Hikes in trash sticker fees were mentioned by Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore in an Illinois Issues story published this week about options for preventing budget deficits. Moore said he's not pushing any particular garbage and recycling change right now.
Runway upgrades that could cost more than $20 million might be required in the next few years at Quincy Regional Airport. The Quincy Aeronautics Committee heard about the potential projects Wednesday from Airport Manager Terrance Ward.
Hancock County EMS will station an advanced life support ambulance in Warsaw for the next six months as part of a one-year test that will compare its cost-effectiveness with that of an ambulance that will be stationed in Hamilton for six months.
The city of Pittsfield has reached an agreement with the Zoe Preservation Society to acquire the dilapidated tavern next to the former theater.
A single "significant deficiency" was found in a recent state audit of Scotland County's finances.
The Canton Board of Aldermen is considering a program designed to encourage young police officers to work in the small community for at least three years."We've had difficulty attracting and retaining officers," Mayor Jarrod Phillips said this week.
The Quincy Rotary Club pledged $108,000 to the Quincy Park Foundation in 2015 to cover the cost of the bridge on the new portion of the Klingner Trail between 12th and Fifth streets. Tuesday, it delivered the last check to meet -- and exceed -- that pledge.
Comptroller Sheri Ray said the city's sales tax, purchase tax and personal property replacement tax collections, and income tax payments from the state all have been coming in below expectations.