Circuit Joseph P. Hettel was appointed Tuesday to the 3rd District Appellate Court, replacing retiring Justice Tom Lytton. The appointment, announced by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert L. Carter, is effective July 1.

A top priority if re-elected as Bureau County Treasurer for Joseph Birkey is " Keep Bureau County residents informed on real estate tax payment due dates and other relevant information about the property tax collection cycle." Read the full questionnaire here.