William Caisley is running for re-election in district 4. (Photo By Todd Lowery/WJBC)
By Paul Morello
BLOOMINGTON - One McLean County Board candidate is skeptical of whether the proposed East Side Highway will ever actually get built.
District 4 Republican William Caisley said Friday the highway depends on how much demand there actually is for the development.
"It's mainly a function of population growth in the area. I think on the downside it would result in greater sprawl," he said.
Caisley and fellow Republican incumbent Ed McKibbin are running against newcomers Sally Pyne and Steven Campbell.
Distict 4 covers west Normal.
Caisley also touted the work he's done on the county Transportation Committee, which oversees the highway department.
"We've been steadily working on county bridges and highways, and we just opened up a bridge in the Lake Bloomington area, just east of Carver's corner," he said.
He said he's also helped oversee highway projects near the Illinois State farm to accommodate the farm's composting operation.
Caisley was a circuit judge for 32 years. He now volunteers at Fairview Elementary, teaching kindergarten students to read.
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