Macomb, IL – Tye Adair is a rather imposing figure. Standing 6'5" tall, he towers over most, if not all, of the people in his office.
But Adair's stature and basketball career at MacMurray College in Jacksonville are just a couple of things he's known for. He's also been the executive director of the McDonough County Red Cross for the past few weeks.
Adair comes to the Red Cross from the Ninth Judicial Circuit, where he was a therapist. He says this experience, combined with other jobs he's had, make him fit for this one.
Macomb/Galesburg, IL – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently announced $500 million in grants for public transportation throughout the state. Much of that money will head to the Chicago area, but $58 million is coming downstate.
Macomb is getting $6 million, and Galesburg will receive about $641,000. The money is part of the state's "Illinois Jobs Now!" program, which seeks to upgrade infrastructure across the state.
Burlington, IA – The Capitol Theater closed its doors in 1977. The final movie was Carrie.
Steve Frevert with Downtown Partners, Inc. says efforts to restore and reopen the theater have been ongoing for years. He says they are picking up steam, though, thanks to the availability of state money.
Frevert says a portion of the latest round of I-JOBS money has been set aside for Main Street communities.