Harold Hallberg fills vacancy on Kane council

Harold Hallberg has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Kane Borough Council.The council voted 5-0 Wednesday to pick Hallberg to replace the late Councilman Jim Salvamoser, who died unexpectedly in December. The Kane Chamber of Commerce honored Salvamoser last week as its "citizen-of-the-year."Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Holly Harris and Janet Bard and Councilmen Dennis Drost and Bill Tunall to approve Hallberg for the council seat. Councilman John Gentilman did not attend the meeting at the borough building along Bayard Street.Because Kane Mayor Doug Caldwell is out-of-town, Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman is expected to administer the oath of office for Hallberg by the end of the week.Harris, chairman of council's Personnel Committee, made the recommendation to appoint Hallberg. He is one of five applicants for the position. Ed Peterson, one of the applicants, was not considered because he is chairman of the Kane Zoning Hearing Board and can't serve both roles. The names of the other three applicants were not disclosed."I feel I can help the community," Hallberg said after his appointment to the seven-member council.See full article by purchasing the Feb. 2 edition of The Kane Republican.