Lee County’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2013 offers mixed messages when it comes to the county’s financial outlook.
One thing the ongoing drought did not seem to affect was the number of deer in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said hunters killed nearly 181-thousand deer, only one thousand less than one year ago.
It could be a few months before the sale of a vacant Fort Madison school is finalized.
A lengthy bargaining session between Spoon River College and the Spoon River College Faculty Association yielded the desired result: a tentative contract agreement.
The mediated talks began Tuesday afternoon and ended around midnight.
Contract details are not yet being released. The SRCFA will meet Friday afternoon to discuss the agreement. Its members could take a vote during that meeting.
It’s not known when the Board of Trustees will consider the contract. It won’t take a vote until after the package is ratified by teachers.
A Keokuk business will have more time to complete a planned expansion.