Rushville, IL – Rushville's Housing Committee is ready to distribute its first survey.
Chairwoman June Connor says the city-appointed committee has developed a basic survey of how many rooms in a home and how many people occupy them.
She says there are also some questions of a "what if" nature.
The group was charged by the city council to help it determine what the housing stock was in Rushville and what types of housing were most needed.
Carthage, IL – The Carthage Tax Increment Financing District plans to reach a revenue-sharing agreement soon with its two school districts.
Mayor Jim Nightingale says the attorneys for the three groups will meet to finalize the agreement.
He says when the city formed the district, it wanted to make sure the schools were not unduly harmed.
Part of the district revenue will be shared with the elementary school district and the high school district.
Nightingale did not release percentages.
Macomb, IL – The cost of a McDonough County Marriage License might soon go up by 60 percent.
Various county departments have been asked to increase their fees to raise revenue.
The Finance Committee will recommend to net week's Finance Committee that the fee go to $40 from $25.
Committee chairwoman Alice Henry
She says the marriage license fee is the only one which an analysis shows can be increased.
When the analysis was done, the board increased the fee to $25 rather than the maximum allowed then of $40.
Rushville, IL – Rushville's mayor plans to introduce an initiative to the city council called "Energize Rushville."
Scott Thompson says he got the idea after a round-table discussion during a recent city council meeting.
He plans to introduce a series of proposals for council discussion at a future meeting.
He says they will range from developing ways of eliminating housing blight to new methods of encouraging economic development.
He hopes the aldermen will discuss his list of suggestions, then adopt a few of them until they are accomplished.
Donnellson, IA – One Southeast Iowa community hopes to move forward with a memorial to some local heros in the next couple of months.
Donnellson Vision Inc member, Jane Krebill, says fundraising efforts are still underway for the proposed Donnellson Fire Station Memorial Park.
She says the vacant lot near the fire station will soon include a bronze statue of a firefighter, trees, plants, new sidewalks, and flag poles.