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Four win PBL board seats

PAXTON — All three incumbents running for re-election to the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board were victorious Tuesday night, and they will be joined on the board by a newcomer with plenty of experience in the education field.


White wins three-way race in Sidney

SIDNEY — A village board member has been elected the first new village president in Sidney in eight years.

Charles "Chuck" White won a three-way race Tuesday to replace John Finn, who did not seek re-election. White works at SuperValu.


Brown wins Mahomet post

MAHOMET — Voters opted for both stability and change on Tuesday, as they returned three incumbent village trustees to their seats, but defeated the current village president in a decisive 78 percent to 22 percent vote.

Village Trustee Patrick J. Brown defeated two-term incumbent Debra Braunig, who has served as village president since 2005.


Close race for Champaign school board

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school board race was close — so close that just 30 votes separated the second-place winner, who won a seat, from the fourth-place winner, who didn't.

Five candidates were running for three four-year terms on the school board.

Lynn Stuckey earned 1,739 votes, finishing second behind Scott MacAdam, who had 2,043. That's a difference of 304 votes.


Construction could start soon on Monticello fiber-optic project

MONTICELLO — The construction phase of the city's fiber optic project — which would make fast data speeds available locally — could begin in the next month, now that the four cooperating entities have approved the latest amendment to their intergovernmental agreement.


Smitley wins in Pesotum

PESOTUM — Current village President Cheryl Smitley went out to lunch with friends on Wednesday to celebrate her election victory over former village President Timothy Lecher on Tuesday.


Urbana man accused of shooting at father

URBANA — An Urbana man wanted on a warrant for the attempted murder of his father is due back in court May 21 after being found last week in Indiana.

Quintin Brown, 21, whose last known address was in the 200 block of West Beslin Street, Urbana, had been wanted since a Feb. 3 incident in northwest Champaign.


Survey on UI shared governance offered

University of Illinois faculty members are being asked to complete a survey about how shared governance is working, or not working, at the department or unit level on campus.


Ford-Iroquois health department under state scrutiny

PAXTON — The Illinois attorney general's office is looking into various financial transactions of the embattled Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department, officials said this week.


Jury acquits man in sexual assault case

URBANA — A Champaign County jury took about an hour Wednesday to acquit an Urbana man of criminal sexual assault charges.


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