DANVILLE — Vermilion County officials have received assurances there are no graves on a pieces of property near the Department of Animal Regulation.
The county issued an afternoon statement indicating Tilton Mayor David Phillips contacted Assistant State’s Attorney Bill Donahue about the question.
On Tuesday, the county board approved making surplus about 4 acres of land just adjacent to the Vermilion County Department of Animal Regulation along Catlin-Tilton Road. During the meeting, a member of the audience claimed he was aware of two graves — one from 1927, the other from 1931 — that were on the property.
Phillips, in contacting Donahue, indicated there are no graves on the county property, which is just outside the Village of Tilton.
The four acres of property is expected to be included along with a tract of adjacent county-owned farmland that has been sold.
According to county officials, the property will still be checked prior to that transaction being completed.