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.
Rushville, IL – Rushville will soon receive more than two million dollars to build new housing for low to moderate income seniors. It'll also receive a few-hundred thousand dollars to make life-safety upgrades to existing homes.
Keokuk, IA – The Keokuk City Council was ready to rebuild Grand Avenue (4th - 15th Streets) earlier this year. The panel's sentiment changed, though, when the construction bids came in much higher than anticipated.
The council decided it would re-bid the project with revised specifications in an attempt to reduce construction costs. A bout of severe weather, this summer, then led to talk of delaying it so flood-damaged roads could be repaired.