Champaign County Coroner Vacancy



This notice is to inform the public of the resignation of Champaign Coroner Duane Northrup effective December 1, 2023. Duane has served the people of Champaign County for more than 22 years as Champaign County Coroner with distinction and professionalism.

The Champaign County Republican Party will be accepting applications from those who live within the boundaries Champaign County to be considered for nomination to serve Coroner Northrup’s remaining term, ending November 30, 2024. The elected Precinct Committeepersons of the Champaign County Republican Party will make this selection.

Interested persons should email their completed application to [email protected]. Applications will be due by Friday, December 15, 2023, at 6pm.

The Champaign County Republican Party will host a Special Meeting of Precinct Committpersons on Saturday, January 13, 2024, 2:00PM, at Hensley Township Building 3001 W, Hensley Rd., Champaign, IL 61822 to select the party’s nominee for the vacant position of County Coroner.

Applicants will be given the opportunity to speak and answer questions in front of the voting Precinct Committeepersons. Voting will take place following this question and answer period. Only elected Precinct Committeepersons will be present for voting – all guests and candidates will be asked to leave during the vote.

The name of nominee of the Champaign County Republican Party will then be forwarded to the Champaign County Board Chairperson to be voted on and confirmed by the full Champaign County Board at their regular meeting on January 18, 2024, 6:30PM, Champaign County Board Shields-Carter Meeting Room, Brookens Administration Center 1776 E Washington St, Urbana, IL 61802. The appointed County Coroner’s term will begin immediately upon confirmation by the County Board.

“We cannot repeat the mismanagement and failure to perform that takes place too often in Champaign County government today. Just look at the election of a disinterested Democrat County Treasurer in 2018, and subsequent appointments of multiple unqualified and incapable Democrat replacements. The County Coroner will be working with families that in many cases are facing unimaginable sadness. The Champaign County Republican Party will ensure that the next Coroner is a capable, qualified, caring, and compassionate office holder, just like Duane Northrup has been,” said Jim McGuire, County Republican Chairman.

Thank you for your consideration of serving the people of Champaign County as the County Coroner.