The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

July 23, 2013

State’s mayors to visit city

DANVILLE — Several mayors from around the state will visit Danville this week.

The city and Mayor Scott Eisenhauer will serve as hosts for the Illinois Municipal League summer board meeting here from Wednesday through Saturday.

“We are expecting 40 mayors and 90 to 100 (people) altogether,” Eisenhauer said.

He said the board of directors meets every quarter with the summer meeting in the IML president’s hometown.

While here, the guests will tour the local museums, visit the community’s parks, discover downtown and enjoy the local restaurants, in addition to attending meetings.

Eisenhauer said he intends to show them the Walldogs murals and also have the group go the country club, visit the Boat Club and have a wine tasting, in addition to taking the visitors to other locations around the community. Hampton Inn is the host hotel.

Eisenhauer spends time traveling around the state with the IML. As its president, now he can show off the city to other mayors. Eisenhauer was elected president by the IML membership in Oct. 2012.

He has previously served on committees, such as the budget and legislative committees, and was vice president on the board of directors since 2005. He was elected first vice president in 2011.

The Illinois Municipal League is a statewide organization representing more than 1,100 local communities throughout Illinois. The governing board is comprised of mayors and village presidents.

It was founded in 1914 and works for the benefit of municipalities

Eisenhauer’s term as president runs until October of this year. The position is unpaid.

According to the Illinois Municipal League’s website, the IML: provides a voice for Illinois municipalities in matters involving common interests, particularly legislative issues; promotes competence and integrity in administration of municipal government; provides municipal officials knowledge and experience to best administer their duties; and educates members via conferences, road shows, and other educational meetings.

With his position, Eisenhauer travels around the state to meet with different councils of government and other municipal leaders.

He also has spent more time in Springfield lobbying on municipalities’ behalf and the IML’s behalf regarding its “Save Our Cities” legislative agenda.

Eisenhauer said his new position and traveling benefits Danville because he’s learning from other municipalities.

Challenges with municipal issues include unfunded mandates from the state and federal government, local income taxes, the local government distributive fund, pension reform, reductions with the corporate replacement tax and issues with arbitration.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • FEA-CN 8-3 Dunavan photo for page 1B World of art opens to children While attending the CASA Royal Ball on Friday and Saturday, I was delighted to see the many princesses, pirates, and even fairies in attendance. Sorry, but Prince George the Adorable was not there. For the fifth year, the Royal Ball at Harrison Park

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police, Fire Reports

    July 29, 2014

  • NWS-CN 07-20 Foster mug County clerk on hunt for general election judges DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Clerk’s office is looking for a few good men and women for this year’s general election.On Thursday, Vermilion County Board members certified the county’s first group of election judges for the November general electio

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS-CN 07-29 Talking photo Report: Medicare looking better WASHINGTON — Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, the program’s giant hospital trust fund won’t be exhausted until 2030, the

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police Reports Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleFriday:Battery and obstructing an officer in the 1600 block of East English Street.Burglary at The Juke, 1214 E. Main St.Saturday:Theft in the 1500 block of Oak Street.Vehicle burglary in the 100 block of

    July 29, 2014

  • Two hurt in weekend shootings in Danville DANVILLE — Two victims are listed in good condition following a pair of weekend shooting incidents in Danville.Danville Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason confirmed the shootings, which took place around 8:15 p.m. Friday and just before 5 a.m.

    July 29, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls:Saturday, 10:08-10:23 a.m. — A medical call in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue.Saturday, 10:47-10:54 a.m. — Assist Medix in the first block of East Harrison Street.Saturday, 11:37-11:49 a.m. — A medical

    July 29, 2014

  • Library sets program for Farmers' Market

    July 28, 2014

  • Reception celebrates truck

    July 28, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    July 28, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now!
Must Read