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Water issues, nuisance complaint major discussions in Coalton village board meeting

COALTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Some issues regarding water was the primary focus of the discussion in the Coalton Village Board’s most recent meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Water superintendent Tom Gonet involved some unidentified village residents not paying their water bill. One unmentioned resident owed upwards of $400 in past due bills More...

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By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

USDA Rural Development grant awarded to Village of Coalton

COALTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — The village of Coalton has been awarded a grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Community & Facility Grant program to purchase More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Raymond board closes 2017 session discussing computer replacement, billing and financial matters

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Raymond Village Board discussed computer replacement, water and animal control billing and some financial matters in their final session of 2018 on Monday, Dec. 18. The board More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Witt council caps off 2017 with alderman resignation, infrastructure repairs, MFT & water questions

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Witt City Council caps off 2017 with the resignation of an alderman and an update was made regarding problems with one of their lift stations among other items of business during More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Taxpayers cover costs of bad pension fund investment return predictions

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — As municipalities across the state determine how to spend taxpayers’ money for the next year, they’re looking at what to expect for pension fund investment returns. More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, December 11th, 2017

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 More...

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

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...