Heyl Royster



Redlingshafer Appointed to Tazewell County Board


On Wednesday, Peoria attorney John Redlingshafer was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Tazewell County Board.

In March of 2012, John had run in the Republican primary for the Tazewell County Board and narrowly missed being slated to run unopposed in the General Election by 81 votes.

According to an article that appeared February 24th in the Peoria Journal Star, "Several board members and other local officials have voiced support of Redlingshafer." The article also commented that the County Board's Executive Committee officially recommended John's appointment.

County Board Chairman David Zimmerman described Redlingshafer as an "intelligent decision-maker" with a great background in local government.

John is a member of the firm's Governmental Practice and he represents townships, villages, fire districts, road districts, and other governmental entities in a broad range of issues. He is a frequent statewide speaker on government-related issues, and has published on special district law, the Illinois Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act, and municipal contracts. He is also a past President of the Illinois Township Attorneys Association.