Politics and Government

PV solar farm ordinance moves to Champaign County Board

URBANA—The Champaign County Environmental Land Use Committee passed an ordinance regulating Photovoltaic solar farms in Champaign County on Aug.


Abandoned Lot in Sidney is getting cleaned up

SIDNEY —The abandoned lot at the edge of Sidney, long used as an illegal dumping ground, is now looking pretty good.  Sidney Township took possession of the property located at 2141 County Road 1000 North and has embarked on a massive job of cleaning it up.


Dykstra lobbies in D.C. for Curtis Road underpass project

SAVOY—Village President Joan Dykstra along with Champaign County First went to Washington D.C. in June seek support for funding on the Curtis Road Underpass Project. 


Sadorus Board of Trustees discusses village job duties

The village of Sadorus Board of Trustees had their monthly meeting on July 18. 

Water project

Illinois American Water says the water project is close to completetion, reported Trustee Ted Myhre. “They are finishing compression testing, and waiting on water quality.  The water should be on by the end of the month,” he said.


Sidney Board of Trustees approves lease with American Legion

SIDNEY —The Village of Sidney approved a lease with the Sidney American Legion for two rooms at 221 S. David St.  The lease was approved with all trustees voting in favor at their Monday meeting.


Solar farms ordinance advances

URBANA — In addition to harvesting corn and soybeans, some Champaign County farms could soon harvest sunlight for conversion into electricity.


Wireless telecommunication regulation ordinance eyed

The Savoy village board discussed a possible deal that would implement regulations on companies that install telecommunication equipment in the area.

In April, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act, allowing companies to install their equipment in order to increase broadband service in the local area. 


Savoy Fire Department gets new gear

The Savoy village board has approved the purchase of extrication equipment by the Savoy Fire Department in an amount not to exceed $113,822.92.

According to Captain Ryan McCoy of the Savoy Fire Department, a request was put in the budget for about $110,000 to replace all of the fire department’s extrication equipment. 


Pesotum forms neighborhood watch

by Dee Ann Hoffman


New owner of Wine Experience in Philo gets liquor license

The board of trustees approved a liquor license for the new owner of Philo Wine Experience at its Wednesday meeting. The approval allows the store to be transferred from Jignesh Panchal who owned the property to the new owner, Jetal Patel.

Village Attorney Marc Miller explained the transfer process of ownership of the property before the vote was made by the board.


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