Lee County, IA – Lee County leaders have decided they need more information before they can back a proposed port project along the Mississippi River.
The Mid-America Port Commission is applying for $50-million in federal stimulus funds to build a port facility in Quincy. The facility would be located near Lock & Dam 21.
The commission represents 26 counties in Southeast Iowa, Northeast Missouri, and West Central Illinois. Representatives have been traveling the region to garner support for the plan from the member counties.
Macomb, IL – Caring for others is basic in the Gospels, but too many Right-wingers dismiss that as liberal, foolish or somehow contributing to a "cycle of dependency."
Despite criticism or doubt, some are called; some even answer.
A woman named, appropriately, Holly, for more than a year now has spent a big chunk of her Sunday mornings doing what she can to feed a few dozen homeless in west-central Illinois. She says, "A few people sort of shake their head and say, Those people need to get a job'," and adds, "They're like you or me, really."