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Two New Members On R-9 Board; Local Use Tax Fails

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education has two new members while the Trenton City Council will have one new face following elections held on Tuesday.
Incumbent Kevin Bailey was re-elected to a three-year term on the R-9 Board while Brandon Gibler and Doug Franklin will be serving their first three-year term on the board. They were the top vote-getters from among four candidates for the three vacancies filled. Bailey finished

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Local Use Tax On Tuesday’s Ballot

If Grundy County voters had voted “yes” on a local use tax last April, the county coffers would be almost $70,000 richer this year.
Instead, the tax fell by a margin of 522 in favor and 694 opposed. Now Grundy County commissioners have placed the issue back on the April 8 ballot, hoping that voters will see the benefit in a tax that affects very few people and benefits the

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Election Judges Named For Tuesday’s Municipal Election

Judges for the April 8 Municipal Election have been announced by Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m., with absentee balloting taking place until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 7. The county clerk’s office will be open from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 5 for those who wish to vote absentee. The last day to request absentee ballots by mail

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Absentee Balloting News

Those planning to vote absentee in the Tuesday, April 8 Municipal Election have until Wednesday to request an absentee ballot by mail.
The deadline to vote an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. Monday, April 7, with the county clerk’s office also opening on Saturday from 8 a.m until noon to allow those who wish to vote absentee to do so. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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More Write-In Candidates

Two persons have filed as write-in candidates for the Grundy County Democrat Central Committee, which will be elected during the August Primary Election.
Thomas Kenady and Patricia Koon have filed as committeeman and committeewoman, respectively, in Madison Township. The filing date to have names appear on the ballot closed on Tuesday, March 25.
Persons can file as write-in candidates for the August election until Friday, July 25. Filing is done

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Mercer County Election Candidates

Mercer County will have two races to decide in the August Primary Election, with another race to be decided in the November General Election.
Four persons are seeking the Republican nomination for presiding commissioner while two persons are running for the office of circuit clerk/ex-officio recorder, also on the Republican ticket. Candidates for presiding commissioner include incumbent Clifford Shipley of Mercer and Donna Place Herdrich, Joe Berger and Stan Johnson,

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Write-In Candidate In First Ward

The first ward in the city of Trenton now has a declared write-in candidate for the April 8 city council election.
Allan Quilty of 702 W. 4th Terrace filed for the position on Monday afternoon. No names will appear on the ballot, however, persons can write in Quilty’s name and those votes will be counted.

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First Day Primary Filings

Today was the first day for candidates to file for office subject to the August 5 Primary Election, with several incumbents filing in Grundy County and a race under way for the circuit clerk and ex-officio recorder position.
Tammy Hanes and Becky Stanturf, both Republicans, filed for the position of circuit clerk and ex-officio recorder, currently held by Democrat Charlene Arnold, who has chosen to not seek re-election. Mrs. Hanes

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Absentee Ballots Ready For April 8 Election

Absentee balloting for the April 8 Municipal Election will get under way on Tuesday.
Those wishing to vote absentee may do so in the county clerk’s office until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 7. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is Wednesday, April 2.

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