Community Development Coordinator
8:50 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Macomb Stays Local to Fill Key Position

Macomb City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

It took a while longer than anticipated but Macomb has hired its next community development coordinator.

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Rehabbing Roofs and Siding
3:52 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Colchester Homeowners to Get Grant Money

Before (A CDAP grant house - in Astoria)

Thanks to a state grant, one part of Colchester might soon look a good deal better.

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Can lead to long term savings.
2:36 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

IL Offers Rebates to Towns for Energy Efficient Uprgrades

Credit http://www.wirpc.org/newsletters/

Rural communities across Illinois are eligible for thousands of dollars in state money to upgrade municipal facilities with energy efficient equipment.

Energy efficient light bulbs and boilers cost more, so cash strapped communities are less likely to pay that extra money.

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Grant will also improve energy efficiency
5:32 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Carthage Will Rehabilitate Six Homes

Carthage Mayor Jim Nightingale

Carthage will receive a $252,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to rehabilitate up to six homes.

Mayor Jim Nightingale said, ”It's a good program if the house is not in too bad a shape. You
just can't take a really old run-down house. There's not enough funds to fix those up.”  

The repairs can be fairly extensive. They can include electrical upgrades, plumbing, and weatherization.

The homes have not been selected.

The Western Illinois Regional Council will supervise the process.

The homes have not been selected.

12 Homes Could Be Improved
12:36 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Carthage Will Seek Home Rehabilitation Grant

Carthage is working with the Western Illinois Regional Council to secure a grant for home rehabilitation. The city hopes to secure at least a $250,000 grant.

Mayor Jim Nightingale said the city has successfully applied for federal Community Development Block Grants on three occasions. He said the program does more than spruce up a home.

He said, “It seems like it gives people a little bit more pride and they tend to keep their homes up after they get these improvements. So I think it's a big plus for our community.”

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