Tom Kacich: Sumner went from Iroquois County to Oxford to Washington
There's been some excitement in local political circles that the 13th Congressional District, which includes Champaign-Urbana, could make history next year and elect a female U.S. representative - either Republican Erika Harold of Urbana or Democrat Ann Callis of Edwardsville.
Ford-Iroquois parenting program may lose funding
A program that promotes positive parenting in Ford and Iroquois counties is in jeopardy of losing its funding from the state when the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department is dissolved next July.
Ford moving ahead on health board
The Ford County Board already is working to assemble an eight-member board of health and fill several staff positions for the to-be-created Ford County Public Health Department.
Committee to be resume meeting in Iroquois County
The Iroquois County Board's long-inactive health committee is expected to begin meeting again following the creation of a public health department serving exclusively Iroquois County.
Vote set on pulling out of health district
The Ford County Board has called a special meeting for Thursday afternoon to vote on withdrawing from the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department and to establish an independent health department serving only Ford County.