Lee County is pledging its support to an effort to land a new industry.
The Board of Supervisors has agreed to meet, or even exceed, the 20% local match required for Iowa Fertilizer Company to receive state funding.
The company is considering the county for a $1.3-billion fertilizer plant.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board has signed off on tax credits and $1.6-million in loans for the project, half of which would be forgiven if certain requirements are met.
The Iowa Department of Transportation is selling some of its property in Lee County.
Bids are due by 1:00 P.M. on March 14, 2012 on a nearly 52-acres piece of property located approximately six miles west of West Point.
The agency says the land has been appraised at $124,200.
The sale must be cash only.
The Lee County Auditor’s Office is looking for someone to help with Election Day preparations.
The department is seeking bids to pick-up and drop-off about 100 pieces of voting equipment, booths and signs.
Democrats are telling the Illinois Supreme Court that Republican attempts to toss the legislative map are too little, too late.
In documents made public Thursday, February 23, the Democrats said the case was filed too close to next month's primary election.
There have only been five new maps since 1970 so it's a small sample size. But most of those cases were filed within two weeks of the new maps becoming law.
Macomb police say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a man who fell from a tombstone.
Police were called to St Paul Catholic Cemetery Wednesday night, February 22, by friends of 28-year old Michael Farrell of Davenport, IA.
Witnesses told police Farrell climbed on a large tombstone. He then fell ten feet and landed on his back.
He was pronounced dead a short time later at McDonough District Hospital.
The list of candidates to be Spoon River College's next president is down to five finalists. They come from across the country.
Interviews and public forums will be held during the next few weeks. The forums will be held at 8:30 am and 2:10 pm at all four SRC campuses via the school's Interactive Video System:
February 29. Mr Curt Oldfield, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa. He was previously Dean of Instruction at SRC.
March 5. Ms Carol Davis, Vice President of Community Outreach at SRC.