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Saline has OTHER races on the ballot, too

There are other races on Saline County ballot besides the state’s attorney’s race (see back page article for that).

Questions arise over board members being removed from IMRF without their knowledge

SALINE CO.— In the ever-increasingly confusing discussion over which county officials, present and past, are and are not eligible to participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), some Saline County board members voiced concerns over noticing deductions for IMRF are no longer being taken out of their checks.

Post-vacating of Rocky Branch Road, Cottage Township citizens still distraught, emotional

SALINE CO.—The April monthly meeting of the Saline County board, held on the 24th, was nearly a repeat of the April 15th special meeting wherein the county opted to vacate Rocky Branch Road to allow Peabody Coal to mine Cottage Township…but not quite.

Xtra: Saline County Board votes to close Rocky Branch Road; accepts agreement with Peabody Coal

During a special meeting of the Saline County Board tonight, April 15th, one battle between the citizens of Rocky Branch and Peabody Coal was lost.

SALINE COUNTY BOARD VOTES TO CLOSE ROCKY BRANCH ROAD IN MINE DEAL WITH PEABODY

There were two abstentions: one from board member Joe Jackson and one from board member Bob Oglesby, both citing a conflict of interest. Sources tell Disclosure that one man owned stock in Peabody while the other had a family member who could be affected if the proposals were passed.

Rocky Branch Road issue to be resolved between county and Peabody April 15

SALINE CO.—A very pivotal meeting across the board for Saline County’s position on matters facing citizens was held March 27, 2014, when the regular session was packed to overflowing once again.

City council temporarily restores fire protection to areas outside city limits

HARRISBURG—A citizen’s diligence has shown that the reasoning given last year for stopping the Harrisburg Fire Department from making fire runs outside city limits is flawed…but that didn’t stop certain members of the city council from continuing to use those same reasonings to justify their actions until the night of the first February meeting of 2014.

County board is down several members; budget, down several thousand dollars

SALINE CO.—Problems with the census of the Saline County Board, along with finance and budget issues, made for a busy board meeting on Thursday, September 26.

Deadline looms as city tells county: We will stop responding to fires, unless…

The inability of the city of Harrisburg to collect thousands of dollars in unpaid charges from city residents when municipal fire departments respond to fire calls continues to vex local politicians who are walking a thin line.

Post-election wrap: Some surprising results

SO. ILL.—The regional voter turnout had a wide range depending upon the number of offices up for grabs, this for the April 9, 2013 consolidated election.

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