bond issue en Committee Will Promote New Illini West Building <p>The Illini West School District will put a nine-million dollar bond issue before voters November 6th. If approved, it would pay for the district's share of construction of a new high school building.<br><br>Superintendent Kim Schilson says a steering committee has begun organizing to promote the bond issue.<br><br>She says, “That's one of the things they'll be working on. Forming their committees and getting organized as to exactly how they're going to attack the referendum issue. I know there will be FACT newsletters going out. That'll be the first thing.”<br> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:40:24 +0000 James Lenz 21403 at Committee Will Promote New Illini West Building Bushnell Sewer Project Moves Forward <p>Bushnell is moving forward on a project to replace sewer lines in the Wells-Hale part of the city.<br><br>Mayor Steve Russell says construction should begin in the spring.<br><br>He says, “(We'll) try to make them larger. Try to handle flow. You know, people were getting backed-up in their basements, stuff like that when we did have rain. So we're hoping that this will help cure some of that.”<br><br>Russell says the city will have to coordinate the construction with the golf course since some of the lines run under it.<br> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:26 +0000 James Lenz 21232 at Bushnell Sewer Project Moves Forward McDonough County Approves Wesley Village Bonds <p>The McDonough County Board has approved the use of part of its bonding authority to fund several projects at Wesley Village in Macomb.<br><br>The county will not bear any liability for the bonds.<br><br>Wesley Village can use up to $6.5 million of that authority. CEO Shelly Ward says the nursing home plans to use about $1.3 million on four projects. About $4.8 million will refinance existing debt.<br><br>Ward says the facility has limited seating for events. The biggest construction project will remedy that with a new 250 seat community center.<br> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:22:01 +0000 James Lenz 20110 at McDonough County Approves Wesley Village Bonds College Will Save on Bonds <p>Monmouth College will save significant interest payments by taking advantage of low interest rates. It will refinance a bond issue. The college used a portion of the city&#39;s bonding authority to pay for construction of Bowers Residence Hall<br /><br />The $6 million building was completed in 2001.<br /><br />City Administrator Eric Hanson says the city had to approve the change before the bond counsel could move forward.<br /> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:58:50 +0000 James Lenz 17963 at College Will Save on Bonds