Hancock County Board shuts down county website
Illinois News

Hancock County Board shuts down county website

The Hancock County Board agreed to pull the county's website down Tuesday night until someone can be found to manage it.

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Palmyra effort to buy dirt stalled by prevailing wage law

A proposal to buy dirt during Thursday night's Palmyra City Council meeting evolved into a lengthy debate about Missouri's prevailing wage law.

Canton to make major improvement to city's new dog park
Local Government

Canton to make major improvement to city's new dog park

The city of Canton is ready to make its first major improvement to a new dog park on the community's west side.

Quincy water and sewer rates, budget options debated; vote expected next week
Local Government

Quincy water and sewer rates, budget options debated; vote expected next week

Aldermen gave themselves another week to consider an ordinance that would essentially double combined water and sewer rates after getting a glimpse of some alternatives Monday.

Broken water line becomes issue complicating completion of bridge project
Local Government

Broken water line becomes issue complicating completion of bridge project

A dispute over who is responsible for a broken water line is complicating the completion of a new bridge over Bear Creek along County Road 423 at Withers Mill west of Hannibal.

Illinois News

Two Rivers executive director to retire

Mike McLaughlin, executive director of the Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials, will retire May 31.

County clerks hope election funds will support new equipment
Local Government

County clerks hope election funds will support new equipment

Four voting machines broke down in Adams County during the March primary election. That was about half the breakdowns Adams County Clerk Chuck Venvertloh saw during the previous election. Venvertloh says regular maintenance is performed on the machines, which are 12 years old, but breakdowns still occur.

Quincy property taxes lower than most in Illinois
Quincy News

Quincy property taxes lower than most in Illinois

A government watchdog group reports that Quincy's property tax rates rank 81st out of 89 Illinois cities.

Park Board rejects proposal to sell portion of Parker Heights
Quincy News

Park Board rejects proposal to sell portion of Parker Heights

Voters will not be asked in April 2019 whether the Quincy Park District should sell a portion of Parker Heights Park.

Donation completes Bill Klingner Trail puzzle to 36th Street
Local Government

Donation completes Bill Klingner Trail puzzle to 36th Street

A donation of a 1.3-acre easement by a local homebuilder is the last piece of the puzzle needed for the future eastern expansion of the Bill Klingner Trail to 36th Street.