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Crescent City, Watseka citizens hear about proposed school consolidation

A public hearing Monday evening invited people to hear about what a committee of 10 has been talking about for several months. In fact, some even said it’s been in discussion for years. Now, a committee wants to see what the public thinks about a proposed consolidation between Watseka Unit 9 and Crescent-Iroquois 249.

It’s another step toward a possible school merger between two Iroquois County districts.

Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Superintendent Gregg Murphy said his office has the responsibility of validating the petition application. If approved, the consolidation issue could appear on the April 2, 2019 ballot.

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Ford County voters say ‘No’ to advisory question on sales-tax increase

Ford County voters (Tuesday) turned away thoughts of a quarter-cent sales tax increase to support public safety. The advisory question was rejected by 1,000 votes.

The unofficial vote totals showed the margin of defeat was 2,967 to 1,961.

The Ford County Board had placed the question on the ballot “to get a feel for what the public was thinking,” according to board member Chase McCall.

The sales tax was projected to raise about $220,000 to help fund the sheriff’s department and other public safety matters.

2 Republicans win County Board seats –

Results of Tuesday’s county board races finds Ann and Cindy Ihrke winners for seats in District 2.

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Albers wins Treasurer’s race in Iroquois County; Shure, Huse win District 2 County Board seats

Republican Kurt Albers grabbed 79% of the vote (Tuesday) to easily win the race for Treasurer in Iroquois County. Albers had 8040 votes to Democrat Bill Nutter with 2122.

Albers succeeds Mindy Kuntz-Hagan, who did not seek re-election.

A 3-way race for County Board in District 2 saw John Shure and Steve Huse win out over challenger Paula Rossow.
Six other newcomers will join the County Board in December. They were un-contested. Paul Ducat and Leanne Hofbauer-Duby will represent District 1. Joe Young and Paul Bowers will represent District 3 and John Zumwalt and Roger Bard will be new voices in District 4.

A referendum question passed in Iroquois County. Voters were asked – Should the Illinois General Assembly refrain from passing any additional legislation limiting a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms as defined by the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ?

75% of voters said YES, 7568 to 2511.

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Iroquois West school district plans for new school

Iroquois County’s Unit #10 district wants to ‘invest in their students’ future.’ The school board has plans to move forward in building a new school in the Iroquois West school district.

The board is hoping to bring the information to the community and put the referendum on the April 2019 ballot.

Information forums have been scheduled. The hope is that people will attend at least one of two sessions in the Iroquois West high school cafeteria. The first is this Saturday, November 10 9a – 1p. A second session is Tuesday, November 13 5-9 p.

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School Consolidation hearing Monday in Watseka

A proposed school consolidation between Iroquois County Watseka district Unit 9 and Crescent-Iroquois district 249 invites the public to a public haring at 6:30 pm this (Monday evening.  Testimony regarding the proposed consolidation is welcome.  The hearing is at the Iroquois Couty Administrative Center in Watseka.

All community members are invited to share their views on the proposal.  Proposed tax rates will be presented.Questions and answers are part of the program.

The Regional Office of Education will conduct the hearing.  The Regional Office will determine whether the matter will appearbefore voters on the April 2 ballot.

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