Steve Bisenius admitted early on in his presentation to the Keokuk City Council that he would not be able to get into specifics about the businesses that are showing an interest in the city. But the head of the Lee County Economic Development Group (LCEDG) said they are out there and there is a lot of activity going on behind-the-scenes.
Some high school students in Hancock County will spend next school year learning how to start and run a business. About 20 juniors and seniors have been accepted into the first class of the CEO program.
The only two dry cleaning businesses in Macomb both announced plans to close at the end of the month. But there won't be a loss of dry cleaning services in town because someone else decided to fill the gap. Eric and Karen Blakeley plan to open Macomb Dry Cleaning on Monday.
The two dry cleaners in Macomb -- Apollo's and Sweeney's -- will continue to accept clothes through Friday. But after that, neither will take dry cleaning orders and both shops plan to close at the end of May.