Tazewell County Board

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The Tazewell County Board approved a $35 pay increase for election judges who worked the recent primary election.

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The Tazewell County Board reconsidered its vote not to censure county clerk John Ackerman last month, and voted almost unanimously to reprimand him over employee pay raises.

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Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman narrowly dodged a formal county board censure last night.

Screenshot of Wednesday's Board Meeting / Tazewell County Clerk and Recorder

The Tazewell County Board is in a furor after County Clerk John Ackerman gave his employees raises after the board approved a budget next year. 

Tazewell County Board member Jay Hall has resigned from leadership of Pekin AMBUCS after he made controversial comments on social media about teen climate activist Greta Thunberg. 


Tazewell County Board Member Jay Hall is facing criticism over a comment he made on social media regarding Greta Thunberg’s appearance.

Tazewell County Board Chairman David Zimmerman is running for a fifth term. 

Zimmerman, a Morton Republican, was first elected as board chairman in 2008 after serving 12 years on the board. 

He touts keeping Tazewell County's tax rate low, trimming county employment by 10 percent and capping the Pekin landfill among his successes. 

Zimmerman, 58, is an Illinois State University graduate. He's worked as a pharmaceutical representative for 32 years. 

The election is next year. 

Tazewell County Clerk & Recorder via Facebook

The Tazewell County Board voted Wednesday to cut down on the number of election precincts after a lengthy debate over whether they had the authority to do so under Illinois statute.