Lee County, IA – The future of a community center for Lee County residents with mental health and other developmental disabilities could be decided next week. Nearly 8 months ago, the county board of supervisors chose to start accepting proposals for a community center. C-P-C administrator Jim Posz says the committee evaluating the 4 proposals the county received, is recommending the offer from Burlington-based Hope Haven Development Center.
Carthage, IL – Carthage aldermen have learned that closure work on their landfill will cost about $50,000 more than expected. Mayor James Nightingale says a series of unexpected expenses is responsible for the extra cost. Items include having to run electrical power to the site and about $30,000 extra in engineering inspection costs. Nightingale says aldermen are not happy with the over-run but believe the project must be finished. The needed money might come from the capital spending budget.
Macomb, IL – The new owner of a Macomb bar says he will take steps to reduce noise from the establishment. Ransey Vazquez is in the process of trying to secure a liquor license for his bar "Detox." The place is currently called "The Dog Pound." A new liquor license is needed because the business changed hands. Neighbors have complained to the city council about the levels of noise from the bar, especially when live bands are playing. Vazquez told aldermen this week that steps are being taken to baffle the noise.