Central McLean News-Journal - News

A few spruce-up changes have been made, a few staff changes have been made, and the doors will be opening for the 2014 school year at the Underwood Public School this coming Tuesday.

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The city commission took a couple more steps forward with its floodwater project, approving a city-wide Nov 4. vote asking citizens whether or not the city will impose a one-half percent (0.5%) sales tax to help pay for a floodwater project now estimated at more than $2 million.

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The Riverdale Ambulance is not only not losing its ambulance bay in Riverdale in favor of adding another fire truck...

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They’re not quite finished, but grates have been placed in front of the culverts located on the corner of 1st Street and Main in Underwood...

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The Underwood City Commissioners are hoping to have a city-wide election before the Nov. 4 general election, putting two issues on the ballot.

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August 6, 2014

FD adds new tanker truck

The Underwood Fire Department will be showing off its newest weapon in the department’s fire-fighting arsenal Friday afternoon at 5 p.m., when the newest truck is brought out for folks to see as part of the Harvest Fest.

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July 30, 2014

Farmers market a hit

Locals can count on picking up more fresh produce at the Coleharbor Farmers Market throughout the summer...

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The Underwood School’s basement and gym floor took a hit from late June’s 5.5 inches of rain in two days, as ground water seeped through the foundation, pouring down the west wall down into the basement, as well as going up into the gym floor.

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The city took its first official steps Monday night toward moving ahead with the proposed floodwater project designed by Moore Engineering, voting to establish a "benefitted area" (within the city limits) of the project and authorizing Moore Engineering to prepare a report defining the proposed plan.

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Underwood’s city commissioners took an informal poll amongst themselves last Tuesday following an informational meeting with representatives of Moore Engineering (the firm that has proposed a water drainage plan for the city), the Falkirk Mining Company, Pam Link of the McLean County Commission, and representatives of the McLean County Water Resource Board.

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