Politics and Government

No Decision on Video Gaming License in Philo

A children’s boutique and video gaming facility for downtown Philo is on hold for the time being until the full complement of the village board of trustees can meet and make a decision on granting a liquor and gaming license for the proposed business venture.

Read more in the April 19 edition of the County Star. 

ZBA Amends Proposed Ordinance, Public Testimony Continues

In response to public testimony on April 5, the Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals has changed the proposed ordinance affecting solar farms.    

Rodney Davis Visits St. Thomas School in Philo

Eric Miller’s eighth-grade class at St. Thomas School in Philo is studying the Constitution, and what better way to learn about it than to meet local congressman Rodney Davis.

Miller requested that Davis visit his classroom, and the congressman responded with a visit on April 3.

Special Zoning Board Meeting Planned in Tolono

The Village of Tolono will be holding a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, to discuss combining the Planning Commission with the Zoning Board of Appeals, appoint people to the new body and to hold a public hearing on the plans for a new 15-unit senior living apartment complex in the village. 

Vicious Dog Category Considered for Animal Ordinance

The Tolono Animal Control ordinance is being revised, due to an incident with two dangerous dogs in the village.  The new ordinance, if approved, will add a Vicious Dog designation.  Applying state statues to the proposed new ordinance, a dangerous dog would become vicious when it has thre

Leaf Pick and Budget Discussed in Savoy

Savoy is considering having a leaf pickup service, but how that will be accomplished is still under discussion.

Read more in the April 12 County Star. 

Village planning meeting about electric aggregation

In response to a deluge of residents’ phone calls about the village’s new electric aggregation program, the village is planning to have a public meeting to explain it.
The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the village board chamber of the police station at 205 E. Main St.

County ZBA to meet about solar farm on Thursday

A special meeting is scheduled for April 5 to continue discussion on proposed changes to the county zoning ordinance to address solar farms.
The Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana.

New member to take oath in April

Shawn Tangy will be sworn in next month as the newest member of the village board.
The board voted 4-0, with trustee Ted Auth absent, to approve Village President Danny Bates’ recommendation for Shawn Tangy to replace Jim Teague, who passed away on Feb. 4 during the first year of a four-year term.
Bates interviewed three other candidates for the position.

Local voters go their own way in state, county primary races

Last Tuesday, voters throughout Illinois went to the polls to make their voices heard in the primary election that determined the candidates for races like governor and attorney general.

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