WIRC http://tspr.org en Macomb Stays Local to Fill Key Position http://tspr.org/post/macomb-stays-local-fill-key-position <p>It took a while longer than anticipated but Macomb has hired its next community development coordinator. Tue, 13 May 2014 01:50:09 +0000 Rich Egger 53088 at http://tspr.org Macomb Stays Local to Fill Key Position Colchester Homeowners to Get Grant Money http://tspr.org/post/colchester-homeowners-get-grant-money <p>Thanks to a state grant, one part of Colchester might soon look a good deal better. Mon, 20 May 2013 20:52:58 +0000 Scott Stuntz 34112 at http://tspr.org Colchester Homeowners to Get Grant Money IL Offers Rebates to Towns for Energy Efficient Uprgrades http://tspr.org/post/il-offers-rebates-towns-energy-efficient-uprgrades <p>Rural communities across Illinois are eligible for thousands of dollars in state money to upgrade municipal facilities with energy efficient equipment.</p><p>Energy efficient light bulbs and boilers cost more, so cash strapped communities are less likely to pay that extra money. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:36:42 +0000 Scott Stuntz 28453 at http://tspr.org IL Offers Rebates to Towns for Energy Efficient Uprgrades Carthage Will Rehabilitate Six Homes http://tspr.org/post/carthage-will-rehabilitate-six-homes <p>Carthage will receive a $252,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to rehabilitate up to six homes.<br /><br />Mayor Jim Nightingale said, &rdquo;It&#39;s a good program if the house is not in too bad a shape. You<br />just can&#39;t take a really old run-down house. There&#39;s not enough funds to fix those up.&rdquo; &nbsp;<br /><br />The repairs can be fairly extensive. They can include electrical upgrades, plumbing, and weatherization.<br /><br />The homes have not been selected.<br /><br />The Western Illinois Regional Council will supervise the process.<br /> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:32:14 +0000 James Lenz 14325 at http://tspr.org Carthage Will Rehabilitate Six Homes Carthage Will Seek Home Rehabilitation Grant http://tspr.org/post/carthage-will-seek-home-rehabilitation-grant <p>Carthage is working with the Western Illinois Regional Council to secure a grant for home rehabilitation. The city hopes to secure at least a $250,000 grant.<br /><br />Mayor Jim Nightingale said the city has successfully applied for federal Community Development Block Grants on three occasions. He said the program does more than spruce up a home.<br /><br />He said, &ldquo;It seems like it gives people a little bit more pride and they tend to keep their homes up after they get these improvements. So I think it&#39;s a big plus for our community.&rdquo;<br /> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:36:59 +0000 Jim Lenz 9374 at http://tspr.org Carthage Will Seek Home Rehabilitation Grant