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Champaign Co. Brd. Lifts Hiring Freeze

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY-- Good news for the Champaign County Board, as they lift a hiring freeze.

This means department heads can start filling positions of former employees who retired or left, without having to wait for a county board meeting to approve the hire.   

The county boards' general fund has been in the black for the past three years, and that's allowed them to lift this hiring freeze, so they can fill those vacant spots.

However, this does not mean they're adding positions, because like everyone else ..

they're bracing themselves for when federal funds start getting cut.

ABC Newschannel 15's Marine Glisovic finds out what programs could see cuts.