DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Board unanimously approved Republican members' choice for a new chairman Tuesday night.
The board voted 21-0, with six members absent, to elect member Larry Baughn, a Hoopeston Republican, as chairman. He'll succeed Mike Marron, who resigned just before being sworn in Friday to finish the remainder of the term of former state Rep. Chad Hays, R-Catlin. Marron is a candidate for the 104th District seat in November.
The board will soon fill four openings in addition to Marron's seat.
Set to leave:
— Democrat Cari West-Monson of Danville, District 7.
— Democrat Chad Turner of rural Danville, District 5.
— Democrat Frank Hoskins of Danville, District 9.
— Republican Todd Johnson of Hoopeston, District 1.