Miller Calls for Immediate Review of MidAmerica Airport Director’s Contract and a Forensic Audit of Airport

PRESS RELEASE LEBANON… Following a Belleville News Democrat article detailing an incentive bonus being awarded to MidAmerica Airport Director Tim Cantwell, St. Clair County Board Member Nick Miller (R-Lebanon) is calling for an immediate review of Mr. Cantwell’s contract.  Miller is also calling for an independent forensic audit of MidAmerica Airport. “When I learned that …

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January 2014 County Board Meeting Recap

Last night’s full meeting of the St. Clair County Board lasted seven minutes.  I’m not joking. During that time, the board appointed new members of the county Transit District, Community Mental Health Board, 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System Board, and Metro-East Park and Recreation Board. Additionally, we reappointed the various county department heads again for another …

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Update on MidAmerica Airport Director’s $13K Bonus

Recently it came to light that the St. Clair County Public Building Commission approved an incentive bonus of more than $13,000 for MidAmerica Airport Director Tim Cantwell.  If you’re like me, your immediate reaction was “A bonus for doing WHAT?!?”  I want to bring you up to speed on what action I have taken about …

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County jail sales tax increase proposal too vague

At the December St. Clair County Board meeting we were asked to vote on whether or not we supported putting a question on the March 2013 ballot asking voters to raise the sales tax in order to pay for an expansion of the county jail.  After much consideration and thought, I opted to vote against …

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Why I Voted “Present” for Tom Holbrook

Tom Holbrook

At the June County Board meeting, Tom Holbrook became our new County Clerk.  The vote was nearly unanimous, with only my “Present” vote dissenting.  I wanted to take a brief moment and explain my thought process and why I opted to vote the way I did.   As is customary in these situations, when an …

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Former State Rep. Tom Holbrook to be appointed County Clerk

Following today’s resignation of St. Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney, it was announced that former state representative Tom Holbrook would be appointed to fill the rest of Delaney’s term.   Delaney’s resignation came the day after a lawsuit was filed against him alleging racial and sexual discrimination.   Holbrook served in the House for eight terms, …

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Bob Delaney to resign as County Clerk

Bob Delaney

St. Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney announced today that he will be resigning from his position, effective Wednesday.   The resignation comes the same day a lawsuit was filed against Delaney alleging racial and sexual discrimination.   Delaney told the Belleville News Democrat that his decision to resign had nothing to do with the lawsuit.  He indicated …

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Miller: County officials should lead by example and all get drug tested [WITH TEST RESULTS]

PRESS RELEASE Lebanon… In response to the recent drug related scandals rocking the Courthouse, St. Clair County Board Member Nick Miller (R-Lebanon) announced that he has taken a drug screening and passed it. “The people of my district and St. Clair County deserve to know that their elected officials are not on drugs and have …

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Judge Cook Resigns Amid Drug Scandal

Judge Michael Cook 
(BND file photo)

Circuit Court Judge Michael Cook, who was arrested last Wednesday evening on charges involving heroin and guns, has resigned from his position on the bench. The resignation request has been forwarded to the Illinois Supreme Court.  If accepted, Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier would be responsible for naming a replacement for Cook. Cook was arrested …

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Lebanon Schools Honored by US News and World Report

US News and World Report Bronze

Lebanon High School has been awarded a Bronze medal in the US News and World Report 2013 “Best High School” rankings. This is a very big deal as many schools around the nation don’t receive a medal. By receiving a Bronze medal, Lebanon placed within the top 22-percent of more than 21,000 schools nation wide, …

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