The makeup of the Madison County Board of Review will remain as-is, following a decision by the Illinois Attorney General’s office.  The decision relates to state law, governing appointments to vacated county positions.  The County Board recently appointed Democrat Diane Semanisin to a new two-year term on the Board of Review.

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons tells The Big Z Madison County Republican Party Chairman Chris Slusser objected, arguing a Republican appointee should have been selected.

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Republican Bessie Powers was appointed to a two-year term at the same meeting Semanisin was appointed.  The board of Review appointment process was recently examined when former Chairman Kerry Miller, who had been on the board for nearly 30 years, resigned last fall after word of receiving erroneous Homestead Exemptions. 


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