Champaign County Voters To Consider Two Futures For Nursing Home

March 30, 2017
Signs promoting the two referenda regarding the Champaign County Nursing Home.

Sign promoting referenda to either allow the sale of, or approve a property tax increase for the Champaign County Nursing Home are displayed side by side outside a polling place at the county's Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana.

Scott Cameron / Illinois Public Media

Voters in Champaign County are considering two different referenda affecting the Champaign County Nursing Home. One is to raise a special property tax that funds the facility, while the other would allow the county board to consider its sale or disposal. 

The two referenda are in response to continued financial problems at the nursing home.

The two referenda have inspired citizens groups that support them. Champaign County CARE is campaigning to increase the nursing home property tax, while Save CCNH: Vote To Sell is promoting the referendum that would allow the county board to sell the nursing home to a private operator.

Illinois Public Media reporter Jim Meadows reports on the two proposals in this interview with IPM Morning Edition host Brian Moline.

A more in-depth article on the nursing home referenda will be posted here soon.

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