A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from October 2012.
Monmouth was the only municipality to receive a grant from the inaugural Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund, the public raised more questions about Iowa Fertilizer Company’s proposed plant in Lee County, and a state panel voted to proceed with the closure of the Jacksonville Developmental Center.
A project five years in the making is finally finished in western Illinois. A brief ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday afternoon to celebrate the reopening of the road around Argyle Lake State Park near Colchester.
Portions of the road were washed out by a flash flood in late June 2007, which forced the state to close half the park.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller participated in the ceremony and he drove the road earlier in the day.