The Illini West School District will put a nine-million dollar bond issue before voters November 6th. If approved, it would pay for the district's share of construction of a new high school building.
Superintendent Kim Schilson says a steering committee has begun organizing to promote the bond issue.
She says, “That's one of the things they'll be working on. Forming their committees and getting organized as to exactly how they're going to attack the referendum issue. I know there will be FACT newsletters going out. That'll be the first thing.”
This summer's drought created some unexpected problems for the Macomb Public Works Department. Operations Manager Jason Bainter said the dry conditions caused an unusually high number of water main breaks.
“The largest one we had was out on Bower Road. I believe that the ground shrinking pulled the fittings on the water main apart,” Bainter said.
The Macomb Beautiful Association will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a public reception on Wednesday, September 12, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the West Central Illinois Arts Center, 25 East Side Square.
MBA President Rosemary Aten said the group maintains the memorial gardens in Chandler Park. It also maintains a memorial garden and the flower boxes at the Macomb Travel Center, and it provides the Christmas trees and lights for Chandler Park and the depot.
The interim superintendent for the Bushnell-Prairie City School District says the position is fun.
Bill Mattingly says there are a number of reasons including quickly developing a working relationship with the board.
He says, “The board seems to have a very clear understanding of role and they've been super-supportive and very accommodating. They have basically let me function within the role of which I'm supposed to function and I'm very appreciative of that.”