Bradford conducts special and monthly meetings
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 18:32
- Written by John A. Ballentine
The Bradford Village board of trustees held a Special Joint Review Board meeting of the TIF district Monday evening at village hall prior to the regular board meeting, which was held in lieu of September’s meeting.
During the special meeting, Steven Kline of the Bloomington based Economic Development Group, LTD spoke to the board in a review of the Tax Increment Fund for fiscal year 2014, beginning May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014.
Stark School budget on display
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 18:21
- Written by Doug Hampton
The finance committee recommended a tentative budget to the Stark County School Board at their August meeting. The budget projects that total expenses will exceed total revenues in the operating funds by $3,251,000 for the 2015 fiscal year.
County board says they’ll waive fees to keep jobs
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:04
- Written by By Jason Musselman
The Stark County Board was scheduled to hear from an investment group last Tuesday night interested in building a medical marijuana facility, but the group never showed.
County board member Tom Howes said a group contacted him about the current ordinances and regulations the county has on such facilities, now that the law allows them. Howes invited the group to be present at the meeting, but it became apparent they had likely chosen another location.
Bruce Rauner visits Stark County
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:10
- Written by By Jim Nowlan
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner promised “to take what I learned in business and turn Illinois around” during a campaign stop Saturday at Connie’s Country Kitchen in Toulon.
A wealthy investment company executive from Chicago’s suburbs, Rauner received a hearty round of applause when he declared that he would live in the Executive Mansion in Springfield if elected, something recent governors have not done.
Suspects arrested in LaFayette and other area burglaries
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:57
- Written by By John A. Ballentine
Three men were arrested last week on suspicion of committing burglaries in at least a three county area: Stark, Henry and Bureau. The arrests follow the recent break-ins of vehicles, which occurred last week in LaFayette.
Bo and Brock Jeffery, no address listed, are in custody at the Henry County jail since August 14 and Dallas Duckworth, of Wyanet, IL is in custody at the Bureau County jail via a Henry County arrest warrant. All are in custody in connection to the recent rash of burglaries that have occurred in LaFayette, Galva and several other communities around the three counties.