Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher has announced that the publication of the full ballot, as well as sample ballots for the April 9th Consolidated Election are now available on the county's website at www.co.iroquois.il.us. You may also call the clerk's office at: 815-432-6960 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and request a sample ballot which can be mailed or emailed to you.
Absentee, early voting in April 7 election underway – no excuse needed
Absentee and early voting continues in area counties and across the state of Illinois for the April 7 Consolidated Election.
Candidates seeking seats include those running for seats on numerous local government boards such as city councils, village boards, school boards, and park boards. Some voters also have referenda issues on the ballot.
The Milford school district is seeking a building construction OK from voters to ensure continued and quality education for local students.
Voting early either by mail or in-person encourages more people to participate in the election due to the convenience, County Clerks say voters don't need to provide election officials with a reason for casting their ballot before Election Day.
Most all county election offices are open from 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday thru Fridays. Questions can be directed to your respective county clerk's office.
Decatur Lutheran is up next for the Milford Bearcats Boys basketball team. After clipping rival Cissna Park in overtime Friday for the 1A Reg'l C-ship at Armstrong, Milford moves on to Sectional play Tuesday at Danville Schlarman. Game time is 7 p Hear it on 94.1 WGFA or at wgfaradio.com
It's Milford's first regional crown since 1997.
The post season excitement continues after the I-W Lady Raiders brought home a 1A 4th place trophy from the state finals at ISU. And the Lady Irish at McNamara captured a state C-ship in 2A play at ISU.
Iroquois West girls earn fourth place at state; McNamara girls are 2A state champs
Iroquois West's girls' basketball coach Kristy Arie brought home a proud bunch of girls Saturday after her team earned a 4th place trophy at the 1A state finals at ISU's Redbird Arena.
Arie notes the state appearance will bring more interest in the high school basketball program in Iroquois County. "This group set our expectations high since they were freshmen," IW coach Kristy Arie said. "They've been a coachable group and a hungry group. They always exceeded my expectations.
"The big thing this (trophy) does is get everyone excited, all the way down to the little kids in kindergarten. There's tons of interest in the program."
Seniors Taylor Cultra and Elena Sanchez left their mark at a school that won 89 games after they entered the building, helping Iroquois West secure its first team trophy in any girls' sport.
The Raiders lost 45-28 to top-rated Prophetstown in Saturday's Class 1A third-place game in the 39th annual IHSA state tournament at Illinois State University's Redbird Arena.
"We will be one of the teams everybody looks back at," said Cultra, who grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in the trophy game. "It was a dream. We knew we were capable of it, and it happened.
"Fourth in the state is not something to be disappointed in. My senior year is everything I wanted. Experiencing state is a great thing."
Sanchez, who led the team in scoring in both state games, had nine points.
Mac Girls win it all >
Bishop McNamara (Kankakee) defeated Breese Central, 55-51, Saturday for the Class 2A Girls championship.
All-Stater Khadaiza Sanders scored 19 points and Hanna Mitchell added 12 to lead the Irish. Both Sanders and Mitchell were unstoppable in the 4th quarter. McNamara finished at 29-4.
Sanders had a record 38 points in Friday's semi-fianls.