frie Chief the last five years, but has been with the department since he was 18 years-old.

Travis spent 36 years of his 45-year career with the village in the public works department.

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Bradley, Danville Parades set …

Annual Christmas parades are set for downtown Bradley and Danville Friday. The public is asked to pay attention to No Parking Zones for the parade routes.

Bradley’s Lighted Christmas parade on Broadway steps off at 6:30 pm. Line-up begins at 5: 30 at Forest & Broadway. There is NO PARKING on BROADWAY DURING THE PARADE.

It’s the 33rd Annual Bradley Christmas Parade.

Danville’s ‘Night of Lights Parade’ is set for Friday evening in Downtown Danville.The parade starts at 6:30. The parade will be just part of the holiday fun this year. The Radiant Reds from North Ridge Middle School will be performing before the parade at Temple Plaza beginning at 5:30. The Fischer Theatre will be hosting a Winter Farmer’s Market on Friday (and Saturday) with proceeds going to The Heritage Foundation, a group working to restore the Fischer.

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Watseka fourth ward has new alderman

A new alderman was seated in Watseka Thursday night.

J. Darrin Rushbrook is the newest alderman in Watseka. Rushbrook was appointed at special meeting (Thursday). He fills a vacancy created when Rob Hoffman resigned earlier.
Rushbrook serves as Postmaster at the Watseka Post Office.

Mayor John Allhands says it’s his hope that Rushbrook will bring some insight into the effort to improve downtown Watseka.

Rushbrook will serve out the remaining four months of the term. He does plan to seek election in the spring.

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