One year after Illinois ended the longest state budget impasse in modern history, most agencies and grant recipients are doing better. But some problems remain. Many service providers are just starting on the road to recovery. A few won't recover.
Mayor Kyle Moore announced a new Neighborhood Housing Reinvestment Program that will use a revolving loan fund to match loans from lending institutions.
Cable franchise fees paid to the city of Quincy fell by nearly 16 percent during the first quarter of 2018. "Cable franchise fees were $109,521 last year and only $92,013.74 this year. That was a decline of $17,507," Quincy Comptroller Sheri Ray said.
John V. Myers II was appointed Tuesday night to fill the vacant Adams County coroner position.
A new Withers Mill bridge is now carrying traffic over Bear Creek along County Road 423 west of Hannibal. Marion County Presiding Commissioner Lyndon Bode said the bridge was opened to local traffic about three weeks ago.
One alderman wants to make sure the full Quincy City Council gets brought into the conversation over a proposed riverfront promenade, boardwalk and visitor boat dock.
Blessing Hospital got the Quincy City Council's approval Monday night to tackle a $49.2 million Moorman Pavilion expansion. Blessing also got permission to install three ground-based signs at 4800 Maine, where a newmedical office building will be built.
Adams County Coroner Jim Keller is under investigation by the Illinois Office of the State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor on allegations of official misconduct and unlawful delivery of controlled substances.
Crews are working on the former Sycamore Healthcare Center building as a temporary housing site for use while new buildings are constructed at the Illinois Veterans Home.
City officials are seeking a new round of proposals for upper-floor apartment development in downtown Quincy. A request for proposals on the city's website explains that matching funds of up to $25,000 per rental unit could be available.