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.
Tuesday Dec 10
Lincoln Daily News
Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee members chosen for 2013-2014
The Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee elected its 2013-2014 committee members during the IFB annual meeting Dec. 7-10 in Chicago.
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.
Prosecutors seeking to bar testimony of psychiatrist
Iroquois County prosecutors are trying to keep a jury from hearing a psychiatrist's opinion that a Champaign man was having a manic episode when he allegedly detained and fondled a female employee in an adult bookstore near Buckley last year.
Weather service: At least 14 tornadoes hit Illinois, NW Indiana
After spending a day in the field, meteorologists for the National Weather Service have determined that at least 14 tornadoes struck Illinois and northwest Indiana on Sunday, as Gov. Pat Quinn declared six more counties as state disaster areas, including Will.
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.
Chapel Hill News
Mary Eleanor Smith
Mary Eleanor Smith, 100, formerly of Milford, Illinois, died November 3, 2013 at Clare Bridge Assisted Living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Interim health agency director on the job
Steven Williams began working as the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department's interim administrator Friday, as he met with the management team for the first time, visited both of the agency's offices and introduced himself to board of health members.