Central McLean News-Journal - News

February 7, 2018

Zoning board wants permits

Underwood’s planning and zoning board members are tackling some of the city’s ordinances that have been left too open-ended for too long, prompting more questions than answering them as folks have moved into the area, made improvements to their homes, and opened businesses.

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February 7, 2018

Times are changing

The band Acoustic Harmony has made a pretty good name for itself in and around McLean County in the past several years – but times are changing.

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Social media – it can be downright anti-social, with everyone sitting with their heads buried in their phones.

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January 31, 2018

EDC takes budget cuts

The city commission slashed the Underwood Area Economic Development Corporation’s budget by a little more than $19,000, but voted to keep Wendy Spencer on in her position as economic developer, approving a UAEDC 2018 budget of $39,600.

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January 24, 2018

Opponent turned supporter

Four years ago, Curt Olson put his name on the ballot as a candidate for county sheriff.

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January 24, 2018

Turtle Lake renews contract

The city of Turtle Lake has renewed its police contract with the McLean County Sheriff’s Department.

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The Underwood City Commission is looking for more transparency from the city of Riverdale and its representatives on the joint Underwood/Riverdale/North Central Rural Water Consortium as the water board looks at having to replace the water tower in Riverdale.

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It all started with a dream of Kara Smalls, special education teacher at Turtle Lake Mercer School, to open a small coffee shop by the name of Cup of Inspiration.

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What is the purpose of the Underwood Civic Club?

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The city of Turtle Lake is entering 2018 with no regular police coverage from the McLean County Sheriff’s Department.

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