Mayor Bob Walters en Beardstown Voters Will Decide Aggregation <p>Beardstown is the latest city in West-Central Illinois to look at electric aggregation to see if it will save residents money on their electric bills. The city will put a referendum before voters in November.<br /><br />Mayor Bob Walters says city council members listened to a presentation by Southern Illinois Municipal Electric Cooperative this week. He says the members asked general questions about the process. He says they seemed satisfied with the answers.<br /> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:34:42 +0000 James Lenz 19966 at Beardstown Voters Will Decide Aggregation Beardstown Police Position is in Limbo <p>Beardstown and its police union agree the department needs a second-shift supervisor. However, they disagree on the standing of the position. The union wants to see the position covered under its union contract with the city.<br /><br />Mayor Bob Walters disagrees.<br /><br />He says, &ldquo;If it&#39;s filled, that person would not be allowed to patrol like a regular patrolman. I personally feel that it&#39;s a management position and not a union position.&rdquo;<br /> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:37:22 +0000 James Lenz 16605 at Beardstown Police Position is in Limbo