Colchester will delay replacement of a troublesome water main until at least next year.
Part of the six-inch line is suspended beneath a bridge. Earlier this summer, it leaked from several sagging segments. The city spent $7,000 on temporary repairs.
Mayor Danny Bice says the city does not have any money for extensive repairs or replacement of the 120-foot long stretch. The city also did not qualify for any state or federal assistance on the project.
Fort Madison continues to clear the way for Amtrak to move its operations across town to the former Santa Fe Depot in Riverview Park.
The North Lee County Historical Society has a lease in place, through 2040, that allows it to use the complex for display and storage.
That agreement has now been amended.
City Manager Byron Smith says the historical society has agreed to relinquish the eastern 2/3 of the main building. He says the organization will also make more space available if requested by Amtrak in the future.
Construction will start soon on the next phase of Western Illinois University's campus in the Quad Cities.
Local and state leaders were on hand Wednesday afternoon to break ground for the second building at the new riverfront campus in Moline.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn called it a prudent investment by the people of the state.
"We believe in jobs, and one of the very best ways to have good jobs today and tomorrow is to invest in education," Quinn told the crowd. "We want to make sure that all of our students get a good education."