Voters may have voted against a public safety sales tax that would operate and upgrade 911 services in Knox County. The financial picture, however, has not changed. During last night’s Knox County Finance Committee meeting, members discussed the possibility of trying the tax again during November’s General Election.
At this time the state of Illinois does not have any money set aside for library construction grants, but the Library Board of Trustees is still working to make sure when money becomes available they’ll be ready.
Tuesday’s primary election in Galesburg and Knox County showed a low voter turnout.
The Knox County Nursing home had a visit from the Illinois Department of Public Heath and they were cited for having a faulty kitchen ceiling.
If a tax increase of any sort was on the ballot in yesterday’s primary election, it more than likely was rejected.
Voters in Knox County said “no” to a quarter-percent sales tax increase for public safety purposes by about a three-to-one margin. The proceeds would have helped pay for the 911 system in the county according to Sheriff David Clague — he says the system desperately needs upgrades. As it stands now, Clague says he doesn’t know if the 911 system will continue to operate as-is.
Randy Frese, a former Adams County Circuit Clerk, won the Republican Party’s nomination for the open 94th District State Representative seat. While voters largely picked Frese, Warren County voters largely preferred opponent the hometown guy — Marshall Schrader.
The Galesburg Planning and Zoning Commission will be gathering additional input on landscaping after a meeting last night.
The Commission is considering the Landscaping Ordinance after the Galesburg City Council suspended the rule Monday night.
He carried his native Warren County, but in the end, it wasn’t enough to defeat a political veteran for a seat in the Illinois House.