The embattled Regional Offices of Education in Illinois will be consolidated under a measure (SB 2706) headed to the governor's desk.
Nearly a quarter of the state's 44 offices would be cut. Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) said it's remarkable that the superintendents cooperated with lawmakers to come up with a reduction plan.
The Cardinal Point wind energy project in northern McDonough County has been delayed by a number of factors. Element Power remains confident it is a “top-tier” project in Illinois.
Project Manager Scott Kozniar says the potential expiration of a federal tax credit for renewable energy is hampering big projects.
He says, “Essentially, that allows us to reduce the power price that we sell it into the utilities. So if that goes away, you'd see a, basically $20 increase in the cost of a megawatt-hour for the renewable power.”
Thursday night’s Keokuk City Council meeting had a feeling of Christmas as aldermen opened the boxes containing their new iPads.
The city spent more than $6,000 to purchase the devices for the nine city council members along with the Mayor, City Clerk, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Public Works Director, and Community Development Director.
The iPads are for the specific position or office-holder, not the individuals. There is a device for the 3rd Ward Alderman, not for Ron Payne, for example.