After two and one half years as chief of police, Dean Plovich has resigned effective immediately according to Plovich himself. “I spoke with my wife about it before anyone, and then made the daunting decision to resign on Monday, June 27th,” Plovich explained to us. With considerable difficulty, Plovich wrote a letter to the Mayor […]
County News: June 28, 2011 Macoupin County – The tax extensions for Macoupin County’s 128 taxing districts have been completed according to County Clerk Pete Duncan. Each year, the County Clerk is responsible for extending the tax rates for all of the taxing bodies in the county after the Supervisor of Assessment’s Office completes their […]
Members of the Benld City Council on Monday night approved a $1.9 million appropriation ordinance for the current fiscal year, accepted a certificate of substantial completion for the Eiler Avenue Water Main Project, and approved a tax abatement ordinance in regard to water and sewer bonds issued by the city. The new appropriation ordinance is […]
Despite Tuesday night’s threatening weather, a total of 15 people, several of whom are current County Board members attended the first of three public hearings conducted by County Board Chairman Andy Manar at the Macoupin Economic Development Partners Office, Staunton, on the process of redrawing County Board districts. Districts are redrawn every 10 years after […]
Public Input Sought on County Board Redistricting County News: April 18, 2011 Macoupin County – Though not required to do so by Illinois state law, the Macoupin County Board has chosen to involve interested members of the public in the process of drawing new County Board boundaries. The Board’s Executive Committee has scheduled three hearings […]
Members of the Gillespie City Council on Monday night approved a $116,000 motor fuel tax appropriation for this year”s street maintenance program and approved a series of ordinances to increase fees charged to delinquent water users. The council also accepted a letter of resignation from City Treasurer Jim Alderson, who will be seated as an […]
The Benld City Council narrowly approved a measure Monday night to promote City Comptroller Vickie Ferratto to Supervisor. A promotion that comes with a $7,291 increase in annual salary. The action followed a 45-minute executive session to discuss personnel issues. Upon returning to open session, Ald. Mike Hedrick moved to promote Ferrotta, with a second […]
A special city council meeting will be held on Monday, April 18th in the Gillespie City Council Chambers at 6:00 PM.
Springfield – The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Illinois today released the delegate section plan for the 2012 Presidential Election cycle. “Once again, this plan puts Illinois Democrats in full compliance with the Democratic National Committee requirements. It will allow all Illinoisans to begin the process of launching their campaigns to win election […]
All results are unofficial. CUSD 7 winners: Jenni Alepra Mark Hayes Weye Schmidt Dave Griffel Peyton Bernot Benld Aldermen: Mike Hedrick Peyton Bernot James Tilashalski Gillespie Aldermen: Jim Alderson Janice Weidner Roger Divelely Robert Ottersburg More local communities to follow. Congratulations to all candidates.
Unofficial Results School Board Elections Cahokia 2 and 5 (Benld Civic Center): Peyton Bernot – 153 Cindy Saracco – 198 Harry Cavanaugh – 99 Mark Hayes – 126 Jenni Alepra – 130 Matt Niemeyer – 47 Shelly Whitworth – 40 Weye Schmidt – 134 Write-ins 157 Mt. Olive 3 (Sawyerville) Peyton Bernot – 18 (171) […]
County News: March 29, 2011 Carlinville – By a unanimous vote, the County Board voted 24-0 at last Thursday’s Special Meeting of the full board to approve the sale of just over 8 acres of property to Poggenpohl Redi-Mix (Poggenpohl, LLC), a local concrete business. The sale is not officially complete until it meets closing […]
Board Chairman Wants Contracts Posted Online Carlinville – In an effort to mark the importance of “Sunshine Week” across the Country, Macoupin County Board Chairman Andrew Manar will seek the County Board’s approval to post all county contracts above $5,000.00 on the official website of Macoupin County. “The County Board and County Officials have steadily […]
Following a three-hour executive session, the Gillespie City Council voted on Monday night to dismiss George Mull, a Public Works Department employee, effective immediately. In other action, the council voted unanimously to hire a title search company to help the city determine whether or not it actually owns approximately 200 acres located on the northwest […]