Rock Hill Mayor Daniel DiPlacido is not going to run for reelection.
DiPlacido made the announcement at Tuesday night's city board meeting. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that DiPlacido read a brief statement saying there were a number of reasons for his "difficult decision," but he didn't elaborate on what those reasons were.
The filing deadline for the April election closed earlier in the day, so Alderman Edward Mahan will be the only mayoral candidate on the ballot in Rock Hill.
A Randolph County man is dead after an apparent accident on his family's farm, just east of Red Bud, Illinois. Emergency crews were called to the 6900 block of Griggs Road just before noon Monday.
Firefighters arrived to learn that 44 year old Jeffery Guebert had fallen into a grain elevator. Rescue workers cut holes in the side of the silo in an attempt to retrieve Guebert, but it was too late. His body was recovered by late afternoon.
Randolph County authorities are still trying to determine how Guebert fell into the elevator.