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Three Candidates Seek Rantoul Mayor’s Office

Sign at entrance to Brookhill Golf Course

Brookhill Golf Course's future is an controversial issue in Rantoul, and one the mayoral candidates aren't discussing. Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media

Voters in the Champaign County village of Rantoul have three candidates from which to choose for mayor in Tuesday’s municipal elections.  Chuck Smith is the first-term incumbent. He’s opposed by the man he defeated for the office four years ago -- former mayor Neal Williams — and current village board member Gary Wilson.

Dave Hinton is covering the race for the Rantoul Press.  Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline spoke with Hinton, who says it should be a close election on April 4.