Vermilion County

VERMILION CO., IL. (ECWd) - We previously reported that 4 of the 5 commissioners cannot hold the office of Airport Authority Commissioner in Vermilion County because they are members of the governing body or an officer or employee of a municipality, a county, or any other unit...

DANVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - The Vermilion County Regional Airport Authority has five commissioners appointed by either the county board chairman or the mayor of Danville. The Authority operates under the Airport Authorities Act. Section 5 of the Airport Authorities Act lists qualifications, or disqualifications, of commissioners of...

HOOPESTON, IL. (ECWd) - Updated Scribner's error on the dollar amount the school claimed it would save. The Hoopeston Area School District #11 closed its Honeywell elementary school earlier this year citing financial concerns and alleging it would save the district close to 250k annually. Their official website...

DANVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Mike Marron "called out" by local Danville Resident. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="237"] Mike Marron pic from campaign flyer[/caption] Mr. Mike McClain wrote to the News Gazette about his perspective on Vermilion County Board Chairman, Mike Marron.  This was published in the August 25th, 2017...

Safety: Snap, Crackle, and Drop Master Resource Lisa Linowes 19 June  2017 Wind turbine safety had an ugly three weeks. During the late hours of May 31, a turbine blade at NextEra’s Breckinridge Center in Oklahoma (in-service since August 2015), broke off near its base and was thrown to the ground – snap. [caption...

WARREN COUNTY, IN. (ECWd) - Last night, former Vermilion County Board Member, Rick Knight, presented information to the Warren County decision makers at the Orion Wind Energy application special use permit hearing held at the Seeger Fine Arts Center. Rick Knight served on the Vermilion County Board...

InvEnergy's wind farm joins "WALL OF SHAME" (InvEnergy owes Champaign County $480,298 in unpaid taxes.) Recently, we shed a spotlight on three parcels of land in Champaign County which have unpaid taxes in the California Ridge Wind Farm developed and partially owned by INVENERGY which is 90%...