Business limited in Raymond board’s first meeting in December

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — Discussion was limited, with very few items of business up for discussion in the Raymond Village Board’s meeting on Monday, December 4. Following approval of the meeting minutes from the November 20 meeting, an announcement was made by Streets Superintendent Mike Masten that there would be some road closures. More...

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By Jake Leonard On Friday, December 8th, 2017

Witt opts to hire new city employee, solicits applications

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — Following the resignation of Shawn Cady, the City of Witt deliberated in their November meeting on whether to hire a new city employee. The council, under the employment committee More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Decatur passes budget out of balance by $3 million

DECATUR (Heartland Newsfeed/Illinois Policy Institute) — As its population and tax base erode, the city of Decatur passed a budget for fiscal year 2018 more than $3 million in the red. The Decatur City Council More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Confusion on village’s finances among discussion in November 28 Witt board meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — There was much confusion in regards to the village’s financial shape related to misunderstandings with the treasurer’s report, among other business in the Witt City More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Disregard for Raymond resident’s property rights by out-of-town truck drivers discussed in November 20 meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — A heated temper from a resident regarding semi trucks causing damage on her property and leaving her ruts took most of the overall discussion in the meeting of the Raymond Village More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, December 4th, 2017

King Township holds public hearing regarding proposed property tax hike

MORRISONVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — A public hearing will be held Monday, December 11 at 7 p.m. at the King Township building in rural Morrisonville. The agenda of the meeting is consideration of a proposed More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Carlinville accused of shunning information requests, costing taxpayers in the process

CARLINVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — According to a recent Illinois Leaks report from governmental watchdog group Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW), Carlinville mayor Deanna Demuzio has been doing everything to keep More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Water tower, fire hydrant, well cleaning bulk of business in Raymond village board meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — Discussions continued regarding cleaning of the water tower and cleaning and repainting of the fire hydrants among other items of business in an abbreviated session of the Raymond More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Nokomis council called unfair at first meeting in September

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Nokomis City Council heard public comments regarding the pending revised sidewalk ordinance, possible termination of 911 dispatch services through Montgomery County 911, More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Sewer problems and billing majority of discussion in Coalton Village Board September meeting

COALTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — In the meeting of the Coalton Village Board on September 13, the board discussed further action on the Battles property, a new tax levy and the upcoming arrival of their new More...

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