Plans for a large-scale hog farm in southeast McDonough County are still up in the air.
Shamrock Acres LLC applied for a permit from the Illinois Department of Agriculture nearly 10 months ago.
Last fall's deadline for the department to decide on the permit came and went. The department decided it needed more information from the owner, Larry O'Hern
Special events including alcohol can now be held at any public location in Keokuk.
An application for such events is now being developed.
The proposed application would be fairly simple.
It requires the name of the organization holding the special event, contact information, date, time and location.
Mayor Tom Marion says the idea is to help city staff keep track of event requests.
“(It would) give us advance notice so everything can be considered prior to the event itself,” says Marion, “because it would give us at least 60 days before the event.”