Politics and Government
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Rockford International Airport officials say they're postponing AirFest 2013 after the Blue Angels pulled out of the show.
BEMENT — School Superintendent Daniel Brue has accepted the top post in the Meridian school district, a job he will take over on July 1.
Brue, who has been at the 322-student Bement district for four years, said he is looking forward to the challenge at Meridian, a school system with an enrollment of 1,021 located just south of Decatur.
CHAMPAIGN — School district Superintendent Judy Wiegand will visit the Champaign PTA Council's meeting Thursday night and give a "State of the District Address."
The meeting is open to the public and is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Carrie Busey Elementary, 304 Prairie Rose Lane, Savoy. Wiegand will also answer questions after her speech.
Here are links to information for the April 9, 2013 vote.
A program to help struggling Illinois homeowners with their mortgages has increased the amount of mortgage assistance it can provide.
The Illinois Hardest Hit program, operated by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, can now provide $35,000 in mortgage assistance per household, up from its previous limit of $25,000.
CHAMPAIGN — The Housing Authority of Champaign County is sponsoring a proposed 160-unit housing development north of Turnberry Ridge subdivision on Champaign's west side.
The development — a companion project to the redevelopment of Joann Dorsey Homes at Bradley and McKinley avenues — is to be built on 12 acres at 702 Cobblefield Road.
FISHER — A committee of village, school and community representatives will meet again at 5:30 p.m. April 24 in the high school library to further discuss opening and running a joint school/community fitness center.
SIDNEY — Village officials next month will decide whether to approve a resolution increasing Sidney's water rates by 4 percent.
GIBSON CITY — An assisted-living facility may be coming soon to Gibson City.
The new, council-appointed Assisted Living Committee recently held its first meeting to hear from an interested developer. A second presentation by another developer is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the council chambers at City Hall.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City will conduct another "Buy Gibson City" retail incentive program beginning May 1. This is the first time the city has ever run the program in consecutive years.