Carthage, IL – Carl Sandburg College has completed renovations to the new community center in Carthage, although the fund raising for it still has a way to go.
The auditorium is located on the former Carthage College campus. Gena Alcorn, Carl Sandburg College Foundation Director, said the building has been painted, new seats have been installed, and other improvements were completed.
"It was in a pretty bad state. Everything, top to bottom, has been redone," Alcorn said.
Lee County, IA – About twenty people helped turn some dirt to start the construction near the park's current campground. The group included members of the Lee County Board of Supervisors, the Lee County Conservation Board, and the Board of Directors for Geode RC&D.
The future site of the cabins is the size of two football fields. It is surrounded by trees and overlooks one of the five ponds near Wilson Lake.
Conservation Director Tom Buckley says the site was chosen for several reasons.
Macomb, IL – The West Central Illinois Arts Center in downtown Macomb is holding a benefit wine tasting this weekend to help pay bills and begin the planning stages for some major building renovations.
Dave Dorsett is the president of the WCIAC board. He says the renovation projects could cost hundreds of thousands, to even millions of dollars. Dorsett hopes this year's wine tasting will increase interest in the arts center and at least raise a few thousand dollars.
Macomb, IL – Law enforcement agencies from McDonough County made a run to Warren County on Wednesday morning. The officers were participating in a portion of the western Illinois leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Macomb Police Lieutenant Dave Burnham said the torch run is the largest year-round fundraiser for the games in Illinois.
"All the legs from across the state - I think there are 22 different legs - they all converge on Normal for the summer games that will start Friday (June 11)," said Burnham.