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 width=The vacant DeWitt County State's Attorney position was filled at Thursday's DeWitt County Board Meeting.

The DeWitt County Republican Central Committee recommended Daniel P. Markwell (right, with Judge Koritz) for State's Attorney to the Board. Chairman of the Republican Committee, Dustin Peterson explained Markwell, who comes from Clinton County, received a unanimous vote from the Republican Committee and comes highly recommended by his peers. The State's Attorney job was recently left open due to Karle Kortiz accepting the position of Circuit Judge.

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Board Member Terry Hoffman questioned if the Board had received Markwell's resume so they could understand who they were appointing but Newberg believes the process had been done correctly and it was the Board's job to vote on the Republican Party's recommendation.

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The appointment for Markwell was approved 9-3 with Hoffman, Sherrie Brown and Ron Savage abstained. His term expires November 30, 2016.

Other county business approved Thursday included:

- Ruth Stauffer appointed to the board of directors for the Central Illinois Economic Development Authority

-Terry Ferguson appointed DeWitt County Board Parliamentarian

-Camille Redman appointed Open Meetings Compliance Officer

-Marina Slip Rents for Dock 4 were increased to match Dock 6 for 2015.

- The missing holidays from county employee's schedules were reinstated including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Spring Holiday, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day and Christmas Eve.

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