The Keokuk City Council has approved the first reading of an ordinance that recalculates minimum sewer rates. The measure reduces the number of base units for residential use.
Public Works Director Gerald Moughler says the change means the minimum monthly fee would increase from $21 to about $24. The increase would take effect September 1, if the Keokuk City Council approves the change two more times.
Burlington, IA – Summer is a time when the Mississippi River is filled with jet skis, speed boats, and leisure boats. So boaters probably did a double-take when they saw a pair of large, wooden ships docked near Big Muddy's in downtown Burlington.
The Columbus Foundation was formed in 1986 with the idea of building replicas of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of "The New World."
Western Illinois – A bill signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will provide some help to a big project in the region.
The bill (House Bill 4797) extends a law that keeps the property tax assessment of wind energy devices uniform across the state. Those special valuation procedures were set to expire next year. Now they instead will expire in 2016.