Ford County election results April 9, 2013

Results from contested races in Ford County:

√ indicates apparent winner.

Winter storm watch issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties from late Saturday through Monday morning.

Ford and Iroquois counties are under a separate winter storm watch from Sunday morning through Monday morning.

Snow accumulation of five to eight inches and wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour are expected.

Iroquois County state's attorney investigates health department

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County state's attorney has launched an investigation into various actions of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department, officials confirmed Monday after the county board approved the removal of three board of health members.

Two area wind farms move forward

KEMPTON — The race to build Ford County's second wind farm is picking up speed.

Ford County postpones vote on sale of former sheriff's home and jail

PAXTON — Some Ford County Board members were ready this week to approve the sale of the historic former sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square, but others wanted to wait.

Flood advisory issued for two area counties

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Ford and Iroquois Counties until 2 p.m. Monday.

The weather service said even though just light rain is in the forecast on Monday, the combination of Monday's rainfall, Sunday's rainfall and melting snow will cause stream and river levels to rise.  This could cause minor flooding of some rural roads.

Iroquois Board chair to seek resignations from three health board members

WATSEKA — Saying "we need to fix what's broken," the Iroquois County Board chairman will ask for the resignation this week of three of his county's four appointees on the Ford-Iroquois Board of Health.

Ford-Iroquois health board: Expenses justified

WATSEKA — The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department contends that expenses being reviewed by Iroquois County's auditor at the request of the Iroquois County Board chairman were justified.

Two weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Ford and Iroquois Counties from 3am Tuesday morning through midnight Tuesday night.
    Light snow is expected to develop Monday night and will become more widespread toward daybreak Tuesday.

Auditor reviewing Ford-Iroquois health department expenses

WATSEKA — Iroquois County Board Chairman Rod Copas said Thursday that an auditor is reviewing financial transactions of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department that he is concerned may not be proper.