mcdonough county board

Rich Egger

Voters throughout McDonough County will be asked in April to approve a quarter-cent increase in the sales tax to pay for road repairs.

The McDonough County Board agreed during its April meeting to implement regulations for adult entertainment establishments.

Hundreds of people are asking the McDonough County board to regulate adult entertainment establishments.

Those who live closest to the adult entertainment establishment in McDonough County are not happy about the new business.

McDonough County State’s Attorney James Hoyle said he wrote a McDonough County Adult Use Licensing Ordinance in 2009, but it went nowhere with the county board.

McDonough County Approves Wesley Village Bonds

Aug 16, 2012

The McDonough County Board has approved the use of part of its bonding authority to fund several projects at Wesley Village in Macomb.

The county will not bear any liability for the bonds.

Wesley Village can use up to $6.5 million of that authority. CEO Shelly Ward says the nursing home plans to use about $1.3 million on four projects. About $4.8 million will refinance existing debt.

Ward says the facility has limited seating for events. The biggest construction project will remedy that with a new 250 seat community center.

Opponents of a proposed large-scale hog farm in McDonough County can breathe a sigh of relief - at least for now.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture declined to issue a permit to South Morgan Acres, LLC, which would be built in the northwest part of the county. The state said it required more information about the farm.

In a letter sent to the owners on February 3, the Agriculture Department said:

“Our additional information request is as follows: